Product News: Material Handling & Storage

Flexible Chain Conveyor transfers parts as small as 3 in.

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Flexible Chain Conveyor transfers parts as small as 3 in.

Nov 12, 2013 - Made to customer specifications, 2200 Series SmartFlex™ can be configured to wrap around machinery and equipment in packaging, food, medical, and assembly industries. Power transfer, integrated in drive tail or idler end, smoothly transfers parts as small as 3 in. dia on/off conveyor, while wheel and plain bend options aid tight corner navigation. Constructed with single-piece aluminum frame, conveyor comes in 2.6, 4.1, and 5.9 in. widths and operates at up to 250 fpm.

Dorner Mfg. Corp. - Hartland, WI

Original Press Release

Dorner's New 2200 Series SmartFlex(TM) Conveyor Transfers Parts as Small as 3" Seamlessly and Efficiently

Press release date: Nov 11, 2013

HARTLAND, Wis. — Dorner’s new 2200 Series SmartFlex™ conveyor system does many things very well – and product transfers is one of them.

The 2200 Series SmartFlex flexible chain conveyor platform excels at small-part handling, thanks to its power transfer features that smoothly transfers parts as small as 3” diameter on and off the conveyor for improved performance.

The power transfer can be integrated into the conveyor in two different designs: drive tail or idler end. The direction in which product is moving on the conveyor dictates which power transfer to use: the drive tail is used when product is flowing off the conveyor, and the idler end is used when product is flowing onto the conveyor. Both options are slave-driven from the conveyor’s motor.

The 2200 Series SmartFlex is a high-performance, flexible, modular chain conveyor that can be configured to wrap around machinery and equipment in the packaging, food, medical and assembly industries.

What makes the 2200 Series SmartFlex different from competing models is that Dorner has removed all the guesswork commonly associated with specifying and ordering a flexible chain conveyor. Dorner provides all the engineering tools and finished assemblies, enabling customers to build complete 2200 Series SmartFlex conveyor assemblies to their exact layout dimensions and view it in 3D within minutes.

Specifications, features and benefits of the 2200 Series SmartFlex include:
• Ideal for the food, medical, life sciences, industrial automation and packaging industries
• Aluminum single-piece frame
• Navigates very tight corners with wheel and plain bend options
• Multiple product transfer options for end and side transfers
• Available widths of 65 mm (2.6”), 105 mm (4.1”) and 150 mm (5.9”)
• Speeds up to 250 feet per minute
• Load capacity up to 600 pounds
• Multiple chain types including low friction, friction insert, conductive, cleated, roller top and magnet top
• Made to exact customer specifications and shipped within 5 days

For more information on the 2200 SmartFlex conveyor platform, visit

Hartland, Wisconsin-based Dorner Mfg. Corp. is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of high-quality conveyors and related equipment. Since 1973, companies from around the world have turned to Dorner conveyors for greatly improved efficiency and productivity. For more information about products or company news, visit Dorner’s Web site at or call 1-800-397-8664.