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Product Serves as Pallet in Precision Move Application

Dorner’s 2200 Precision Move Pallet System conveyors are designed to provide accurate positioning and routing of parts for assembly, robotic and inspection applications. Recently, Dorner completed an assembly automation system utilizing a series of 2200 Heavy Load Precision Move Pallet conveyors for a customer that needed to transport 80 lb battery cells glued inside painted… Read more »

ERT250 Provides Simple Reconfiguration in the Field

  Dorner’s ERT250 is a new, innovative roller technology driven conveyor system for pallet and tray handling. The rollers are driven by an energy efficient linear gearbox that provides added flexibility with motor positioning and zoning. It also allows for zone and slip roller operation. Simply removing a lower gear creates independent zones. Gearmotors &… 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. One Dorner customer required equipment adjustments to introduce new tubs of salad greens to its production line. For applications that require modularity but that do not require a complex solution, a divert arm would… Read more »

Dorner Latin America Adapts to Customer Needs During Pandemic

  Dorner Latin America recently completed an extensive conveyor order for a customer in El Salvador. Often, for large and complex systems such as this, Dorner is asked to provide in person testing, training and installation for customers. However, due to current travel restrictions, the team had to modify plans to ensure the customer received… Read more »

Watch Now: Choosing the Right Belt – Fabric Belt or Chain

  One of the first considerations when choosing a conveyor is the belt. How do you know which type of belt is right for your product and application? One major decision is whether you want a fabric belt or chain. The choice all depends on what your specific needs are for your project and what… Read more »

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How to Match Snack Conveyor Speed With Packaging Capacity

This article originally appeared on BakingBusiness.com on June 11, 2020. Well before a package is propped up on a shelf, snack makers must consider how to safely get their snacks to the variety of bag sizes now available. John Kuhnz, vice-president of Dorner’s engineering solution group, said focusing on grouping, routing, guides and transitions provides… 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 »

Custom Conveyor System for Medical Devices

  From miniature conveyors moving small medical products to large tote systems for prescription fulfillment applications, Dorner has a wide variety of medical solutions. Recently, a customer needed a system for moving medical devices that couldn’t be transported directly on a conveyor due to their flexible shape. We created a system using Dorner’s FlexMove conveyors… Read more »

New ERT250 Conveyor Receives Class 4 Cleanroom Certification

  Dorner’s new Edge Roller Technology (ERT™250) conveyor has received certification for use in ISO Standard 14644-1 Class 4 rated cleanrooms. This means Dorner’s ERT250 will conform and not contribute to the contamination of cleanrooms to those standards. Cleanrooms and other controlled environments provide management of airborne particulate contamination to appropriate levels for accomplishing contamination-sensitive… 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 »

Harnessing the Hidden Power of Conveyors

A version of this story originally appeared on MachineDesign.com It only takes a few minutes walking through any modern manufacturing facility to see the incredible level of technology that exists today. The integration of robotics alone to manufacture, process and package goods is just one example where the boundaries of machine design is almost limitless.… Read more »

Merge Product Smoothly from Two Lanes into One

The new FlexMove Side Acting Merge Module from Dorner is a fully mechanical design to simply and easily merge products from two lanes into one on FlexMove conveyors. The FlexMove Side Acting Merge Module is a mechanical dual merge gate that operates in a first-in, first-out style of merge. As products in lane one reach… Read more »

See the New ERT250 in Action!

Dorner’s new ERT250 Conveyors utilize Edge Roller Technology to provide low back pressure accumulation, non-contact zoning, and conventional transport, all without a belt! They feature a clean, open roller design and are ideal for assembly automation and cleanroom applications. Check out the cutting edge technology that makes the ERT250 a must see in pallet and… Read more »

Dorner’s Helps Deliver 2200 Series Conveyor for Manufacturing of N95 Respirators

  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues causing major disruptions throughout the packaging industry on levels never seen before, Dorner is meeting these challenges head on by leveraging its expertise and expediting its conveyor systems to critical applications. Husco is one of those applications. Waukesha, Wisconsin-based Husco, a privately-held company specializing in high performance hydraulic and… Read more »

Get Started with Conveyor Basics

  What is a conveyor? Are you interested in learning more about conveyors, but don’t know where to start? Take a look at our Conveyor Basics video which explains what conveyors are and how they are used.   Ready to learn more? Check out our Resources, Products, Industries or Solutions pages to see what type… Read more »

Elevation Conveyors For Any Application

  In most facilities, space is a premium and conveyor location is often dependent on machinery and facility design. At Dorner, we don’t want our conveyors to impede your processes, but simplify them. We have many solutions designed to give you more floor space and easy access to machinery and other areas of your facility.… Read more »

Learn the Service Basics For Your 3200 Series Center Drive

Dorner’s 3200 Series are heavy duty, low-maintenance conveyors. They are best suited for medium-to-large part handling in a variety of applications including high speeds, long runs and mainline packaging. The center drive module frees up both ends of conveyor for operator and machine interface and can easily be repositioned along the length of the conveyor.… Read more »

Dorner Now Offering Dry and Wet Cleaning Modules for Continuous Cleansing on FlexMove® Conveyors

Dorner is now offering two cleaning modules for both dry and wet applications on its popular selling FlexMove® system that allows continuous cleaning while the conveyors are operating. Designed for FlexMove conveyors, the Dry Cleaning Module provides continuous cleaning of conveyor chain for applications involving powder, dust and other dry contaminates, whereas the Wet Cleaning… Read more »

Speed Up Your Process with Cleanroom Conveyors

Are changing demands impacting your business? Dorner’s variety of cleanroom certified conveyors are designed to keep your products and customers safe. And with Dorner’s industry best lead times (some are available to ship in as few as 3 business days!), we’ll get your product moving quickly. Cleanrooms and other controlled environments are designed to maintain… Read more »

Conveyors Designed for Food and Worker Safety

Food safety is always an important issue when it comes to meat, poultry and all types of food processing. Dorner’s sanitary conveyors are designed with the safety of your product, customers and employees in mind. With new risks for processing employees due to COVID-19, employee safety is now more important than ever. And it is… Read more »

Tote System Simplifies Pharmacy Automation

Traditional pharmacies are often largely manual processes that require employees and pharmacists to carry orders around by hand. This can be slow and physically tiring for workers.     A conveyor tote system will help automate this process and increase efficiencies for pharmacies. It also can provide a more ergonomically friendly environment for workers.  … Read more »

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