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December 1, 2020 // 1 minute read

Benefits of Dorner Ready-to-Eat Conveyors:

In today’s fast-paced society having access to ready-made food is an important convenience. With an increase in demand there is an increased need for production. One way to maximize productivity is to have food moving along a conveyor with employees adding ingredients as the product passes their station. Using a conveyor assembly line for ready-to-eat food is a more streamlined process because each employee is only in charge of one ingredient instead of having to make the entire product.

PennAir partners with Dorner Conveyors to deliver kick@$$ conveying solutions for ready-to-eat foods. Dorner has experience with ready-to-eat foods such as sandwiches, meals, parfait cups, salads and more. They understand that these produces require conveyors that can be efficiently and effectively cleaned and sanitized over the lifetime of the equipment. Also, all parts of the equipment must be easily accessible for inspection, maintenance and cleaning without the need for tools.

Food safety is another important factor for ready-to-eat food conveyors, such as making sure that there are no of areas where water or food can collect.

AquaPruf® Series Conveyors

Using an AquaPruf series conveyor from Dorner is a great way to move product along while maintaining sanitary requirements. The AquaPruf series is designed with food sanitation requirements in mind. These design features include:

  • Tip-up, tool-less pulleys and belt lifters for easy access for cleaning
  • Rounded cross members to eliminate horizontal edges
  • Solid UHMW wear strips for quick drainage and easy cleaning
  • V-guided belt tracking

AquaGard Series Conveyors

The AquaGard line of conveyors is designed for a wide variety of applications in sanitary environments that require conveyor wipe-downs. Features include:

  • Solid UHMW wear strips located in welded cross members for durable belt support
  • Frame constructed of TIG welded 304 stainless steel
  • Open design with minimal horizontal surfaces
  • Low-profile frame and flexible belt options

Engineered Solutions

PennAir and Dorner recognize that standard conveyor solutions aren’t always right for everyone. PennAir’s engineers specialize in designing and implementing custom solutions for our customers. Our team will work with you to make sure that you get a quality conveyor system that fits your specific needs. In the food industry especially where each application differs greatly we are able to custom design a solution to fit your unique needs. Check out this blog post about a custom solution created for a ready-made sandwich producer that made sure their line was running smoothly and efficiently.

If you need to add a standard straight run to your line or need something more custom like a sandwich production line, PennAir will make sure your needs are met. Dorner’s Sanitary lines are designed for quick and easy cleaning in mind so your production lines are down for less time and production levels are up.


AquaGard 7100 Conveyors

Industry ready stainless steel flexible chain conveyor.

AquaGard 7200 Conveyors

Sanitary conveyor rated for low pressure wash down with soap and water cleaners.


AquaGard 7300 Conveyors

Low profile, stainless steel sanitary conveyor rated for high pressure washdowns with caustic cleaners.



AquaGard 7350 Conveyors

Features a rugged and durable improved frame design.

AquaPruf 7600 Conveyors

Frame is designed with no horizontal surfaces for optimum cleaning.

AquaPruf 7400 Conveyors

Frame is designed with no horizontal surfaces for optimum cleaning. Conveyors over 10′ long consist of multiple sections which are bolted together.

AquaPruf 7400 Ultimate Conveyors

Engineered for Fast & Effective Sanitation in the most demanding environments.

AquaPruf 7600 Ultimate Conveyors

The Ultimate Series has been engineered for Fast & Effective Sanitation in the most demanding environments. Thse include facilities where food safety is essential.

AquaPruf 7600 VBT Conveyors

Our sanitary incline conveyor technology will save your facility both time and money.


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