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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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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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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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5 Things Our VTUs Do That Will Blow You Away

on Friday, July 24, 2020 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Flexible Conveyor Solutions Vertical Transport Conveyors
The world is full of everyday inventions capable of extraordinary things. These mundane marvels remind us to get creative and push the limits of ordinary technology.
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How Glide-Line Crafts Pallet & Panel Handling Conveyors For Your Application

Glide-Line’s tagline is Fast, Flexible, and Easy. When it comes to our manufacturing process, we take that as a directive: be fast, be flexible and be easy to use. We work with applications engineers and design engineers to understand the bigger picture purpose of the conveyor system that we’re working on, to help solve challenging problems easily using our flexible line of conveyor components, and then we manufacture the conveyor and any other workpieces precisely and quickly. 
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When Is It Appropriate To Utilize A Conveyor For The Top Of Your AMR Application?

on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments |
As manufacturing practices continue to rapidly change, it can be hard for your clients to know when to take on an investment like an AMR. While the costs may be high, not installing the motorized robots could be short-sighted. The good news is that there are options to optimize your clients’ AMRs’ efficiency, generating a higher ROI while improving work conditions and automating additional processes with the AMRs. An innovative, flexible conveyor solution, built for the top of the AMR, from Glide-Line is one of those options. 
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Reduce Product Damage With This Alternative Style of Accumulation Conveyor

Upsizing conveyor components is the norm when conveying large or relatively heavy products. For items such as airplane wings and auto parts, this can be the most effective material handling solution. But traditional conveyor accumulation techniques can give way to product damage. 
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Want to Accumulate a Product Without Using a Pallet?

When moving larger and/or awkwardly shaped products directly on a conveyor, putting products on a more conveyable pallet capable of handling the contact driven by accumulation is typically the  right conveyor system design. But unique products require unique solutions. Glide-Line’s Zero Contact Zoned Conveyor design solves this challenge. A Zero Contact Zoned Conveyor solution can offer a better way to accumulate a product without a pallet.
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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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Four Reasons Not to Hate Buffering (At Least When It Comes To Automation)

Online, buffering gets a bad rap. But when it comes to buffering in an automation process, there’s a simple but incredibly effective solution that saves space, saves money, and saves lead time. I won’t leave you hanging; read on to learn more about the Machine Buffering Solution from Glide-Line. Glide-Line’s Machine Buffering Solution is a vertical buffer. By stacking accumulated products vertically in a vertical sortation and storage device, this device is able to take the place of other accumulation or buffer solutions without taking up floor space. It can also be applied in an automation system as a racking or short-term storage solution. This simple solution is a standard option from Glide-Line, and it can be easily customized to fit your client’s automation process.
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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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