Category: Engineered Solutions

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Keeping Packaging Safe with Roller Top Belts

Today almost everything we buy is in some kind of packaging. There’s cardboard boxes, shrink wrapping, plastic packaging, and more. When we pick up a package we expect it to look nice and no be damaged. No one wants to buy a scuffed or dented package. Although most products aren’t damaged when on the production… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Double the Capacity with Take-away Conveyors

Dorner recently had a customer that wanted to improve the efficiency of a packaging line.  Previously, the set-up had one line moving towards a wrapper. Dorner was able to work with the customer to develop a set-up that allowed two people to move product to the one machine, doubling the capacity. This is a takeaway… Read more »

Cleanroom Conveyor System

This conveyor system is designed to move medical products for a cleanroom environment. A cleanroom is used when the manufacturing needs a low level of environmental pollutants. The machine leading up to this system is a vacuum sealer.  The product enters onto the conveyor (A) from the sealer and down to the next conveyor (B)… Read more »

Dorner’s D-Tools Configurator

Have you tried Dorner’s Conveyor Configurator? This tool gives users the control to design and engineer complete conveyor packages or just select individual components.  Not sure which conveyor to select?  Use the product selector to narrow down the options based on your application and needs. Watch the video to see how it works and then sign up… Read more »

The Pie Pusher – Video

For this application, the customer has two pies lines feeding into an oven.  The challenge is that both of the pies lines are 90 degrees to the oven, on opposite ends of each other and the pies are single file on the conveyors.  This product configuration would not maximize the oven’s 8’ width. Dorner’s engineers… Read more »

Spread Out Products – Video

This conveyor is designed as a continuous product spreader, engineered to separate pies.  As the pies move down the conveyor they are continuously spread out by an arm moving back and forth.  The pies need to be separated to provide increased product cooling and quality.  The device is able to accommodate three sizes of pie… Read more »

Delivering Pizza to Food Packaging Machinery

This Aquapruf 7400 Series Conveyor features three conveyors attached to one frame. The customer’s application requires two of these unique conveyor set-ups.  These were engineered to either spread the product out or bring product closer together. Before getting to the first set of conveyors, the pizzas are spread out to maximize the topping process.  These… Read more »

Retractable Tail Conveyor

Dorner Conveyors can be engineered to fit your specific need.  One option to consider is a retractable tail, a feature where an end of the conveyor shortens or lengthens depending on where you want the product. Some common uses for a retracting tail include : 1. Evenly distributing product across another conveyor 2. Changing the product… Read more »

90 Degree Product Rotator

When dealing with limited space, some applications require extremely flexible solutions.  In this instance, the facility needed to increase capacity by adding equipment.  The problem was that they did not have enough room for a traditional curve chain conveyor for the product takeaway.  Dorner solved the application issue by engineering a 90-degree product rotator.  … Read more »

Reaching New Heights

The flexibility of Dorner’s new SmartFlex conveyor makes them adaptable to many different kinds of spaces.  Not only can they make tight turns, but the SmartFlex can also go up and down steep inclines. The conveyor above had an incline of 45 degrees and reached 7 feet 10 inches at the highest point before dropping… Read more »

Handle Hot Parts Effectively with Wire Belts

The right belt can make all the difference in choosing the correct conveyor.  When handling hot parts, a wire belt may be your best choice. A customer approached Dorner for a conveyor that would be routing parts for an automated robotic work cell.  The work cell would be progressively welding chassis parts for a major… Read more »

Engineered Solutions Going Beyond the Conveyor

Dorner’s engineered solutions group recently had a project that handled a popular snack food.  This product needed to be routed from a fryer to the packaging equipment.  During this process, there were three different coatings that needed to be applied, each on a different line.  One of the coatings required reheating the product in order… Read more »

Post Applied Slider at Hudson-Sharp

It’s no surprise that time is often of the essence when it comes to designing and building a new machine. Hudson-Sharp recently validated that statement during the design of a special machine to add a closure mechanism to pre-made pouches. To help save time, the company turned to Dorner Mfg. Corp. to design the in-feed… Read more »

Pharmaceutical Packaging Conveyors

For a recent application, a customer looking to improve automation for their pharmaceutical packaging line employed the use of Dorner conveyors. With a broad range of products we were able to use a combination of several different types of conveyor technology, including plastic chain for curves, friction inserts to grip packages on inclines, and both… Read more »

90 Degree Pop-Up Transfer Table

  This video shows a 90-degree pop-up transfer table conveyor. This particular system was designed to move 40 lb. blocks of frozen food from a manually fed conveyor. The process changes product orientation from short edge lead to long edge leading.   The pop-up design eliminates relative movement between the product and the conveying surface… Read more »

Conveyor Solutions Designed to YOUR Taste

While the video of our “sandwich maker” conveyor is just for fun, there is some serious technology being used to make the sandwich. The sandwich is being made on a Dorner conveyor set up with a series of overhead photo eyes, which connect to an indexing drive that moves the conveyor belt back and forth… Read more »

Pizza Delivery at 300 Feet Per Minute

Everyone likes their pizza delivered fast, right?! On a recent project, we were tasked with providing a conveyor solutions for handling pizza at high speeds.  The pizzas were coming from a wrapping machine in several lanes on stainless steel AquaPruf 7400 Series conveyors and being transferred to a mainline 7400 Series conveyor traveling at speeds of up… Read more »

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