Tag: SmartFlex

Increase Throughput and Efficiency with a Tote Handling System

See this system in action at the end of the post! Recently, a pharmaceutical company came to Dorner looking for a system that would increase the throughput of their operation. Pharmacists and technicians were manually carrying totes between various order filling stations and the area for verifying and packing. The company needed a way to… Read more »

New SmartFlex® Helix Conveyors from Dorner Offers Facilities Greater Flexibility in Layout

Elevate the performance of your conveyor system with the new SmartFlex Helix Conveyor from Dorner The tight turns and small footprint of the SmartFlex Helix Conveyors provide facilities with greater flexibility in layout for applications such as accumulation, buffering, cooling product and more. The SmartFlex Helix Conveyors’ infeed and outfeed can be positioned at any height or… 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 »

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 »

Helical Conveyor Solution

Dorner’s 2200 Series SmartFlex line capabilities, such as the SmartFlex Twist, Alpine, and Helical are designed to give customers added flexibility. The SmartFlex Helix allows for elevation changes as part of the conveyor system, raising or lowering products in a small foot print. The foot print for the elevation section can be as small a 10’ x 10’ which is ideal… Read more »

Added Flexibility for Dorner’s 2200 SmartFlex® Conveyor Platform with New 85 mm Width Option

Dorner’s flexible chain conveyor platform, SmartFlex®, is now available in an 85 mm width standard option. With this addition, SmartFlex Conveyors are now available in 4 standard widths: 65 mm (2.6”), 85 mm (3.3”), 105 mm (4.1”) and 150 mm (5.9”). Other sizes that can be specially ordered include: 45 mm (1.8”), 180 mm (7.1”) and 260 mm (10.2”). This new expanded… 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 »

Lift Gate Provides Added Flexibility to SmartFlex System

Dorner’s 2200 Series SmartFlex conveyors are one of our most flexible systems available. For this application, the customer was moving bottles on a packaging line and needed added versatility. Besides utilizing the flexibility of the SmartFlex conveyor’s tight turns and long runs, the customer required a system that could accommodate multiple bottle sizes. Also, the… Read more »

PACK EXPO 2015 Recap

  PACK EXPO Las Vegas had a record-breaking show this year!  The event welcomed nearly 29,000 attendees visiting 2,006 exhibiting companies. Read more about PACK EXPO 2015. If you didn’t have a chance to visit our booth in person, check out the video at the end to see our conveyors in action. We had many… Read more »

Pack Expo Booth Preview – Part Four

Read parts one (HERE), two (HERE) and three (HERE). PACK EXPO 2015 is only one week away!  We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Las Vegas next week. We are premiering two brand new conveyors at the show!  Take a first look at them here. AquaPruf Vertical Belt Technology            … Read more »

Pack Expo Booth Preview Part Three

Read parts one (HERE) and two (HERE). PACK EXPO 2015 is less than two weeks away! This week we are getting everything packed and ready to ship out to Las Vegas. One of the items we are sending to the show this year is our new and improved 2200 Series SmartFlex and 3200 Series conveyor loop. NEW FEATURES SmartFlex… Read more »

Another Successful Trade Show

  With EXPO Pack Mexico finished Dorner has wrapped up another successful show. This year’s show had the most international attendees in its history. Over 25,000 people visited the show including attendees from Guatemala, Colombia, Costa Rica, and many other countries, according to PMMIReports. The show covered a variety of industries from pharmaceutical, automotive, electrical,… Read more »

Come see Dorner at EXPO PACK Mexico

Dorner is going to be at this year’s EXPO PACK Mexico show on June 16-19 at Centro Banamex in Mexico City. Stop by and see us at booth #1624 and see what Dorner has to offer. With over 1,000 exhibitors and 26,000 attendees, PACK EXPO Mexico is Latin America’s premier packaging and processing event. The… 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 »

See our newest products at Automate 2015!

“Held once every two years, Automate is the largest solutions-based showcase of automation technologies in North America demonstrating the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions within the robotics industry.” – Automate Website This year, Automate 2015 will be held from March 23-26 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.  Dorner will be exhibiting for… Read more »

Visit us at WestPack!

  WestPack 2015 is only one week away!  WestPack, located at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, enables packaging professionals to source 3,000 suppliers of materials, machinery, components and contract services Stop by and see us in Booth #5020 from February 10-12, 2015. We look forward to seeing you there! Here are some of the… 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 »

Eliminate Belt Sag with Weighted Take-Up Module on SmartFlex® Conveyors

There’s no doubt that catenary sag is a real drag when it comes to conveyor belts. But that’s not an issue with Dorner’s newest flexible chain conveyor platform – the 2200 Series SmartFlex. To help prevent catenary sag, SmartFlex Conveyors come with a weighted take-up module to help prevent the plastic chain belt from sagging… Read more »