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What Are The Different Size and Weight Limitations For My Pallet on a Conveyor Elevator?

on Friday, October 19, 2018 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Conveyor System Designs Configurable Conveyor Technology
Vertical transfer units (VTUs – otherwise known as pallet elevators)  can perform functions that would otherwise require another piece – or multiple pieces – of equipment within a conveyor system. This solution saves the space that would have been taken up by ancillary equipment and makes the automated conveyor system more efficient to operate, assemble, and maintain. But one question we frequently receive about these vertical transfer units is about size and weight capacities.
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How To Elevate Your Conveyor Lift Application Without Negatively Affecting Product Throughput

on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Configurable Conveyor Technology Vertical Transport Conveyors
Your client's automation process may require product elevation for a number of reasons. Visual inspection, part additions, or using a buffer to accommodate a slower process further down the line are just a few examples where a vertical lift conveyor application may be necessary. But why install a bulky, expensive application when you can accomplish what your clients’ processes need within the lift itself?  There are a number of other uses for an enhanced elevator (or vertical transport unit, VTU) on the line that you might not have considered in the past.  
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You've Been Looking for a Better Conveyor Configurator: Here It Is

on Monday, July 9, 2018 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments | Configurable Conveyor Technology Managing Design Changes
IMPACT! is the most advanced, yet simplest, automation conveyor design software available. It combines the five elements every conveyor system design integration needs: CAD blocks Snap-to (magnetic) pairing/mating in SOLIDWORKS Firm, pricing Application calculations Part number generation
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4 Customization Tips for Automated Assembly Conveyors

on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 By | Ron Schwar | 0 Comments | Configurable Conveyor Technology
Customizing automated assembly conveyors can be compared to customizing a car. When talking to the dealer, you may have a specific feature in mind. If the dealer says the added feature requires customization, you’ll ask instead what’s standard – and then, see if a standard feature can be tweaked instead.
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How to Evaluate Conveyor Software: from Conveyor System Designs to Easy-To-Use Technology

on Friday, December 15, 2017 By | Ron Schwar | 0 Comments | Configurable Conveyor Technology
As you’re building an automation system for your client, spending time to choose a conveyor configurator may be the farthest thing from your mind. But which conveyor software you choose could have lasting effects on your entire conveyor-based assembly automation system, including how much it costs, how long it takes to design and deliver, and even how creative you can be in your solution.
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How to Customize Multi-Strand Conveyors & Easily Calculate the Cost of Your Conveyor System

on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 By | Ron Schwar | 0 Comments | Configurable Conveyor Technology
Multi-strand (usually twin strand pallet-based) conveyors continue to be a cornerstone in today’s assembly automation conveyor systems. But many manufacturers have slowed or even stopped innovations to these popular tools, assuming that applications engineers will conform their designs to the existing production conveyor systems, rather than looking for better solutions that continue to evolve with today’s customer products and processes.  
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3 Surprising Ways to WOW Your Customer with Assembly Automation Production Conveyor System Designs

on Thursday, November 16, 2017 By | Ron Schwar | 0 Comments | Flexible Conveyor Solutions Configurable Conveyor Technology
Presenting your engineered designs to a client can be an exciting conclusion to weeks of time-intensive work, painstaking CAD drawings, and hours of engineering equations. But when you’re stuck using only existing systems in all areas of pallet conveyors, powered belt conveyors, or multiple strand conveyors, limited customization and flexibility can get in the way of you doing your best work.
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5 Common Issues To Avoid With Custom Conveyor Designs

on Thursday, November 9, 2017 By | Ron Schwar | 1 Comment | Conveyor System Designs Configurable Conveyor Technology
Customization can give any conveyor automation integrator’s customer the heeby-jeebies. Visions of out-of-control costs, longer-than-normal delivery times, and endless back-and-forth design revisions with integrators and suppliers are enough to make them avoid necessary upgrades for as long as possible rather than take on the project.
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How to Cut Your Multi-Strand Conveyor System Delivery Time in Half

on Monday, November 6, 2017 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments | Reduce Conveyor Lead Time Configurable Conveyor Technology
The most accurate layouts and pricing typically come from a successful relationship between you and your salesperson with your current conveyor system provider. But time between pricing and revision exercises can slow down the process and get in the way of your delivering your proposal to your customer.
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8 Ingenious Modular Conveyor Configuration Tips for Automation System Integrators

Conveyor design isn’t always the most exciting part of your automation system. But building an advanced, modular conveyor system can be a way for your system to showcase innovation and creative solutions in your production conveyor systems. Here are eight proven tips and creative ideas to keep in mind when engineering your next automated conveyor system.
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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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