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5 Unique Conveyor Solutions to Merge Product

September 12, 2018

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Merging Conveyors are used to consolidate the flow of product from multiple infeed lines. Typically, these systems will merge the product into a single stream on one conveyor for the next phase in the production process.

There are many ways to merge product, such as: diverters and gates, product pushers, lane guiding, ARB Conveyors and more.

These systems are created to ensure facilities are running efficiently and eliminating bottlenecks while avoiding product pile up or overflow.

Choosing the right type of merge system depends on the application and characteristics of the product that it is created for. Each product is different and Dorner’s custom merge conveyors are engineered to your specific needs.

Here are some examples of solutions we’ve created in the past:

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Heavy Duty Product Pusher

This system is merging two infeed lines using a product pusher. Baskets carrying product weighing up to 500 lbs are transferred onto the center conveyor in front of the pusher from either line.

Once the photo eyes confirm the basket is in the correct position, the pusher is activated and transfers the product onto the takeaway conveyor (not pictured).

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Powered Side Guide Merge

While standard UHMW guides can often be used for simple 2-to-1 merges, some applications can benefit from a powered side guide. These can be useful in situations such as: heavy product that needs assistance over the side transfer, delicate product that you don’t want rubbing on the guide, and precision applications where you want better speed control through the merge.

The powered side guide can also be used to pull a gap between products.

Pneumatic Gate Merge

Pneumatic Gate Merge

For this application, empty bottles were traveling down two different infeed lines and needed to be merged onto a single line. Pneumatic gates at the point of the merge can open or close, allowing one line through while bottles are able to accumulate behind the closed gate.

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Pneumatic Product Squeezer

This application is very similar to the previous merge, but instead of gates, the system uses pneumatic squeezers.

When one of the infeed conveyor flows needs to be stopped, the squeezer activates and holds the rolls of paper in place. This allows rolls on that side to accumulate until released.

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4-to-1 Merge

Using our sanitary AquaPruf conveyors, we designed this 4-to-1 packaging merge with servo motors and photo eyes to maintain fast and consistent product throughput. Since this system was made for a food application, the stainless steel conveyors are completely washdown for sanitation and food safety.

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Dorner D-Tool Online complete conveyor configurator

August 23, 2018

DTools videoDesign and engineer a simple or complex conveyors to meet your specific needs in minutes.  You can construct a complete conveyor package or select individual components. This intuitive tool will walk you through every aspect of the conveyor from motor placement and belt type to accessory options.

Once you’ve completed your system, D-Tools will generate a comprehensive list of your components that you can receive via email. You can request a quote and select a variety of drawing options including 2D and 3D CAD assembly models.

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Dorner’s Newly Redesigned 2200 Series Belt Conveyors Feature High Speed Transfers, Universal T-Slot and More

May 23, 2016

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A high speed nose bar transfer option, redesigned frame, additional belting and expanded guiding make Dorner’s newly redesigned 2200 Series low profile belt conveyors even better than before.
2200 2What makes this redesign significant to customers is that Dorner took the “good” from its best-selling conveyor platform and made it better. This equals a conveyor platform that’s stronger, faster and more flexible for handling small to medium size part applications.

The 2200 Series features a stronger, single piece frame design that reduces the overall number of needed stands. The frame comes with a Universal T-Slot that is compatible with industry standard hardware and makes attaching accessories and guiding fast and simple.

Additionally, a 5/8” nose bar transfer option with V-Guided belt tracking safely transfers parts at speeds of up to 200 feet per minute for increased productivity. New tool-less fully adjustable guiding provides customers with added flexibility to further customize their conveyors to best fit their needs. Other improvements to the 2200 Series include new belting options and additional conveyor widths.

2200 1.jpgDorner’s 2200 Series end drive conveyors can be equipped with the company’s recently released Universal Drive, which provides flexibility in design layout and simplifies spare part management with a single part number that covers all speeds, loads and mounting position.

Features of the newly redesigned 2200 Series Belt Conveyors include:

  • Widths between 1.75” – 24”; lengths between 18” – 24’
  • Load capacity up to 120 pounds; belt speeds up to 400 feet per minute
  • Precise rack and pinion belt tensioning allows for fast and simple tensioning
  • Sealed for life bearings reduces maintenance
  • Engineered for applications involving small to medium part handling; transfers; accumulation, automated and manual assembly

Dorner’s 2200 Series conveyors can be configured in Dorner’s Online Configurator, DTools. Users can engineer a complete conveyor and download a complete 3D CAD assembly model for instant validation of fit. Dorner builds its 2200 Series conveyors made to exact customer specifications and ship within three business days.

Dorner AquaPruf Sanitary Vertical Belt Conveyors

November 30, 2015

Dorner VBTThis vertical belt technology is used for elevating bulk products like vegetables and fruits, popcorn, grains and nuts, pet food, pharmaceuticals, and small packages. As a sanitary, vertical conveyor belt system, it’s ideal for food, pharmaceutical, chemical industries, and all sanitary environments as it carries out a wide range of applications.

The FDA approved belting and plastic components in our AquaPruf VBT series is built for steep and vertical inclines, as well as bulk material handling, food process, and as a washdown conveyor, is easy to clean.

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2200 Series Precision Move Pallet System Conveyor

September 10, 2015

Dorner pallet systemThe latest advancements in pallet traffic management

With a unique pin tracking system to guide pallets through 90° turns, and a fast belt change capability. Dorner’s 2200 Precision Move Pallet Systems are designed to increase efficiency and reduce downtime in various assembly automation processes