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QC Industries AS40 Conveyors Featured in The Amazing Spider-Man

Monday, July 9, 2012

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.

About the Film
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his aunt and uncle. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets.

As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

About QC Industries
Privately held QC Industries is leading builder of low profile belt conveyors based in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information on QC Industries products or services, visit them online at www.qcindustries.com. You may also reach them via e-mail at sales@qcindustries.com, via phone at 513/753-6000, or through the mail at QC Industries LLC, 4057 Clough Woods Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45103.

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