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12 May 16

Dorner Announces Acquisition of Geppert-Band


Dorner Holding Corp., the parent company of Dorner Mfg. Corp., has announced the acquisition of Jülich, Germany-based Geppert-Band (http://www.geppert-band.de), a leading European manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors.

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06 May 16

Recirculating Conveyor for Small Parts - Video


 

In a recent application, a customer was looking to move small parts into a single file line so that a robot could pick the parts up one at a time and move them to the next machine.

The customer will manually dump the parts onto this recirculating conveyor, a system using two conveyors moving in opposite directions and a piece of guiding to direct parts towards an opening where they enter single file. A recirculating conveyor was used because it allows the product to accumulate while reducing back pressure and product damage and help prevent product jams.

 

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04 May 16

Dorner to Co-Host PMMI’s Annual Meeting Sept. 19-21


 

Dorner Mfg. is opening its doors to hundreds of processing and packaging professionals as co- host of PMMI’s Annual Meeting, Sept. 19-21.

Dorner, a 16-year member of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, landed the honor of co-hosting the event along with KHS USA, a filling and packaging company located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. PMMI, is a trade association comprised of more than 700 packaging-related member companies throughout North America.

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28 Apr 16

Dorner’s Newly Redesigned 2200 Series Belt Conveyors Feature High Speed Transfers, Universal T-Slot and More


A high speed nose bar transfer option, redesigned frame, additional belting and expanded guiding make Dorner’s newly redesigned 2200 Series low profile belt conveyors even better than before.

What makes this redesign significant to customers is that Dorner took the “good” from its best-selling conveyor platform and made it better. This equals a conveyor platform that’s stronger, faster and more flexible for handling small to medium size part applications.

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08 Apr 16

Dorner Appoints New Industry Manager to Better Support Automation Industries


Clinton Anderson has been appointed Industry Manager – Assembly Automation for Dorner Mfg. Corp. In his new position, Anderson will be responsible for further developing and growing Dorner’s Precision Move, SmartFlex, Pallets Systems and 1100 Series product lines within the automation industries.

Anderson brings to Dorner his skills in leadership, new product development, account management, global sales and market development in the automation industry. Prior to joining Dorner, he held positions at Emerson Process Management – Fisher Controls, and most recently with IMI Critical Engineering.

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30 Mar 16

Make vs. Buy: The Real Cost of Making it Yourself


With a competitive, evolving global market place, changes in outsourcing, and scarce availability of engineering talent, the decision to make or buy conveyors is one that many companies face every day.

Up front, the decision to make it yourself sounds like a money saving idea:

  • You're already paying your employees...
  • It's less expensive to buy components...
  • You have a better understanding of your needs...
  • You have done it before...

But there are several factors that need to be considered when making the critical decision to MAKE or BUY. There are many aspects that can easily add to the bottom line. Some factors are easily quantifiable, while others are harder to determine and measure.

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21 Mar 16

Dorner’s New Universal Drive Simplifies Motor and Mounting Package Options for 2200 Series Conveyors



 

Dorner’s new Universal Drive for our 2200 Series low profile end drive belt conveyor platform, features a single part number that covers all speeds, loads and mounting positions.

This new drive technology, developed by Electric Torque Machines (ETM), along with Dorner’s unique mount package is designed to integrate universally across the 2200 Series end drive conveyor line. An advantage the Universal Drive brings to operators is the ability to save time by reducing SKUs and stocked service items into one manageable part number.

 

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16 Mar 16

How to Choose Your Next Conveyor



With a wide variety of conveyor systems available, selecting the right one for your company can get complicated. Each belt and configuration has their own specific purpose—choosing the right belt for your product maximizes throughput, downtime, and safety.

Instead of trying to compare a multitude of options all at once, or spending hours researching what will work best, try using a guaranteed, simple 5 step model to guide your decision-making and expedite the process. [Read More...]



07 Mar 16

Elevate Your Automation with Precision Move Pallet Systems



Dorner’s 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet Systems are innovative, modular, dual belt conveyor pallet systems for assembly automation.

In this application, the pallet system is providing product flow between the customer's machines without the need for operator intervention. The pallets are directed and tracked from machine to machine via unique RFID chips embedded in each pallet. When a pallet reaches a decision point the RFID reader automatically identifies the pallet and directs the pallet to the proper machine and operator location. 
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01 Mar 16

Increase Sanitation and Pocket Capacity with the New Staggered Sidewall Belt from Dorner


It’s a staggered sidewall belt that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before.

The new staggered sidewall belt for Dorner’s AquaPruf VBT Conveyor features Vertical Belt Technology, which makes it easier to clean and sanitize, provides greater pocket capacity, and also requires less maintenance than a traditional bucket elevator. Dorner spent more than a year developing the staggered sidewall belt with its belt manufacturing partner. 

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