Canning & Bottling Conveyor Solutions

Canning & Bottling Conveyor Solutions from Dorner Conveyors

In the fast-paced world of canning and bottling, efficiency, reliability, and hygiene are paramount. From the moment containers enter the production line to the final packaging and distribution, every step must be carefully orchestrated to ensure the highest quality products reach consumers.
At Dorner, we understand the unique challenges faced by this demanding industry, where conveyors must withstand wet environments, maintain strict sanitation standards, and provide gentle product handling to minimize damage.
Discover how Dorner’s state-of-the-art conveyor technology can revolutionize your canning and bottling processes, enabling you to achieve new levels of efficiency, product quality, and profitability.

Benefits of Dorner's Conveyor Solutions for Canning & Bottling

Whether you’re processing delicate glass bottles, lightweight aluminum cans, bottled supplements, or any other type of container, Dorner has the expertise and solutions to keep your operations running smoothly.

Hygienic Design for Product Safety and Compliance ✓

In the canning and bottling industry, product safety is non-negotiable. That’s why Dorner’s conveyors are engineered with hygiene as a top priority. Our systems feature easy-to-clean surfaces, sloped frames to prevent liquid accumulation, and components made from FDA-approved materials that resist bacterial growth.

Gentle Handling to Minimize Product Damage ✓

Product damage leads to waste, harming your brand reputation. Dorner’s conveyors are designed to provide gentle, precise handling of containers throughout the production process. Our advanced belting options and customizable guide rails ensure smooth, stable product transfer, minimizing the risk of tipping, scuffing, or breaking. By reducing product damage, you can improve overall quality, increase yield, and boost customer satisfaction.

Increased Throughput and Productivity ✓

In a competitive market, maximizing throughput and productivity is essential for success. Dorner’s efficient conveyor solutions are engineered to optimize your production lines, eliminating bottlenecks and minimizing downtime. With features like high-speed nose bar transfers, precise product spacing, and seamless integration with other equipment, our conveyors enable you to achieve faster cycle times and higher output rates.

Minimal Maintenance and Reduced Downtime ✓

Downtime is the enemy of any production facility, leading to lost revenue and increased costs. Dorner’s conveyors are built to withstand the rigors of continuous operation in wet, high-speed environments. Our systems feature durable, corrosion-resistant materials, sealed bearings, and easy-to-access components for simplified maintenance.

Customizable Options to Meet Specific Needs ✓

Every canning and bottling operation is unique, with its own set of challenges and requirements. That’s why we offer a wide range of customizable options to tailor our conveyor systems to your exact specifications. From specialized belting materials and guide configurations to custom layouts and integrations, we work closely with you to design a solution that fits seamlessly into your production environment.

Key Applications in Canning & Bottling

Dorner’s conveyor solutions play a crucial role in various stages of the canning and bottling process, from container handling and filling to labeling, packaging, and quality control. Our systems are designed to optimize each step of the production line, ensuring efficient, reliable, and consistent performance.
Learn more about our key applications for canning and bottling operations below.

Container Handling and Orientation

Proper container handling and orientation are critical for smooth, efficient production. Dorner’s conveyors are designed to maintain precise control over containers as they move through the line. Our systems can gently orient bottles, cans, and jars into the correct position for filling, capping, and labeling operations. With features like side grippers, timing screws, and starwheels, Dorner ensures consistent, reliable container handling for optimal results.

Filling and Sealing

The filling and sealing process is the heart of any canning or bottling operation, requiring speed, accuracy, and consistency. Dorner’s conveyors provide stable, precise product transfer to keep filling and sealing equipment operating at peak efficiency. Our systems integrate seamlessly with fillers, cappers, and other machinery, ensuring containers are perfectly aligned and synchronized for maximum throughput.

Labeling and Coding

Accurate labeling and coding are essential for product traceability, branding, and compliance. Dorner’s conveyors offer consistent, reliable product positioning to ensure labels are applied precisely and consistently. Our systems can be equipped with specialized belting, such as non-slip or vacuum-assist options, to maintain container stability during labeling and coding operations.

Packaging and Case Packing

Efficient packaging and case packing are crucial for timely distribution and product protection. Dorner’s conveyors enable fast, reliable product collation and transfer into secondary packaging, such as trays, cartons, or cases. Our systems can be customized with features like lane dividers, product turners, and case indexers to optimize packaging processes. Whether you need gentle handling for delicate containers or high-speed throughput for large volumes, Dorner has the conveyor solutions to streamline your packaging and case packing operations.

