Conveyor Technologies Ltd. (www.conveyortechltd.com) has released a new Multi-Flex VSC conveyor system that offers flexibility in assembly/changeover ease. The VSC (variable-shape conveyor) system's three different angle selections (30 degrees, 45 degrees and 60 degrees) can be assembled into eight different conveyor types to transfer product between different elevation patterns. Discharge height can be altered with a 7.5-degree adjustable tilt discharge frame section. The system combines endless belt removal and tension/tracking system with rapid, accurate belt calibration. Frame sections permit random repositioning, and drive and tail pulley location can be reversed to meet changing needs.
The VSC provides positive automatic tracking through transition zones with self-cleaning, virtually wear-free V guides. The company says its automatic belt-tracking system prevents mistracking and belt damage during changes from horizontal to incline or decline. Steel transition plates, 0.31-in. (7.8 mm) thick, maintain rigid alignment for stable belt control. High-lateral-stiffness belting reduces deformation, permitting higher load capacity, while offering improved belt and cleat life. Clean engineering prevents lubricant contamination of belt or product. The system is available in both rigid-side and flex-side styles. Rigid sides give greater effective load width, up to 21.5 in. (546 mm). Flex-side units for particulate material are available in five widths from 2.88 in. (73.15 mm) to 19.38 in. (492.25 mm).
S-style frame rails are standard with dual Tee-Slot Rails available as an option. Load capacity varies with type, width and angle. Capacity of a typical Type HIH, 12 in. (304.8) mm) wide at 45 degree, is 200 lb (90.9 kg).