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Ron Schwar: Instrumental in Developing Glide-Line Conveyors

on Monday, April 5, 2021 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Employee Spotlight
Ron Schwar is our featured employee spotlight this month. Ron has been with Glide-Line since 2005. As a product development engineer, Ron said that the two accomplishments he’s most proud of are the development of Glide-Line and its configuration tool, IMPACT!. He was also instrumental in the development and implementation of our unique manufacturing system.
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5 Conveyor Design Tips That Allow for Creative Solutions

Creative, custom and configurable conveyor systems are what we do best. When we found ourselves dissatisfied with the market’s current offerings – inflexible designs, as well as long lead times, poor customer service, and rising (and unnecessary) costs – we decided we could do it better. Following our own advice, we set out to create a product and supporting tools that would satisfy customer needs in ways no one else could.
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Conveyor Flexibility: Breaking Boundaries & Traditional Conveyor Rules

Conveyor flexibility in an automated conveyor application is the ability to adapt an existing standard product as opposed to building and customizing a solution from scratch. Flexible solutions fit multiple needs, take less time to engineer, manufacture and assemble, are less costly, and can often accomplish your goal more efficiently without compromising the design.
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6 Topics to Consider When Evaluating Conveyor Manufacturing Partners

on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Solutions for Applications Engineers Flexible Conveyor Solutions
Choosing a conveyor system manufacturer is no simple task, particularly when you’re facing a deadline. There are so many questions that you might have - questions about which equipment might be best for your project, lead time, execution, cost, and support, etc. That's why we put together some main questions to keep in mind. 
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Configurable Conveyor Technology Software That Dynamically Updates As You Design

The NORMAL Design Technology Accurate CAD blocks are obviously required in the world of application design. As you’re developing an automated assembly system layout, estimate, proposal, and final design, accuracy could be hindered as conveyor system blocks or configurators that lack flexibility, innovation, or generally slow you down. 
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Tom Churchill: Building the Glide-Line Brand

on Monday, January 4, 2021 By | Kevin Mauger | 3 Comments | Employee Spotlight
Today, we’re celebrating Tom Churchill, a Senior Sales Engineer with Glide-Line who has been with the team since 2012. We are always looking for ways to improve our product offering to our customers and ways to improve customer experience, and Tom has been an integral part of that mission here at Glide-Line.
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5 Lift & Locate Conveyor Unit Options For Your Application Requirements

The Lift & Locate: the go-to solution for locating during assembly. But what happens when your customer’s process is a little outside the norm?  Whether it’s a unique product, process, position, or proportion, Glide-Line’s custom solutions are always available. We provide a number of Lift & Locate conveyor units out of the box, but can customize any of them to your customers’ specifications: product weight and/or size restrictions, space limitations, or nearly anything specific to your customers’ applications. The best part? We can even give you the tools to customize the engineering designs yourself. But we’ll get to that later! First, some examples:   
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4 Reasons Our Customers Chose Our VTU Conveyors Compared to Competitors'

on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments |
Our Vertical Transport Units are some of our most unique innovations that we offer. Departing from the typical pneumatic lifts between only two heights, we’ve developed an entire line of VTUs that use electrically-driven actuators to control the height. We can program for multiple stops throughout the vertical shaft to achieve previously unthought-of efficiency in a single VTU. Here are 4 reasons our clients and their customers choose our VTUs over competitors’. 
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The Pro’s & Con’s of Semi-Customized Conveyor Systems & Choosing The Right Manufacturing Partner

on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments |
Our semi-customized conveyor systems, also called our “custom standard” solutions, are built to be completely configurable. We offer flexibility, configurable sizing, innovative designs, and short lead times. There aren’t too many “cons” when it comes to working with us for semi-customized conveyor systems, but we hope these comparisons will give you some food for thought as you consider your options for the right manufacturing partner. 
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4 Different Conveyors Driven Off A Single Motor: The Slave Driven Conveyor Solution

When you’re searching for an efficient way to create conveyor system layouts for your customers, Glide-Line has some fantastic “standard custom” solutions for you. Our Customized Standards are standard conveyors configured or even customized to be essentially custom-built for your customer’s process. One such option is to reduce the number of drives, saving costs for equipment and cibtirks, and slave drive power transmitted through our steel tensioned timing belts. 
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Glide-Line offers the most versatile multi-strand panel and pallet-handling solution available for the assembly automation industry.

We solve problems that other conveyor systems manufacturers won’t. We developed Glide-Line from the ground up with a few key, driving factors in mind. First, our conveyors had to be robust and reliable. Second, they would be simple – easy to maintain and service. Finally, we insisted on flexible configurability, creating an efficient, hassle-free customer experience. We’ve built the most versatile multi-strand panel and pallet-handling solution available for the assembly automation industry.

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