Twin-Strand Work Pallet Handling System

Why the Twin-Strand Work Pallet Handling System?

The foundation of the Glide-Line pallet handling system is a twin-strand conveyor designed to transport work piece pallets from workstation to workstation. Transport conveyors connect in multiple ways to suit a variety of assembly system requirements. Glide-Line can be constructed with as many strands as needed to transport panel-like products or large, platform-type fixtures from workstation to workstation.

 

Simple & Complete Configurability

The Glide-Line twin-strand is the foundational conveyor for configuring entire work pallet handling systems in any way imaginable.

Intelligent Modeling

IMPACT!, Glide-Line’s in-context configurator, combines access to 3D CAD and solid modeling tools with prices, part numbers, and capabilities in real time. Making models intelligently saves time and reduces costs overall.

Efficient Pallet Transferring

The twin-strand work pallet handling system was built with a focus on maximizing lead time and space for efficient installation and increased throughput.

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Twin-Strand Work Pallet Handling System Catalog

Our catalogue is ever expanding.  Feel free to check out some of the options below, but know that we are willing to create a solution that solves your exact problem or need.  In fact, that is how many of the products you will see on our site originated - out of necessity to solve our customer's problems.
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Work Piece Pallet

Glide-Line pallets work as a carrier for work pieces as they move around a conveyor system. Most pallets are tooled with custom fixturing components to secure work pieces as they are handled, and each pallet contains a set of precision bushings for exact pallet location at each workstation by means of our Lift and Locate Units.

 

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Pallet Transport Conveyor

The foundation of the Glide-Line pallet handling system is a twin-strand conveyor designed to transport work piece pallets from workstation to workstation. Transport conveyors offer multiple connection alternatives to suit a variety of assembly system requirements and are available with multiple power input options as well, including 24VDC motors.

 

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Glide-Line ZP

Glide-Line ZP, a gentler, more reliable and energy efficient conveyor solution created by eliminating 100% of backpressure caused by accumulation.With traditional conveyors, there is often backpressure from upstream pallets, motors running continuously, unnecessary wear and tear on the entire system and continuously running the conveyors which wastes energy.

 

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Lift Transfer Unit

Lift Transfer Units move work piece pallets from one transport conveyor to another. Each unit contains a pair of belts that lift to engage the pallet perpendicular to the direction of flow. The lift action raises the pallet up and over the guide rail so it can be conveyed onto the adjacent transport conveyor. Units are bi-directional and can be set up to manage two, three, and four-way traffic control conditions.

 

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Heavy Duty Lift and Locate Unit

The Heavy Duty Lift and Locate Unit delivers repeatable, positional accuracy within ±.05mm. The vertical lift position is fixed at 1.5mm above the belt, and the unit is designed to handle heavy loads for press operations such as swaging and ultrasonic welding. This unit utilizes a pneumatic shuttle that slips between the baseplate and the lift anvil once the pallet is raised into position. Heavy Duty Units must be station-mounted on suitable structures to absorb the required loads; accuracy and repeatability are relative to the mounting structure.

 

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Standard Lift and Locate Unit

The Standard Lift and Locate Unit offers fully configurable vertical lift positioning, and it is suitable for applications that require repeatable, positional accuracy within ±.05mm. The unit can be station-mounted or mounted directly to the transport conveyor; accuracy and repeatability are relative to the mounting structure.

 

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Servo Vertical Transfer Unit

Vertical Transfer Units (VTUs) transfer pallets from one level to another. This unit utilizes a section of transport conveyor as an elevator platform and benefits from a vertical servo-driven actuator for positioning. The elevator platform conveyor can operate in either direction, enabling the VTU to accept and discharge pallets from both sides, and the servo allows multiple stopping positions along the stroke. The unit is supplied as a stand-alone module.

 

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Pneumatic Vertical Transfer Unit

Vertical Transfer Units (VTUs) transfer pallets from one level to another. This unit utilizes a section of transport conveyor as an elevator platform and relies on a vertical pneumatic cylinder for actuation. The elevator platform conveyor can operate in either direction, enabling the VTU to accept and discharge pallets from both sides. The unit is supplied as a stand-alone module.

 

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Lift and Rotate Unit

The Lift and Rotate unit is designed to turn pallets 90° or 180° in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction. The unit uses pneumatics (lift portion) and servo motors (rotating portion) for ultra-smooth rotational motion and acceleration. Servo motors are customizable for special applications that demand continuous rotational motion, such as winding operations or visual inspection requiring multiple view angles. It can also act as a lift-and-bypass unit, lifting pallets and placing them on a shelf so other pallets can pass through.

 

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DART Drop and Rotate Transfer Unit

DART Drop and Rotate Transfer Unit is a revolutionary innovation for pallet and work piece handling designed to simplify layouts and reduce cost.This specialized hub has been specifically design to maximize layouts and save complexity and cost.

 

The DART system is a powered conveyor that can rotate from 1 degree to 360 degrees to accomplish almost any angle transfer in a system, including conventional right angle transfers. The pallet can either rotate with it (changing orientation) or stay static (maintaining orientation). With this new design in your overall layout design toolbox, Glide-Line’s DART will allow for endless opportunities and maximize assembly workspace.

 

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Pallet Stops

Glide line offers a wide variety of pallet stops to suit the traffic handling demands of your application. They are broken into 3 general categories:

All stops can be configured to be pneumatically single or double acting, to stop work-piece pallets so an operation can be performed. Dampened Stops offer a pneumatic cushioning force to the work piece that slows the impact of the pallet against the stop. The cushioning force can be adjusted to suit specific application needs. Larger stops and higher cushioning forces are available upon request.

Anti-Rebound pallet stops can be utilized as a unidirectional stop gate to prevent pallets from moving if the conveyor belt reverses direction in the application.

 

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Have any questions?  Feel free to reach out.

If you have a question about the listed products or want to discuss your specific needs with us to see how we can help, then please, reach out and we would be more than happy to talk to you.

Equipment Inquiry

How To Get Instant Quotes For Twin Strand Conveyor Modules & Systems

One of the biggest challenges faced by applications engineers today is the time it takes to receive accurate pricing and model numbers. You spend time using an online configurator from a conveyor manufacturer, downloading the step files and setting up mates and references in SOLIDWORKS to meet the requirements of your automation system. The conveyor software is typically built for only one thing: communicating one particular conveyor’s specifications to your conveyor design software.

 

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“As a provider of mechanical hardware solutions, item North America/MB Kit Systems Inc. sees multiple requests for complex material handling solutions. Clearly, Glide-Line always seems to know what customers need and the new Glide-Line 360 has unlimited solutions for a wide range of applications.”

Rick Sabo, VP Sales & Marketing - NA/MB Kit Systems

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"From the beginning of our most recent project with a Global Appliance manufacturer, our Glide-Line’s Product Specialist was engaged in the design problem solving offering viable options in the customized conveyor & belt material selection to meet the customers applications needs & challenges."

Nino LaDuca, President of Tech-ConAutomation

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"Glide-Line understands the market. That is why they come with innovative products, are incredibly responsive and have the fastest delivery times around."

Jim Beretta, former Application Engineer - Industry Expert

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"The experts at Glide-Line are quick to respond, they're quick to bring solutions, and they're quick to help me identify product. They've backed up everything they've told me and brought good product to bear and their solutions are running well in the field. I'm not sure what more you could ask for."

Kevin Hayes, Director at Primetest Automation

"What More Could You Ask For?"

Glide-Line lives up to its promises

Kevin Hayes, Director at PrimeTest Automation and Glide-Line customer, speaks to his satisfaction with Glide-Line as a leader in custom conveyor automation.