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Archive: April 2017




26 Apr 17

Powered Side Guide Highlighted on Dorner’s SmartFlex Conveyor with FlexMove Technology


Dorner recently worked with a customer who needed to convey small plastic bottles. The solution required a number of different transfers from conveyors and other machinery. 

While there are many different ways to handle bottle transfers from one conveyor to the next, often times the solution relies on product back-pressure to lessen the chance of the transferring bottle falling forward and on its side. 

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21 Apr 17

Flat Pouch Labeler


This video shows a conveyor created by Dorner's Engineered Solutions Group for Southern California Packaging Equipment. It is a modified 2200 Series conveyor where the conveyor frame is wider than the belt. This allowed Southern California Packaging Equipment to mill slots through the frame on both sides to allow a pneumatic gate to raise and stop the product.

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14 Apr 17

Dorner at Automate 2017


Last week, we exhibited our latest technologies for the automation industry at Automate 2017 in Chicago, IL. Thank you to everyone that was able to stop by our booth and see our conveyor systems. If you weren't able to make it to the show, take a look at the video below to see what you missed.

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11 Apr 17

Developing a parts plan that will keep your line moving



Conveyors are a critical. They may not be the machinery slicing product or packaging the food, but when your conveying system goes down and takes your production line with it, the productivity and profits lost aren’t any less costly than if it had been your star piece of equipment. Conveyors don’t require as much time and maintenance as your larger equipment and machines, but a little preventative maintenance—and keeping the right parts in stock—can go a long way. 

The importance of the right parts

The trend towards slimmer maintenance staffs has left many food manufacturers at a disadvantage when it comes to preventive maintenance and stocking parts. Making sure the bench stock is well-supplied comes far down the list of priorities when there are moving parts that need attention. 

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11 Apr 17

Visit Dorner Holding Company at Interpack 2017


Dorner Mfg. Corp., FlexMove and Geppert Band will be exhibiting together at Interpack 2017 in Düsseldorf, Germany from May 4th to 10th. "Interpack is the essential event for the food, beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods sectors." 

We will have two booths at the show this year showcasing both Sanitary and Industrial Products.

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