Category: Conveyor Automation

See Dorner’s Conveyor Transfers in Action

  Dorner’s industry leading transfers are designed to efficiently move your product while preventing product loss. Whether you’re transferring in-line, side to side or 90 degrees, Dorner has a transfer option for you. Read: 5 Methods to Transfer Products with Conveyors Take a look at the video below to see some examples of common conveyor… Read more »

2200 SERIES PRECISION MOVE PALLET SYSTEMS

Staying Competitive with Automation

By John Kuhnz, Vice President – Engineered Solutions Increasing the speed of their packaging line is one of the leading requests we receive from customers. And for good reason. Faster speeds often equal higher rates of production, which can lead to greater profits. Of course, simply cranking up the speed of your conveyors won’t get… Read more »

Dorner Has Your Material Handling Needs Covered

  Dorner’s Material Handling Conveyors are designed to handle all stages of the manufacturing process, from production and assembly through inspection and packing. With our large array of models available, we can provide a solution for small components and large boxes, for straight or curved paths, and for on the ground or overhead.    … Read more »

2200 Series Conveyors are Ideal for Integration

Dorner’s 2200 Series line is ideal for integrating with new and existing machinery or equipment. The sleek, narrow profile enables the conveyors to be positioned under and inside machinery where other conveyors wouldn’t fit, making it ideal for part removal and product handling in packaging, metalworking, automation, medical, pharmaceutical and other general manufacturing applications. The… Read more »

Automate 2019

  Automate is the largest solutions-based showcase of automation technologies in North America. For Dorner, this show is a great opportunity to display our  conveyor systems designed for the automation industry. For everyone who wasn’t able to make it to the show to see our conveyors in person, we’ve put together a recap video to… Read more »

Transforming Conveyor Automation

At Dorner, we’re Transforming Conveyor Automation by providing cutting edge precision conveyance solutions designed to increase your efficiency and productivity. With a complete line of industrial belted, modular belt, and flexible chain conveyors, as well as the industries widest variety of sanitary conveyor designs, we have a conveyor for almost every application. Take a look… Read more »

Increase Throughput and Efficiency with a Tote Handling System

See this system in action at the end of the post! Recently, a pharmaceutical company came to Dorner looking for a system that would increase the throughput of their operation. Pharmacists and technicians were manually carrying totes between various order filling stations and the area for verifying and packing. The company needed a way to… Read more »

Lift Gate Provides Added Flexibility to SmartFlex System

Dorner’s 2200 Series SmartFlex conveyors are one of our most flexible systems available. For this application, the customer was moving bottles on a packaging line and needed added versatility. Besides utilizing the flexibility of the SmartFlex conveyor’s tight turns and long runs, the customer required a system that could accommodate multiple bottle sizes. Also, the… Read more »

Transfer between Lines with Pop-up Conveyors

We’ve shown pop-up transfer tables in the past, like this one that is changing the orientation of a block of food. In the application described below, the pop-up transfer is used to move product between two packaging lines. The conveyor shown in this video is moving blocks of cheese. Dorner provided two lines of conveyors… Read more »

Precision Move Conveyor Systems

Motors are a vital part of every conveyor. They’re what drives the belt so products get from point A to point B. Traditional motors are great if you’re just moving product down the line and aren’t concerned with product spacing, indexing, or accurate product placement. So what should manufacturers do when their applications call for… Read more »

Choosing the Right Equipment to Increase Your ROI

When updating or designing new production lines, your ROI and find ways to increase it is always a major consideration. Efficiency is a key factor to increasing your ROI. When companies have machines and employees that are working at maximum effectiveness they are able to maximize production. One great way to maximize efficiency is to… Read more »

Reducing Product Loss

When you need to move product from one conveyor to another that’s often where challenges arise. You could just put the two conveyors as close together as possible and if your product is large enough it will go from one conveyor to the next. However, there’s still the chance of it falling into the gap… Read more »

Withstanding the Rigors of Industrial Environments

Manufacturing is a tough environment for machines. The dust, chemicals, and sharp parts found in many manufacturing facilities take their toll on machinery. Often times companies will take the care to maintain and protect the large multi-million dollar machinery in their facilities but forget about keeping up with maintenance on smaller machines, like conveyors. Conveyors… Read more »

Belt or Chain, Belt vs. Chain – Not Really

What makes a belt better than a chain and vice versa? The answer is nothing. Belts are no better than chains, it all depends what your specific needs for your project are and what product you are trying to move. When choosing a belting material these need to be taken into consideration. Each material has… Read more »

2200 Series Smart Flex Pallet Systems Video

SmartFlex Pallet Systems provide flexible chain conveyors and pallets for product routing, control, and inspection. The system provides accurate positioning in a variety of assembly automation industries including automotive, medical, electronics, health and beauty, life sciences and more! With a variety of innovative pallet handling modules that are each sold as independent kits, SmartFlex pallet… Read more »

Change Orientation with a Pop-up Transfer

A 90-degree pop-up transfer uses multiple conveyors moving perpendicularly to each other, changing a product’s direction. The transfer shown above was built to handle multiple sizes of reams of paper. This space-saving design changes both the orientation and elevation of the product as it moves down the line. The lifting of the pop-up transfer accommodates… Read more »

The AquaGard 7100 Series is now available in DTools!

Dorner’s AquaGard 7100 Series Conveyor is now available to configure in DTools! New to the 7100 platform?  Here’s what you need to know. The 7100 Series is ideal for packaging, secondary packaging, dry food processing and corrosive environments. Basic specs: 300 series stainless steel frame All FDA approved materials Chain widths from 4 1/2″ to… Read more »

SmartFlex® Conveyors – Installation Made Easy

Dorner’s SmartFlex conveyors are designed and shipped to keep things simple!  Each conveyor is completely assembled and tested at Dorner.  It is then partially disassembled into sub-assemblies for shipping.  This ensures that set-up is fast and easy once your conveyor arrives.   Each section and corresponding parts are labeled to assist you in setting up… Read more »

A Look Back at AquaPruf Conveyor Solutions

It’s important to remember where you came from in order to keep a clear vision moving forward. Our AquaPruf platform of sanitary conveyors has been operating in companies across North America since 2003. And one of our initial launch customers for AquaPruf 7300 Series (now branded as AquaGard) was a Pittsburgh-based bakery that used the conveyors as part of… Read more »

How Choosing the Right Equipment Impacts Your ROI

The July issue of Packaging World featured an interesting application story about how Willow Tree Poultry Farms, a frozen poultry packager in Attleboro, MA, cut operating costs by implementing Econocorp cartoning and casing equipment to their production line.  As the Willow Tree’s sales had continued to increase over the years, they searched for an automated solution, which would ultimately help… 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 »