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Ron Schwar

Ron Schwar is the Godfather of Glide-Line! A machine designer by trade, with experience designing everything from bottle cappers, to fiber optic embroidered apparell and even un-manned helicopters, he has seen it all. His passion is to develop innovative products for engineers that are easy to design with, easy to design around, and set the bar for industrial automation. He loves a challenge and does anything that he can do to make Glide-Line the best it can be.

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Support Large Thin Panels Throughout Automation with the Roller Lift Transfer Unit

on Thursday, June 20, 2019 By | Ron Schwar | 0 Comments | Configurable Conveyor Technology Vertical Transport Conveyors
The Roller Lift Transfer Unit is a gentle way to transfer large, thin panel-like products from one conveyor to another. When your client’s product, such as solar panels or electronic circuit board panels, is part of an automation process, the Roller Lift Transfer Unit specializes in supporting the panel throughout the transfer process on both the edges and center to avoid breakage.
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4 Ways the Revolutionary DART Simplifies Complex Automation Processes

on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 By | Ron Schwar | 1 Comment | Conveyor System Designs Lift and Rotate Applications
A revolutionary innovation for pallet and workpiece handling designed to simplify complex processes, untangle convoluted layouts, and reduce costs, Glide-Line’s unique Drop & Rotate Unit (DART) is a specialized hub. It’s been specifically designed to maximize layout efficiency and reduce complexity and cost.
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Minimize the Number of Motors Without Sacrificing Automation System Performance: A Case Study

Glide-Line is known for creating innovative automated conveyor solutions for clients and integrators facing unique challenges. With most other conveyor manufacturers, custom-built solutions would be offered for many of our projects, costing the customer a ton of money and time. Glide-Line solutions are different. Our conveyors and components are purposely flexible, so even new, custom solutions are built at significantly less cost and the lead time is much faster than a typical custom solution.
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Redefining What Conveyors Can Accomplish Using the Glide-Line 360

on Monday, May 6, 2019 By | Ron Schwar | 0 Comments | Flexible Conveyor Solutions Configurable Conveyor Technology
The Glide-Line 360 solution feels a bit like the internet. For a person who has never used the internet, it’s very hard to describe what it is; the internet cannot be defined or boxed very easily. But once that person has a chance to experience the vast, configurable tool that is the worldwide web, it’s so useful and impactful they can’t imagine life without it after that.
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How A Heavy Duty Station-Locating Device Solves Weight Distribution Challenges in Operations

on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 By | Ron Schwar | 0 Comments | Configurable Conveyor Technology Lift and Rotate Applications
Whether your client’s operation calls for stamping, forming, welding, or even swaging, the challenge of weight distribution for large products or pallets can be an issue when performing operations on a conveyor line. Instead of requiring a move to a workstation off the line, consider Glide-Line’s Heavy Duty Lift and Locate.
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Top Advantages of a Servo Driven Lift and Rotate [VIDEO]

on Monday, February 25, 2019 By | Ron Schwar | 0 Comments | Solutions for Applications Engineers Lift and Rotate Applications
Glide-Line offers two types of lift and rotate devices.
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Can I Lift & Rotate More Smoothly to Reduce High Product Waste during Conveyor Acceleration and Deceleration?

on Monday, February 18, 2019 By | Ron Schwar | 0 Comments | Lift and Rotate Applications
Reduce product waste to products requiring rotation during assembly by lifting and rotating more smoothly. Using a servo-driven Lift and Rotate Unit, you’re able to control rotations precisely (including acceleration and deceleration), combine assembly processes, and minimize product contact. These three steps help to reduce high product waste from rotation in your clients’ automation processes.
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Best Ways To Convey and Orient My Product For Vision Inspection

on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 By | Ron Schwar | 0 Comments | Flexible Conveyor Solutions Lift and Rotate Applications
Flexible multi-strand conveyor systems are at the heart of what we do here at Glide-Line. Using innovative ideas on how conveyors can be applied, maneuvered, programmed, and designed for maximum efficiency, we’re able to directly impact throughput and improve our clients’ customers’ bottom lines.
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A Creative Solution for the Bypass Challenge in Your Conveyor Automation System

A lift and rotate unit is a standard, tried and true offering from traditional conveyor manufacturers. But Glide-Line has taken this standard offering and injected two doses of our signature creativity into the LRU to make it a flexible, creative solution in our modular conveyor automation lines.
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Can I Lift and Rotate My Product at High Speeds?

on Thursday, January 24, 2019 By | Ron Schwar | 1 Comment | Increasing Throughput Lift and Rotate Applications
Meeting efficiency demands for your client’s pallet conveyor automation system project often means seeking ways to cut down steps in the automation process or reduce the time it takes to complete those steps. The servo-driven Lift and Rotate Unit from Glide-Line can help do both.
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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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