Category: Engineered Solutions

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No Cheese Conveyor

No Cheese Left Behind

  Challenge:  The conveyor system would have to be broken into multiple conveyors in order to handle the heavy product load (~420 lbs) Solution:  Anytime multiple conveyors are used, you must have to take into account the transfer points between the conveyors.  To keep the transfers tight, a solid urethane positive drive belt with internal… Read more »

MSD Looks at Achieving Accuracy with Conveying

  In the July issue of Motion System Design, the magazine’s editorial staff focused on cutting-edge conveying, including a feature article titled “Achieving Accuracy with Conveying”.  The article takes a detailed, in-depth look at how conveyor technology is rising to the challenge of meeting demanding expectations for precise product movement. With input from our own Mike Hosch, P.E.… Read more »

Recirculating Table Conveyor System for Packaging

On a recent project, we created a recirculating table made by placing two conveyors side-by-side, with their belts moving in opposite directions, and adding guiding to help the product transfer from one conveyor to the next. This video shows rectangular packages being recirculated at about 40 ft/min. Trays are conveyed to the recirculating table, which… Read more »

Beverage Packaging Solution Takes Wine Bottles for a Spin

On a past project, a customer had problems consistently sealing the bottles of wine they produced. The challenge was to evenly apply heat all around the seal at the top of the bottle.  Their solution was to use a Dorner 2200 Series conveyor in conjunction with the mainline chain conveyor. The 2200 conveyor was mounted on its… Read more »

AquaGard 7400 Curve

Packaged Cheese Conveyor Solution

On a recent project with a world-leading natural, high-protein whey and cheese production plant we were put to the challenge of moving 45-pound blocks of cheese out of the processing stage to the final packaging stage. As the process ran originally, the blocks of cheese entered a large refrigerated storage unit in a first-in-last-out (FILO) orientation. To ensure… Read more »

Never get left in the Dust

It’s easy to imagine. . . maybe you’ve seen it first-hand.  Processes such as packaging, manufacturing, producing dry foods, and others, can leave production plants MESSY!  Whether dust from corrugate boxes or cardboard, shavings from machining operations, powdery food or spices, often times particles from these processes become airborne only to later fall into every little nook and cranny possible,… Read more »

How are Dorner Conveyors like Motorcycles?

Milwaukee is synonymous with motorcycles. Every engineer’s dream job is to work on custom machines like the motorcycles produced in Milwaukee. As a custom applications engineer here at Dorner Mfg., I get to work on what I consider to be, in the world of conveyors, the equivalent of a custom motorcycle every day. This is particularly… Read more »

Flexible Packaging Solution Adapts for Varying Product Sizes for Quick Changeover

In today’s busy production facilities, rapid change is inevitable. And, nobody can afford a time-consuming changeover.  It’s critical for equipment to be flexible and adapt to new processes fast to meet immediate needs. Packaging Conveyor Solution Delbia Do’s flexible packaging conveyor solution No one knows this better than Delbia Do, Bronx, N.Y., a contract manufacturer of fragrances… Read more »

Internal Bearings, Flat-Side Frame Allows for Side Transfer Conveyor

Recently, a southern California private label dairy plant for a major supermarket retailer came to Dorner with the challenge of creating a side transfer conveyor to transfer small yogurt containers between two conveyors with the smallest gap possible. Since this was a food processing conveyor, the customer needed to use sanitary stainless steel AquaPruf 7400 Series… 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 »

Dorner Application Story – Ergonomic Transfers

-Problem As the number of cellular phones has skyrocketed in recent years, the need to repair these units has increased as well. Samsung Telecommunications America, LLP of Dallas, Texas has provided more CDMA handsets than any other manufacturer in the U.S. That’s why their 50,000 square-foot Customer Care Center for repairing and refurbishing those phones… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Confectionery Maintenance

