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18 Aug 16

Sanitary vs. Stainless Steel Conveyors


Know What You’re Getting Before You Buy

By John Kuhnz
Vice President, Engineered Solutions Group, Dorner Mfg.

 

There are many factors that drive food processors to upgrade their conveyor systems to a more sanitary platform. Leading the charge is
the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which takes a more proactive approach toward food safety by adding safeguards to try and prevent contamination or problems from occurring within the nation’s food supply in the first place. Besides the FSMA, companies cannot afford to have a contamination outbreak traced back to poor sanitary designs in their equipment. The risks to their reputation and to their customers’ well-being are too great.

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16 Aug 16

Dorner Appoints New Territory Manager for Georgia and Florida



 

Jon Schadeberg has been appointed a Territory Manager covering the states of Georgia and Florida for Dorner Mfg. Corp. In this newly created sales position with Dorner, Schadeberg will be working with sales channel partners and key accounts to grow the company’s industrial and sanitary conveyor business.

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09 Aug 16

Vertical Precision Move Conveyor for Elevation Changes in Manufacturing Line


Manufacturing lines aren’t always on a single level. For this paper company, the product accumulator was 20 feet above the paper cutter on the ground level. To transport the paper rolls between machines, Dorner created an elevator to move the product vertically.

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09 Aug 16

Unique Case Handling Application Highlights Flexibility of SmartFlex with FlexMove Technology


Dorner recently worked with a customer who needed to take a case and flip it 180° within a short distance. The case was slightly bulky at about 1’ x 1’ x 10”. While there are many different ways to rotate cases, the customer wanted a way to positively control the product as it rotated. 

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04 Aug 16

Dorner Appoints Southern Mexico Regional Manager




Maria Guadalupe Sandoval
 has been appointed Regional Manager covering Southern Mexico for Dorner Mfg. Corp. This is the second new Mexico-focused position created by Dorner in the past few months with the goal of establishing brand recognition and growing sales throughout the country.  [Read More...]



26 Jul 16

FlexMove Increases Functionality and User Experience with the Launch of New Website



Malaysia-based FlexMove, a Dorner Holding Corp. company, and manufacture of flexible chain conveyor systems for food, beverage, automotive, electronic, automation and other industries has launched a new website. 

FlexMove’s new website at www.flexmove.com, brings a responsive design, easy navigation, updated product pages and other tools to guide users quickly to the information they’re looking for. 

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07 Jul 16

Align Random Product with a Chicane Conveyor




In certain production processes, product is random, misaligned or spread out. This can occur either on purpose or as a result of the process.  For example, in an oven, product should be spread out to allow for even baking. However, further down the line the product needs to be reoriented or placed in specific rows and spacing. The challenge is how to take randomly spread product and create neat rows with spacing

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05 Jul 16

Dorner Solves Assembly Automation Challenges in the Automotive Industry


In the automotive industry, manufacturing speed, quality and quick change over are key to a successful organization. Recently, a tier 2 automotive manufacturer was using traveling pin boards to manufacture wiring harnesses. This process required workers to walk with the part to accomplish their task then return to their starting point. At the end of the process the part was checked for quality, ensuring a good part. 

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01 Jul 16

FlexMove Appoints Asia Pacific International Sales Manager


Deehriex Tan has been appointed International Sales Manager – Asia Pacific for Malaysia-based FlexMove, a Dorner Holding Corp. company. This is a new position created with the goal of establishing brand recognition and growing sales in Asia Pacific markets for FlexMove, as well as Dorner Mfg. and Geppert-Band, a German-based manufacturer of modular belt conveyors also owned by Dorner Holding Corp.

Tan brings more than 25 years of material handling, engineering and expertise in business development, product packaging and process manufacturing to FlexMove.

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30 Jun 16

Dorner Appoints Northern Mexico Regional Manager


Melina Beluche has been appointed Regional Manager covering Northern Mexico for Dorner Mfg. Corp. This is a new position created by Dorner with the goal of establishing brand recognition and growing sales in Mexico’s Northern regions.

Beluche brings material handling application experience, expertise in business development, process manufacturing and other related areas to Dorner.

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