Tag: Educational

Robot Integration

Conveying Automation Expertise

As more companies look to automate their processing lines, they are relying on conveyor manufacturers for an assist – here’s why… By Mike Hosch Vice President, Industrial Products Group, Dorner Manufacturing New waves of technologies are transforming not only the way products are produced and packaged, but manufacturing facilities as a whole. Flexibility and connectivity… 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 »

Four Dorner Industrial Conveyor Platforms Receive Cleanroom Certification

Dorner’s 3200 Series Modular and Flat Belt conveyors, the 2200 Series Precision Move and the SmartFlex conveyor platforms have received the Ultraclean Products Approval Laboratory certification for use in ISO Standard 14644-1 Class 5, and Federal Standard 209 Class 100 rated cleanrooms. This means the four Dorner conveyors will not contribute to the contamination of… Read more »

How to Choose Your Next Conveyor

With a wide variety of conveyor systems available, selecting the right one for your company can get complicated. Each belt and configuration has their own specific purpose—choosing the right belt for your product maximizes throughput, downtime, and safety. Instead of trying to compare a multitude of options all at once, or spending hours researching what… Read more »

Advanced Distributor Training

Whether you’ve been you been a distributor for a short time or for many years, continuing education about the products you sell is important. Dorner’s Advanced Distributor Training is a multi-day course held at our headquarters meant to give distributors a more in-depth look at applications, new products, industry competition, Dorner sales processes and basic… Read more »

Choosing the Right Equipment to Increase Your ROI

When updating or designing new production lines, your ROI and find ways to increase it is always a major consideration. Efficiency is a key factor to increasing your ROI. When companies have machines and employees that are working at maximum effectiveness they are able to maximize production. One great way to maximize efficiency is to… Read more »

Belt or Chain, Belt vs. Chain – Not Really

What makes a belt better than a chain and vice versa? The answer is nothing. Belts are no better than chains, it all depends what your specific needs for your project are and what product you are trying to move. When choosing a belting material these need to be taken into consideration. Each material has… Read more »

Dorner’s Matt Jones on Manufacturing Revival Radio

Earlier this month Matt Jones, Dorner’s Director of Sales, sat down with Manufacturing Revival Radio to discuss Dorner’s role in the material handling industry and what makes Dorner unique in the marketplace. Some of the topics discussed include : How an “Engineered Solutions Group” brings lean principles to bear on integrated conveyor solutions Solving some of… Read more »

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

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 »

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 »

PMMI Scholarship in Honor of Rich Ryan

The PMMI Education & Training Foundation has announced it will administer the Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship, funded by Dorner Mfg. Corp.  Dorner established the scholarship in memory of Rich, president and CEO of Dorner, who died suddenly in September 2012.  Rich, a member of the PMMI Board of Directors, had an intense dedication to… Read more »

CDS CAD Download Solution Integrated in New Dorner CAD Configurator

I wanted to share this article on MCADCafé about our how we worked with CDS (Catalog Data Solutions, Inc.) to develop our new online CAD and Configurator side, DTools. Here is a short excerpt from the article: “CDS is delighted that Dorner Manufacturing chose our leading SaaS CAD download solution (CDS ModelServer) and integrated it with Dorner’s online configurator,” said… Read more »

NEW CAD Configurator on DTools Site

Build Complete Conveyor Assemblies to Exact Specifications Dorner Manufacturing’s new CAD Configurator, “DCAD“, is an intuitive 2D and 3D CAD platform that allows users to build complete conveyor assemblies to their exact layout dimensions.  The CAD tool is an industry first, providing the download of a single CAD model of the complete assembled conveyor, dramatically… Read more »

Cantilever Stand Mounts Interview with John Kuhnz

  The latest issue of New Equipment Digest features an interview with John Kuhnz, Dorner’s Director of Marketing, on our new Cantilever Stand Mounts for the 2200 Series and 3200 Series, conveyors. Here is the transcript from the interview: Why did Dorner decide to develop this particular product? Customers have requested ways to reduce the time and difficulty to change… Read more »

With packaging conveyors, flexibility starts before installation

Pan Demetrakakes, editor at Food & Beverage Packaging,  recently published an interesting article on how “Speed, flexibility and energy savings are top considerations for conveyors of all types.” As there is still some lingering uncertainty in our current economy, the buying process for capital equipment, including belt conveyors, can take longer than it used to.  Perhaps companies are… Read more »

Mike Hosch Shares Conveyor Tips at WestPack Innovation Briefs

On the first day of WestPack, in February 2011, Dorner’s Director of Product Development, Mike Hosch, gave a presentation on how specific conveyor innovations can improve the integration of packaging line. Mike’s presentation focuses on how conveyors can increase the speed and efficiency of production as well as assist in energy conservation goals. As a true… Read more »