Conveyor Technologies' (www.conveyortechltd.com) new low-profile Multi-Flex VSC conveyor system can be assembled at 30-degree, 45-degree and 60-degree angles and in eight different configurations to transfer products between different elevations. Discharge height can be altered with a 7.5-degree, adjustable tilt discharge frame section.
Conveyor Technology says the system combines industry's quickest 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 system provides positive automatic tracking through transition zones with a self-cleaning, virtually wear-free vee guide. The company says the automatic belt tracking system is designed to prevent 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 degrees, is 200 lb (90.9 kg).