Category: Conveyor Maintenance

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 »

Learn the Service Basics For Your 3200 Series Center Drive

Dorner’s 3200 Series are heavy duty, low-maintenance conveyors. They are best suited for medium-to-large part handling in a variety of applications including high speeds, long runs and mainline packaging. The center drive module frees up both ends of conveyor for operator and machine interface and can easily be repositioned along the length of the conveyor.… Read more »

Reducing Production Obstacles with Replacement Parts

Over the last few weeks, Dorner has received a number of inquiries from customers asking us for recommendations on what parts are best to keep on hand. While there is not a one-size-fits-all solution, stocking replacement parts can be a strong line of defense against unwarranted downtime and unforeseen maintenance obstacles. Often times though, replacement parts aren’t thought… Read more »

2200 Series Belted Conveyor

Cleaning Tips for Industrial Conveyors

While customers are often familiar with cleaning and sanitizing stainless steel sanitary conveyors, which are built for daily wipe downs or washdowns, cleaning industrial conveyors is less straightforward. The products that can be used on industrial conveyors varies, usually due to the large range of belt materials. While some belts can handle harsher chemicals such… Read more »

New Service Videos Now Available – AquaGard 7350 Series

Do you have a new AquaGard 7350 Series Modular Belt Curve conveyor you need to install? Or do you need to change a belt on an existing conveyor? Take a look at our two new service videos below to learn the basics of these processes. Are you looking for a similar video for a different… Read more »

Maximizing Service and Minimizing Downtime

Dorner Service Manager, Steve Kuczowski and an OEM service manager quickly work to weld together a belt splice directly on the conveyor in the field. Dorner recently dispatched Steve Kuczkowski, Service Manager, to complete a belt repair at a customer location.  Upon arrival, Steve immediately realized the equipment was nested close together preventing Steve and… Read more »

How to Maximize OEE with Hygienic Conveyors

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a standard for measuring equipment productivity in the manufacturing industry through availability, performance, and quality. OEE can be expressed through the formula Availability x Performance x Quality = OEE While the formula is basic, OEE is constantly used by companies to identify and eliminate overall losses and waste of a… Read more »

Benefits of Dorner’s Aftermarket Solutions

  Dorner’s Aftermarket Solutions will maximize your up time and productivity with reliable parts and services. Aftermarket Solutions include: Parts & Replacement Parts Parts Auditing Belts & Replacement Belts Complete Installation Installation Supervision Maintenance Training Preventative Maintenance Programs Audits and Assessments of Existing Equipment Warranty Support Service and Maintenance Contracts 24/7 Service Hotline Contact Dorner today… Read more »

Dorner Producing Belts In-House Internationally

Dorner’s in-house belting process allows us to build conveyors that operate more efficiently by making belts that perform well and track properly. And we don’t only produce belts in-house in the United States, but internationally as well! Dorner Europe has a 300 square meter belting cell operated by eight fully trained employees. Here, we stock… Read more »

How V-Guided Belts Can Benefit Your Business

  At Dorner, we develop products and solutions that help move your products more efficiently. That’s why we use V-Guided belt tracking, a superior way of ensuring a conveyor belt tracks properly for the entire length of the conveyor. More robust tracking means less downtime. Increased precision means more consistency. More belt control means smaller,… Read more »

How to Videos – 2200 Series Belted Mid Drive Conveyors

  We have two new service videos now available! Learn how to set-up and install and change and track the belt on your new or existing 2200 Series Belted Mid Drive Conveyor in the videos below. Dorner 2200 Series Belted Mid Drive Set-up & Installation Dorner 2200 Series Belted Mid Drive Belt Change   See… Read more »

Customer On-Site Training Session

Last week, Dorner was proud to co-host an on-site training session with our distributor, Avrex Canada for a key customer in the region. This event gave Dorner the opportunity to introduce new technology while reinforcing the use of standard products. The class focused on our Industrial Automation products. We were able to present to over 20 engineers… Read more »

Developing a parts plan that will keep your line moving

Conveyors are critical. They may not be the machinery slicing product or packaging the food, but when your conveying system goes down and takes your production line with it, the productivity and profits lost aren’t any less costly than if it had been your star piece of equipment. Conveyors don’t require as much time and… Read more »

Importance of Stocking Belts

Making sure your conveyor is running smoothly is key to keeping your operation running. Manufacturers often give a lot of thought to making sure that the large, multi-million dollar machinery they operate is kept running smoothly but pay little attention to the conveyors that transport their product. However, what many people don’t realize is that… Read more »

How to Video – Precision Move Pallet Systems Quick Belt Change

Dorner’s New 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet Systems feature the latest advancements in pallet traffic management. A fast belt change capability increases efficiency and reduces downtime in assembly automation processes.   The top removal belt change method provides quick belt maintenance access without the need to remove the conveyor or surrounding automation components. The video… Read more »

Complete Conveyor Installation and Maintenance Training Services

The need for fast and effective equipment set-up is vital for your project’s success. Using experienced and qualified personnel will avoid start-up delays and future maintenance issues. Dorner has a full staff of service professionals based in Hartland, WI and Raleigh, NC that can assist you with installation supervision, complete installation and maintenance training. From… Read more »

Conveyor Belt Removal Has Never Been So Fast

Most belt conveyors are designed to fit into extremely tight spaces to maximize floor space.  Our new cantilever stand mounts can help open them and improve access to the conveyor. Cantilever stands support the conveyor from only one side, which opens the other side up for easy maintenance access and quick belt changes. This feature is ideal… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Automated Assembly

-Problem Many manufacturing companies are working toward automating their functions, but Rexam Sussex Plastics is successfully using a mix of robotics, conveyors and their own ingenuity to make it happen now. The 21-year old injection molding firm in Sussex, Wisconsin, operates ‘round the clock, five days a week and employs 350 people in its 107,000… Read more »