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. [Read More...]
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. [Read More...]
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. [Read More...]
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. [Read More...]
For a recent application, a customer needed to move cooked foods between machines, but needed to address issues such as product temperature, sanitary requirements and maintaining product orientation. The customer was moving cooked sausage patties and sausage links from the oven and delivering them to a spiral freezer unit. [Read More...]
As we begin 2017 we are humbled by the successes of the last year.
From launching 4 new products, to hosting several major industry events and most notably, celebrating our 50th Anniversary, 2016 was truly an unforgettable year at Dorner.
We would like to express our appreciation to our valued customers, channel partners and associates. We sincerely thank you for your business and for growing with us.
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Dorner Mfg. Corp., a Dorner Holding Company, and leading global manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors, has added Enrico Berlenghi to its management team.
Berlenghi has been appointed Managing Director – European Sales. In this new position, Berlenghi will be focused on sales development for all three Dorner Holding Companies: Dorner, FlexMove, and Geppert-Band. Prior to joining Dorner, Berlenghi held various sales and marketing business director positions at Span Tech Europe, Kuhn Holding, and D&D. [Read More...]
Geppert-Band, a Dorner Holding Company, and leading European manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors, has added Sven Fitschen to its management team.
Fitschen has been appointed Managing Director of Operations. Fitschen replaces long time President Thomas Blesinger who retired in November. Fitschen brings a strong European operations and material handling background to Geppert-Band, having previously worked at DB Santaslao Gears and Getriebebau. [Read More...]
A customer recently needed a system to move various sized cartons through two inkjet printers. During this process, the carton needed to be justified and then transferred 90 degrees.
Dorner Holding Company, the parent company of Dorner Mfg. Corp., FlexMove and Geppert-Band, today unveiled new logos for all three companies to better unify the brands with a consistent appearance and messaging.
The new corporate brand continues Dorner Holding Company’s commitment to global development, while creating a cohesive look for its company portfolio.