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07 Oct 15

PACK EXPO 2015 Recap

PACK EXPO Las Vegas had a record-breaking show this year!  The event welcomed nearly 29,000 attendees visiting 2,006 exhibiting companies. Read more about PACK EXPO 2015.

If you didn't have a chance to visit our booth in person, check out the video above to see what you missed.

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18 Aug 15

Moving Along with High-Tech Conveyor Systems

As seen in Machine Design.

July 14, 2015

If we could climb into a time machine and visit manufacturing facilities in the 1950s, we might be surprised at what we'd see in terms of conveyor belts: rather rudimentary conveyors simply moving parts from point A to point B through packaging and assembly (and just two kinds of conveyor belts-dirty and dirtier).

Today, however, manufacturing sites have changed, with conveyors becoming critical components for complex material handling applications, both for packaging and assembly. And engineers have developed a wide variety of belt and conveyor options, each designed for moving, inspecting, and processing specific products.

Recent trends in conveyor design and belting have increased throughput and productivity as systems are being tasked with performing much more diverse functions that their early predecessors.
Backlit conveyors shine light up through translucent belts to give machine vision sensors and inspectors more contrast between the belt and product. Common applications involve parts being stopped directly over the lighted section or continuing through uninterrupted for inspection. The backlit devices are also are well-suited for applications where extra light is needed.

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07 Jul 15

Upgraded Motors Improve Efficiency and Performance for Dorner’s 1100 Series Belted Conveyor Platform

Dorner’s smallest conveyor is getting a big boost in efficiency.

The 1100 Series conveyor platform now comes with two upgraded motor options that are 50 percent more quiet than the previous version, while also being rated for 10,000 hours of operation. For added flexibility, customers can choose between either a fixed or variable speed motor, both of which offer high strength gears to maximize performance with a wide selection of output power.

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09 Feb 15

Only one week left until PACK EXPO East!

The first ever PACK EXPO East starts in just one week!  PACK EXPO East brings everything you love about PACK EXPO to the East Coast.  

Stop by Dorner's Booth #401 from February 16-18, 2015 to learn more about our conveyors.

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06 Jan 15

New - 1100 Series Video

Dorner's 1100 Series miniature conveyor has the lowest profile in North America.  The conveyor is designed for small or lightweight part handling and it can easily fit inside machinery and equipment.  It is ideal for pharmaceutical, medical and life science applications.  

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16 Dec 14

Dorner's 1100 Series - Not Just Small Conveyors

Did you know that Dorner’s 1100 Series aren’t just for small applications?  While the 1100 Series are ideal for small part applications, they are more than just small conveyors.

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20 Jun 13

Shed Light on Your Small Part Inspection with the New Dorner 1100 Series Backlit Belt Conveyor

 Even the smallest of parts need their time in the spotlight. Dorner's new miniature 1100 Series conveyor platform now comes with an internal lighting system within the frame that brightly shines light through the conveyor's translucent belt.


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25 Apr 13

Miniature Conveyors - Efficient Pharmaceutical and Medical Product Handling

The handling of pharmaceutical / medical products and medical product assembly has unique requirements. They are generally very small. They are often made of plastic, very light and can be fragile. Parts and assemblies of this type include vials, RV's, syringes and catheters as can be seen in Figure 1.

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18 Apr 13

NEW 1100 Series: Smallest Belt Conveyor Available

Move Fast. Move Smart. Move Small.

Have to move a small or lightweight product? Have part transfer issues? Have an extremely tight space that requires a conveyor? Dorner Mfg. Corp. has the answer.

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08 Apr 13

New Ways of Handling Small Parts

Advances in miniature conveyor design holds promise for more effective and efficient handling of small medical and pharmaceutical parts

By Mike Hosch, P.E.

Director of Product Development – Dorner Mfg. Corp.

How do you move something that’s minuscule? It's a question medical and pharmaceutical device manufacturers have been wrestling with for years. Making a miniature component, such as catheters, stents or literally anything else used in the industry isn’t the problem. Rather, it’s properly moving it from one process to the next that’s been challenging.

But those headaches may soon be a thing in the past for designers and engineers as new advances in conveying systems are better addressing the handling of small parts, and eliminating those problematic issues that have plagued companies in their manufacturing processes.

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