Tag: Accumulation

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Recirculating Table Conveyor System for Packaging

On a recent project, we created a recirculating table made by placing two conveyors side-by-side, with their belts moving in opposite directions, and adding guiding to help the product transfer from one conveyor to the next. This video shows rectangular packages being recirculated at about 40 ft/min. Trays are conveyed to the recirculating table, which… Read more »

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 »

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 – Automotive Accumulation

–Problem How could a little black rubber grommet cause such big problems? That was the situation at Stanadyne Automotive, in Washington, North Carolina. Stanadyne manufactures fuel filters for farm and construction equipment. These filters are rectangular canisters, 4” x 5” x 4”, and each has three 9/16” diameter butadiene rubber grommets on the bottom. Stanadyne was using a… Read more »

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