QC Industries AS40 conveyors featured in The Amazing Spider-Man
With the release of The Amazing Spider-Man this week, QC Industries conveyors are taking on a new role: movie stars. The firm was chosen to provide low profile conveyors for lab scenes in the movie. Several AS40 Automation Series Conveyors move vials through the spider nursery that are then transferred using robots built by FANUC. Rather than building his own futuristic, high-tech conveyors, art director Page Buckner said he decided to use QC Industries' aluminum extruded AS40 conveyors because they helped "ground viewers to reality" by showing something that looks "familiar and real" while still providing the high-tech look the scene required. One of the conveyors used in the film was returned to QC Industries autographed by the cast, including Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary and director Marc Webb. The conveyor will be exhibited at events and trade shows, including October’s Pack Expo International in Chicago. QC Industries turned to long-time partners Habasit America and
Oriental Motor to provide belts and motors, respectively, that appeared on the conveyors in the film.