With an improved frame design, added features and a new positive drive option, Dorner’s Next Generation AquaGard 7350 (V2) Series is the most advanced stainless conveyor for dry, wipe-down and wet environment applications. Attendees will get a first look at the newly redesigned conveyor, which is launching this fall, at PACK EXPO International 2018.
Dorner’s AquaGard and AquaPruf sanitary platforms are engineered with strong hygienic designs that minimize product debris from entering the food zones, and allow for fast and effective sanitation. The improved frame design on the AquaGard 7350V2 provides more strength around the tail sections of the conveyor, and better drive support for superior performance.
Other conveyors on display at PACK EXPO International 2018 include Dorner’s SmartFlex Helix Conveyor. Operating in a footprint as small as 10’x10’, the SmartFlex Helix is ideal for product handling applications where product needs to travel up or down in a confined space. The conveyor’s compact design allows for five feet of elevation change in 10 feet (incline angle of up to 12°), giving users more freedom and flexibility in designing a material handling system with multiple layouts using a single conveyor. The SmartFlex Helix comes in three belt widths: 85 mm, 180 mm, and 260 mm, and doesn’t require any lubrication for a cleaner environment and reduced risk of contamination.
The SmartFlex Helix will be operating in a loop with a 3200 Series modular belt conveyor and a SmartFlex Wedge Elevator — a system where products are wedged securely between opposing conveyors to move them vertically or horizontally between production floors or different elevations. Wedge elevators are ideal for environments requiring compact footprints, transitions between travel orientations and creating passageways on the production floor. Rapid transfer rates make them ideal for continuous high capacity packaging line operations.
For those applications where production orientation is critical, be sure to see the 3200 Series conveyor with Intralox Activated Roller Belt (ARB) Technology, which is engineered for moving boxes and packages in merging, diverting and aligning applications.
ARB Technology uses low and high friction angled rollers within the belt to help smoothly guide and align items of all sizes. This conveyor technology minimizes floor space, increases system reliability, eliminates costly system controls, provides a safer work environment, and can handle products as small as 6”x6”.
Another booth highlight is the AquaPruf VBT (Vertical Belt Technology) conveyor, which is designed to move bulk products in straight-up 90° sanitary applications. The VBT features a proprietary staggered sidewall belt designed to increase pocket capacity and improve product release compared to a traditional sidewall belt.
Dorner (Booth N-4936) www.dornerconveyors.com