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ERT250 Provides Simple Reconfiguration in the Field

  Dorner’s ERT250 is a new, innovative roller technology driven conveyor system for pallet and tray handling. The rollers are driven by an energy efficient linear gearbox that provides added flexibility with motor positioning and zoning. It also allows for zone and slip roller operation. Simply removing a lower gear creates independent zones. Gearmotors &… Read more »

How do Diverting and Sorting Conveyors Work? Take a Look.

Conveyor diverters and sorting conveyors work by handling product based on such characteristics as weight and shape along with line capacity. One Dorner customer required equipment adjustments to introduce new tubs of salad greens to its production line. For applications that require modularity but that do not require a complex solution, a divert arm would… Read more »

Dorner Latin America Adapts to Customer Needs During Pandemic

  Dorner Latin America recently completed an extensive conveyor order for a customer in El Salvador. Often, for large and complex systems such as this, Dorner is asked to provide in person testing, training and installation for customers. However, due to current travel restrictions, the team had to modify plans to ensure the customer received… Read more »

Watch Now: Choosing the Right Belt – Fabric Belt or Chain

  One of the first considerations when choosing a conveyor is the belt. How do you know which type of belt is right for your product and application? One major decision is whether you want a fabric belt or chain. The choice all depends on what your specific needs are for your project and what… Read more »

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How to Match Snack Conveyor Speed With Packaging Capacity

This article originally appeared on BakingBusiness.com on June 11, 2020. Well before a package is propped up on a shelf, snack makers must consider how to safely get their snacks to the variety of bag sizes now available. John Kuhnz, vice-president of Dorner’s engineering solution group, said focusing on grouping, routing, guides and transitions provides… Read more »

A Simple and Sanitary Diverting Solution to Increase Product Flow

  Diverters, pushers and gates are used when controlling the continuous flow of products through the line is critical to maintain efficiency. Product flow is achieved using a variety of methods and components depending on the product, flow path and equipment with which to interface.   Recently, a customer was in need of adjusting their… Read more »

Custom Conveyor System for Medical Devices

  From miniature conveyors moving small medical products to large tote systems for prescription fulfillment applications, Dorner has a wide variety of medical solutions. Recently, a customer needed a system for moving medical devices that couldn’t be transported directly on a conveyor due to their flexible shape. We created a system using Dorner’s FlexMove conveyors… Read more »

New ERT250 Conveyor Receives Class 4 Cleanroom Certification

  Dorner’s new Edge Roller Technology (ERT™250) conveyor has received certification for use in ISO Standard 14644-1 Class 4 rated cleanrooms. This means Dorner’s ERT250 will conform and not contribute to the contamination of cleanrooms to those standards. Cleanrooms and other controlled environments provide management of airborne particulate contamination to appropriate levels for accomplishing contamination-sensitive… Read more »

Add Simple Automation with Retractable Conveyors

  A retractable conveyor, or retracting tail, is a conveyor frame with the ability to retract or extend, typically on slides or rails. The capability to retract, either manually or pneumatically, can improve system flexibility by adding functionality into your conveyor. There are a variety of applications for retractable conveyor tails. Some of the major… Read more »

Harnessing the Hidden Power of Conveyors

A version of this story originally appeared on MachineDesign.com It only takes a few minutes walking through any modern manufacturing facility to see the incredible level of technology that exists today. The integration of robotics alone to manufacture, process and package goods is just one example where the boundaries of machine design is almost limitless.… Read more »

Merge Product Smoothly from Two Lanes into One

The new FlexMove Side Acting Merge Module from Dorner is a fully mechanical design to simply and easily merge products from two lanes into one on FlexMove conveyors. The FlexMove Side Acting Merge Module is a mechanical dual merge gate that operates in a first-in, first-out style of merge. As products in lane one reach… Read more »

See the New ERT250 in Action!

Dorner’s new ERT250 Conveyors utilize Edge Roller Technology to provide low back pressure accumulation, non-contact zoning, and conventional transport, all without a belt! They feature a clean, open roller design and are ideal for assembly automation and cleanroom applications. Check out the cutting edge technology that makes the ERT250 a must see in pallet and… Read more »

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