Tag: Service

Developing a parts plan that will keep your line moving

Conveyors are critical. They may not be the machinery slicing product or packaging the food, but when your conveying system goes down and takes your production line with it, the productivity and profits lost aren’t any less costly than if it had been your star piece of equipment. Conveyors don’t require as much time and… Read more »

Service Videos – Controllers

Do you need assistance with the set-up or operation of your Dorner controller?  We’ve just added service videos for: Dorner’s Basic VFD Controller Dorner’s Full Feature VFD Controller Dorner’s Basic DC Controller Watch the Basic DC Controller Set-up and Operation below, or head to the Service Videos Page to see the others.   We’re also… Read more »

V-Guide or Crowned Pulley, Which one is Right for You?

One of the largest issues of belt conveyor maintenance is belt tracking. When belts aren’t running straight on the pulleys it can cause premature wear and damage to the conveyor and belt. There are a lot of factors that can affect belt tracking such as belt splicing, pulley accuracy, or proper belt tensioning. The two… Read more »

Advanced Distributor Training

Whether you’ve been you been a distributor for a short time or for many years, continuing education about the products you sell is important. Dorner’s Advanced Distributor Training is a multi-day course held at our headquarters meant to give distributors a more in-depth look at applications, new products, industry competition, Dorner sales processes and basic… Read more »

Importance of Stocking Belts

Making sure your conveyor is running smoothly is key to keeping your operation running. Manufacturers often give a lot of thought to making sure that the large, multi-million dollar machinery they operate is kept running smoothly but pay little attention to the conveyors that transport their product. However, what many people don’t realize is that… Read more »

How to Video – Precision Move Pallet Systems Quick Belt Change

Dorner’s New 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet Systems feature the latest advancements in pallet traffic management. A fast belt change capability increases efficiency and reduces downtime in assembly automation processes.   The top removal belt change method provides quick belt maintenance access without the need to remove the conveyor or surrounding automation components. The video… Read more »

Conveyor Systems Optimization

Optimization and Automation in Conveyor Systems It’s obvious that conveyor systems aren’t what they used to be. In fact, Dorner prides itself on the fact that conveyor systems today are better, faster, and smarter than they were in the past. While the original conveyor system was built to move a product from one location to… Read more »

Supporting Multiple Technologies, Simple Pre-Configured Applications and Ready to Run, Dorner’s Motors and Controls Help Maximize Conveyor Applications

New 28-page engineering manual serves as a valuable how-to resource for motors and controls HARTLAND, Wis., (March 16, 2015) —A conveyor system is only as good as the motor and controls that power it – which is why Dorner has revamped its Motors and Controls offering to support a variety of technologies to cover all… Read more »

Minimize Production Downtime

Keeping your conveyors up and running is critical to your operation. A belt going down or spindle breaking can cause production to quickly stop, leading to costly downtime. Fortunately, those days will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the new Parts Audit program from Dorner. The Parts Audit program is a value-added… Read more »

Change Conveyor Configurations Without Starting Over

Sometimes starting over is good, but not when designing your conveyor system. Dorner has improved the functionality of its Dorner Tools (DTools) conveyor productivity applications to allow users to save time by being able to change or copy any previous conveyor configuration in DCAD and DConfig. The real advantage is that users don’t have to… Read more »

Eliminate Belt Sag with Weighted Take-Up Module on SmartFlex® Conveyors

There’s no doubt that catenary sag is a real drag when it comes to conveyor belts. But that’s not an issue with Dorner’s newest flexible chain conveyor platform – the 2200 Series SmartFlex. To help prevent catenary sag, SmartFlex Conveyors come with a weighted take-up module to help prevent the plastic chain belt from sagging… Read more »

2200 Series Precision Move Conveyors Added to DTools Configurator Tool

Our new online Configurator tool, known as DTools, has been expanded to include the company’s latest conveyor platform – the 2200 Series Precision Move. DTools is a group of online tools designed to help users select, design, configure and apply conveyors. The Configurator is an intuitive 2D and 3D CAD platform that allows users to build… Read more »