DART Drop and Rotate Transfer Unit.jpgDART 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.



  • Servo driven rotation for smooth rapid and precise positioning
  • The device does not violate the space between the conveyor strands so all of the standard conveyor mounted stops and accessories can be used
  • Static center plate available to maintain work piece orientation when making right angle transfers
  • Smooth pneumatic vertical motion with integrated adjustable air cushions



  • Used as a centralized hub, DART can help solve complex pallet and work piece distribution challenges
  • Is capable of operating with more than two stands of conveyor, ideal for handling heavier pallets and large panels
  • Develop higher level automated systems at a lower relative cost
  • DART utilizes many of our standard conveyor and device parts



  • By managing complex traffic control conditions, DART makes it possible to minimize the size of your overall system
  • Simplifies pallet handling by utilizing standard conveyor mounted pallet stops and accessories
  • More cost effective than using typical lift transfers units
  • Use the DART to rotate and transfer in a single station
  • Much less complicated than alternative systems

Glide-Line’s IMPACT! featured in National Solidworks Case Study!

Glide-Line leveraged the open SOLIDWORKS API, the GoAutomate open-source automation tool, and Microsoft Excel software to introduce IMPACT!, the industry’s first in-context conveyor configurator, which combines access to solid modeling tools and snap-to mating functionality with prices, part numbers, and ordering capabilities in real time.



Build 3D model designs with constant INNOVATION and CUSTOMIZATION

This guide is built to address some of the challenges you may be facing when planning conveyors into your automation system engineering designs. We provide potential solutions to help you solve these problems, plus tips on how to inject creativity into your own systems when it comes to conveyor system designs.



“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


“IMPACTwas easy to launch and update. It quickly led me in the direction I needed to define my design. I love having dead accurate CAD files with high detail. IMPACT takes it one step further in that I don’t have to re-download every time I have to make a change. I love having native Solidworks files to integrate into my designs.”

DeWayne Merritt, a 16 year Mechanical Tool Design Engineer for AutoLiv


"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


"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


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