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AMR Conveyor Toppers Float Like A Butterfly and Sting Like a Bee

Posted by Craig Newberry | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

They’re light, powerful, and maximize your investment in your Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs). Just like Muhammad Ali changed the game of boxing forever, AMRs have the potential to revolutionize manufacturing. By providing a new means of infinitely flexible automation workflow, plants can reduce their labor costs and improve margins in a highly competitive environment.


ALI circleWhile many automation innovations have yet to provide a compelling ROI, investments in AMRs can pay for themselves in a short time with their extreme flexibility. You can improve the automation value of AMRs even further with conveyor solutions on top of the vehicles by reducing the labor component required with manual loading / unloading. With AMRs and conveyors, end users can efficiently move items all over the facility. This can be a cost-effective alternative to traditional manual methods but certainly increases flexibility as well.



What does Glide-Line have to offer in the world of AMR conveyor toppers?

We offer you a light, yet powerful design capable of maximizing payload while minimizing battery usage. Our line of AMR conveyor toppers offer high flexibility and configurability. DC-driven, GlideLine AMR conveyors toppers also offer high durability and are easy to service.


Lightweight, yet POWERFUL

AMR Toppers and Framework 1With Glide-Line’s conveyor toppers for autonomous mobile robots, you can achieve “light and powerful” in the same product. Using aluminum extrusion construction, our product maximizes payload while still being a lightweight solution.


Another key feature that improves performance with minimal weight is using a timing belt as the conveying medium. This conveyor topper type has a high tensile strength and performance is enhanced with the use of a T5 teeth around the drive pulley. This provides strong drive and traction for the conveyor topper.


Glide-Line AMR conveyor toppers provide high power with minimal energy usage. DC-powered motors are our standard solution for AMRs. These motors are extremely compact and lightweight. Even the heaviest allowable loads do not quickly drain the battery. This makes it a compelling option for small to medium-sized loads (up to 200 pounds).


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Maximize Efficiency of Your AMR Fleet

A lightweight, but powerful design reduces battery drain (improving automation ROI). It also allows you to run your AMR conveyor toppers for a longer share of the day. With any AMR, recharging has a significant time and opportunity cost. The longer it takes to recharge, the less time you have to put the machine to work.


With our energy-efficient solution, you can keep your AMR running longer each day. This also improves the ROI of AMR-related automation, helping to make it a cost-effective alternative to traditional manual material replenishment.


“Glide-Line is based on innovation, excellent customer service, high quality and real speed.” - Kevin Mauger, President of Glide-Line


For more information about our Conveyor Toppers for AMRs, check out another blog here: Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) Conveyors Toppers for Small Loads & Applications. OR, download our free resource…


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Topics: Flexible Conveyor Solutions, Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) Conveyors

Written by Craig Newberry

Craig Newberry is a Business Unit Manager for Glide-Line. His past involvement in a variety of competitive sports along with current passion for obstacle course races spills over into his desire to drive business forward. Concurring challenges is what motivates him on daily basis, while his family is what fuels his desire to succeed in life. Although a bit of an adrenaline junky, he also tries to live by a brilliant statement made by Ferris Bueller “life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you may miss it.”

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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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