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Apply Now for the 2014 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship, funded by Dorner Mfg. Corp. This scholarship, awarded to a student enrolled in a two- or four-year program at any of PMMI’s partner schools was established in honor of Richard Ryan, the former president and CEO of Dorner, who passed away… Read more »

Handle Hot Parts Effectively with Wire Belts

The right belt can make all the difference in choosing the correct conveyor.  When handling hot parts, a wire belt may be your best choice. A customer approached Dorner for a conveyor that would be routing parts for an automated robotic work cell.  The work cell would be progressively welding chassis parts for a major… Read more »

Eliminate Belt Sag with Weighted Take-Up Module on SmartFlex® Conveyors

There’s no doubt that catenary sag is a real drag when it comes to conveyor belts. But that’s not an issue with Dorner’s newest flexible chain conveyor platform – the 2200 Series SmartFlex. To help prevent catenary sag, SmartFlex Conveyors come with a weighted take-up module to help prevent the plastic chain belt from sagging… Read more »

Providing Unique USDA Designed Conveyors

Dorner was approached by a food manufacturer for a unique USDA designed discharge conveyor for an automation project. The manufacturer needed to remove chubs from a chain driven hook system out of a cooker. The cooker would place 24 chubs at a time on the conveyor. The challenge was engineering the 120” wide conveyor to… Read more »

Engineered Solutions Going Beyond the Conveyor

Dorner’s engineered solutions group recently had a project that handled a popular snack food.  This product needed to be routed from a fryer to the packaging equipment.  During this process, there were three different coatings that needed to be applied, each on a different line.  One of the coatings required reheating the product in order… Read more »

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