Category: Food Conveyors

5 Solutions to Improve Your Inspection and Testing Process

  Product inspection and testing is a key process in most manufacturing facilities to ensure quality product as well as product safety. The right inspection or testing conveyor will depend on your application needs. Whether you’re testing a product to make sure it works, inspecting food or pharmaceutical drugs for safety, or simply examining a… Read more »

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How to Match Snack Conveyor Speed With Packaging Capacity

This article originally appeared on BakingBusiness.com on June 11, 2020. Well before a package is propped up on a shelf, snack makers must consider how to safely get their snacks to the variety of bag sizes now available. John Kuhnz, vice-president of Dorner’s engineering solution group, said focusing on grouping, routing, guides and transitions provides… Read more »

A Simple and Sanitary Diverting Solution to Increase Product Flow

  Diverters, pushers and gates are used when controlling the continuous flow of products through the line is critical to maintain efficiency. Product flow is achieved using a variety of methods and components depending on the product, flow path and equipment with which to interface.   Recently, a customer was in need of adjusting their… Read more »

Conveyors Designed for Food and Worker Safety

Food safety is always an important issue when it comes to meat, poultry and all types of food processing. Dorner’s sanitary conveyors are designed with the safety of your product, customers and employees in mind. With new risks for processing employees due to COVID-19, employee safety is now more important than ever. And it is… Read more »

Concerns, Issues, and Challenges Cheesemakers are Facing

  Cheese manufacturing can be broken into two sub-segments, cheese making, and cheese processing. Each of these sub-segments can produce cheese that is intended for direct consumer purchase or institutional/commercial customers. Dependent on the business plans of manufacturers, these two sub-segments could potentially be located in the same facility. We have previously covered the manufacturing… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Cheese Manufacturing

Cheese continues to top U.S. specialty food sales, at more than $4 billion in 2017. Increasing profit margins and maintaining profitability continue to be major concerns. Follow along with our industry segments to understand the manufacturing, regulatory concerns, and business issues of cheese making and processing.   Cheese manufacturing can be broken into two sub-segments, cheese… Read more »

Custom Frozen Pizza System

  At Dorner, we can provide anything from a single conveyor to a full system. Recently, Dorner worked with a company making frozen pizzas to create a completely custom system with a total of 71 conveyors! The conveyors needed to take multiple sizes of pizzas through and between processes such as freezing, wrapping, inspection and… Read more »

Align Random Product with a Chicane Conveyor

In certain production processes, the product is random, misaligned or spread out. This can occur either on purpose or as a result of the process.  For example, in an oven, the product should be spread out to allow for even baking. However, further down the line, the product needs to be reoriented or placed in… Read more »

No Cheese Conveyor

No Cheese Left Behind

  Challenge:  The conveyor system would have to be broken into multiple conveyors in order to handle the heavy product load (~420 lbs) Solution:  Anytime multiple conveyors are used, you must have to take into account the transfer points between the conveyors.  To keep the transfers tight, a solid urethane positive drive belt with internal… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Confectionery Maintenance

-Problem Belt problems on the conveyors at Gertrude Hawk Chocolates were turning a sweet job into a bitter experience. The belts weren’t staying on track, resulting in fraying along the edges. Workers would take off the belts, trim the frayed edges, and try again. After a few cycles of this, the belts would have to be replaced. It… Read more »