Integration with Inspection and Quality Control Systems

Maintaining consistent product quality is vital for brand reputation and customer loyalty. Dorner’s conveyors can be seamlessly integrated with inspection and quality control systems, allowing for real-time monitoring and rejection of non-conforming products. Our systems can accommodate vision systems, checkweighers, metal detectors, and other quality control devices, providing a comprehensive solution for ensuring product integrity.

Dorner's Conveyor Systems for Canning & Bottling

AquaGard GT Series

The AquaGard GT Series is our flagship conveyor solution for the canning and bottling industry. Designed specifically for sanitary environments, the AquaGard GT Series combines hygienic design, robust construction, and superior performance.
With its focus on sanitation, reliability, and versatility, the AquaGard GT Series is the ideal choice for a wide range of canning and bottling applications, from container handling and filling to sealing and packaging.

AquaPruf Ultimate Series

At the pinnacle of sanitary conveyor design, is the AquaPruf Ultimate stainless steel conveyor. Engineered specifically for the most demanding environments in the canning and bottling industry, this series is ideal for facilities where food safety is paramount, such as those handling ready-to-eat foods, raw proteins (meat, poultry, and fish), dairy products, as well as fruits and vegetables.

2200 Low Profile Conveyors

These low-profile conveyors are perfect for applications where space is limited, such as through other machinery or processing equipment. With high speeds, tight transfers, and a variety of belting options, the 2200 Series delivers reliable performance in a compact package.

3200 Heavy Duty Conveyors

For heavy-duty applications, the 3200 Series provides the strength and durability needed for demanding environments. With a robust frame, high load capacity, and customizable configurations, these conveyors can handle even the most challenging packaging, palletizing, and bulk material handling tasks

FlexMove Stainless Steel Conveyors

Where available floor space is limited and flexible options are needed, FlexMove conveyors offer a versatile solution. These conveyors can be easily reconfigured to adapt to changing production needs, making them ideal for facilities with multiple product lines or frequent changeovers.

Garvey Accumulation Systems

Dorner is proud to partner with Garvey to offer top-of-the-line Accumulation Systems that can help you maximize your throughput and provide efficient buffering and product flow control between packaging equipment. These systems help maintain consistent line speeds, reduce downtime, and improve overall efficiency.

With Dorner’s comprehensive range of conveyor solutions, canning and bottling facilities can find the perfect fit for their specific needs, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.

Automation Solutions in Canning & Bottling

In today’s competitive market, automation is the key to maximizing efficiency, reducing costs, and staying ahead of the curve. Dorner understands the importance of seamless integration and works closely with customers to develop complete automation solutions for their canning and bottling operations.
Our conveyors are designed to integrate effortlessly with a wide range of automation equipment, such as:
By working with Dorner to develop a fully integrated automation solution, canning and bottling facilities can:
Our experienced team of engineers and project managers will work hand in hand with you to design, implement, and support a customized automation strategy that drives your business forward.

Sanitary Conveyors With Hygienic Design

In the canning and bottling industry, maintaining a clean, sanitary production environment is essential. Product contamination can lead to costly recalls, damage to your brand reputation, and even health risks for consumers. That’s why Dorner places hygiene at the forefront of our stainless steel conveyor design.
Our AquaPruf and AquaGard series conveyors are engineered to meet the strictest sanitation requirements, featuring:

Stainless steel construction

Corrosion-resistant and durable, stainless steel is the material of choice for wet, harsh environments. Our conveyors are built to withstand frequent washdowns and resist the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms.

Open frame designs

Dorner’s conveyors feature open frame architectures that minimize flat surfaces and crevices where debris and liquids can accumulate. This design promotes efficient drainage and allows for thorough cleaning, reducing the risk of contamination.

Ease of cleaning and maintenance

Our conveyors are designed with cleaning and maintenance in mind. Many models feature tool-less disassembly and tip-up idler tails, allowing for quick access to critical components for cleaning and inspection. Removable belts, rails, and other parts enable deep cleaning and help maintain a hygienic environment.

