Category: Conveyor Automation

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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 »

Reducing Product Loss

When you need to move product from one conveyor to another that’s often where challenges arise. You could just put the two conveyors as close together as possible and if your product is large enough it will go from one conveyor to the next. However, there’s still the chance of it falling into the gap… Read more »

Withstanding the Rigors of Industrial Environments

Manufacturing is a tough environment for machines. The dust, chemicals, and sharp parts found in many manufacturing facilities take their toll on machinery. Often times companies will take the care to maintain and protect the large multi-million dollar machinery in their facilities but forget about keeping up with maintenance on smaller machines, like conveyors. Conveyors… 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 »

2200 Series Smart Flex Pallet Systems Video

SmartFlex Pallet Systems provide flexible chain conveyors and pallets for product routing, control, and inspection. The system provides accurate positioning in a variety of assembly automation industries including automotive, medical, electronics, health and beauty, life sciences and more! With a variety of innovative pallet handling modules that are each sold as independent kits, SmartFlex pallet… Read more »

Change Orientation with a Pop-up Transfer

A 90-degree pop-up transfer uses multiple conveyors moving perpendicularly to each other, changing a product’s direction. The transfer shown above was built to handle multiple sizes of reams of paper. This space-saving design changes both the orientation and elevation of the product as it moves down the line. The lifting of the pop-up transfer accommodates… 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 »

SmartFlex® Conveyors – Installation Made Easy

Dorner’s SmartFlex conveyors are designed and shipped to keep things simple!  Each conveyor is completely assembled and tested at Dorner.  It is then partially disassembled into sub-assemblies for shipping.  This ensures that set-up is fast and easy once your conveyor arrives.   Each section and corresponding parts are labeled to assist you in setting up… Read more »

A Look Back at AquaPruf Conveyor Solutions

It’s important to remember where you came from in order to keep a clear vision moving forward. Our AquaPruf platform of sanitary conveyors has been operating in companies across North America since 2003. And one of our initial launch customers for AquaPruf 7300 Series (now branded as AquaGard) was a Pittsburgh-based bakery that used the conveyors as part of… Read more »

How Choosing the Right Equipment Impacts Your ROI

The July issue of Packaging World featured an interesting application story about how Willow Tree Poultry Farms, a frozen poultry packager in Attleboro, MA, cut operating costs by implementing Econocorp cartoning and casing equipment to their production line.  As the Willow Tree’s sales had continued to increase over the years, they searched for an automated solution, which would ultimately help… 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 »

Powered Transfer Reduces Product Loss Between Conveyors

Transferring products between conveyors or machinery can sometimes be a challenge.  Especially, when handling small products on large conveyors since they tend to have large pulleys or end rollers.  There are several solutions to this problem, including static transfer plates, roller transfer plates, and using smaller nose bar tails. Each of these solutions work in… 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 »

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