Food Grade Conveyor Belts for Food Handling and Processing

Dorner’s world-class food handling and processing conveyors are highly sanitary and built to operate at high speeds. These conveyors have earned a stellar track record in helping businesses maximize their efficiency and productivity levels in achieving their full potential.

If your business requires a custom conveyor belt for food processing, Dorner is uniquely positioned to develop specially made systems that meet our customers’ vision for enhanced workflow.

Benefits of Dorner’s Food Handling and Processing Sanitary Conveyors

Dorner’s food grade conveyors feature several benefits that make them ideal for the food processing industry. With sanitary conveyors from Dorner, your food manufacturing process benefits from the following:

High Sanitary Standards

Each sanitary conveyor from Dorner is built with a low profile and open frame construction, allowing for easy access to the belt surface and interior components for fast and effective sanitation – capable of 2x faster sanitation that what is offered by our competitors!
Our food conveyor systems have three sanitary levels that can be configured to your specific application. With hygienic designs, our conveyor systems have less to clean, making your work easier, cleaner, and more efficient.
Food Handling and Processing
Dorner Conveyors Product Transfer

Conveyor Belt Food Safety Commitment

As a leader of food industry conveyor belt suppliers, we are committed to providing our customers with conveyor equipment that uphold high food hygiene standards and improve your OEE. We have a five-step approach to serving your industry and promoting food safety, including:

Custom Solutions for Unique Systems

Our team understands that every manufacturing process and application is unique. That’s why we specialize in custom designed solutions that are tailored to your needs, limitations, and precise specifications. Whether you are transporting fresh produce or packaging meat products, we can deliver a high quality conveyor system that meets your exact requirements.
Dorner Conveyors Pizza Handling and Processing
A sanitary conveyor from Dorner safely processes raw hamburger meat.

Dorner Food Conveyor Belts Provide Safety Beyond Your Products

Dorner’s food processing conveyors are designed to meet industry standards and regulations as well as operator safety standards, including:

Sanitary Food Conveyors Applications

At Dorner, we believe food safety is paramount. We understand the concerns and challenges facing teams in the food handling industry. Whether your food needs are in bakery and confectionary; dairy and cheese; ready-to-eat foods; meat, poultry, and seafood; fruits and vegetables; or any other foods, our AquaPruf Series conveying system can meet your needs.
A Dorner AquaPruf conveyor belt transports hamburger patties.

Accumulation & Cooling

For maximum efficiency, our sanitary conveyors can be utilized in accumulation and cooling applications for a range of food products, allowing you to safely maintain production while gathering finished products (like baked goods or ready-to-eat meals) for the next stage of production. Promote efficient, equal cooling with precision conveyance solutions.

Inspection & Metal Detection

Automated food conveyor belts can help optimize the inspection process during food production, allowing operators to thoroughly assess products as they move down the line to identify abnormalities or issues and address them quickly without disrupting workflow.

Washing & Sorting

The right sanitary conveyor makes washing and sorting certain products, like fresh produce, a breeze. Designed for easy cleaning, our AquaPruf conveyors can safely and effectively endure the washing and sorting process without compromising your product’s quality or risking damage to the conveyor system.


As with any industry, our food processing conveyors are well-suited for packaging applications. Whether you are packaging delicate fruits, raw meats, or baked goods, our conveyor systems will help keep your process running smoothly. With Dorner’s food grade conveyors, you can move packages with accuracy and minimize product waste while keeping up with the demands of a busy manufacturing environment.

Conveyors for Food Processing in Every Category

Dorner has the perfect sanitary conveyor system for your food manufacturing or handling facility, no matter what you work with. From in-feed and out-feed applications to cooling and inspection solutions, our reliable food grade conveyors will help you get the job done quickly, efficiently, and safely in any category.
A Dorner AquaGard LP conveyor transports croissants.

