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Dorner 2200 Series | UR+ Solutions

Posted by Mark Howe

Feb 21, 2019 3:06:00 PM

As cobots (and particularly Universal Robots' cobots) continue to earn accolades and build their track record in serving a myriad of industries, it is natural for automation technology companies to create products specifically compatible with them. Such is the case with Dorner's newest integration, which works beautifully with our other Partner, Universal Robots. With more cobots spotted on the factory floor and in packaging environments these days, it makes perfect sense for Dorner to offer conveyors that will collaborate well with cobots.

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Topics: automation solutions, dorner, automation, Dorner Conveyors,, conveyor, Universal Robots, cobots, Belt Conveyors

Dorner's Application Highlights SmartFlex & FlexMove Technology

Posted by Kelly Howe

Sep 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Dorner.

Dorner recently worked with a customer who needed to take a case and flip it 180° within a short distance. The case was slightly bulky at about 1’ x 1’ x 10”. While there are many different ways to rotate cases, the customer wanted a way to positively control the product as it rotated. 

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Topics: Dorner Conveyors,, smartflex conveyors, conveyor, flexmove technology

Dorner - Align Random Product with a Chicane Conveyor

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jul 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Dorner.

In certain production processes, product is random, misaligned or spread out. This can occur either on purpose or as a result of the process.  For example, in an oven, product should be spread out to allow for even baking. However, further down the line the product needs to be reoriented or placed in specific rows and spacing. The challenge is how to take randomly spread product and create neat rows with spacing

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Topics: dorner, Dorner Conveyors,, conveyor, chicane

Move Product Up or Down in Minimal Floor Space with Dorner’s SmartFlex

Posted by Kelly Howe

Dec 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Dorner.

When floor space is tight and applications call for product to be moved up or down, Dorner’s trio of SmartFlex curve conveyors are the perfect answer.

The SmartFlex Helical Curve, Spiral, and Alpine conveyors greatly expand the capabilities of Dorner’s SmartFlex line by giving customers the ability to move product up or down and around equipment to accommodate tight spaces. Dorner’s SmartFlex line is a flexible conveyor platform that reduces costs, saves time and offers simple configuration and acquisition options to Dorner’s customers within the packaging, medical, health and beauty, industrial automation and electronic industries.

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Topics: dorner, smartflex conveyors, conveyor

Keeping Packaging Safe with Roller Top Belts

Posted by Kelly Howe

Aug 7, 2015 8:13:47 AM

This post is brought to you by Dorner.

Today almost everything we buy is in some kind of packaging. There's cardboard boxes, shrink wrapping, plastic packaging, and more. When we pick up a package we expect it to look nice and no be damaged. No one wants to buy a scuffed or dented packages. 

Although most products aren't damaged when on the production lines those that do cost the company money. There is a lot of time and money that goes into design, branding, and handling of products and when they get damaged all of that effort is wasted.

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Topics: dorner, Belts, solution, conveyor