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In addition to having the biggest laugh and smile in the room, Tom brings a passion to the growth of our company that is unmatched. He thrives on helping customers and building long term relationships. Tom is a "go anywhere, go anytime" guy willing to do whatever it takes to help the cause. He has a fantastic family in Cleveland where he lives with his beautiful wife Linda, and is near his children and grandchildren who light up his face, which in turn, lights up the room.

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Optimized Conveying of Fabricated Metal Products

Metal fabricators need material handling conveyor systems that enable them to cut, shape, and mold products accurately at different stages in the process. Conveying products directly may be one of the biggest challenges for fabricators and manufacturers concerned about the efficient handling and manipulation of wider products.
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5 Lift & Locate Conveyor Unit Options For Your Application Requirements

The Lift & Locate: the go-to solution for locating during assembly. But what happens when your customer’s process is a little outside the norm?  Whether it’s a unique product, process, position, or proportion, Glide-Line’s custom solutions are always available. We provide a number of Lift & Locate conveyor units out of the box, but can customize any of them to your customers’ specifications: product weight and/or size restrictions, space limitations, or nearly anything specific to your customers’ applications. The best part? We can even give you the tools to customize the engineering designs yourself. But we’ll get to that later! First, some examples:   
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Quality, Compliance, Innovation: 3 Reasons Medical Device Companies Choose Glide-Line

on Friday, September 18, 2020 By | Tom Churchill | 0 Comments | Reduce Conveyor Lead Time Flexible Conveyor Solutions
Your medical device manufacturer clients face all sorts of complex problems that have nothing to do with actually manufacturing products: 
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Innovation in New Conveyor Solutions is a Key Factor When Choosing a Manufacturing Partner

Selecting a manufacturer to meet your customer’s unique conveyor needs can be a challenge. Many of our competitors have great, basic options to choose from and therefore depend on you selecting a conveyor with predetermined lengths, widths, heights, belt styles, and drive locations. These options may help them standardize to reduce the cost, but may not meet your needs.
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How To Ensure Precision & Controlled Movement During My Conveying Assembly Process

With traditional accumulation conveyor design, precision controlled movement is not normally part of the design requirement or operating principle.  This may be fine, or it may be an issue - especially to partially complete products.
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An Elegant Way to Keep Medical Devices Secure In A Pallet Fixture

When conveying medical devices, preventing product damage is key. While traditional accumulation techniques are effective, they can give way to product damage due to hard stops. To prevent damage to a delicate medical device, you need to find an alternative style of conveying. Glide-Line's Zero Contact Zoned Conveyor is our solution.
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How Do I Control Pallet Motion While My Product Cures?

Traditional pallet accumulation techniques get the job done (belt or chain running constantly, managing positioning with stops). But with this method, there are several flaws. Namely for transporting partially-completed products or products with some type of curing process. 
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How to Achieve Multi-Angle, Multi-Stop Rotation Programmability in Your Automation System

Rotating products smoothly and gently in your automation system can be challenging. Inefficient throughput, prohibitive costs, and overly complicated customizations are just a few of the problems integrators face when asked to include product rotation in their designs. Others include:
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4 Outstanding Attributes of Our Configurable Standard Lift & Locate

Our Standard Lift and Locate is a device designed to be used to lift a workpiece pallet off the conveyor to be worked on in a fully automatic or manual station where precision work is needed.
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Four Cost-Saving Functions of the Lift Transfer Unit

on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 By | Tom Churchill | 0 Comments | Flexible Conveyor Solutions Configurable Conveyor Technology
Multi-functional conveyor devices make automation processes more efficient while saving clients money. The Lift Transfer Unit is a great example of this. Not only does it fulfill the traditional design to transfer a pallet or plate to a transfer conveyor or a spur line at a right angle, but it’s also highly configurable, functional, and controllable. Here’s how.
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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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