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19 Oct 17

New Spiral Chutes from Dorner Provide a Gentle, Economical Way to Move Product Down to a Lower Level


Gravity has never been more useful!

The new Spiral Chutes from Dorner are an economical way to gently move product down to a lower level…with gravity doing all the work.

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28 Jul 17

Four Uses for a Retracting Tail Conveyor


The capability to retract a conveyor, either manually or pneumatically, can improve system flexibility. The basic design of a retracting tail is a conveyor frame that retracts or extends, typically on slides or rails. 

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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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02 Mar 17

SmartFlex Wedge Elevator Video


Dorner's SmartFlex Wedge Elevators are designed to move products securely between the production floor and other elevations. The products are wedged between opposing conveyors lined vertically or horizontally. 

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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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17 Nov 16

PACK EXPO 2016 - Video


We just wrapped up another successful PACK EXPO International! Thank you to everyone who was able to stop by our booth during the show. We look forward to working with you in the future.

The 2016 PACK EXPO International and co-located Pharma EXPO had a record-breaking year with 2,500-plus exhibitors, 1.25 million square feet of exhibit space and more than 47,000 targeted buyers, according to PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The show was held at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL from November 6-9, 2016.

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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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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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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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