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Kevin Mauger started working for the parent company of Glide-Line the day after college and bought the company 12 years into his career when it was at an all-time low. The company has multiplied in volume 5X since and is growing at 20%+ year over year. In a Surprise Announcement in 2017, in a dream come true, he gave almost half of his company to his employees. Personally, his entire life is based upon spending time with his family, figuring out a way to get out deep sea fishing, and supporting his Philadelphia Eagles. His vision for Glide-Line is to make it the world’s most flexible multi-strand conveyor solution with tools for customers allowing instantaneous response and control of their own destiny along with the fastest deliveries in the industry.

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How to make a Manual Conveyor Assembly Line Safe and Efficient

on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments | Solutions for Applications Engineers Flexible Conveyor Solutions
Often we find that the incorporation of manual assembly steps can be a good option for an assembly operation. Sometimes the payback wouldn’t exist by full automation, or other times it would be a very complex task for a machine. Either way, manual assembly may be a necessary part of your product build, but it doesn’t need to be inefficient or unsafe in the process. 
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Elegant Design Tips to Reduce the Number of Stops on Your Conveyor System

Whether your stops are controlled manually or by using automation, they can encounter the same problems: inefficient operation of your conveyor, and product damage caused by herky-jerky movement on the line. While "stop-motion animation" might have worked alright for Gumby, anything resembling stop-motion needs to be eliminated from conveying fragile products, pronto.
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How to Easily Index a Product from Zone to Zone in a Conveyor System

on Thursday, March 5, 2020 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments | Solutions for Applications Engineers Flexible Conveyor Solutions
Traditionally, customers accomplish indexing by either a series of pop-up stops, or starting and stopping a conveyor that’s moving your product. But how do you ensure fragile products are gently starting and stopping without slipping on the conveyor in each product zone? You can’t, and your client can risk the collisions typically associated with traditional indexing techniques. To solve this, you need a more elegant, more sophisticated handling solution. 
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How To Prevent Conveyors From Damaging Products [Video Blog]

on Monday, February 3, 2020 By | Kevin Mauger | 1 Comment | Solutions for Applications Engineers Flexible Conveyor Solutions
  So you’ve been wondering - why doesn’t my current conveyor prevent product damage? Shouldn’t that be one of the primary functions of a conveyor?
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Why the Zero Pressure Conveyor is Now the Zero Contact Zoned Conveyor

on Monday, January 27, 2020 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments |
We’ve recently changed the name of our Glide-Line Zero Pressure Conveyor to a name that better reflects how we help your clients. It’s now called the Zero Contact Zoned Conveyor. 
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How to Handle Varying Payloads with a Lightweight AMR or AGV Conveyor

on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments | Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) Conveyors
In today’s manufacturing world, your clients’ processes are adapting to an engineer-to-order mindset; their automation processes must be nimble and able to multi-task throughout their facility. Your clients’ AMRs, conveyors, and other machinery often need to handle multiple sizes and shapes of payloads, even within a single shift, in order to remain profitable and comply with the demands of the market. 
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7 Questions to Ask When Choosing an AMR Multi-strand Conveyor Manufacturer

on Friday, January 3, 2020 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments | Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) Conveyors
As an integrator, it is important to choose the right manufacturer for your AMR conveyor application. When your clients face unique challenges using AMRs in their processes, a conveyor attachment may help their process to be more efficient. Here are seven important questions to ask before selecting a manufacturer for your AMR multi-strand conveyors.
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Can I Create A Custom Conveyor For My Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR)?

on Friday, December 27, 2019 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments | Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) Conveyors
In short, yes - you can create a custom conveyor for your AMR. Here’s how. There is a chance that a standard, off-the-shelf AMR conveyor will not solve your project-specific challenges. Many manufacturers of AMRs are only selling a basic conveyor solution, if any at all; while a traditional conveyor manufacturer may create some AMR applications, for many manufacturing and warehouse operations, customization is key.
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3 Reasons to Choose Standard DC-Driven Conveyors for Your AMR Integration

on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments | Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) Conveyors
Automatic guided vehicles, or AGVs, are changing. With new, faster, more efficient technology options, no longer do these robotic vehicles need markers or visual guides on the floor to function. Their new iterations, known as autonomous mobile robots, or AMRs, are instead programmed to move within your clients’ processes with incredible flexibility, using powerful software to manage their moves. 
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4 Must-Have Design Features in a Lightweight Conveyor for AMRs

on Monday, December 9, 2019 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments | Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) Conveyors
Whether you’re looking for the flexibility in movement offered by a conveyor attachment on your AMR, efficiency by combining tasks performed by the AMR, or a lighter-weight replacement for your client’s current AMR-mounted conveyor, a lightweight conveyor attachment from Glide-Line may be the exact solution you’ve been looking for.
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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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