High Speed Conveyors

  • Image of a Dorner 3200 Precision Move conveyor, which can regularly achieve speeds of 517 ft/min and is built for bursts of even higher speeds.
  • Image of a Dorner 3200 Precision Drive conveyor from the front, where three belts wrap around the conveyor to facilitate precise movement.
  • Image of a Dorner 3200 Precision Move Nose-Over Conveyor from the side.

What Qualifies As A High Speed Conveyor?

The definition of high speed depends largely on the end-user. From an internal engineering perspective, high speed conveyors from Dorner are capable of exceeding speeds of 500 ft/min.

High speed conveyors may operate consistently at this high speed or utilize bursts of high speed progression. The specific needs of each individual production line will influence the type of high speed and high-tech capabilities required of an integrated conveyor system.

Ideal Process Applications For Urethane and Timing Belts With High Speed Capabilities

High speed conveying solutions can help you improve efficiency and production rates. Conveyors that can reach and maintain high speeds are especially effective when used for the following applications:

Image of a Dorner 3200 Precision Move Nose-Over Conveyor.

Conveyor Elasticity

To consistently work at high speeds, or even achieve brief but consistent bouts of higher speeds, conveyors must come equipped with the right features.

Managing the stress associated with high speed conveying processes, as well as the tension resulting from stopping/braking and restarting, requires a high level of elasticity in the belt. Low elongation is also a critical factor in reducing strain on the conveyor system.

Advantages of Using High Speed Belt Conveyors

Integrating high speed belt conveyors into your production or manufacturing line can be beneficial in numerous ways.


To promote consistent top speeds, high speed conveyor belts are often designed to be relatively lightweight. However, this design choice does not detract from the strength, elasticity, and durability of the conveyor; instead, our innovative conveyor systems can manage moderately significant loads at high speeds with a sturdy, lightweight belt design.


Generally speaking, the faster a conveyor belt moves, higher throughput can be achieved. The accuracy of our high speed conveyors allows the entire line to move fast.

The use of high speed conveyors promotes efficient energy consumption and optimal output for specific operations.


A conveyor that can achieve high speeds, whether consistently or in strategic bursts, can improve the efficiency of production. When moving products with a conveyor, higher speeds can accelerate the manufacturing process by getting more items to the next step faster. 

While many high speed conveyors can bear moderate weight, they are often most efficient with lighter loads. High speed light load conveyors can increase productivity, resulting in more efficient operations.


Using a high speed conveyor can result in lower material weight per conveyor unit length. Integrating a high speed conveyor into your facility can help you maximize your floor space with a relatively compact, cost-effective conveying solution.

High Speed Conveyor Systems From Dorner

Dorner Conveyors offer customizable conveying solutions that can achieve and maintain high speeds depending on your specific needs. The following conveyors are built to accommodate speeds exceeding 500 ft/min for different applications.

3200 Standard Line

Belted conveyors from our 3200 series can achieve speeds up to 600 ft/min for maximum efficiency. Typically available in widths up to 48 inches (though wider belts can be arranged) and capable of bearing loads up to 300 lbs, the 3200 belted conveyor can consistently maintain high speeds for optimal performance.

These high speed conveyors are especially well-suited for the following applications:

  • Automated assembly
  • Part handling
  • Part positioning
  • Part routing
  • Precision part movement
  • Part accumulation
  • Part transfer

Modular belt conveyors in this series can consistently achieve higher speeds of 400ft/min, as well.

Precision Move Line

The Precision Move line of conveyors can typically reach speeds of up to 517 ft/min, but they are built for bursts of high-speed intervals that can reach speeds much higher than the 500 level.

With narrow belts (between 4 and 18 inches in 2 inch increments) and a load-bearing capacity of up to 750 lbs, 3200 Precision Line conveyors can help you maximize accuracy and productivity with a compact, efficient design. These conveyors are ideal for applications such as:

  • Small part handling
  • Small part positioning
  • Automated assembly
  • Precision part movement
  • Machine integration
  • Precision indexing
  • Robotic pick-and-place

High Speed Industry Applications

Using a high speed belt in your facility can provide numerous benefits, including improvements in efficiency, safety, and overall productivity. While high speed roller or rubber belt conveyors may be useful in virtually any industry, they are especially advantageous in the following areas.

Agriculture Production

Producing and manufacturing agricultural products requires speed and efficiency. Processes such as packaging animal feed and bundling hay bales can benefit from high speed conveyors; by expediting these processes, especially with automated packaging and assembly practices, manufacturers can achieve higher levels of worker safety and productivity.

Baking & Confectionery

Sanitary conveying solutions from Dorner are often used in baking and confectionery production. High speed conveyors can enhance common practices in this industry including:

  • Heating and cooling
  • Product accumulation
  • Product sorting
  • Grouping or spacing
  • Merging and separating

High speed sortation conveyors are especially useful in this industry; using a conveyor capable of achieving high speeds for sortation purposes can ensure small products are properly organized in an accurate and efficient manner.

From chocolates and gum to a variety of pastries, food-safe high speed conveyors are useful in meeting high product demands and strict production schedules.

Meat & Poultry

Designed to meet USDA regulations, high speed conveyors are ideal for meat and poultry handling, packaging, and sorting processes. From meat processing to case conveying, conveying solutions from Dorner allow facilities to ensure consistent quality, sanitation, and efficiency.


The rapid, continuous growth of the e-commerce industry requires innovative solutions. High speed conveyor systems from Dorner provide efficient and precise solutions for this fast-paced industry.

With flexible conveying solutions, e-commerce fulfillment facilities can achieve quick, accurate results. High speed, high volume conveyors can help facilities efficiently fulfill a wide range of essential production processes, including:

  • Parcel inspection
  • Production pacing
  • Parcel indexing
  • Package spacing and gapping
  • Sortation
  • Accumulation
  • Rejection and depositing
  • Product merging and diverting
  • Product rotation

Material Handling

Built for optimal levels of productivity and efficiency, high speed material handling conveyors from Dorner can help facilities improve product quality, movement, and flow. Integrating high speed, automated conveyors in this industry provides numerous benefits, including:

  • Maximized space
  • Increased uptime
  • Advanced accuracy and efficiency
  • Lower labor costs
  • Enhanced productivity and time allocation
  • Improved worker safety