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09 Nov 17

New SmartFlex® Helix Conveyors from Dorner Offers Facilities Greater Flexibility in Layout


Elevate the performance of your conveyor system with the new SmartFlex® Helix Conveyors from Dorner.


The tight turns and small footprint of the SmartFlex Helix Conveyors provide facilities with greater flexibility in layout for applications such as accumulation, buffering, cooling product and more.

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12 Oct 17

Dorner SmartFlex Pallet Systems now available in D-Tools


Dorner’s SmartFlex® Pallet System conveyors are now available in D-Tools, Dorner’s online conveyor configurator that includes 2D and 3D CAD libraries and other functions.

Using D-Tools, project engineers, plant managers and others can now design a SmartFlex Pallet System conveyor to fit their exact application in a matter of minutes. 

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14 Jul 17

Transfer Metal Product with Magnetic Conveyors


There are multiple options when looking to transfer product between conveyors such as powered or roller transfers, but this recent application used a more unique option. This 2200 Series SmartFlex conveyor system features magnetic transfers both on and off the conveyor. 

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13 Jun 17

Helical Conveyor Solution


Dorner’s 2200 Series SmartFlex line capabilities, such as the SmartFlex TwistAlpine, and Helical are designed to give customers added flexibility. The SmartFlex Helix allows for elevation changes as part of the conveyor system, raising or lowering products in a small foot print. The foot print for the elevation section can be as small a 10’ x 10’ which is ideal for congested areas where long inclines or alpines are not practical.

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26 Apr 17

Powered Side Guide Highlighted on Dorner’s SmartFlex Conveyor with FlexMove Technology


Dorner recently worked with a customer who needed to convey small plastic bottles. The solution required a number of different transfers from conveyors and other machinery. 

While there are many different ways to handle bottle transfers from one conveyor to the next, often times the solution relies on product back-pressure to lessen the chance of the transferring bottle falling forward and on its side. 

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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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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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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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26 Feb 16

Sending Products to New Heights


Dorner Conveyors: Raising the Bar in Product Elevation

"Space is a premium." We hear it every day.

Gone are the days of expansive production facilities stretching far and wide; where getting from one side to another was a hike in itself. Today, plants are smaller and more streamlined to best use the available space to achieve maximum efficiencies. That often means moving product up or down in the manufacturing and packaging process.

Conveyor systems need to be robust to withstand 24/7 operation, yet agile and flexible to meet the challenging needs of modern manufacturing practices.

Dorner has been a pioneer in the development of conveyor platforms designed specifically for vertical elevation applications that are becoming more prevalent every day.

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