QC Industries, Batavia, Ohio, launched HydroClean sanitary conveyors, what are said to be the first modular belt conveyors that can be disassembled completely without tools to make cleaning quick and easy.
A unique series of pull-pins, sides and guides slide off in one piece, and stand brackets flip down out of the way. The tail can then be flipped up to relieve tension on the belt.
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. Plus, the sealed ball bearings are filled with NSF-approved solid lubricant and covered for protection during in-place cleaning operations.
HydroClean conveyors handle speeds up to 300 feet per minute with loads up to 120 pounds. They are available with a variety of v-guided belting, including sealed edge and totally encapsulated belts.