A sanitary conveyor is not doing its job if it is not easy to clean and care for. Ideally, “easy to clean” means you don’t need tools to prepare the conveyor for washdown. The HydroClean sanitary conveyors are modular belt conveyors that can be disassembled completely without tools to make cleaning quick and easy.
This conveyor uses a unique series of pull-pins, sides and guides that can slide off in one piece and stand brackets that can flip down out of the way. The tail can then be flipped up to relieve tension on the belt, and the belt, drive and tail can be removed for in-depth cleaning—all without a single tool.
HydroClean conveyors are built on a single-piece 304 stainless steel frame to NSF standards. To minimize opportunities for bacteria growth, they feature a self-draining frame, minimal horizontal surfaces, no exposed threads and hex head fasteners. Their sealed ball bearings are filled with NSF approved solid lubricant and covered for protection during in-place cleaning operations.
“Our customers asked to be able to disassemble it toolessly for cleaning, so we created a conveyor that comes apart completely just by pulling pins,” said Brad Marx, QC Industries’ R&D supervisor,
The conveyors handle speeds up to 300 ft/min with loads up to 120 lb. Widths are available in increments from 4 to 24 in. and lengths from 36 in. to 18 ft. Their 2.34-in. profile will fit in most space-limited applications. They are available with a variety of v-guided belting, including sealed edge and totally encapsulated belts.
These low profile belt conveyors suit a variety of applications including packaging, food processing, pharmaceutical, automation, and medical product and device manufacturing.