Conveyors, although often a last thought, can play a pivotal role in the optimization of a manufacturing facility. A processing line can only go as fast as the slowest piece of equipment. Booth #5014
Q&A with | Dorner Conveyors
Tell us about your company.
At Dorner our mission is to Transform Conveyor Automation by providing cutting edge solutions with best-in-class support. It’s that commitment and history of proven excellence that has made the Dorner Brand a recognized leader in conveyor systems for over 50 years. With our complete line of customizable stainless steel and aluminum conveyor automation systems, Dorner can provide solutions for almost any conveyor need.
Dorner’s conveyors are designed to move product to the exact location, at the exact time and in the exact position it needs to be for the next phase of the production line. With benefits such as industry best product transfers and in-house belting capabilities, Dorner is leading the market in precision conveyance. This extremely accurate product control allows Dorner conveyors to easily integrate with robots, workers and equipment.
Your company will be exhibiting at ATX West & Design & Mfg Expo, which of the 5 shows is your target and what is it that makes this an important event for your company?
ATX West & Design & Mfg. Expo, specifically West Pack, is the largest packaging event on the west coast. It’s an excellent opportunity for us to connect with customers and other companies in the industry.
What makes your booth a must visit for Expo Attendees?
We will have both our sanitary and industrial conveyor platforms on display at WestPack this year.
Dorner’s newly enhanced AquaGard 7350 Conveyor features a modular curve chain option is the industry’s safest and most advanced conveyor in its class. It’s the only side-flexing modular belt offered in North America to meet the new International Standard for maximum 4 mm openings; the upper and lower chain edges are covered for added safety. Additionally, the stainless steel center bearing chain brings added performance, including the ability to have more curves per motor, all while carrying a greater load capacity.
We will also be previewing a soon-to-be released new product designed for medical, life sciences, automation, electronic and other assembly industries. Stop by Dorner’s booth to see this product before it’s officially launched!
When you get a chance to walk the exhibit hall floor yourself, what is it you will be most interested to see? Any educational sessions, pavilions etc. you plan on attending?
We always look forward to seeing the new technologies and innovations the other exhibitors bring to the event. Additionally, as end-users continue to automate and innovate their facilities, it’s exciting to discuss their applications and help them find the right solution to optimize their processes.
Advanced Manufacturing is undertaking rapid advancements, be it 3D Printing and the materials used to automation and robotics. Automation Technology is a huge part for many manufacturers, give us an idea on how your company and product is being utilized now in the smart factory.
Conveyors, although often a last thought, can play a pivotal role in the optimization of a manufacturing facility. A processing line can only go as fast as the slowest piece of equipment. The conveyor and the entire line is limited by the slowest machine on the line.
Our goal is never to be the limiting factor in efficiency, but rather a leader. With our conveyors, we focus on precision and product orientation. Every product should be in the exact location, at the exact time, and in the exact position for the next piece of equipment. The simplicity of conveyors should not be overlooked.
Give us your thoughts on what the future holds for manufacturers and automation technology.
As automation continues to develop, we will see a variety of new technologies that will incorporate various automation tools like robots and precisions conveyors. Companies today are doing whatever they can to improve their production lines to keep pace with high demands, growing labor shortages, changing product requests, and more. Our customers need conveyor systems that are efficient, flexible, and reliable. Our focus is on engineering solutions that optimize our customers’ other automated processes.
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Dorner Mfg. Corp.
Founded in 1966 and based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Dorner is a privately held World Leader in the design, applications, manufacturing, and integration of conveyor systems. Companies from over 1,200 different industries worldwide turn to Dorner to achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and a positive ROI.
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