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Build a material handling cell with Vention’s fully customizable conveyor systems, powered by Dorner

Michael Di Staulo Content Marketing Manager / Jan 9th, 2020
Vention X Dorner Conveyor Systems

Material handling plays a critical role in the success of almost any industrial automation project. But at the industrial level, implementing a material handling application is a complex and challenging task. Not only do these applications span multiple industries and varying use cases, but they must also integrate with both new and existing machinery.

A new solution: Vention conveyors, powered by Dorner

Today Vention announced the launch of its modular belt conveyor system, powered by Dorner. This fully customizable solution serves a broad range of applications, and comes ready to deploy with a kit including all required fasteners. Vention conveyors also use only modular parts, allowing you to scale as you grow.

How Vention’s belt conveyors work

All conveyors are compatible with the MachineMotion ecosystem. By leveraging MachineBuilder, Vention’s cloud-based 3D design tool, users can create more than 100 different configurations of Dorner’s 2200-series conveyors. Moroever conveyor belts can be controlled by a Universal Robots cobot, thanks to Vention’s Robot Cell Integration Kit.

Ready to design your next conveyor belt assembly? Below are five steps to help you get started. For more details, see Vention’s tech docs. Here are five things to consider when creating a belt conveyor assembly.

1. Select the conveyor’s width

The width you need depends on your application. Choose from one of four standard widths:

2. Select the conveyor’s length

Choose from a range of lengths, from 457 mm (18 in.) to 5.31 m (17.4 ft). Change the selected length using the dropdown menu or the arrows on your keyboard.

Vention X Dorner resize conveyor

3. Add brackets for mounting the conveyor

Once you have selected the width and length, you can add brackets to both sides of the conveyor. These will let you mount the conveyor on to any assembly that uses Vention’s modular extrusion system.

Vention X Dorner installiong belt conveyor brackets

Consult the table below for our recommendations of how many brackets to add to your conveyor.

Length Width
152 mm 305 mm 457 mm 605 mm
585 - 1305 mm 4 brackets 4 brackets 4 brackets 4 brackets
1530 - 2070 mm 4 brackets 4 brackets 4 brackets 6 brackets
2295 - 2655 mm 6 brackets 6 brackets 6 brackets 8 brackets
2835 - 3240 mm 6 brackets 6 brackets 8 brackets 8 brackets

4. Choose a motor

Add a motor mount to the end of your conveyor, and select an appropriate motor for your application. The right motor for you depends on the weight of your payload and how fast you want to move it. For a quick guide, consult the chart below.

Vention X Dorner force vs. speed

5. Configure and run the conveyor

You’re almost ready to go: all that’s left is to configure the conveyor in MachineLogic, create a sequence, and start your machine!

Vention’s digital technology makes your use of material handling equipment more efficient, by reducing time-to-market and lowering the total cost of ownership. Get more out of your conveyor systems with Vention’s fully integrated conveyors, powered by Dorner.

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