FDA-approved materials

All materials used in Dorner’s conveyors, from belting to bearings, are FDA-approved for use in food processing applications. This ensures compliance with strict industry regulations and gives you peace of mind knowing your conveyors are safe for contact with food and beverages.
In addition to our hygienic conveyor designs, Dorner can also provide guidance on best practices for sanitation and maintenance in your facility. Our team of experts can help you develop cleaning protocols, train your staff, and optimize your conveyor setup for maximum hygiene and efficiency.

Custom Solutions for Canning & Bottling

At Dorner, we understand that every canning and bottling operation is unique. That’s why we offer customized conveyor solutions tailored to your specific needs and challenges. Our experienced engineering team works closely with you to design a system that seamlessly integrates with your existing equipment, optimizes your production flow, and delivers the performance you require.
Some examples of custom solutions we can provide for canning and bottling include:
By partnering with Dorner for a custom conveyor solution, you can benefit from our decades of experience, engineering expertise, and commitment to customer success. We’ll work tirelessly to deliver a system that meets your exact specifications, exceeds your performance expectations, and drives your business forward.

Case Study: The Suter Company Streamlines Deviled Egg Production with Dorner

The Suter Company, a leading food manufacturer based in Sycamore, Illinois, faced challenges with its outdated conveyor system on its deviled egg processing line. The company sought to improve efficiency, sanitation, and employee production control as part of its lean manufacturing initiatives. To address these concerns, The Suter Company turned to Dorner’s AquaPrufSeries sanitary conveyor platform.
The AquaPruf Series was designed specifically for sanitary applications like The Suter Company’s deviled egg line, where cleanliness and durability are paramount. The unique challenge in this application was the need to handle both hard-cooked egg halves and yolks separately.
In collaboration with Gull Material Handling Company, a Dorner distributor, a 16-inch wide, 28-foot long modular belt AquaPruf conveyor was installed. The new system not only improved sanitation but also allowed The Suter Company to gain better control over employee production rates. By indexing the production rate, the conveyor dictated the pace of work, rather than individual operators.
The results were impressive:
A second AquaPruf conveyor, measuring 6 inches wide and 93 feet long, was installed to feed empty cans from a staging area into the packaging line. This conveyor navigated several walls and elevated around obstacles to seamlessly integrate with the packaging process.
The Suter Company’s Plant Manager, Cliff Chesser, praised the collaboration between Dorner and Gull Material Handling Company, stating, “We had it designed in our head how we wanted the can conveyor line to work, and Dorner and Gull were able to take that vision and design it into reality.”
After only a year of operation, both conveyors have proven to be a success for The Suter Company. “Short of being engineers ourselves in not knowing the trials that we were going to face going to a new can line, I don’t believe we could have engineered those conveyors any differently,” Chesser said. “They do exactly what we need them to do. Dorner would be a recommended supplier that I would give anybody if they are looking for a conveyor system.”
This case study demonstrates the value of Dorner’s sanitary conveyor solutions in the canning and bottling industry, showcasing our ability to improve efficiency, sanitation, and production control. By partnering with Dorner, companies like The Suter Company can streamline their operations and achieve their lean manufacturing goals.

Industries that Benefit from Dorner's Canning & Bottling Conveyor Solutions

Dorner’s cutting-edge conveyor systems cater to the unique needs of various industries in the canning and bottling sector:
  • Food and Beverage: Dorner’s hygienic conveyors are ideal for processing and packaging canned fruits, vegetables, soups, sauces, and beverages, ensuring food safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Craft Brewing and Distilling. Dorner’s conveyors provide gentle handling, precise positioning, and seamless integration with filling, capping, and labeling equipment, making them perfect for the growing craft brewing and distilling industry.
  • Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical: The AquaPruf 7400 Ultimate Series, with its USDA certification and advanced sanitary features, is particularly beneficial for handling canned or bottled vitamin supplements, energy drinks, and health tonics.
  • Personal Care and Household Products: Companies producing aerosol cans for shaving cream, deodorants, and cleaning products can benefit from Dorner’s precise product handling and efficient integration with packaging equipment.
  • Contract Packaging: Dorner’s flexible, modular conveyor designs allow third-party contract packaging companies to easily reconfigure and adapt to changing production needs for various canned and bottled products.
  • Pet Food and Treat: Dorner’s sanitary conveyors are well-suited for handling canned and pouched pet food and treats, ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety.
Dorner’s customizable, hygienic, and efficient conveyor solutions help a wide range of industries streamline their canning and bottling processes, improve product quality, and increase overall productivity.

