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Archive: June 2012

28 Jun 12

Plastic Chain Conveyors Bring Flexibility and Sanitation to Food Manufacturing

Flexibility and sanitation are two key advantages plastic chain conveyor systems bring to food manufacturing applications.

Made of injection-molded polyethylene or acetyl plastic, plastic chain belt conveyors involve linking together rows of modules by hinge rods to form a continuous belt chain. Plastic sprockets around the conveyor's spindle positively drive the conveyor. These spindles provide excellent tracking by preventing belt slippage during operation especially in wet environments.

By its very nature, plastic chain belting gives users great flexibility in designing their conveyor systems. Plastic chain belting can easily make turns and flex to go up inclines or down declines. It's common for a conveyor system to snake around obstacles in a plant with tight turns; saving production space and reducing the number of product transfers which eliminates areas for product loss.

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15 Jun 12

Dorner Mfg. Corp. Joins Incline Equity Partners; Rich Ryan Named CEO

 HARTLAND, Wis., (June 15, 2012) - Dorner Mfg. Corp. announced today its partnership with Incline Equity Partners of Pittsburgh, PA. Located in Hartland, Wis., Dorner is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of unit handling conveyor systems used to address automation needs in industrial, packaging, food, medical and pharmaceutical markets.

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15 Jun 12

Letter From CEO - Dorner Joins Incline Equity Partners

Valued Customer,

We have some very exciting news to share with you today. Dorner has elected to enter into a partnership with Incline Equity Partners, a private equity firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. Speaking on behalf of the more than 150 dedicated Dorner employees throughout North America, I can state we are all pleased to have IEP as a strategic partner moving forward.

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07 Jun 12

Micro-Pitch Modular Belt Option for Tight Transfers

Our 2200 and 2300 Series low profile belt conveyors now come with a new modular plastic belt small-pitch option that provides nose bar transfers as tight as 0.31".  

The tight nose bar transfers combined with the industry leading compact conveyor design makes this offering an ideal solution for in-feed and out-feed to machinery as well as unit handling within the machine.


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