HEAT and Control has released the FastBack 260E conveyor. It is suitable or frozen vegetables, snacks and baked products, cut lettuce and fresh vegetables. In the case of potato chips, its design doubles product throughput, transferring product at 12m/min.
It provides quieter, less damaging and cleaner conveying than vibratory conveyors. Its gentle horizontal motion reduces product damage and eliminates product segregation and sifting, where smaller pieces settle to the bottom of the pan.
It offers single-side access to the drive components, allowing side-to-side conveyor installations. The drive assembly can be quickly changed without removal of the pan or top cover. Different pan widths and lengths can be used with the same drive, preventing the conveyors from becoming obsolete.
A low number of moving parts reduces maintenance and downtime, as well as spare parts inventory. The new drive can be retrofitted to an existing FastBack pan, increasing throughput without the cost of a completely new conveyor.