Baking & Confectionary

Streamline the process of producing and packaging sweets with a food processing solution from Dorner. Our systems are perfect for spreading out items to bake or cool, grouping products for packaging, and more. We have created custom solutions for food suppliers working with a range of products including:

Dairy & Cheese

Dorner conveyors are a great choice for dairy and cheese processing. Our reliable systems can be custom engineered to suit your specific processes with less downtime and higher standards of cleanliness.
Dorner conveyors are a great choice for dairy and cheese processing. Our reliable systems can be custom engineered to suit your specific processes with less downtime and higher standards of cleanliness.
An easy-to-clean Dorner AquaPruf conveyor transports raw chicken.

Meat, Poultry & Seafood

With sanitary conveyors for meat, poultry, and seafood processing from Dorner, you can move your product quickly and safely with minimal disruption. Sanitizing your belts is immensely important when processing and handling raw meats.
We have engineered systems that meet USDA regulations for red meat and poultry to prevent the growth of bacteria, eliminating the risk of contamination and keeping your consumers safe.

Ready-To-Eat Foods

Producing ready-to-eat meals requires precision timing and careful handling of ingredients. Dorner’s food grade conveyors can help you achieve the results you need with safety and accuracy. Our systems are perfect for gathering products from multiple sources and combining them in a timely manner, as well as packaging finished meals for distribution.
An AquaPruf conveyor from Dorner transports pizzas.
A Dorner AquaPruf conveyor transports vegetables.


Produce is a delicate product that requires careful handling to avoid damage and maintain freshness. Our top-quality food conveyors are designed with both efficiency and precision in mind, allowing operators to easily move fruits, vegetables, and other produce down the line without worrying about bruising or contamination.
With Dorner’s produce conveyors, you can quickly inspect the product, sort it for distribution, and package as necessary with greater efficiency and accuracy.

See Dorner’s Conveyors for Food Processing and Handling in Action

Dorner’s Stainless Steel and Sanitary Conveyors, also known as our AquaGard and AquaPruf platforms, are designed for fast and effective sanitation while offering protection from contamination.

Custom Material Handling Equipment for Food

When your business needs a specially made solution, you can count on Dorner! As a leading-edge commercial food processing equipment manufacturer, Dorner is known for creating custom food processing services and equipment for our customers
Our custom food handling equipment is designed by our talented, full-service Engineered Solutions Group. Our team can modify a standard solution to meet your business’ needs or collaborate with you to build a wholly custom system.
Our Engineered Solutions Group will work with your team from concept to completion. Our custom food processing equipment design process includes needs analysis, CAD modeling, mechanical design and other services.
Dorner can provide the following food conveyor accessory add-ons for your custom food processing solution:
The positive drive belting of an AquaPruf conveyor from Dorner.

Dorner’s AquaPruf Industrial Food Grade Conveyors Boast Innovative Design

A modular AquaPruf conveyor from Dorner with a tip-up tail for easy cleaning.
Dorner’s AquaPruf Food Handling Conveyor Series has been engineered to promote fast and effective sanitation, from wipe down to daily high-pressure washdown with chlorinated cleaners.

Hygienic Designs

The AquaPruf sanitary conveyor has a unique design that promotes optimal hygiene and food safety with the following features:
We designed our AquaPruf stainless steel conveyors to meet or exceed food industry standards for equipment safety. Because of our commitment to safety and cleanliness in our food handling conveyors, you can have confidence in our products, which include:
Dorner Conveyors Elevation Changes for Food Processing

Built for Demanding Environments

Our AquaPruf Ultimate Conveyors have been designed for fast and effective sanitation in the most-demanding environments. These environments generally involve high-pressure sanitation requirements and include dairy and cheese, ready-to-eat foods and/or meat, poultry and seafood products.

