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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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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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Solve an Expensive Visualization Problem Simply with the Tilting Deck VTU

on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Flexible Conveyor Solutions Vertical Transport Conveyors
The Tilting Deck Vertical Transfer Unit from Glide-Line allows for vertical transfer of a product and has the ability to tilt the conveyor deck (our current design is up to 30 degrees, but we could increase). This provides access to the product being transported vertically for visual inspection or other automated processes. Whereas our competitors don’t have a standard option for a conveyor mechanism like this, Glide-Line builds this component as a standard, with our clients able to customize the angle of the tilt to exactly what they need.
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How Direct Product Handling Conveyors Solve Five Control Challenges

on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Solutions for Applications Engineers Flexible Conveyor Solutions
Glide-Line’s Direct Product Handling Conveyor and its Zero Contact Zoned Conveyor for Appliance Handling are zero-pressure zoned conveyors designed to handle appliance parts or products directly on the conveyor belt (with no pallet on the conveyor system). These conveyors are built for fragile or delicate products and utilize a high friction surface on the conveyor belt to prevent the products from slipping. Further, these are designed to be used in a zero pressure drive method to maintain maximum control over the product motion through an automation process: no touching, no damage.  
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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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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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