Tag: Food Processing Conveyors

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Dorner Exhibiting its AquaGard 7350 V2 Series, Aquapruf VBT Sanitary Conveyors in Booth 4559 at IBIE 2019

Dorner is showcasing several conveyor systems that are designed to make baking and food processing/packaging applications safer and more efficient, including the newly redesigned AquaGard 7350 V2 Series, in booth No. 4559 at the International Baking Industry Exposition, Sept. 8-11, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. IBIE attendees can see the belted, modular belt and… Read more »

Align Random Product with a Chicane Conveyor

In certain production processes, the product is random, misaligned or spread out. This can occur either on purpose or as a result of the process.  For example, in an oven, the product should be spread out to allow for even baking. However, further down the line, the product needs to be reoriented or placed in… Read more »

Increase Sanitation and Pocket Capacity with the New Staggered Sidewall Belt

It’s a staggered sidewall belt that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. The new staggered sidewall belt for Dorner’s AquaPruf VBT Conveyor features Vertical Belt Technology, which makes it easier to clean and sanitize, provides greater pocket capacity, and also requires less maintenance than a traditional bucket elevator. Dorner spent more than a year developing the staggered… Read more »

Singulating Chocolates on a Chicaning Conveyor

The purpose of chicaning conveyor systems is to orient products into a single file line. In this application, we are taking chocolates from a multi-row array and singulating them for the downstream packaging equipment. This system consists of 6 conveyors and a sawtooth piece of UHMW nicknamed the “turbulator”. The four main line conveyors are… Read more »

Dorner AquaPruf VBT Conveyor

The AquaPruf VBT – See How It Works!

Dorner’s AquaPruf 7600 VBT Conveyor is elevating bulk handling to higher standards. Now you can see it in action with our new product video! See the features of the AquaPruf VBT such as: Staggered sidewall belt Improved product release with the self-releasing sidewall Open frame design Tool-less removal of idlers and belt supports. Optional vibration… 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 »

Dorner AquaPruf VBT Conveyor

Move Products Vertically in Sanitary Environments with the new AquaPruf Vertical Belt Conveyor from Dorner

The new AquaPruf Vertical Belt Conveyor from Dorner Mfg. is engineered to move bulk products in straight-up 90° sanitary applications. Featuring Vertical Belt Technology, the AquaPruf Vertical Belt Conveyor comes with a proprietary staggered sidewall belt that provides more pocket capacity than a traditional bucket elevator. The conveyor comes with an open frame design for… Read more »

PACK EXPO 2015 Recap

  PACK EXPO Las Vegas had a record-breaking show this year!  The event welcomed nearly 29,000 attendees visiting 2,006 exhibiting companies. Read more about PACK EXPO 2015. If you didn’t have a chance to visit our booth in person, check out the video at the end to see our conveyors in action. We had many… Read more »

Recirculating Products

  When moving products down a manufacturing line, there are places that can backup and cause the entire line to slow or shut down. To solve this problem recirculating conveyors can be installed on those sections of the line. This can help protect products from damage and reduce jams. These systems can be in a… Read more »

Controlling Product Flow – Sanitary Pusher

There are many options for controlling product flow on your packaging or processing line. Options such as diverters & gates, lane guiding, and pushers all provide different advantages for customers. When you need to move product off the conveyor in a perpendicular flow, a pusher may be your best option. Pushers can also be useful… Read more »

Rejecting Questionable Products

Safety is a major concern in the food manufacturing process. Manufacturers want to make sure that all the food on their line is safe and not contaminated with metal or other foreign objects. When manufacturers want to make sure they have no metal in their products they use metal detection systems on the conveyor line.… 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 »

90 Degree Transfer with Product Stager

For this application, the customer needed to complete a 90-degree transfer without having the product skew. The packages are coming out of a product sealer in batches of three. They are set at a particular width spacing which we matched with specific lane guides on the first conveyor in the system. The product travels down… Read more »

Another Successful Trade Show

  With EXPO Pack Mexico finished Dorner has wrapped up another successful show. This year’s show had the most international attendees in its history. Over 25,000 people visited the show including attendees from Guatemala, Colombia, Costa Rica, and many other countries, according to PMMIReports. The show covered a variety of industries from pharmaceutical, automotive, electrical,… Read more »

Improve Product Transfers without Sacrificing Sanitation

  Food processing companies often need to transfer product from one machine to the next. But when a company needs a large sanitary conveyor that can still transfer small items, an innovative solution is needed. This particular transfer unit features small ½” transfers on and off of the conveyor. The facility that this conveyor was… 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 »

WMTS 2015

  Come check out Dorner at booth #1038 during the 2015 Western Manufacturing Technology Show on June 15-17. The show will be held at the Edmonton EXPO Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. This year Dorner is bringing our 7400 AquaPruf from our sanitary conveyor line and a 3200 Precision Move conveyor. WMTS showcases, “leading-edge machine tools,… Read more »

Tray Filling Conveyor with Retractable Tail

  Recently, we had a customer looking to improve the efficiency of their food production line.  The product was coming down a conveyor and needed to be placed onto trays which would then go in an oven for baking. The company’s current set-up used two employees to grab the products off of the conveyor and… 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 »

Use a Conveyor to Spread Product, Maximize Quality – Video

  In many applications involving cooling or heating, product spacing is key to uniform quality. And often, the equipment producing the product is narrower or wider than the cooling or heating equipment. This can create a dilemma.                     In this application, the product was going into… Read more »

Dorner Conveyors RTE AquaPruf 7600 Accessories

Improving a Ready-to-Eat Assembly

Recently, one of our customers requested a versatile assembly conveyor for its popular ready-to-eat sandwich products. To meet their needs, we used our industry leading sanitary conveyor and added accessories designed specifically for ready-to-eat food creation. This conveyor has an engineered side rail system that allows for a variety of accessories that can be moved… Read more »

Make Unique Belting Work for You

With produce that is harvested for processing, there is often dirt and other debris that goes along for the ride. Our customer for this conveyor hand picks their produce and places them into trays. They needed a way to separate the debris from the product as early in the process as possible.  Recognizing that mud, dirt,… Read more »

Vertical Conveyor Solution for Sticky Product

There is no elevation too high or product too sticky for this custom conveyor elevator design.The system was designed to move product up 12 feet to a fill machine.  This turnkey system begins with a vibratory feeder that spreads out a variety of gummies for even loading onto the conveyor elevator.  The conveyor then delivers… Read more »

“Best Conveyors Ever”

Dorner was featured in an article in the October Issue of Packaging World which highlighted Ferrara Candy Co., Inc.  Ferrara was able to achieve greater manufacturing efficiencies by reorganizing certain operations. Part of this reorganization involved the use of Dorner Conveyors that move pouched candy.  Wendall Davis, Project Manager/Packaging Engineer for Ferrera, says of Dorner,… Read more »

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