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Archive: June 2015

30 Jun 15

Another Successful Trade Show

With EXPO Pack Mexico finished Dorner has wrapped up another successful show. This year’s show had the most international attendees in its history. Over 25,000 people visited the show including attendees from Guatemala, Colombia, Costa Rica, and many other countries, according to PMMIReports[Read More...]

25 Jun 15

Improve Product Transfers without Sacrificing Sanitation


Food processing companies often need to transfer product from one machine to the next. But when a company needs a large sanitary conveyor that can still transfer small items, an innovative solution is needed. This particular transfer unit features small ½” transfers on and off of the conveyor. The facility that this conveyor was built for is a ready-to-eat food manufacturer with a variety of irregularly shaped and sized products.


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18 Jun 15

Belt or Chain, Belt vs. Chain - Not Really...

What makes a belt better than a chain and vice versa? The answer is nothing. Belts are no better than chains, it all depends what your specific needs for your project are and what product you are trying to move. When choosing a belting material these need to be taken into consideration. Each material has pros and cons making them more suitable for some applications rather than others.

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16 Jun 15

Dorner Breaks Ground on Facility Expansion

Dorner Mfg. Corp has broken ground on a 25,000 square-foot facility expansion that will position the company to meet both the current increase in business, as well as future projected growth plans.

The expansion was necessitated by years of sustained growth of its low profile belt conveyor systems and support services. It the past 18 months, the company has added about 65 new employees and added a second shift to keep pace with the increase in sales.

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11 Jun 15

Importance of Stocking Belts

Making sure your conveyor is running smoothly is key to keeping your operation running. Manufacturers often give a lot of thought to making sure that the large, multi-million dollar machinery they operate is kept running smoothly but pay little attention to the conveyors that transport their product. However, what many people don’t realize is that conveyors act as the arteries of the whole manufacturing operation, moving product from one place to the next making sure everything flows smoothly. When a conveyor fails the whole operation oftentimes has to be shut down until it can be fixed causing costly down time on the line. One of the most important components of a conveyor and one that manufacturers should always have on hand is the conveyor belt. This is especially important for operations that run 24/7.

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05 Jun 15

How to Video - Precision Move Pallet Systems Quick Belt Change

 Dorner’s New 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet Systems feature the latest advancements in pallet traffic management. A fast belt change capability increases efficiency and reduces downtime in assembly automation processes. 

The top removal belt change method provides quick belt maintenance access without the need to remove the conveyor or surrounding automation components.

The video above guides you through this process.

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04 Jun 15

Come see Dorner at EXPO PACK Mexico

Dorner is going to be at this year’s EXPO PACK Mexico show on June 16-19 at Centro Banamex in Mexico City. Stop by and see us at booth #1624 and see what Dorner has to offer.

With over 1,000 exhibitors and 26,000 attendees, PACK EXPO Mexico is Latin America’s premier packaging and processing event. The event will showcase solutions for industries including beverage and processing industries, cosmetics and personal care, and containers and material solutions. This year we are bringing with us a variety of conveyors that highlight Dorner’s wide array of conveyor options.

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02 Jun 15

WMTS 2015

Come check out Dorner at booth #1038 during the 2015 Western Manufacturing Technology Show on June 15-17. The show will be held at the Edmonton EXPO Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. This year Dorner is bringing our 7400 AquaPruf from our sanitary conveyor line and a 3200 Precision Move conveyor.

WMTS showcases, “leading-edge machine tools, tooling and accessories, fabrication, design, automation, process control, and plant maintenance equipment – everything you need all under one-roof!”

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