Services and Support

Investing in a Dorner conveyor system is just the beginning of our partnership. We are committed to providing exceptional service and support throughout the entire lifecycle of your equipment, ensuring your canning and bottling operations run smoothly and efficiently.
Our comprehensive services include:

Installation Services

From initial concept and design through installation and commissioning, Dorner’s dedicated project managers will oversee every aspect of your conveyor system implementation. We’ll work closely with your team to ensure seamless integration, on-time delivery, and a smooth start-up process.

Training Services

To help your staff get the most out of your new conveyor system, Dorner provides thorough training and documentation. Our experts will conduct on-site training sessions to familiarize your operators and maintenance personnel with the equipment, safety procedures, and best practices for optimal performance.

Exceptional Aftermarket Support

Our commitment to your success doesn’t end with installation. Dorner offers 24/7 technical support to help you troubleshoot any issues and minimize downtime. Our knowledgeable support staff is just a phone call or email away, ready to provide the assistance you need to keep your lines running smoothly.
With Dorner’s comprehensive services and support, you can have confidence knowing that your canning and bottling operations are backed by a partner who is invested in your long-term success. We’ll be there every step of the way to help you maximize your conveyor system’s performance, minimize downtime, and achieve your production goals.

Canning & Bottling Conveyors from Dorner

If you’re looking to optimize your canning and bottling operations, improve product quality, and drive efficiency, look no further than Dorner. Contact us today to learn more about how our conveyor solutions can transform your production processes and help you stay ahead in a competitive marketplace. Let us be your partner in success.

Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions

Dorner’s AquaPruf and AquaGard series conveyors are specifically designed to operate in wet, harsh environments. Featuring stainless steel construction, open frame designs, and components engineered for maximum drainage and cleanability, our conveyors can withstand frequent washdowns and resist corrosion. This ensures reliable performance and longevity, even in the most challenging conditions.
Absolutely. Dorner offers a range of conveyor solutions that can handle the high speeds demanded by modern canning and bottling operations. Our AquaGard GT conveyors, for example, are specifically designed for high-speed bottling and canning applications, with capabilities of up to 222 feet per minute. We can also customize our systems with features like nose bars, powered transfers, and timing screws to ensure precise, stable product transfer at high speeds.
Gentle handling is a top priority for Dorner and Garvey, and we offer several solutions to ensure delicate containers like glass bottles are processed with care. Our conveyors can be equipped with specialized belting options, such as non-slip or cushioned surfaces, to provide a secure, gentle grip on containers. We also offer customizable guide rails and product handling devices to maintain precise control and minimize the risk of tipping, scuffing, or other damage. Our engineering team will work closely with you to design a system that provides the optimal balance of speed, stability, and gentle handling for your specific containers.
Dorner’s conveyors are designed to promote consistent, reliable product handling throughout the canning and bottling process. By providing precise product positioning, smooth transfers, and stable conveyance, our systems help minimize variations and defects that can impact product quality. We can also integrate our conveyors with inspection and quality control equipment, such as vision systems and checkweighers, to detect and reject non-conforming products in real-time. This helps ensure that only the highest quality products reach your customers, protecting your brand reputation and customer satisfaction.

At Dorner, food safety is a top priority. Our conveyors are designed and manufactured to meet or exceed the strictest food safety regulations and standards, including those set by the FDA, USDA, and 3-A. Some key features that ensure compliance include:

  •  Use of FDA-approved materials, including stainless steel, food-grade plastics, and specially formulated belting
  • Hygienic design principles, such as open frame construction, sloped surfaces, and minimized crevices to prevent debris accumulation
  • Easy-to-clean features, like removable belts, tool-less disassembly, and accessible components for thorough sanitation
  • Compliance with industry-specific standards, such as 3-A Sanitary Standards for dairy processing equipment (when applicable)

We can also provide documentation and support to help you validate your conveyor system’s compliance with relevant regulations and standards, giving you peace of mind and confidence in your production processes.

Dorner - Global Headquarters

975 Cottonwood Ave Hartland, WI 53029, USA (800) 397-8664 | (262) 367-7600


to View our Partner Brands

© 2024 Dorner Mfg. Corp. All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy