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16 Mar 17

Added Flexibility for Dorner’s 2200 SmartFlex® Conveyor Platform with New 85 mm Width Option


Dorner’s flexible chain conveyor platform, SmartFlex®, is now available in an 85 mm width standard option. With this addition, SmartFlex Conveyors are now available in 4 standard widths: 65 mm (2.6”), 85 mm (3.3”), 105 mm (4.1”) and 150 mm (5.9”). Other sizes that can be specially ordered include: 45 mm (1.8”), 180 mm (7.1”) and 260 mm (10.2”). This new expanded offering gives customers greater options for various applications in packaging, food, medical, assembly and other industries.

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15 Mar 17

Dorner Enters Partnership with EQT Mid Market


Dorner Holding Company, the parent company of Dorner Mfg. Corp., FlexMove, and Geppert-Band has announced a new partnership with the EQT Mid Market US fund (“EQT Mid Market”).

Dorner Mfg. Corp. was founded by the Dorner brothers in 1966. What started as a small tool and die shop has evolved to become an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of precision conveyors. Today, Dorner provides thousands of stainless and aluminum conveyor automation solutions to countless industries including packaging, automation, industrial, food processing, medical, pharmaceutical, and many more.

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13 Mar 17

2200 & 3200 Precision Move Conveyors Video


Dorner's 2200 and 3200 Precision Move Conveyors are ideal for assembly automation, product assembly, manufacturing and packaging processes that require accurate alignment of time and distance.

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08 Mar 17

Dorner Appoints New Territory Manager



Mike Herrick has been appointed as Territory Manager for Dorner Mfg. Corp. covering Western Pennsylvania, Southern Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. In this newly created sales position with Dorner, Herrick will be working with sales channel partners and key accounts to grow the company’s industrial and sanitary conveyor business.

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06 Mar 17

Dorner Launches Next Generation 2200 Series Precision Move Conveyors



When applications call for precise movement of product, then Dorner’s newly redesigned 2200 Series Precision Move Conveyor is the answer.

Dorner’s new 2200 Series Precision Move Conveyor is engineered for accurate movement of product at specific times, distances and intervals that are critical for components in the manufacturing and packaging processes of small- to medium-sized parts. 

Precision Move gives greater product control and accuracy to automated applications including machine integration, robotic pick-n-place, precision indexing, accurate part positioning, timed conveying, vision inspection and part handling. The timing belt and servo motor combination adds a level of precision capability to the proven 2200 Series platform.

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02 Mar 17

SmartFlex Wedge Elevator Video


Dorner's SmartFlex Wedge Elevators are designed to move products securely between the production floor and other elevations. The products are wedged between opposing conveyors lined vertically or horizontally. 

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14 Feb 17

Dorner Showcases New 3200 Series with ARB™ Technology and AquaPruf VBT Conveyors at PACK EXPO East 2017, Feb. 27 – March 1 in Philadelphia


Dorner is exhibiting its new 3200 Series with ARB Technology conveyor, as well as its sanitary AquaPruf VBT platform, in booth No. 628 at PACK EXPO East 2017, Feb. 27 – March 1, in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. Dorner is a manufacturer of packaged and custom conveyor solutions, solving industrial, packaging and sanitary conveyor automation needs for a variety of industries.

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07 Feb 17

Dorner Solves Customer's Wide Conveyor Application with Belted Conveyor Design


Dorner recently worked with a customer who required a 101” wide conveyor. The conveyor needed to accept three side-by-side stacks of light-weight product that were up to 30” wide apiece. The challenge was, Dorner’s widest standard offering is the 52” wide belt on the AquaGard 7360 platform. The application did not require stainless steel construction, so Dorner’s Engineered Solutions Group recommended a unique solution using the 3200 Series platform and overcame two engineering challenges along the way.

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07 Feb 17

How to Achieve Overall Equipment Effectiveness


Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a standard for measuring equipment productivity in the manufacturing industry through availability, performance and quality. In mathematical terms, Availability x Performance x Quality = OEE. Though a basic formula, OEE can be used as the foundation of process analysis and help companies identify and eliminate overall losses and waste. It can be used to evaluate a single machine, station, or even an entire factory.

In the equation, Availability analyzes planned run time versus actual run time. Performance looks at product completion rates, or throughput. Quality conveys how many of the finished products meet the company’s standard. Essentially, what is the percentage of defective products? Together, these factors are used to recognize how equipment is performing and helps to set production goals that a company plans to achieve.

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01 Feb 17

Ryan Knudtson is Recipient of the 2016 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship


Ryan Knudtson, a student at the University of Wisconsin – Stout, is the recipient of the 2016 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship, funded by Dorner Mfg. Corp. 

This $2,000 scholarship, awarded to a student enrolled in a two- or four-year program at any of PMMI’s partner schools, was established in honor of Richard Ryan, the former president and CEO of Dorner, who passed away suddenly in September 2012.  Ryan was a member of the PMMI Board of Directors and encouraged lifelong learning. His commitment to education inspired the creation of this memorial scholarship.

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