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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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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 ZP (zero pressure / zero contact) 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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Can’t Find Qualified Workers for Machine Tending?

With record unemployment, it is tough to find qualified workers to fill many jobs. This includes material tending for CNC operations. So, manufacturers are left in a crunch. Do they pay higher wages to retain qualified, reliable workers? Or do they keep wages constant, but put up with decreased productivity and efficiency?
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How You Can Ensure Smooth Motion Between Assembly Stations

When it comes to smooth handling, traditional conveyor transportation leaves a lot to be desired.  This is especially the case when moving and accumulating product between assembly stations. A stop in the line can easily cause pallets to bang into each other, leading to product damage. Many are searching for a better solution, so we introduced Glide-Line’s Zero Pressure (ZP) / zero contact zoned accumulation conveyors.  With Glide-Line’s ZP solution, “hard stops” are a thing of the past. With products moving smoothly from station to station, partially and fully-assembled products can be handled without the risk of product damage.
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Machine Tending is the Automation Breakthrough Whose Time has Come

Automation has transformed American manufacturing. By decreasing labor costs and improving productivity, US-based companies compete more successfully in a global marketplace. These benefits extend across the board, including CNC operations. In the past, the most common practice was for CNC operators to feed material into CNCs. But two factors require CNC operators to change the process: global competition and low unemployment.
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4 Ways the Revolutionary DART Simplifies Complex Automation Processes

on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 By | Ron Schwar | 0 Comments | 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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Where to Find Curve Mechanisms in 1-Degree Increments for Conveyor Systems

on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 By | Trevor Price | 0 Comments | Conveyor System Designs Configurable Conveyor Technology
Curves are mechanisms designed to change the direction of a pallet within a conveyor line or system. Glide-Line offers a variety of angles:
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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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4 Ways Glide-Line ZP Controls Simplify Conveyor Operations

Efficiency. Simplicity. Optimization. To us, these aren’t just buzzwords! With the Glide-Line ZP, we have built a solution that minimizes cost/effort and maximizes results.   How?   By tackling common conveyor pain points head on. Through the use of well-designed control functions, the ZP line attacks multiple issues at the source. Read on to learn how the Glide-Line ZP’s control functions minimize effort and maximize results!
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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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