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Dorner Application Story – Confectionery Packaging

-Problem Combine an almost insatiable demand for America’s favorite gourmet jelly beans with a selection of over 39 flavors, and it becomes clear that the Herman Goelitz Co., makers of Jelly Belly, have to use every square inch of production space wisely. And with fourteen different packing lines running around the clock, space-saving equipment is… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Automotive Accumulation

–Problem How could a little black rubber grommet cause such big problems? That was the situation at Stanadyne Automotive, in Washington, North Carolina. Stanadyne manufactures fuel filters for farm and construction equipment. These filters are rectangular canisters, 4” x 5” x 4”, and each has three 9/16” diameter butadiene rubber grommets on the bottom. Stanadyne was using a… 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 »

Dorner Application Story – Automation

-Challenge A pharmaceutical third party logistics company was processing only 2,200 cases of drugs per day and was having difficulty tracking these incoming cases. As the company grew, they needed a more time and space efficient method of processing the cases of drugs received daily. This required a new automated system to help avoid the necessity for a… Read more »

Dorner Application Story – Accumulation Transfers

-Problem In this CD and DVD duplication facility, spindles of product manufactured in a clean room are carried out to a packaging area. The application required: Smooth and controlled accumulation Reliable 90° transfer A clean-room conveyor with minimal particle generation Tight packaging to fit close to a wall and not obstruct space Unattended operation at… Read more »

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