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11 Apr 17

Developing a parts plan that will keep your line moving



Conveyors are a critical. They may not be the machinery slicing product or packaging the food, but when your conveying system goes down and takes your production line with it, the productivity and profits lost aren’t any less costly than if it had been your star piece of equipment. Conveyors don’t require as much time and maintenance as your larger equipment and machines, but a little preventative maintenance—and keeping the right parts in stock—can go a long way. 

The importance of the right parts

The trend towards slimmer maintenance staffs has left many food manufacturers at a disadvantage when it comes to preventive maintenance and stocking parts. Making sure the bench stock is well-supplied comes far down the list of priorities when there are moving parts that need attention. 

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05 Nov 15

Service Videos - Controllers


Do you need assistance with the set-up or operation of your Dorner controller?  We've just added service videos for:

Watch the Basic DC Controller Set-up and Operation below, or head to the Service Videos Page to see the others.

We're also currently working on service videos for our 2200 Series conveyors, so stay tuned!

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28 Aug 15

V-Guide or Crowned Pulley, Which one is Right for You?


One of the largest issues of belt conveyor maintenance is belt tracking. When belts aren’t running straight on the pulleys it can cause premature wear and damage to the conveyor and belt. There are a lot of factors that can affect belt tracking such as belt splicing, pulley accuracy, or proper belt tensioning. The two most common methods of belt tracking are V-guiding and crowned pulleys.

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14 Aug 15

Advanced Distributor Training


Whether you’ve been you been a distributor for a short time or for many years, continuing education about the products you sell is important. Dorner’s Advanced Distributor Training is a multi-day course held at our headquarters meant to give distributors a more in-depth look at applications, new products, industry competition, Dorner sales processes and basic service items. Before taking Dorner’s Advanced Training distributors are required to take the Basic Training which gives distributors a broad overview of Dorner’s products and the services they offer.

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11 Jun 15

Importance of Stocking Belts


Making sure your conveyor is running smoothly is key to keeping your operation running. Manufacturers often give a lot of thought to making sure that the large, multi-million dollar machinery they operate is kept running smoothly but pay little attention to the conveyors that transport their product. However, what many people don’t realize is that conveyors act as the arteries of the whole manufacturing operation, moving product from one place to the next making sure everything flows smoothly. When a conveyor fails the whole operation oftentimes has to be shut down until it can be fixed causing costly down time on the line. One of the most important components of a conveyor and one that manufacturers should always have on hand is the conveyor belt. This is especially important for operations that run 24/7.



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05 Jun 15

How to Video - Precision Move Pallet Systems Quick Belt Change


 Dorner’s New 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet Systems feature the latest advancements in pallet traffic management. A fast belt change capability increases efficiency and reduces downtime in assembly automation processes. 

The top removal belt change method provides quick belt maintenance access without the need to remove the conveyor or surrounding automation components.

The video above guides you through this process.

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18 May 15

Evolve: From Preventative to Predictive Conveyor Maintenance


Featured in Plant Services Magazine.

It’s always the last thing you’re thinking about, isn't it? Those multi-million dollar machines get all the attention when it comes to preventative maintenance, tune ups and performance checks—rightly so. Yet it’s your conveyor framework that moves parts from one expensive machine to the next. No matter how great your really expensive equipment is performing, it won’t matter one bit if you have a conveyor out of commission.

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23 Mar 15

Conveyor Systems Optimization


Conveyor Optimization

It’s obvious that conveyor systems aren’t what they used to be. In fact, Dorner prides itself on the fact that conveyor systems today are better, faster, and smarter than they were in the past. While the original conveyor system was built to move a product from one location to another, today they go above and beyond that with various sorting, pacing, and magnetic technologies that make conveyor systems easier, safer, and more efficient....

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16 Mar 15

Supporting Multiple Technologies, Simple Pre-Configured Applications and Ready to Run, Dorner’s Motors and Controls Help Maximize Conveyor Applications


New 28-page engineering manual serves as a valuable how-to resource for motors and controls



 

HARTLAND, Wis., (March 16, 2015) —A conveyor system is only as good as the motor and controls that power it – which is why Dorner has revamped its Motors and Controls offering to support a variety of technologies to cover all applications.

Many industrial and sanitary conveyors require fixed speed, variable speed or indexing motor and controls product. The advantage Dorner brings to the industry is a complete solution (conveyor, motor and control) that’s ready to run right at the side of the conveyor or from a higher control source with limited set-up time. Dorner creates simple automation using a wide variety of options tailored specifically to the customer’s application, and those solutions come with a clean interface.  

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15 May 14

Minimize Production Downtime



Keeping your conveyors up and running is critical to your operation. A belt going down or spindle breaking can cause production to quickly stop, leading to costly downtime. Fortunately, those days will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the new Parts Audit program from Dorner. [Read More...]


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