90 Degree Product Rotator

7 Apr

When dealing with limited space, some applications require extremely flexible solutions.  In this instance, the facility needed to increase capacity by adding equipment.  The problem was that they did not have enough room for a traditional curve chain conveyor for the product takeaway.  Dorner solved the application issue by engineering a 90 degree product rotator…. Read More »


Dorner Slices 1100 Series Lead Time, Adds Second Shift to Meet Increased Customer Demand

27 Mar

Things are certainly speeding up at Dorner. In fact, Dorner is now delivering its 1100 Series conveyor platform in five fast days – a 66 percent improvement from its original 15-day lead time just last year. The faster lead time is in response to strong customer demand for the 1100 Series conveyor platform, which has… Read More »


Change Conveyor Configurations Without Starting Over

14 Mar

Sometimes starting over is good, but not when designing your conveyor system. Dorner has improved the functionality of its Dorner Tools (DTools) conveyor productivity applications to allow users to save time by being able to change or copy any previous conveyor configuration in DCAD and DConfig. The real advantage is that users don’t have to… Read More »


Meet the New 7100 Series Flexible Chain Conveyor

10 Mar

Dorner’s new AquaGard® 7100 Series Stainless Steel Flexible Chain Conveyor can twist and turn into the tightest of spaces. The flexibility is ideal for product routing in wipe down sanitary applications in the food, packaging and pharmaceutical industries. As the footprint around machinery, production areas and plants continues to shrink, the AquaGard 7100 Series Stainless… Read More »


Select the Right Conveyor with Dorner’s Product Selector

4 Mar

Need help selecting the best conveyor system for your application? Dorner’s new Product Selector within its DTools program is just the answer. The new Product Selector is available on all of Dorner Tools (DTools) conveyor productivity applications, including its 2D and 3D CAD libraries, DConfig and Dpricer.  This new feature is designed to help people… Read More »


Reaching New Heights

27 Feb

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 »


Apply Now for the 2014 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship

24 Feb

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship, funded by Dorner Mfg. Corp. This scholarship, awarded to a student enrolled in a two- or four-year program at any of PMMI’s partner schools, was established in honor of Richard Ryan, the former president and CEO of Dorner, who passed away… Read More »


Handle Hot Parts Effectively with Wire Belts

10 Feb

The right belt can make all the difference in choosing the correct conveyor.  When handling hot parts, a wire belt may be your best choice. A customer approached Dorner for a conveyor that would be routing parts for an automated robotic work cell.  The work cell would be progressively welding chassis parts for a major… Read More »


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

6 Feb

Weighted Take-Up

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, the 2200 Series SmartFlex comes with a weighted take-up module to help prevent the plastic chain belt… Read More »


Dorner Appoints Mid-Central Region Sales Manager

4 Feb

Chad Tebben

  Chad Tebben has been appointed the Mid-Central Regional Sales Manager for Dorner Mfg. Corp. In this new position with Dorner, Tebben will be working with sales channel partners and key accounts to grow the company’s industrial and sanitary conveyor business throughout the Mid-Central region of the United States. Tebben brings a strong sales and… Read More »