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How to Better Convey a Solar Panel for Increased Production Capacity

U.S. solar panel manufacturers set new production records over the last few years but are still not able to meet local demand. In 2022, less than 15% of U.S. solar installations were sourced from domestic producers. Government initiatives aim to increase solar manufacturing capacity drastically, with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) setting a 50 GW production target for 2030.
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Irregularly Shaped Products Are Hard to Convey Without a Zero Contact Zoned Conveyor

In applications where you need to convey, manipulate, or orientate irregularly shaped products, sometimes it is useful to utilize a system design that can adapt accordingly. This is particularly evident when you want to convey and accumulate assemblies, but they cannot tolerate contact with each other or associated backpressure of accumulation.
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Traffic Control Conveyor Solutions for Direct Material Handling

Just like traffic officers and airplane marshallers, conveyors need devices that help control the movement of products around the factory. Considering the diversity of products that manufacturers handle daily, these devices come in various designs that solve specific traffic control situations.
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Smooth Conveyor Transfer for Delicate Photovoltaic Cells and Solar Panels

on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 By | Ryan Beerley | 0 Comments | Conveyor System Designs Wide Products Direct Product Handling
Every stage in the photovoltaic cell and solar panel manufacturing process requires delicate product handling techniques. Any cracks on the surface of a photovoltaic cell will influence the module's efficiency and may render an individual cell completely useless.
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Direct Product Handling: Avoid Bottlenecks with These Conveyor Transfer Solutions

Conveyor transfers are essential to maintaining a manufacturing plant’s efficiency. Because these transfer sections have to interface and hand-off products to downstream processes, a poorly designed solution can increase scrap rates and may cause bottlenecks on the line.
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Zero Contact Zoned Conveyor for Direct Product Handling

Glide-Line’s zero-contact zoned conveyors offer unmatched flexibility and control when handling products directly on the line. Whether you are moving rugged assemblies or delicate items such as electronics, appliances, musical instruments, and photovoltaic cells, each individually controlled zone guarantees zero contact or collisions between products.
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Convey Trays In & Out of Work Cells With a Better Accumulation Strategy

on Thursday, June 15, 2023 By | Trevor Price | 0 Comments | Flexible Conveyor Solutions Direct Product Handling
Many automation processes require accumulation strategies to ensure the optimal conveying of products with an atypical movement on the line. It is especially useful for facilities that accumulate products on totes or trays. Often, these are fragile products that require sensitive handling.
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3 Improvements to Transporting Trays On & Off The Conveyor Line

Zero Contact Zoned Conveyors are ideal when transporting fragile and sterile products in totes while eliminating the need for pneumatic stops. These zoned conveying systems keep products on individual pallets, totes or trays as they move across the line.
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How to Accumulate a Product in an Assembly Operation Without a Pallet

Do you run a facility that sends products down an assembly operation without a pallet?
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Move and Handle Automotive Parts More Gently Directly on a Conveyor

on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 By | Tim Houck | 2 Comments | Better Conveyor Design Software Direct Product Handling
Automotive parts manufacturers have to be creative with their plant layouts to remain productive and profitable. At Glide-Line, we continue to optimize our conveyor designs to maximize Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and let manufacturers increase throughput while reducing product liability concerns.
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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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