November 7, 2012
Dorner Mfg.'s new Configurator is an intuitive, 2-D and 3-D CAD platform that allows users to build complete conveyor assemblies to their exact layout dimensions. The tool provides the download of a single CAD model of the complete assembled conveyor, saving the time spent matching up individual files. The CAD model is available in a variety of CAD formats and interactive, 3-D PDF.
The platform is engineered with tool guides and uses conveyor logic to place only applicable matching conveyor components together; if a system cannot be designed and built for actual use, the platform will not design it. This intuitive feature alerts users of an erroneous design, allowing them to make the necessary adjustments before proceeding.
When the design is complete, customers receive part numbers and detailed descriptions of all the components in the build, information to receive a quote, and the CAD and 3-D PDF files.