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How are Dorner Conveyors like Motorcycles?

Milwaukee is synonymous with motorcycles. Every engineer’s dream job is to work on custom machines like the motorcycles produced in Milwaukee. As a custom applications engineer here at Dorner Mfg., I get to work on what I consider to be, in the world of conveyors, the equivalent of a custom motorcycle every day. This is particularly… Read more »


How Roller Top Belts Keep Packages Safe

Everyone purchases packaged products.  Heck, we purchase them every day, whether packaged in corrugate, plastics, shrink wrap, etc.  We also know that many times, perhaps when you look on the bottom or sides of the package for an expiration date , you see that the packaging and printing has been scuffed and smeared – likely from… Read more »


Complete Success at InterPack 2011

InterPack 2011 is considered as one of the most successful events in the 53-year history of the world’s most important trade fair for the packaging sector and related processing industries. This show was attended by 2,700 exhibitors from 60 nations in the fully booked halls of the Düsseldorf trade fair centre from 12 to 18… Read more »


Pet Food Packaging Belt Conveyor System

Recently, a prominent producer of pet food came to Dorner with a specific goal: move their product from a processing machine to a bagging machine for packaging.  Since the pieces of pet food were small, they needed a way to convey the product from various elevations without transfers to reduce the amount of product lost… Read more »


Small Spaces, Lots of Options: Low Profile Belt Conveyors

Recently, a large manufacturer of case packers required a 3200 series industrial conveyor with a width of 18″ and a length of 18″ (that’s right, a square conveyor). A servo motor provided by the customer was the means to drive this conveyor and it was to be built into the conveyor using as little space as possible.… Read more »


Flexible Packaging Solution Adapts for Varying Product Sizes for Quick Changeover

In today’s busy production facilities, rapid change is inevitable. And, nobody can afford a time-consuming changeover.  It’s critical for equipment to be flexible and adapt to new processes fast to meet immediate needs. Packaging Conveyor Solution Delbia Do’s flexible packaging conveyor solution No one knows this better than Delbia Do, Bronx, N.Y., a contract manufacturer of fragrances… Read more »


Internal Bearings, Flat-Side Frame Allows for Side Transfer Conveyor

Recently, a southern California private label dairy plant for a major supermarket retailer came to Dorner with the challenge of creating a side transfer conveyor to transfer small yogurt containers between two conveyors with the smallest gap possible. Since this was a food processing conveyor, the customer needed to use sanitary stainless steel AquaPruf 7400 Series… Read more »


Powered Transfer Reduces Product Loss Between Conveyors

Transferring products between conveyors or machinery can sometimes be a challenge.  Especially, when handling small products on large conveyors since they tend to have large pulleys or end rollers.  There are several solutions to this problem, including static transfer plates, roller transfer plates, and using smaller nose bar tails. Each of these solutions work in… Read more »


New West Coast Regional Manager Carlyn Bargemann

Carlyn Bargemann has been appointed new West Coast Regional Manager for Dorner Mfg. Corp. In her new position with us, Carlyn will be working with sales channel partners and key accounts to solve product routing challenges in industrial and sanitary conveyor applications. Carlyn brings a wealth of material handling and packaging experience to Dorner. Previously,… Read more »


Mike Hosch Shares Conveyor Tips at WestPack Innovation Briefs

On the first day of WestPack, in February 2011, Dorner’s Director of Product Development, Mike Hosch, gave a presentation on how specific conveyor innovations can improve the integration of packaging line. Mike’s presentation focuses on how conveyors can increase the speed and efficiency of production as well as assist in energy conservation goals. As a true… Read more »


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 – 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 – 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 – 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 »


Dorner Application Story – Accumulation Transfers

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

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