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Craig Newberry

Craig Newberry is a Product Specialist 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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3 Reasons You’ll Love the Configurable Multi-Strand Panel Transport Conveyor from Glide-Line

on Monday, March 11, 2019 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Flexible Conveyor Solutions Configurable Conveyor Technology
Configurability is an important feature of all our conveyors, and the Multi-Strand Transport Conveyor from Glide-Line is no exception. The Multi-Strand Transport Conveyor is a material-handling solution of two or more strands (including odd numbers), transporting panel-like products or large, platform-type fixtures from workstation to workstation.
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New Ways To Combine Multiple Functions and Tasks Within One Conveyor Lift

on Monday, December 10, 2018 By | Craig Newberry | 2 Comments | Conveyor System Designs Vertical Transport Conveyors
Utilizing minimal space to develop an automation process is a common challenge with our integrator clients; conveyor systems that reduce floor space are the solution. Consider completing tasks within an elevator application to significantly reduce the conveyor floor space that would otherwise be needed to complete the process off the main line. This solution can help:
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Can I Automatically Load a Conveyor Rack Or Shelving System From My Conveyor Process?

on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Flexible Conveyor Solutions Vertical Transport Conveyors
Loading a conveyor rack or shelving system as part of your conveyor process can easily become a labor-intensive task. It can slow your process if you don’t automate it. And your clients don’t typically have the extra arm and leg lying around to pay for an automated system.
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3 Ways to Save Space by Integrating Vertically Stacked Conveyors and VTUs

on Thursday, November 1, 2018 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Conveyor System Designs Vertical Transport Conveyors
When you’re faced with the challenge of limited space for a new conveyor line, vertical transfer units (VTUs) can save the day. The most common way traditional conveyor manufacturers save space with a vertical transport unit is by creating a return path under (or over) the main line. But there are lots of ways to utilize VTUs in a line to reduce conveyor system floor space.
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Can I Accumulate Vertically To Create a Buffer/Accumulator For My Pallet Handling Conveyor System?

on Monday, October 29, 2018 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Vertical Transport Conveyors
In the engineering world, you normally think you move things horizontally on a flat plane and you lift devices using an elevator (a vertical transport unit, or VTU). Typically, you wouldn’t think to use conveyors to move anything vertically, other than maybe returning empty pallets to the front of the line, or in similar use cases. Applying conveyors to move things vertically is a new way of thinking. These are some examples of different VTUs and recent ways our integrator clients have creatively implemented our conveyor applications to create a buffer for their pallet handling conveyor systems.
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Can I Achieve Multiple Positions Within a Conveyor Elevator For a Pallet Handling System?

Increase elevator precision and achieve multiple positions within a conveyor elevator to handle pallets better in your clients’ automation processes with an electrical servo-driven VTU.
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How Can I Create a Bypass While Continuing To Feed the Rest of My Conveyor Line?

on Monday, October 22, 2018 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Flexible Conveyor Solutions Vertical Transport Conveyors
When vertical transfer units aren’t tied to single-function designs, the sky's the limit and possibilities of use are greatly expanded. VTUs create greater access within an automated conveyor system. Instead of requiring an employee, maintenance worker, or robot to move, climb, or adjust to various points on a conveyor to perform an operation, using a lift within the conveyor line creates access to the product without loss of time.
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What Are The Different Size and Weight Limitations For My Pallet on a Conveyor Elevator?

on Friday, October 19, 2018 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Conveyor System Designs Configurable Conveyor Technology
Vertical transfer units (VTUs – otherwise known as pallet elevators)  can perform functions that would otherwise require another piece – or multiple pieces – of equipment within a conveyor system. This solution saves the space that would have been taken up by ancillary equipment and makes the automated conveyor system more efficient to operate, assemble, and maintain. But one question we frequently receive about these vertical transfer units is about size and weight capacities.
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How To Elevate Your Conveyor Lift Application Without Negatively Affecting Product Throughput

on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Configurable Conveyor Technology Vertical Transport Conveyors
Your client's automation process may require product elevation for a number of reasons. Visual inspection, part additions, or using a buffer to accommodate a slower process further down the line are just a few examples where a vertical lift conveyor application may be necessary. But why install a bulky, expensive application when you can accomplish what your clients’ processes need within the lift itself?  There are a number of other uses for an enhanced elevator (or vertical transport unit, VTU) on the line that you might not have considered in the past.  
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How to Get an Automated Conveyor System with Short Lead Times

on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Reduce Conveyor Lead Time
Quick conveyor lead times are often a driving factor behind an application engineer’s choice in conveyor system manufacturer. If you’re sick and tired of dealing with seemingly endless lead times, frustratingly long revision processes, and the challenges of a manufacturer who doesn’t put your needs – and those of your client – first, then look no further than Glide-Line. Here’s how you can shorten those lead times.
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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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