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Live Demo Schedule for PACK EXPO Connects

While we can’t visit in person at PACK EXPO this year, you don’t have to miss out on seeing our conveyors and connecting with Dorner personnel! We’re hosting 7 product demos during PACK EXPO Connects, November 9-13, 2020.  Take a look at our demo schedule below and then head over to Dorner’s Booth to add… Read more »

How to Integrate Robotics & Conveyors Easily

  The integration between robotics and conveyors in recent years has brought a much higher level of automation to a variety of packaging applications. The two components work hand-in-hand to deliver a more streamlined, efficient operation with more accuracy and a strong return-on-investment. As we look beyond 2020, we feel this collaborative effort is only… Read more »

Build Your Own ERT250 Conveyor with Dorner’s DTools

  CAD models of Dorner’s new Edge Roller Technology (ERT®250) conveyor are now available in D-Tools, Dorner’s online conveyor configurator. Downloading CAD models on D-Tools gives product engineers, plant managers and others the ability to easily design an ERT250 conveyor to fit their exact application in a matter of minutes. D-Tools, which includes 2D and… Read more »

Visit Dorner at the ASSEMBLY Show

  The ASSEMBLY Show is going virtual! The ASSEMBLY Show is an annual event that showcases the latest assembly technology equipment and products and gives attendees the chance to learn from industry experts and connect with experienced professionals. Visit Dorner during the event, October 27-28, 2020 for the opportunity to connect with our industry professionals… 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 »

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 »

2200 Series Modular Belt Europe

Dorner Continues European Expansion by Building 2200 Series Modular Belt Conveyors from its German Manufacturing Facility

HARTLAND, Wis., (September 09, 2020) — Dorner’s facility in Jülich, Germany (Dorner Europe) is again expanding by now manufacturing 2200 Series Modular Belt conveyors. Dorner (http://www.dornerconveyors.com) is an industry leader in the design, application, manufacturing and integration of precision industrial and sanitary conveyor systems. The 2200 Series Modular Belt is ideal for small to medium… Read more »

Visit Dorner at RIA Robotics Week

  Looking for the new, exciting innovations in robotics and automation? Come see Dorner at RIA Robotics Week (registration is free!). Robotics Week will bring together experts from the leading robotics and automation companies for 4 days of valuable education sessions, keynotes and exhibits. Dorner is hosting multiple presentation and open discussion sessions during the… Read more »

Dorner 2200 Precision Move Pallet Systems

Dorner Latin America Now Building 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet Systems

  Dorner Latin America continues to grow their capacity by adding the 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet System Conveyor as its fourth major platform to be assembled at their facility in Guadalajara, Mexico. The 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet System Conveyor is designed to increase efficiency and reduce downtime in assembly automation processes for their… Read more »

Custom Conveyor for Precise Product Rotation

Recently, Dorner constructed a conveyor that is part of the same application previously featured  in Custom Conveyor System for Medical Devices. The two systems were built to transport flexible medical devices.  This system includes a 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet System conveyor that serves as the base conveyor. The dual strand pallet handling conveyor is… Read more »

Hold Back or Pace Products with the New Clamping Module

Dorner is now offering a Clamping Module on its FlexMove® conveyor system that gives users the ability to hold back or pace products for accumulating applications. The Clamping Module is ideal for totes, boxes, bottles and square, round and rectangular containers. As products pass through the Clamping Module, pre-programmed photo sensors trigger a pneumatic-clamping actuator… 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 »

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 »

Dorner Conveyors Product Transfer

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 »

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