April Edition
Developing a Parts Plan That Will Keep Your Line Moving
Conveyors are a 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.

The Importance of the Right Parts
The trend towards slimmer maintenance staffs has left many food manufacturers at a disadvantage when it comes to preventive maintenance and stocking parts. Making sure the bench stock is well-supplied comes far down the list of priorities when there are moving parts that need attention.
New 85 mm Width Adds Flexibility to SmartFlex Platform.
Dorner’s flexible chain conveyor platform, SmartFlex®, is now available in an 85 mm width standard option. With this addition, SmartFlex Conveyors are now available in 4 standard widths:
  • 65 mm (2.6”) 
  • 85 mm (3.3”)
  • 105 mm (4.1”)
  • 150 mm (5.9”)

Other sizes that can be specially ordered include: 45 mm (1.8”), 180 mm (7.1”) and 260 mm (10.2”). 
AquaPruf 7600 VBT Belt Change
Do you have an AquaPruf VBT (Vertical Belt Technology) Conveyor that needs a belt change?

Watch our newest sanitary service video to find out how to remove and replace a belt.
Dorner Enters Partnership with EQT Mid Market
Dorner Holding Company, the parent company of Dorner Mfg. Corp., FlexMove, and Geppert-Band has announced a new partnership with the EQT Mid Market US fund (“EQT Mid Market”).
Dorner Mfg. Corp. was founded by the Dorner brothers in 1966.  Today, Dorner provides thousands of stainless and aluminum conveyor automation solutions to countless industries including packaging, automation, industrial, food processing, medical, pharmaceutical, and many more.

In June 2012, the founding Dorner brothers began a well-deserved retirement and Dorner entered into a partnership with Incline Equity Partners of Pittsburgh, PA.
Visit Dorner Holding Company at Interpack 2017

Dorner Mfg. Corp., FlexMove and Geppert Band will be exhibiting together at Interpack 2017 in Düsseldorf, Germany from May 4th to 10th.
"Interpack is the essential event for the food, beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods sectors."

We will have two booths at the show this year showcasing both Sanitary and Industrial Products.
Automate and ProFood Tech 2017
Thank you to everyone who visited our booths at Automate and ProFood Tech this year in Chicago, IL.

At Automate, we displayed our technologies for the Automation Industry including the SmartFlex and Precision Move Pallet Systems and 3200 Series with Intralox Activated Roller Belt.
We also exhibited at ProFood Tech, a new biennial show for the food and beverage processing industry.

In this booth we displayed our sanitary conveyor line, such as the 7600 AquaPruf Ultimate conveyor and the 7600 VBT (Vertical Belt Technology). 
Upcoming Trade Shows

Booth 12C51 & 12C03-9
May 4-10, 2017
Dusseldorf, Germany

ProPak Asia
Booth AE49
June 14-17, 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

Booth 2725
June 13-15, 2017
Guadalajara, Mexico
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