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Archive: March 2011




10 Mar 11

Belt Conveyor Tracking: V-Guided vs. Crowned Roller




One of the largest maintenance issues associated with belt conveyors is belt tracking. Belt tracking is the adjustment method used to keep the belt running straight and true on the end rollers and the belt conveyor frame. There are many factors that can affect belt tracking. These include; belt splicing...
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09 Mar 11

New iDrive Conveyor Adds Speed, Capacity for Tight Space Packaging and Industrial Applications



New generation of iDrive, the 3200 Series iDrive belt conveyor makes its debut in booth No. 3854 at Pack Expo, Oct. 31 - Nov. 3 in Chicago HARTLAND, Wis., (Oct. 31, 2010) Faster speeds, increased weight capacity and indexing capabilities are the characteristics driving Dorner's new 3200 Series iDrive belt conveyor. The iDrive Series,…

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08 Mar 11

Liftgate Conveyor Systems




As a custom applications engineer, one of the most important parts of the job is to ensure all conveyor systems are designed to meet the highest standards of safety. Certainly for applications that call for direct employee interaction with gate conveyors, safety is the number one concern. That's why in…
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07 Mar 11

The Best Ways to Convey with Metal Detection


By AJ Naber

Senior Design Engineer – Dorner Manufacturing

An essential part of any food inspection process is the ability to quickly and effectively remove questionable product from the process flow.  And a key component of that inspection process is metal detection.  Once contaminated product has been detected there are many methods of product removal – from a simple stop-on-detect mechanism to a more complex system such as a retractable tail.  The application, and often the space available to design the supporting conveyor system, will dictate which option to use.

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06 Mar 11

Conveyor Solutions: Consistent Recirculation and Singulation


When it becomes necessary to design better conveyor solutions for products that are to accumulate in a specific area of a production line, a buffer can be very useful to help prevent shutting down the line or wasting product.  No facility manager wants products to resemble thousands of lemmings going over the precipice of destruction…. [Read More...]


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