Category: <span>Engineered Solutions</span>

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Easy 90 Degree Transfers

Controlling product flow doesn’t have to be complicated. With 90 degree transfers it can be as easy as moving off the end of one conveyor and onto a parallel conveyor. 90 degree transfers are a popular solution in tight spaces where product needs to be moved between different equipment and machinery. They can also be… Read more »


Save Time and Money with Dorner’s Engineered Solutions

Do you have an application that calls for an extra-long conveyor, but an existing obstruction is hindering the installation of the drive motor at the end of the conveyor? Do you have an application that requires a precise amount of air to be blown into passing bottles … and those bottles need to be separated… Read more »


Elevator Provides Additional Product Storage for Accumulation System

See the system in action at the end of the post! When downstream equipment is non-operational, an accumulation system can provide storage space for product without needing to shut down the entire operation. And when dealing with food, it’s important to consider product freshness in your accumulation method. For a customer manufacturing pizzas, Dorner needed… Read more »


Retractable Tail Provides Simple Walk-Through Access

  Space can be limited on the factory floor and equipment isn’t always easy to access. Conveyors and other machinery can be difficult or unsafe to pass by while they are running. And having to shut down your operation to access a certain area can lead to costly downtime. But conveyors don’t have to be… Read more »


Merging and Laning System for Sauce Packaging

  Often during the packaging process, product needs to be either merged or separated into separate lanes as it moves between equipment and to the end of the line. Companies come to Dorner to find a solution for these needs. Recently, Dorner worked with a company that needed to group sauce cups so that they… Read more »


Create Safe and Fast Walk-Through with Lift Gates

  Lift gate conveyors are a popular solution for creating safe and fast walk-through access to maximize usable space. Take a look at the video below to see some of our lift gate conveyors in action. Lift Gate Basics: Gearmotor acts as a counterweight to allow for easy gate opening Available on Dorner industrial and… Read more »


Can Dorner Design A Solution For Your Application?

Dorner’s Engineered Solutions Group (ESG) can create a custom conveyor or conveyor system for almost any customer need. Dorner has worked with companies in food processing, consumer goods packaging, medical product inspection, assembly of large appliances and everything in between. Conveyors can do so much beyond just move product from point A to point B.… Read more »


5 Important Facts About Dorner’s Recirculating Tables

See our recirculating tables in action at the end of the post! 1.  They enable product lines to keep pace with machine outputs. Along a manufacturing line, products may back up in different places, triggering slowdowns, backups and even causing the whole line to shut down. Recirculating conveyors can help prevent having to stop a… Read more »


Dorner’s Custom Depositing and Reject Conveyor Systems

  Rejecting Conveyors Why is rejecting necessary? Rejecting is a necessary step in any production line to help increase the quality of a business’ output. Not all products are fit to be sold in a marketplace, with some estimates putting 2 percent of output as rejected parts. Products may be rejected by sight for reasons… Read more »


Add Simple Automation with Retractable Conveyors

  A retractable conveyor, or retracting tail, is a conveyor frame with the ability to retract or extend, typically on slides or rails. The capability to retract, either manually or pneumatically, can improve system flexibility by adding functionality into your conveyor. There are a variety of applications for retractable conveyor tails. Some of the major… Read more »


How do Diverting and Sorting Conveyors Work? Take a Look.

Conveyor diverters and sorting conveyors work by handling product based on such characteristics as weight and shape along with line capacity.   Ways to Use Conveyor Diverters and Sorting Conveyors Businesses know that controlling the continuous flow of product through a line is absolutely necessary to achieve peak productivity and efficiency. When conveyor diverters and… 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 »


Dorner Merge Conveyors

Dorner offers a variety of solutions for merging products in a processing line. We can merge 2, 3, 4 or more lines together, singulate the product and prep it for the next phase of production. We have manual, motorized, and pneumatic solutions depending on your application and product shape and size. All solutions are custom… Read more »


Sanitary Helix Now with Added Features

As we’ve highlighted in the past, Dorner has created Sanitary Helix designs to integrate with Hoosier Feeder’s Food Grade Centrifugal Feeder. The Helix uses AquaGard 7350 Series modular curve chain which allows for high speeds and cleanability. Each Helix is custom designed and built for the customer’s application. Recently, we created a Helix with additional… Read more »


Custom Accumulation Systems

When you need to ensure a steady supply of product to a machine or to hold a supply of product when a machine stops, Dorner’s Accumulation Conveyors can help. Our accumulation conveyors are designed to satisfy the needs of our customers requiring a solution for handling overflow, buffering items, merging lines and more. To create… Read more »


Magnetic Conveyors Customized for Efficiency

  Every business needing a magnetic conveyor in its facility has a specific product to run. Therefore, no two solutions will work the same for different companies. A company moving nails, screws, bolts and other small objects will not need the same magnetization as a company moving larger, heavier magnetic parts. Every conveyor features unique… Read more »


Dorner’s Engineered Solutions Group Injects Automation and Ingenuity into Conveyor Systems for Complex Applications

  When a customer needed to upgrade their existing food processing line to merge two lanes of frozen pizzas into a single lane, Dorner’s Engineered Solutions Group designed the perfect custom solution. Dorner’s Engineered Solutions Group (ESG) gives extra attention to building conveyor systems with unique dimensions and performance characteristics above and beyond Dorner’s regular… Read more »


Dynamic Guide Completes Sanitary Merge

Recently, a customer needed to improve their process of merging two lanes of frozen pizzas into a single line. Their existing equipment required an operator to manually intervene in order to keep product flowing through.  Dorner was able to create a new product merge that works automatically, keeping the process running smoothly and safely. This… Read more »


Finding the Right Space-Saving System

  At Dorner, we regularly build solutions that save space. Not all space-saving designs are the same though. The key is finding the right solution for your product and application. Recently, a customer was in need of a solution to transport glass jars prior to being packed into boxes, but they were facing a major… Read more »


Custom Gravity Roller Conveyor Provides Space Saving Design

  At Dorner, we regularly build complete system solutions for customers, but a custom conveyor doesn’t need to be complex! Recently, a customer needed a conveyor to carry boxes from a FlexMove conveyor down to an area where an operator will finish packaging the box. The customer had limited space in their facility due to… Read more »


How Recirculating Tables Keep Your Product Moving

When moving products down a manufacturing line, there may be places that experience backups and cause the entire line to slow or shut down. To avoid having to stop production or redirect product, a recirculating table can create a space to accumulate product and control the flow to the next process. Recirculating tables are created… Read more »


Sanitary Helix Conveyor Uses AquaGard 7350 Series Chain

Dorner’s SmartFlex Helix is great for industrial applications requiring a helix conveyor, but what about when the application requires a sanitary environment? Dorner’s Engineered Solutions Group has created a Sanitary Helix conveyor with the ability to run at high speeds.   The Sanitary Helix features the AquaGard 7350 Series modular curve chain which allows the… Read more »



4-to-1 Merge with Flexible Packages

  In a recent application (see the video at the end of the post!), a customer need to singulate randomly spaced product moving at a high rate of speed. The product was coming out of a cleaning and drying unit in four lanes, moving at 40 parts/minute. After being singulated, the product will then entered… Read more »

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