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16 Dec 14

Dorner's 1100 Series - Not Just Small Conveyors

Did you know that Dorner’s 1100 Series aren’t just for small applications?  While the 1100 Series are ideal for small part applications, they are more than just small conveyors.

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12 Dec 14

Make Unique Belting Work for You

With produce that is harvested for processing, there is often dirt and other debris that goes along for the ride. Our customer for this conveyor hand picks their produce and places them into trays. They needed a way to separate the debris from the product as early in the process as possible.  

Recognizing that mud, dirt, straw, and stones could be picked with the produce, they needed a conveyor that would be easy to clean and maintain. 


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08 Dec 14

Control Product Flow and Routing with Dorner’s New 2200 SmartFlex® Pallet Systems


HARTLAND, Wis., (December 8, 2014) — Dorner Mfg. has introduced new pallet system components for use on its  2200 SmartFlex®flexible chain conveyor platform that provides accurate positioning and routing of parts for assembly, robotic and inspection applications.  The components, sold as completed assemblies or as kits, allow users to implement easy design changes to their conveyor systems, and offer versatile layout flexibility.

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08 Dec 14

Riley Samari is Recipient of the 2014 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship

HARTLAND, Wis., (December 8, 2014) — Riley Samari, a student at Alexandria Technical and Community College in Alexandria, Minnesota, is the recipient of the 2014 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship, funded by Dorner Mfg. Corp. 

This 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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05 Dec 14

Vertical Conveyor Solution for Sticky Product


There is no elevation too high or product too sticky for this custom conveyor elevator design.  The system was designed to move product up 12 feet to a fill machine.  This turnkey system begins with a vibratory feeder that spreads out a variety of gummies for even loading onto the conveyor elevator

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03 Dec 14

Bern McPheely, Member of Dorner’s Board of Directors, Inducted into the 2014 Packaging Hall of Fame


HARTLAND, Wis., (December 3, 2014) — Dorner Mfg. would like to congratulate Bern McPheely, a member of Dorner’s Board of Directors, on being inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

McPheely began his career in 1975, working as a trade specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Two years later he joined Hartness International, an automation solutions provider, where he held a variety of executive-level positions for more than 30 years.

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25 Nov 14

"Best Conveyors Ever"

Dorner was featured in an article in the October Issue of Packaging World which highlighted Ferrara Candy Co., Inc.  Ferrara was able to achieve greater manufacturing efficiencies by reorganizing certain operations.

Part of this reorganization involved the use of Dorner Conveyors that move pouched candy. Wendall Davis, Project Manager/Packaging Engineer for Ferrera, says of Dorner, "Dorner makes the best conveyors ever. And I get parts, service, anything I need in 24 hours or less. And then there’s the reliability they bring. Look at these conveyors.

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21 Nov 14

Pack Expo 2014

We had a great time at Pack Expo in Chicago this year!  Thank you to everyone who was able to stop by our booth.  We hope you enjoyed seeing our conveyors in action, including our new AquaGard® 7100 Series and SmartPace™  Dynamic Pacing Conveyor. [Read More...]

13 Nov 14

Operation Gratitude

On Tuesday, we processed and shipped out over 100 lbs of candy and hygiene items for the troop as part of Operation Gratitude.  Dorner works with Hillcrest Elementary school to coordinate the effort.

Last year and this year the students of Hillcrest Elementary School and the PTO trick-or-treat for the troops.  They collect and donate candy and regular everyday hygiene items for the troops.  The effort over the last two years resulted in excess of 300 pounds of items shipped.

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11 Nov 14

Evenly Space Packaged Products Quickly and Easily with the New SmartPace™ Conveyor

Order is great. Disorder – not so much … especially on a conveyor belt. So when products become a bit chaotic, the new SmartPace™ conveyor from Dorner Mfg. will get them back in line. [Read More...]

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