Material Handling

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Dorner’s Material Handling Conveyors are designed to handle all stages of the manufacturing process, from production and assembly through inspection and packing.

With an array of models available, you’ll find a conveyor belt material handling solution for small components and large boxes, for straight or curved paths, and for on the ground or overhead. In addition to our standard conveyor offerings, Dorner offers custom material handling conveyor solutions designed for your unique space and business needs.

Conveyors improve efficiency, increase output, reduce costs and, in general, keep things running smoothly.

Dorner Material Handling Conveyors Are Built for Peak Efficiency and Productivity

As material handling conveyors transport products through a facility or production process, they reduce footprint by maximizing space, increase uptime, improve efficiency, enhance accuracy, lower production and labor costs as well as boost worker safety.

With an automated material handling solution from Dorner’s complete line of industrial belted, modular belt and flexible chain conveyors in place, your business can speed up cumbersome processes or even reallocate your employees from tedious tasks to higher-priority ones. With the increased accuracy of automation, you’ll improve cost efficiency and reduce waste.

These gains are the result of increased uptime and improved product movement, flow and quality. Another way conveyors can benefit your bottom line, especially those designed for tight spaces such as FlexMove, is that you can still find ways to increase your production capacity even with limited space. 

Workplace safety is also improved in a few ways. Reducing or eliminating the need for lift trucks, for example, lessens the chance for collisions or accidents on the floor. Also, leaving the heavy lifting for conveyors literally takes a load off your operators, preventing injuries related to lifting or pushing.

Discover How Dorner Is Transforming Conveyor Automation

Custom Material Handling Conveyor

As part of our Engineered Solutions Group, Dorner’s custom material handling conveyor offerings are designed and manufactured to meet your specific workflow needs. Dorner offers an array of customizable, automated solutions to fit all stages of your process or spaces of all sizes, including inspection and testing, elevations and line egress, index and positioning, depositing and rejects, diverting and sorting, product flow and control, and merging.

Dorner’s expert customer service agents will ask the right questions in order to understand your business goals and challenges, and then our custom material handling solutions team, comprising drafters, designers and electrical and mechanical engineers, will get to work

To cite an example, a pharmaceutical company wanted to increase its efficiency. At the time, pharmacy technicians manually carried totes between their filling stations and the verification and packing stations. This was not the best use of these employees’ time. After consulting with Dorner, the result was a three-level tote handling system that allowed prescriptions to move through the facility automatically, with operators positioned at strategic locations.

Our custom material handling conveyor offerings come with the same installation, training and maintenance services as our standard lines.

What Are Material Handling Conveyors?

Simply put, material handling conveyors move products from one place to another such as throughout a distribution center or through various steps in the production process. These systems are seen in a wide variety of industries, from automotive to pharmaceutical.
Conveyor belt material handling can be used for a variety of applications, from part handling and packaging to assembly automation and accumulation. Although typical loads include boxes, totes and packages, sanitary conveyors also handle food processing and packaging edible products, even fresh fruit and raw meat.

How Material Handling Conveyors Work

A conveyor belt for material handling can come in several configurations such as vertical, horizontal or inclined and can be powered by electricity, hydraulics and even gravity. With so many options, including custom builds, there’s a solution to meet your needs, whether it’s assembly, transportation, staging, warehousing or order picking.Dorner’s 2200 Series Conveyors would be a good solution for small- to medium-part handling, transfers, accumulation, positioning and automated or manual assembly. The 3200 Series Conveyor Systems are best for these same solutions, and they also handle high speeds, long runs and mainline packaging. Both of these high-performance series offer belted, modular belt, precision move and gravity roller models.

FlexMove conveyors are a customizable solution designed for tight spaces and also offer the flexibility to grow along with your needs. This series of material handling equipment can handle twists, multiple curves, inclines and declines on a single conveyor. FlexMove conveyors can also move products as small as 3 inches in diameter.

Dorner’s AquaGard conveyors are cutting-edge, stainless-steel material handling conveyors designed to meet FDA sanitary standards. This makes for an ideal solution for pharmaceuticals and food products. These super-hygienic systems also adhere to strict regulations set by the baking industry and U.S. Department of Agriculture.  

Material Handling Conveyor Aftermarket Support

Dorner continues to be there for you throughout the life of your conveyor system. When your material handling equipment needs a new part, you can contact us for a replacement. Additionally, parts kits are available for Dorner 2200 Series Conveyors. This way, your business will always have something on hand.Dorner also offers a parts auditing program in which one of our service team members will visit your business location, survey your system and make a list of recommended spare parts and maintenance concerns. Rest assured, you can also call our service hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are open when you are.

Material Handling Conveyor Installation Services

Dorner’s expert service team offers professional, on-site installation for our conveyor systems. With efficiency in mind and an eye on safety, our engineers handle everything from delivery and staging to set-up and maintenance training. Whether a large-scale, custom installation or a solution for a smaller operation, we’ll get your equipment ready for optimal performance.If you choose to enlist your internal team or a third-party contractor to handle the installation, a Dorner service manager is available to visit your facility and supervise your crew throughout the process. 

Material Handling Conveyor Training Services

Our team is here to help yours. Not only does the Dorner team teach your employees how to use your business’ new system upon installation, we also offer group and one-on-one training in product care and preventative maintenance. With an end goal of preventing and reducing downtime, our training will focus on safety, mechanical troubleshooting and parts changing.In addition to on-site training, your team will have access to our extensive library of resources, from guides to videos. Our blog and newsletter also offer occasional tips and how-tos.

Material Handling Conveyor Maintenance Program

Dorner offers a comprehensive Preventative Maintenance Program, with services tailored toward your needs. Available in two levels (labor or parts and labor), each program starts with a free initial site visit to evaluate your needs, followed by a customized program proposal highlighting recommended service intervals.A few of the services included in the conveyor maintenance program include inspecting and adjusting belt tracking and tension as needed, debris removal and lubrication. The Level 2 package offers a 10 percent discount on all parts ordered as part of the program.




Material Handling Conveyors