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Conveyor Belt Removal Has Never Been So Fast

Most belt conveyors are designed to fit into extremely tight spaces to maximize floor space.  Our new cantilever stand mounts can help open them and improve access to the conveyor. Cantilever stands support the conveyor from only one side, which opens the other side up for easy maintenance access and quick belt changes. This feature is ideal… Read more »

Welcome to the Dorner Conveyor Blog!

Welcome to the new Dorner Conveyor Blog and thanks for visiting! This blog is a new effort for us to communicate with everyone involved in the world of conveyors. We aim to provide a platform for sharing inventive product developments, real-life conveyor solutions, and building valuable relationships. Maybe you’ve already seen our “Tour” video, but if… Read more »

FlexMove at TissueWorld

Overwhelming Success at Tissue World 2011

The Tissue World 2011, organised by UBM Asia during 28-31 March at Acropolis Convention Centre in Nice, France, attracted over 2,000 tissue professionals from an impressive 88 countries around the globe. Tissue World is world’s largest gathering place for the soft tissue paper business, covering products such as facial tissue, household paper towels, toilet tissue,… Read more »

Lift Gate Conveyor Solution

Liftgate Conveyor Systems

As a custom applications engineer, one of the most important parts of the job is to ensure all conveyor systems are designed to meet the highest standards of safety. Certainly, for applications that call for direct employee interaction with gate conveyors, safety is the number one concern. That’s why in areas of heavy foot traffic… Read more »

Conveyor Solutions: Consistent Recirculation and Singulation

When it becomes necessary to design better conveyor solutions for products that are to accumulate in a specific area of a production line, a buffer can be very useful to help prevent shutting down the line or wasting product.  No facility manager wants products to resemble thousands of lemmings going over the precipice of destruction.… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Accumulation Transfers

-Problem In this CD and DVD duplication facility, spindles of product manufactured in a cleanroom are carried out to a packaging area. The application required: Smooth and controlled accumulation Reliable 90° transfer A cleanroom conveyor with minimal particle generation Tight packaging to fit close to a wall and not obstruct space Unattended operation at the… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Packaging

-Problem While DPT Laboratories specializes in developing and manufacturing CLOGSScreams, lotions, ointments, gels, oral and topical solutions and suspensions – their processing methods concentrate on unclogged production efficiency; so much so that, in 2000, the company produced more than 100,000,000 product units. Appearance counts, too. It applies equally well in satisfying packaging requirements, as well… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Counting Packaging

-Problem A CD and DVD manufacturer needed to improve the inefficiencies created by excessive manual handling on a packaging line. Downtime and low productivity were unacceptable. The application required the counting and separation of CD sleeves into groups of 25 pieces. Operators were doing this manually and needed to be freed up to manage the… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Ergonomic Transfers

-Problem As the number of cellular phones has skyrocketed in recent years, the need to repair these units has increased as well. Samsung Telecommunications America, LLP of Dallas, Texas has provided more CDMA handsets than any other manufacturer in the U.S. That’s why their 50,000 square-foot Customer Care Center for repairing and refurbishing those phones… Read more »

Integrator – Packaging Food

– Problem Sometimes you can do the job in-house, but other times, it’s smarter to work with others. That’s what Kliklok-Woodman Packaging Solutions discovered. For more than 50 years, Kliklok-Woodman, of Decatur, Georgia has built forming, filling, cartoning and packaging equipment for the bakery and frozen food industry. Sometimes they design and manufacture tabletop chain… 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 »

Dorner Application Story – Packaging Solution

Boosting production by 25 percent while enhancing worker comfort and plant flexibility represented a formidable challenge for the nation’s largest faucet manufacturer. At the Specialty Division of Moen Inc.’s 250,000 sq. ft. plant in Wheeling, IL. Productivity, flexibility, and ergonomics have been effectively addressed with a simple conveyor innovation. -Solution Seventeen Adjustable Angle Extruded Alloy… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Custom Application

-Problem A major American cereal manufacturer needed an application to replace an existing conveyor system with a more sanitary and time efficient cleaning system. The system previously in place used buckets and chains to transfer the cereal through the plant. This system was extremely time-consuming to clean on a daily basis. However, the biggest challenge… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Harsh Industrial Environments

-Problem Indiana Automotive Fasteners Co., (IAF) occupies a four-year-old facility, specifically designed to accommodate automated production techniques. Of course, dependable material conveying is key to efficient, hands-free automation. Unfortunately, IAF soon discovered that conveyors originally specified for the plant could not stand up to the rigors encountered in the plant’s manufacturing process. For instance, a… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – OEM Maintenance Improvement

-Problem When you sell one of the best CNC machining tools in the world, you want your customers to be completely satisfied with the entire package. But that wasn’t happening for Hanwha Machine Tool USA of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. They are the importer and head up the US and Canadian dealer network for Hanwha, Swill-style machining… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Confectionery Packaging

-Problem Combine an almost insatiable demand for America’s favorite gourmet jelly beans with a selection of over 39 flavors, and it becomes clear that the Herman Goelitz Co., makers of Jelly Belly, have to use every square inch of production space wisely. And with fourteen different packing lines running around the clock, space-saving equipment is… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Automotive Accumulation

–Problem How could a little black rubber grommet cause such big problems? That was the situation at Stanadyne Automotive, in Washington, North Carolina. Stanadyne manufactures fuel filters for farm and construction equipment. These filters are rectangular canisters, 4” x 5” x 4”, and each has three 9/16” diameter butadiene rubber grommets on the bottom. Stanadyne was using a… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Automated Assembly

-Problem Many manufacturing companies are working toward automating their functions, but Rexam Sussex Plastics is successfully using a mix of robotics, conveyors and their own ingenuity to make it happen now. The 21-year old injection molding firm in Sussex, Wisconsin, operates ‘round the clock, five days a week and employs 350 people in its 107,000… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Automation

-Challenge A pharmaceutical third party logistics company was processing only 2,200 cases of drugs per day and was having difficulty tracking these incoming cases. As the company grew, they needed a more time and space efficient method of processing the cases of drugs received daily. This required a new automated system to help avoid the necessity for a… Read more »

Pack Expo 2010 Chicago

Pack Expo 2010 – Chicago: Tools for Success

PACK EXPO’s exhibition, which opens from 31st of October 2010 to 3rd of November with approximately 1900 exhibitors, is positioned to deliver packaging professionals the tools they need to bust out of the economic doldrums. It was an opportunity for FlexMove® to showcase the new FlexMove® ‘s Packaging Solution System, to build awareness for the… Read more »

FlexMove & Malaysian Nature Society

Eco- friendly is one of our main virtues, FlexMove® took the opportunity to sponsor “ Kelab Pencinta Alam” or in English “Malaysian Nature Society” a day camp at the Air Itam Team building Centre Penang. The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) is Malaysia’s largest and oldest non-government environmental organization. The mission of the camp was to… Read more »

FlexMove at Motek 2010

FlexMove at Motek 2010 in Stuttgart

Motek is an International trade fair for Assembly and Handling Technology. The exhibition was held on September 13th to 16th , 2010 at New Stuttgart Trade Fair Center in Stuttgart, Germany. Motek 2010 attracted more than 900 companies from 23 nations and more than 32000 visitors in nine halls of the New Stuttgart Trade Fair… Read more »

A Visit to Seri Cahaya

On 30 August 2010, FlexMove® paid a visit to Rumah Seri Cahaya in Permatang Damar Laut, Batu Maung.  There were about 35 to 40 children staying in the orphanage. We spent about 3 hours there. Firstly, we serve all the kids the food there. After that, we ate our dinner together with them which was prepared… Read more »

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