AquaPruf Ultimate Conveyor Benefit Highlights

Dorner Conveyors Sanitary Belts for Food Handling and Processing

Food Conveyor Belt Installation Services

Dorner is recognized as a leading conveyor manufacturer and also a top food handling and processing conveyor installation company. Our experienced engineering team can visit your facility to ensure your equipment is set up so that it performs at peak capacities. Our food handling and processing conveyor installation service is comprehensive, encompassing delivery, staging, setup and training on your equipment.
If you plan to manage installation internally or work with another contractor, we can send a certified Dorner service team member to act as an on-site supervisor.
Dorner Conveyors Chain Belts for Raw Food Handling

Commercial Food Processing Equipment Services for Dorner Conveyors

Ensure your operation meets food safety requirements as well as your production needs with the right equipment from Dorner. We offer training and maintenance services to help you maximize the lifetime of your custom food processing solution and provide you with the resources you need to keep your operation running smoothly.

Training Services

Training can help reduce downtime and increase your team’s safety, efficiency and productivity levels. Dorner’s expert field services team delivers on-site training in safety, maintenance, troubleshooting and other areas.
Our food industry conveyor systems training can be conducted in groups or with just a single team member. Our training can be held during or after conveyor installation. Your team will also have 24/7 access to first-rate online resources such as videos and guides.

Maintenance Program

Dorner offers a food handling and processing conveyor maintenance program that involves only labor or labor and parts. Our service starts with an on-site evaluation of your facility’s food handling and processing conveyor(s). Once we assess your needs, we’ll produce a custom plan with our recommended service intervals.
Dorner’s food handling and processing conveyor maintenance program covers a wide range of tasks, from inspection and adjustments to debris removal and lubrication. If your business is on Dorner’s labor and parts plan, you will also receive a 10 percent discount on parts.

Food Handling and Processing Conveyors

Increase productivity, reduce waste, and create a safer workplace for workers with a Dorner conveyor system. We offer a range of customizable solutions to maximize your available space, improve the efficiency of your operation, and enhance the hygienic standards of your facility.

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

Dorner’s AquaPruf Ultimate conveyors are 3-A Certified. These product upgrades ensures that the AquaPruf Ultimate meets the strict requirements of 3-A and is optimally designed for use in food applications such as meat, poultry, fish and ready-to-eat.
  • 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.

AquaGard LP Conveyors

  • 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
  • Low-profile, operator safe design with no pinch points
  • Small 1.25 in (32 mm) diameter rollers for transfer of small products
  • A variety of FDA approved belting to meet application needs

AquaGard GT Conveyors

  • Best for: packaging, bottling, dry food processing, part handling, long lengths, accumulation and buffering
  • Smooth frame design for ease of cleaning
  • Capable of multiple curves as well as inclines and declines on a single conveyor
  • Bolt together construction for modularity and future add-ons
  • Innovative transfer options
    • Powered transfers
    • Side transfer modules
    • Inline transfer modules for high speed applications

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​

Stainless Steel Food Conveyor

We maintain the highest standards of quality and cleanliness with the use of stainless steal frames, compatible with a number of hygienic belts, designed for easy cleaning and optimal performance.
A modular AquaPruf conveyor from Dorner with a curved design to save space.
A sanitary LPZ with added hopper from Dorner.

Space Saving Food Handling Equipment

Navigate around obstacles and corners without disrupting the flow of food production with a 90 degree food grade conveyor or a food grade Z conveyor for maximum space efficiency.
If you have available vertical space, a stainless steel helix conveyor or vertical bucket conveyor can be useful, allowing you to take advantage of the area you already have when transporting food products between processing stages.

Customized Food Processing Solutions from Dorner

When working with commercial grade food processing equipment, customization is often essential for success. Dorner can help you find the right custom solution for your food handling and processing needs, from complete conveyor systems to individual components.
Whether you need a more off-the-shelf or totally custom solution, Dorner can provide the food and beverage conveyor systems to keep your business running smoothly. With our broad range of custom options, you can rest assured that your food processing conveyors will be designed to provide maximum efficiency and productivity while also upholding the highest standards of food safety.

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