Category: <span>Engineered Solutions</span>

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Elevator Provides Additional Product Storage for Accumulation System

See the system in action at the end of the post! When downstream equipment is non-operational, an accumulation system can provide storage space for product without needing to shut down the entire operation. And when dealing with food, it’s important to consider product freshness in your accumulation method. For a customer manufacturing pizzas, Dorner needed… Read more »


Can Dorner Design A Solution For Your Application?

Dorner’s Engineered Solutions Group (ESG) can create a custom conveyor or conveyor system for almost any customer need. Dorner has worked with companies in food processing, consumer goods packaging, medical product inspection, assembly of large appliances and everything in between. Conveyors can do so much beyond just move product from point A to point B.… Read more »


Retractable Tail Provides Simple Walk-Through Access

  Space can be limited on the factory floor and equipment isn’t always easy to access. Conveyors and other machinery can be difficult or unsafe to pass by while they are running. And having to shut down your operation to access a certain area can lead to costly downtime. But conveyors don’t have to be… Read more »


6 Ways to Use a Bottomless Conveyor

  Bottomless conveyors, also called side-gripping conveyors, provide a simple solution for accessing the underside of a product for a range of applications. These applications include inspection, printing, labeling and edge sealing. With bottomless conveyors, two conveyors—either preset or sold with an adjustable option for a variety of product sizes—are mounted on the edge. If… Read more »


Merging and Laning System for Sauce Packaging

  Often during the packaging process, product needs to be either merged or separated into separate lanes as it moves between equipment and to the end of the line. Companies come to Dorner to find a solution for these needs. Recently, Dorner worked with a company that needed to group sauce cups so that they… Read more »


Large Custom Appliance Conveyor System for Assembly Automation

Recently, Dorner provided an extensive custom conveyor solution for a customer looking to assemble large appliances. The system, designed by Dorner’s Engineered Solutions Group utilizes a series of ERT250 pallet handling conveyors that send a part through both manual and automated assembly stations then returns the pallet back to the beginning of the line. At… Read more »


Dorner’s Custom Depositing and Reject Conveyor Systems

  Rejecting Conveyors Why is rejecting necessary? Rejecting is a necessary step in any production line to help increase the quality of a business’ output. Not all products are fit to be sold in a marketplace, with some estimates putting 2 percent of output as rejected parts. Products may be rejected by sight for reasons… Read more »


5 Important Facts About Dorner’s Recirculating Tables

See our recirculating tables in action at the end of the post! 1.  They enable product lines to keep pace with machine outputs. Along a manufacturing line, products may back up in different places, triggering slowdowns, backups and even causing the whole line to shut down. Recirculating conveyors can help prevent having to stop a… Read more »


Create Safe and Fast Walk-Through with Lift Gates

  Lift gate conveyors are a popular solution for creating safe and fast walk-through access to maximize usable space. Take a look at the video below to see some of our lift gate conveyors in action. Lift Gate Basics: Gearmotor acts as a counterweight to allow for easy gate opening Available on Dorner industrial and… 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 »


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 »


Elevation Conveyors For Any Application

  In most facilities, space is a premium and conveyor location is often dependent on machinery and facility design. At Dorner, we don’t want our conveyors to impede your processes, but simplify them. We have many solutions designed to give you more floor space and easy access to machinery and other areas of your facility.… Read more »


Dorner Merge Conveyors

Dorner offers a variety of solutions for merging products in a processing line. We can merge 2, 3, 4 or more lines together, singulate the product and prep it for the next phase of production. We have manual, motorized, and pneumatic solutions depending on your application and product shape and size. All solutions are custom… Read more »


Sanitary Helix Now with Added Features

As we’ve highlighted in the past, Dorner has created Sanitary Helix designs to integrate with Hoosier Feeder’s Food Grade Centrifugal Feeder. The Helix uses AquaGard 7350 Series modular curve chain which allows for high speeds and cleanability. Each Helix is custom designed and built for the customer’s application. Recently, we created a Helix with additional… Read more »


Custom Accumulation Systems

When you need to ensure a steady supply of product to a machine or to hold a supply of product when a machine stops, Dorner’s Accumulation Conveyors can help. Our accumulation conveyors are designed to satisfy the needs of our customers requiring a solution for handling overflow, buffering items, merging lines and more. To create… Read more »


Magnetic Conveyors Customized for Efficiency

  Every business needing a magnetic conveyor in its facility has a specific product to run. Therefore, no two solutions will work the same for different companies. A company moving nails, screws, bolts and other small objects will not need the same magnetization as a company moving larger, heavier magnetic parts. Every conveyor features unique… Read more »


4 Ways to Rotate Product

Recently, a customer needed a solution to rotate product in their packaging line. Dorner created simple, low contact way to complete the rotation in a short distance. Learn how we did this below as well as 3 other ways we can complete in-line product rotation. 4 Ways to Rotate Product 1. Dual Conveyor Product Turner… Read more »


Dorner’s Engineered Solutions Group Injects Automation and Ingenuity into Conveyor Systems for Complex Applications

  When a customer needed to upgrade their existing food processing line to merge two lanes of frozen pizzas into a single lane, Dorner’s Engineered Solutions Group designed the perfect custom solution. Dorner’s Engineered Solutions Group (ESG) gives extra attention to building conveyor systems with unique dimensions and performance characteristics above and beyond Dorner’s regular… Read more »


Dynamic Guide Completes Sanitary Merge

Recently, a customer needed to improve their process of merging two lanes of frozen pizzas into a single line. Their existing equipment required an operator to manually intervene in order to keep product flowing through.  Dorner was able to create a new product merge that works automatically, keeping the process running smoothly and safely. This… Read more »


Finding the Right Space-Saving System

  At Dorner, we regularly build solutions that save space. Not all space-saving designs are the same though. The key is finding the right solution for your product and application. Recently, a customer was in need of a solution to transport glass jars prior to being packed into boxes, but they were facing a major… Read more »


Custom Gravity Roller Conveyor Provides Space Saving Design

  At Dorner, we regularly build complete system solutions for customers, but a custom conveyor doesn’t need to be complex! Recently, a customer needed a conveyor to carry boxes from a FlexMove conveyor down to an area where an operator will finish packaging the box. The customer had limited space in their facility due to… Read more »


How Recirculating Tables Keep Your Product Moving

When moving products down a manufacturing line, there may be places that experience backups and cause the entire line to slow or shut down. To avoid having to stop production or redirect product, a recirculating table can create a space to accumulate product and control the flow to the next process. Recirculating tables are created… Read more »


Sanitary Helix Conveyor Uses AquaGard 7350 Series Chain

Dorner’s SmartFlex Helix is great for industrial applications requiring a helix conveyor, but what about when the application requires a sanitary environment? Dorner’s Engineered Solutions Group has created a Sanitary Helix conveyor with the ability to run at high speeds.   The Sanitary Helix features the AquaGard 7350 Series modular curve chain which allows the… Read more »


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