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25 Oct 16

Sanitary Conveyor System from Dorner Helps Wisconsin Cheese Packer Improve Ergonomics and Packaging Efficiencies

Who knew that a few inches at work could make all the difference?

It may not seem like a lot, but for employees packaging cheese on a tray line at Alpine Slicing & Cheese Conversion, those few inches were noticeable from the repetitive motion of reaching out and grabbing packaged cheese trays. So when it came time to expand its contract packaging services by adding a second tray line, the company was looking for new ideas to improve upon this process…and they found the solution through an adjustable sanitary conveyor system from Dorner Mfg.

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21 Oct 16

PACK EXPO 2016 - Booth Preview Part Three

There are less than 3 weeks until PACK EXPO! If you missed our previous Booth Previews you can see them here: Part One, Part Two.

We are currently working on putting the final touches on our brand new packaging loop. Stay tuned for the next Booth Preview where you can see photos and learn about this exciting new display.

This week we are going to introduce you to our 2200 LPZ Conveyor and the SmartPace / AquaGard 7100 Loop.

2200 Series LPZ Conveyor


The 2200 Series Belted LPZ conveyor is part of our 2200 Series redesign. The new 2200 Series Belted conveyors are stronger, faster and more flexible. Features and Benefits of the 2200 Series LPZ include:

  • Low Profile Z-Frame
  • Easily fits under machinery
  • Lower cost and sleeker than 3200 LPZ and other options on the market
  • Cleated and flat belt options available
  • Fixed angle modules
  • Horizontal to incline, nose-over and Z-frame configurations
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13 Oct 16

PACK EXPO 2016 - Booth Preview Part Two

Leading up to PACK EXPO International this year, we’re doing a four part preview of Booth N-5945. If you missed Part One you can read it here.

Still need to register? Enter Dorner’s Comp Code: 44U23 on the registration page, or CLICK HERE.

If you’re already registered, add Dorner to your show schedule by visiting our online booth.

Today we are highlighting two of our conveyor loop displays, the 1100 Series display and 2200 Series SmartFlex & 3200 Series Modular Belt display.

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11 Oct 16

Lift Gate Provides Added Flexibility to SmartFlex System


Dorner’s 2200 Series SmartFlex conveyors are one of our most flexible systems available. For this application, the customer was moving bottles on a packaging line and needed added versatility. 

Besides utilizing the flexibility of the SmartFlex conveyor's tight turns and long runs, the customer required a system that could accommodate multiple bottle sizes. Also, the customer needed a walk through area to access a capping machine.

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05 Oct 16

PACK EXPO 2016 - Booth Preview Part One

PACK EXPO 2016 is only a month away! This year, PACK EXPO International is held at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL fromNovember 6-9, 2016. Dorner will be exhibiting in Booth N-5945.

Still need to register? Enter Dorner’s Comp Code: 44U23 on the registration page, or CLICK HERE.

If you’re already registered, add Dorner to your show schedule by visiting our online booth.

In the weeks leading up to the show, we’re going to give you a preview of the conveyors that we will have displayed in our booth during PACK EXPO. The first two conveyors we are highlighting are from our sanitary line of conveyors.

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28 Sep 16

Dorner Showcases its AquaPruf Vertical Belt Conveyor, Other Conveyor Platforms in Booth No. 3937 at IBIE 2016

Dorner is showcasing several conveyor systems that are perfect for the baking and food industries, including its AquaPruf VBT (Vertical Belt Technology), in booth No. 3937 at the International Baking Industry Exposition, Oct. 8-11, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The AquaPruf VBT Conveyor, a completely sanitary platform with an open-frame design for quick cleaning and more effective product changeover, is the ideal material handling solution for moving bulk products in straight-up 90° sanitary applications. Featuring a proprietary belt design, the AquaPruf VBT Conveyor comes with a staggered sidewall belt that improves product release and allows for fast and effective sanitation.

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27 Sep 16

Dorner Opens its Doors to Industry Professionals as Co-Host of PMMI’s Annual Meeting Sept. 20

Over 275 processing and packaging professionals from throughout North America toured Dorner Mfg. last week as part of the conveyor company co-hosting PMMI’s Annual Meeting, Sept. 19-21, in Milwaukee.

 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.

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13 Sep 16

Dorner Participates in Paranet Factory Crawl 2016

Dorner was one of three Paranet Member Companies featured on this year's Paranet Factory Crawl. On Thursday, September 8th, 56 Paranet Group members and a group of Paranet personnel visited Dorner and two other companies - Dicten Maasch Plastics and Briggs & Stratton. Dorner was the second company the group visited during the day-long tour event.

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12 Sep 16

Dorner Introduces Next Generation 2200 Series Modular Belt Conveyors

Dorner’s newly redesigned 2200 Series Modular Belt Conveyor features additional belt options, a sleek open frame design, and a universal T-slot and is ideal for applications within the metalworking, packaging, assembling and general manufacturing industries.  

The product redesign includes a number of improvements. For starters, its ladder-style, open frame design replaces traditional perforated bedplates that allows better airflow through the frame for cooling and water and chemical drainage applications.

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07 Sep 16

Determining The Cost Of A Conveyor

Deciding whether to design or buy a new conveyor can be complex. There are many differences between the two approaches and each offer unique benefits. Explore the four core elements production managers need to evaluate before purchasing their next conveyor: production capacity, core strengths, repeatability, and hidden expenses.

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