Category: Engineered Solutions

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New Spiral Chutes from Dorner Provide a Gentle, Economical Way to Move Product Down to a Lower Level

Gravity has never been more useful! The new Spiral Chutes from Dorner are an economical way to gently move product down to a lower level…with gravity doing all the work. As product enters the Spiral Chute, gravity takes over to safely slide packages down to the lower level. Spiral Chutes’ patent-pending stair step design ensures products won’t get stuck… Read more »

SmartFlex Pallet Systems

Dorner SmartFlex Pallet Systems now available in D-Tools

Dorner’s SmartFlex® Pallet System conveyors are now available in D-Tools, Dorner’s online conveyor configurator that includes 2D and 3D CAD libraries and other functions. Using D-Tools, project engineers, plant managers and others can now design a SmartFlex Pallet System conveyor to fit their exact application in a matter of minutes. D-Tools allows users to construct simple or complex… Read more »

Robot Integration

Conveying Automation Expertise

As more companies look to automate their processing lines, they are relying on conveyor manufacturers for an assist – here’s why… By Mike Hosch Vice President, Industrial Products Group, Dorner Manufacturing New waves of technologies are transforming not only the way products are produced and packaged, but manufacturing facilities as a whole. Flexibility and connectivity… Read more »

Four Uses for a Retracting Tail Conveyor

The capability to retract a conveyor, either manually or pneumatically, can improve system flexibility. The basic design of a retracting tail is a conveyor frame that retracts or extends, typically on slides or rails. This function can happen infrequently with low accuracy or it can reoccur every few seconds with precision. Dorner has options available… Read more »

Transfer Metal Product with Magnetic Conveyors

There are multiple options when looking to transfer product between conveyors such as powered or roller transfers, but this recent application used a more unique option. This 2200 Series SmartFlex conveyor system features magnetic transfers both on and off the conveyor. The transfers were designed using 2200 Series magnetic conveyors that pick up the metal product off of an… Read more »

Sanitary LPZ for Bulk Product Handling

Dorner’s AquaGard 7360 Series Conveyors are part of Dorner’s line of sanitary conveyors suited for wipe down and low pressurized washdowns. With BISSC certification, these conveyors are often used for industries such as bakery & snack foods, but they are suited for any environment requiring wipe down conveyors. In this application, the AquaGard LPZ conveyor was used to… Read more »

Move Product Around Machinery with a Reverse LPZ Conveyor

A traditional LPZ conveyor is ideal for elevation changes in some facilities, but other times its footprint is too large for what the space allows. A recent customer faced this problem when they needed to move product between conveyors, but the area wouldn’t work for a regular Z-frame conveyor due to a machine being in… Read more »

Flat Pouch Labeler

This video shows a conveyor created by Dorner’s Engineered Solutions Group for Southern California Packaging Equipment. It is a modified 2200 Series conveyor where the conveyor frame is wider than the belt. This allowed Southern California Packaging Equipment to mill slots through the frame on both sides to allow a pneumatic gate to raise and stop the product.

Dorner Conveyors Precision Move Conveyors

2200 & 3200 Precision Move Conveyors Video

  Dorner’s 2200 and 3200 Precision Move Conveyors are ideal for assembly automation, product assembly, manufacturing and packaging processes that require accurate alignment of time and distance.   The 2200 Series Precision Move Conveyor features a reverse v-guide which provides positive belt tracking along the entire length of the conveyor. The positively driven belt ensures… Read more »

SmartFlex Wedge Elevator Video

  Dorner’s SmartFlex Wedge Elevators are designed to move products securely between the production floor and other elevations. The products are wedged between opposing conveyors lined vertically or horizontally. Wedge elevators are ideal for environments requiring compact footprints, transitions between travel orientations, de-pucking operations and creating passageways on the production floor. The wedge elevators rapid… Read more »

Dorner Solves Customer’s Wide Conveyor Application with Belted Conveyor Design

Dorner recently worked with a customer who required a 101” wide conveyor. The conveyor needed to accept three side-by-side stacks of light-weight product that were up to 30” wide apiece. The challenge was, Dorner’s widest standard offering is the 52” wide belt on the AquaGard 7360 platform. The application did not require stainless steel construction, so… Read more »

How to Achieve Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a standard for measuring equipment productivity in the manufacturing industry through availability, performance, and quality. In mathematical terms, Availability x Performance x Quality = OEE. Though a basic formula, OEE can be used as the foundation of process analysis and help companies identify and eliminate overall losses and waste. It… Read more »

Unique Metal Chain Transfer Moves Meats in Sanitary Environment

For a recent application, a customer needed to move cooked foods between machines but needed to address issues such as product temperature, sanitary requirements and maintaining product orientation. The customer was moving cooked sausage patties and sausage links from the oven and delivering them to a spiral freezer unit. A stainless steel wire belt was… Read more »

Dorner Provides Custom Conveyor System for Labeling Application

A customer recently needed a system to move variously sized cartons through two inkjet printers. During this process, the carton needed to be justified and then transferred 90 degrees.   To accomplish this Dorner provided them with a 6 conveyor system which included three 3200 Series Conveyors with Intralox’s patented Activated Roller Belt (ARB) technology,… Read more »

Merge, Divert and Align Products Smoothly with the New 3200 Series Conveyor with ARB Technology from Dorner

The new 3200 Series conveyor with Intralox Activated Roller Belt (ARB) Technology is perfect for moving boxes and packages in merging, diverting and aligning applications. ARB Technology uses low and high friction angled rollers within the belt to help smoothly guide and align items of all sizes. This conveyor technology minimizes floor space, increases system… 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 »

Recirculating Conveyor for Small Parts – Video

In a recent application, a customer was looking to move small parts into a single file line so that a robot could pick the parts up one at a time and move them to the next machine. The customer will manually dump the parts onto this recirculating conveyor, a system using two conveyors moving in… Read more »

Multiple Belts for Box Stability in Packaging Line

When packaging product into boxes, it’s often important to make sure the box is in the exact right position, especially when a robot is doing the packing. While there are a variety of options for positioning a box, the system shown here allows for various sizes of box to run on the same system while… 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 »

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 »

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