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29 Jun 17

Move Product Around Machinery with a Reverse LPZ Conveyor



A traditional LPZ conveyor is ideal for elevation changes in some facilities, but other times its footprint is too large for what the space allows.

A recent customer faced this problem when they needed to move product between conveyors, but the area wouldn’t work for a regular Z-frame conveyor due to a machine being in the way. 

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07 Jun 17

Customer On-Site Training Session


Last week, Dorner was proud to co-host an onsite training session with our distributor, Avrex Canada for a key customer in the region.   

This event gave Dorner the opportunity to introduce new technology while reinforcing the use of standard products. The class focused on our Industrial Automation products.

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16 Mar 17

Added Flexibility for Dorner’s 2200 SmartFlex® Conveyor Platform with New 85 mm Width Option


Dorner’s flexible chain conveyor platform, SmartFlex®, is now available in an 85 mm width standard option. With this addition, SmartFlex Conveyors are now available in 4 standard widths: 65 mm (2.6”), 85 mm (3.3”), 105 mm (4.1”) and 150 mm (5.9”). Other sizes that can be specially ordered include: 45 mm (1.8”), 180 mm (7.1”) and 260 mm (10.2”). This new expanded offering gives customers greater options for various applications in packaging, food, medical, assembly and other industries.

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13 Mar 17

2200 & 3200 Precision Move Conveyors Video


Dorner's 2200 and 3200 Precision Move Conveyors are ideal for assembly automation, product assembly, manufacturing and packaging processes that require accurate alignment of time and distance.

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06 Mar 17

Dorner Launches Next Generation 2200 Series Precision Move Conveyors



When applications call for precise movement of product, then Dorner’s newly redesigned 2200 Series Precision Move Conveyor is the answer.

Dorner’s new 2200 Series Precision Move Conveyor is engineered for accurate movement of product at specific times, distances and intervals that are critical for components in the manufacturing and packaging processes of small- to medium-sized parts. 

Precision Move gives greater product control and accuracy to automated applications including machine integration, robotic pick-n-place, precision indexing, accurate part positioning, timed conveying, vision inspection and part handling. The timing belt and servo motor combination adds a level of precision capability to the proven 2200 Series platform.

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07 Feb 17

Dorner Solves Customer's Wide Conveyor Application with Belted Conveyor Design


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.

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13 Dec 16

Dorner Provides Custom Conveyor System for Labeling Application



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.

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28 Nov 16

Merge, Divert and Align Products Smoothly with the New 3200 Series Conveyor with ARB Technology from Dorner


 

The new 3200 Series conveyor with Intralox Activated Roller Belt™ (ARB) Technology is perfect for moving boxes and packages in merging, diverting and aligning applications.

ARB Technology uses low and high friction angled rollers within the belt to help smoothly guide and align items of all sizes. This conveyor technology minimizes floor space, increases system reliability, eliminates costly system controls, provides a safer work environment, and can handle products as small as 6” x 6”.

 

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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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