Control Product Flow and Routing with Dorner’s New 2200 SmartFlex® Pallet Systems

HARTLAND, Wis., (December 8, 2014) — Dorner Mfg. has introduced new pallet system components for use on its  2200 SmartFlex flexible chain conveyor platform that provides accurate positioning and routing of parts for assembly, robotic and inspection applications.  The components, sold as completed assemblies or as kits, allow users to implement easy design changes to their conveyor systems and offer versatile layout flexibility.

Introduced in 2013, the 2200 SmartFlex reduces costs, saves time and offers simple configuration and acquisition options to Dorner’s customers within the food, medical, life sciences, industrial automation and packaging industries. The new pallet systems provide users with greater customization capabilities to benefit assembly and other similar processes. Pallet system components include merge and divert kits, a lift and locate station and pallet stops.

Merge and Diverts Pallet System on 2200 SmartFlex flexible chain conveyor

Merge and Diverts

  • Multiple kit styles include: divert, merge, and merge and divert
  • Multiple configurations including 45°, 90°, and parallel
  • Require pallet or puck stops to be used for product traffic control
  • Designed for use with pucks and pallets with the Pin Tracking System
  • Requires that the conveyor is equipped with guiding. Cutting and fitting of the guiding is required

Lift and Locate Station

  • 105 mm conveyors
  • + 0.004” accuracy
  • 200 pounds holding force
  • Includes one pallet stop (cushioned and non-cushioned)
  • Includes sensor mounts
  • Sensors and pneumatic valves optional
  • Maximum usable width = pallet width

Pallet Stops

  • Pneumatic stop
  • Cushioned and non-cushioned models
  • Capable of back-to-back pacing
  • Up to 100 pounds total per pallet stop at 100 feet-per-minute
  • Lower speed increases load capacity

Pallet Stops on 2200 SmartFlex flexible chain conveyor


  • 105 mm conveyor
  • 190 mm wide
  • 100 mm, 150 mm and 200 mm lengths
  • Maximum product load = 20 pounds
  • Aluminum base plate (1/2” thick)
  • Thickness dependent on load condition
  • Two hardened steel location blocks

Pin Tracking System

  • Pins guide pallet along conveyor
  • Pallet guide only needed on outside of loop
  • Pins provide accuracy at stop location

Learn more about Pallet Systems here.

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