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My Partially Assembled Product Is Approaching A Delicate Step On The Assembly Line—How Do We Reduce Waste & Damage?

When developing the right assembly line conveyor system, reducing damage is a top priority. This is especially the case when moving partially-assembled products. Moving products in a semi-complete state can ruin them completely, leading to additional costs and delays. In that situation, the last thing you need is a conveyor system that causes products from banging into each other!
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An Elegant Way to Keep Medical Devices Secure In A Pallet Fixture

When conveying medical devices, preventing product damage is key. While traditional accumulation techniques are effective, they can give way to product damage due to hard stops. To prevent damage to a delicate medical device, you need to find an alternative style of conveying. Glide-Line ZP (zero pressure / zero contact) is our solution.
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How Do I Control Pallet Motion While My Product Cures?

Traditional pallet accumulation techniques get the job done (belt or chain running constantly, managing positioning with stops). But with this method, there are several flaws. Namely for transporting partially-completed products or products with some type of curing process. 
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Can’t Find Qualified Workers for Machine Tending?

With record unemployment, it is tough to find qualified workers to fill many jobs. This includes material tending for CNC operations. So, manufacturers are left in a crunch. Do they pay higher wages to retain qualified, reliable workers? Or do they keep wages constant, but put up with decreased productivity and efficiency?
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How You Can Ensure Smooth Motion Between Assembly Stations

When it comes to smooth handling, traditional conveyor transportation leaves a lot to be desired.  This is especially the case when moving and accumulating product between assembly stations. A stop in the line can easily cause pallets to bang into each other, leading to product damage. Many are searching for a better solution, so we introduced Glide-Line’s Zero Pressure (ZP) / zero contact zoned accumulation conveyors.  With Glide-Line’s ZP solution, “hard stops” are a thing of the past. With products moving smoothly from station to station, partially and fully-assembled products can be handled without the risk of product damage.
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Machine Tending is the Automation Breakthrough Whose Time has Come

Automation has transformed American manufacturing. By decreasing labor costs and improving productivity, US-based companies compete more successfully in a global marketplace. These benefits extend across the board, including CNC operations. In the past, the most common practice was for CNC operators to feed material into CNCs. But two factors require CNC operators to change the process: global competition and low unemployment.
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What To Expect When Working With Glide-Line

on Monday, August 26, 2019 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments |
Glide-Line offers the most versatile multi-strand panel or pallet handling solution available for the assembly automation industry. Our advanced configuration tools will enhance your design experience... allowing you to configure the Glide-Line product exactly as you need! And, our digital manufacturing process allows for your specific configuration to be built quickly AND efficiently... allowing you to meet your project’s tight deadlines.
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Testimonial: Glide-Line has an Enthusiasm for Quick, Custom Solutions

on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments |
We understand more than most the frustration that can come when trying to find a custom solution, and even more than that, a custom solution that doesn't destroy your lead teams!  That is actually how Glide-Line came to be.  We needed a certain conveyor delivered in a certain timeframe and were told that it couldn't be done.  So, we built our own.  Now, we pride ourselves on providing easy, flexible, precise, and fast solutions to our customers.
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Interesting Ways To Create Unique Product Moves In A Conveyor System

on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments | Solutions for Applications Engineers Lift and Rotate Applications
Conveyors are typically doing the moving in your automation assembly.  But Glide-Line’s LRU and DART applications are stepping outside the norm. We’re simplifying the process of shifting pallets and panels by moving the conveyors themselves.  Lifting or dropping the conveyor, then rotating it, saves time and increases throughput in your automation assemblies.
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Why Glide-Line ZP is a Gentler, More Reliable and Energy Efficient Conveyor Solution

on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 By | Trevor Price | 0 Comments |
Kevin Mauger, our President, took some time to explain the "what", "how", and "when" of Glide-Line's zero pressure accumulation conveyor, the Glide-Line ZP.  What is it? How does it work? And, when is a good time to take advantage of its benefits?
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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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