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Archive: March 2016




30 Mar 16

Make vs. Buy: The Real Cost of Making it Yourself


With a competitive, evolving global market place, changes in outsourcing, and scarce availability of engineering talent, the decision to make or buy conveyors is one that many companies face every day.

Up front, the decision to make it yourself sounds like a money saving idea:

  • You're already paying your employees...
  • It's less expensive to buy components...
  • You have a better understanding of your needs...
  • You have done it before...

But there are several factors that need to be considered when making the critical decision to MAKE or BUY. There are many aspects that can easily add to the bottom line. Some factors are easily quantifiable, while others are harder to determine and measure.

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21 Mar 16

Dorner’s New Universal Drive Simplifies Motor and Mounting Package Options for 2200 Series Conveyors



 

Dorner’s new Universal Drive for our 2200 Series low profile end drive belt conveyor platform, features a single part number that covers all speeds, loads and mounting positions.

This new drive technology, developed by Electric Torque Machines (ETM), along with Dorner’s unique mount package is designed to integrate universally across the 2200 Series end drive conveyor line. An advantage the Universal Drive brings to operators is the ability to save time by reducing SKUs and stocked service items into one manageable part number.

 

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16 Mar 16

How to Choose Your Next Conveyor



With a wide variety of conveyor systems available, selecting the right one for your company can get complicated. Each belt and configuration has their own specific purpose—choosing the right belt for your product maximizes throughput, downtime, and safety.

Instead of trying to compare a multitude of options all at once, or spending hours researching what will work best, try using a guaranteed, simple 5 step model to guide your decision-making and expedite the process. [Read More...]



07 Mar 16

Elevate Your Automation with Precision Move Pallet Systems



Dorner’s 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet Systems are innovative, modular, dual belt conveyor pallet systems for assembly automation.

In this application, the pallet system is providing product flow between the customer's machines without the need for operator intervention. The pallets are directed and tracked from machine to machine via unique RFID chips embedded in each pallet. When a pallet reaches a decision point the RFID reader automatically identifies the pallet and directs the pallet to the proper machine and operator location. 
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01 Mar 16

Increase Sanitation and Pocket Capacity with the New Staggered Sidewall Belt from Dorner


It’s a staggered sidewall belt that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before.

The new staggered sidewall belt for Dorner’s AquaPruf VBT Conveyor features Vertical Belt Technology, which makes it easier to clean and sanitize, provides greater pocket capacity, and also requires less maintenance than a traditional bucket elevator. Dorner spent more than a year developing the staggered sidewall belt with its belt manufacturing partner. 

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