-Problem Belt problems on the conveyors at Gertrude Hawk Chocolates were turning a sweet job into a bitter experience. The belts weren’t staying on track, resulting in fraying along the edges. Workers would take off the belts, trim the frayed edges, and try again. After a few cycles of this, the belts would have to be replaced. It… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Custom Application

-Problem A major American cereal manufacturer needed an application to replace an existing conveyor system with a more sanitary and time efficient cleaning system. The system previously in place used buckets and chains to transfer the cereal through the plant. This system was extremely time-consuming to clean on a daily basis. However, the biggest challenge… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Confectionery Packaging

-Problem Combine an almost insatiable demand for America’s favorite gourmet jelly beans with a selection of over 39 flavors, and it becomes clear that the Herman Goelitz Co., makers of Jelly Belly, have to use every square inch of production space wisely. And with fourteen different packing lines running around the clock, space-saving equipment is… Read more »

Integrator – Packaging Food

– Problem Sometimes you can do the job in-house, but other times, it’s smarter to work with others. That’s what Kliklok-Woodman Packaging Solutions discovered. For more than 50 years, Kliklok-Woodman, of Decatur, Georgia has built forming, filling, cartoning and packaging equipment for the bakery and frozen food industry. Sometimes they design and manufacture tabletop chain… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Counting Packaging

-Problem A CD and DVD manufacturer needed to improve the inefficiencies created by excessive manual handling on a packaging line. Downtime and low productivity were unacceptable. The application required the counting and separation of CD sleeves into groups of 25 pieces. Operators were doing this manually and needed to be freed up to manage the… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Packaging Solution

Boosting production by 25 percent while enhancing worker comfort and plant flexibility represented a formidable challenge for the nation’s largest faucet manufacturer. At the Specialty Division of Moen Inc.’s 250,000 sq. ft. plant in Wheeling, IL. Productivity, flexibility, and ergonomics have been effectively addressed with a simple conveyor innovation. -Solution Seventeen Adjustable Angle Extruded Alloy… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Automotive Accumulation

–Problem How could a little black rubber grommet cause such big problems? That was the situation at Stanadyne Automotive, in Washington, North Carolina. Stanadyne manufactures fuel filters for farm and construction equipment. These filters are rectangular canisters, 4” x 5” x 4”, and each has three 9/16” diameter butadiene rubber grommets on the bottom. Stanadyne was using a… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Harsh Industrial Environments

-Problem Indiana Automotive Fasteners Co., (IAF) occupies a four-year-old facility, specifically designed to accommodate automated production techniques. Of course, dependable material conveying is key to efficient, hands-free automation. Unfortunately, IAF soon discovered that conveyors originally specified for the plant could not stand up to the rigors encountered in the plant’s manufacturing process. For instance, a… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Automation

-Challenge A pharmaceutical third party logistics company was processing only 2,200 cases of drugs per day and was having difficulty tracking these incoming cases. As the company grew, they needed a more time and space efficient method of processing the cases of drugs received daily. This required a new automated system to help avoid the necessity for a… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – OEM Maintenance Improvement

-Problem When you sell one of the best CNC machining tools in the world, you want your customers to be completely satisfied with the entire package. But that wasn’t happening for Hanwha Machine Tool USA of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. They are the importer and head up the US and Canadian dealer network for Hanwha, Swill-style machining… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Accumulation Transfers

-Problem In this CD and DVD duplication facility, spindles of product manufactured in a cleanroom are carried out to a packaging area. The application required: Smooth and controlled accumulation Reliable 90° transfer A cleanroom conveyor with minimal particle generation Tight packaging to fit close to a wall and not obstruct space Unattended operation at the… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Packaging

-Problem While DPT Laboratories specializes in developing and manufacturing CLOGSScreams, lotions, ointments, gels, oral and topical solutions and suspensions – their processing methods concentrate on unclogged production efficiency; so much so that, in 2000, the company produced more than 100,000,000 product units. Appearance counts, too. It applies equally well in satisfying packaging requirements, as well… Read more »

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