Dairy & Cheese

Dorner has a line of conveyors designed to meet the strict requirements of USDA Dairy regulations and 3-A Sanitary Standards. We have experience handling a variety of dairy products such as: cheese slices, cheese blocks, mozzarella balls, bulk cheese shreds, brine tank extractions and more. With our range of expertise, Dorner can custom design a system to meet your unique need.

At Dorner, food safety is paramount. The hygienic design of our conveyors allows for effective sanitation with conveyors that are quick and easy to clean.

Benefits of Dorner’s Sanitary Conveyors

Clean-in-Place Design

Maintaining sanitation in hard-to-access areas, such as underneath the belt, can be a time consuming challenge. Cleaning, although necessary for safety, can also take away from valuable production time. Dorners clean-in-place (CIP) units for AquaPruf conveyors provide a smart sanitary solution offering:
The CIP conveyors feature an automated washing system that not only reduces the time and labor required to keep your conveyors clean, but they help you save water and energy as well. Spray nozzles can be mounted on the interior and exterior of the conveyor, which allows cleaning both the top and bottom surfaces of the belt simultaneously without additional labor. For modular plastic chain belts, the CIP nozzles will force water and debris through the open hinges.
The CIP unit is constructed of fully welded stainless steel tubing to prevent potentially harmful bacteria, and other biological hazards, and minimize horizontal surfaces where water can accumulate.

AquaPruf® Series Conveyor

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:

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:

Engineered Solutions

At Dorner we recognize that our standard conveyor solutions aren’t always right for everyone. Our Engineered Solutions Group specializes in designing and implementing custom solutions for our customers. Our team of engineers 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.
If you need to add a standard straight run to your line or need something more custom, Dorner will make sure your needs are met. Our 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.

Dairy & Cheese Automation

AquaGard LP

  • Quick five-minute belt change for increased uptime
  • Compact and enclosed tensioning system providing smooth and snag-free cleaning
  • 304 stainless steel frame, head and tail plates
  • V-Groove frame with guided belt ensures accurate tracking
  • Tip-up tails for access inside the conveyor for cleaning and maintenance
  • Streamlined design fits where other conveyors do not
  • A variety of FDA-approved belting to meet application needs
  • BISCC Certified for baked goods and confectionery

AquaGard GT

  • Easy integration with machinery and other produciton equipment
  • Fully adjustable incline/decline knuckle modules up to ± 30°
  • Welded 7ga stainless-steel stands and open frame design for easy cleaning
  • Standard angle adjustment stands with leveling adjustment of ± 51 mm (2″)
  • Single or double roll stainless steel-backed guiding with tool or tool-less adjustment options
  • Long Conveyor Runs & Fast Belt Speeds
  • Pinch Free & Finger Safe Design
  • Modular design for greater flexibility 

AquaGard 7350 Conveyors

  • Rugged and Durable Design
  • 304 Stainless Steel frame features open design with minimal horizontal surfaces
  • Designed for wipe down and low pressure wash-down with non-caustic chemicals
  • V-guided belt tracking on belted models
  • Tip-up tails for access inside the conveyor for cleaning and maintenance
  • Safest chain in the industry with chain openings less than 4 mm even on curves
  • Unique chain design virtually eliminates friction providing capacity for up to 4 curves on a single conveyor​

AquaPruf Conveyors

  • Tool-less disassembly. Cleaning prep in under a minute, complete disassembly in less than 3 minutes
  • Optional frame cut-outs and belt lifters for continuous access to inside of the conveyor
  • Tip-up tails allow for quick release of belt tension
  • Continuous TIG-welded 304 stainless steel frame
  • Spiral cam belt tensioning with patent pending thread-less design
  • Patented sprocket alignment key
  • Gearless, oil-free iDrive2 sanitary motorized roller

AquaPruf Ultimate Conveyors

  • All surfaces on internal frame components are polished to 32 microinch, except belted product.
  • All bearings are external to the conveyor and a minimum of 25 mm away from the food zone.
  • Drive sprocket design includes a quick cleaning system to ensure cleaning can be done below the sprocket surface.
  • Patent pending idler tail cleaning system on Modular Belt and Positive Drive Belt models.
  • Belting / Chain offered meet strict 3-A, USDA and NSF requirements.
  • All support stands use only sanitary threadless feet designs.
  • Radii on all internal components meet the 6 mm (0.25″) standard requirement.
  • Conveyor cleaning guideline is provided specifically for effective cleaning of the Dorner product.

AquaPruf VBT

  • Continuous TIG Welded 304 stainless steel frame
  • #4 Polish on all surfaces
  • Open frame and tool-less design for ease of cleaning
  • Drive Gearmotor located on main column outside food drop zone
  • Staggered Sidewall Belt provides 15% more pocket capacity than traditional sidewall belt
  • Self-Releasing Sidewall improves product release
  • Staggered Sidewall can be individually and easily repaired if damaged
  • Clean-through Side Wall Design improves clean-ability and reduces cleaning time and water usage
  • Quick Belt Change
  • Quick Change open-frame design allows belt change in approximately 20 minutes
  • Tool-less removal of idlers and belt supports
  • Loose belt drops down main column
  • No belt tensioning needed

Sanitary Roller Conveyors

  • Frame is constructed of continuous TIG welded 304 stainless steel for durability in tough applications
  • Integral 1” high side for product containment or low side for maximum flexibility
  • Solid Acetal rollers and guides simply lift out of UHMW guide for quick for access to frame during cleaning
  • Hollow Tube spring loaded roller can be removed quickly for access to frame during cleaning
  • Optional welded end stop available for durability

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