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Archive: June 2011




30 Jun 11

What are your Summer Traditions?




As we approach 4th of July weekend, I can’t help but think about all the fun summer traditions that will be enjoyed by so many people over the next few months.  No matter where you’re from or what your hobbies are, everyone can appreciate summer.  And, everyone has their own way of letting loose and taking… 


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24 Jun 11

How are Dorner Conveyors like Motorcycles?


 

Milwaukee is synonymous with motorcycles. Every engineer's dream job is to work on custom machines like the motorcycles produced in Milwaukee. As a custom applications engineer here at Dorner Mfg., I get to work on what I consider to be, in the world of conveyors, the equivalent of a custom…

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17 Jun 11

How Roller Top Belts Keep Packages Safe


Everyone purchases packaged products.  Heck, we purchase them every day, whether packaged in corrugate, plastics, shrink wrap, etc.  We also know that many times, perhaps when you look on the bottom or sides of the package for an expiration date , you see that the packaging and printing has been scuffed and smeared – likely from

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10 Jun 11

Pet Food Packaging Belt Conveyor System


Recently, a prominent producer of pet food came to Dorner with a specific goal: move their product from a processing machine to a bagging machine for packaging.  Since the pieces of pet food were small, they needed a way to convey the product from various elevations - without transfers to reduce the amount of product…

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03 Jun 11

Small Spaces, Lots of Options: Low Profile Belt Conveyors



Recently, a large manufacturer of case packers required a 3200 series industrial conveyor with a width of 18" and a length of 18″ (that’s right, a square conveyor). A servo motor provided by the customer was the means to drive this conveyor and it was to be built into the...

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