Manufacturing AUTOMATION

CAD configurator tool

March 22, 2013
By Alison Dunn

Dorner Mfg. Corp.’s Configurator tool, which launched last fall as part of Dorner Tools (DTools), has been expanded to include the company’s latest conveyor platform – the 2200 Series Precision Move. DTools is a group of online tools designed to help users select, design, configure and apply conveyors. The Configurator is an intuitive 2D and 3D CAD platform that allows users to build complete conveyor assemblies to their exact layout dimensions. The addition of the 2200 Series Precision Move means users can now use the Configurator to build assemblies of the new conveyor platform, as well as Precision Move gang, slave and common drive versions. Gang drive belt conveyors allow one gearmotor to drive multiple conveyors, side-by-side, at the same speed with positively driven belting. Slave drive belt conveyors allow multiple conveyors to be linked together end-to-end with one drive, and common drive belt conveyors allows multiple conveyors with different lengths and widths to operate them as one unit side-by-side with a single drive motor.

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