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Move and Handle Automotive Parts More Gently Directly on a Conveyor

on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 By | Tim Houck | 0 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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Conveyor Accumulation Strategies for Totes and Trays

A Zero Contact Zoned Conveyor is especially helpful for applications like medical equipment, vials, appliance doors, thermoformed trays or container lids.  Basically any fragile product handling application, because this solution allows you to accumulate products like totes and trays into specific zones without them ever touching. This means no backpressure, no contact, and zero friction on the belt that could lead to particulates or debris ending up on products.
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Anatomy of a Roller Chain Conveyor

Glide-Line’s Roller Chain conveyor brings new flexibility to heavy-duty applications for your manufacturing tasks. With our modular design, we’ve revolutionized the capabilities of traditional roller chain conveyors for precise control and expert manipulation of products across your assembly line.
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Which Solution is Better for My Application: A Timing Belt or Roller Chain Based System?

Determining whether our Roller Chain or Timing Belt solutions are a better fit for your application starts with understanding the benefits of each. Engineers from all industries love Glide-Line’s versatile and customizable conveyor designs. Not only do you get the fastest lead times when you work with Glide-Line, but you also have complete design freedom to configure a system that solves complex manufacturing challenges.
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Modular Conveyor Designs for Orientation & Positioning of Products

So you have a manufacturing process that produces large assemblies. You need a conveyor system that will increase your throughput and enable you to optimize the orientation, access, and presentation of your products. And to automate your material handling, you need to have innovative devices and solutions that integrate seamlessly with your existing setup. 
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Conveying Products With Top or Bottom Exposure: Viewing, Labeling, Printing, & Barcode Reading

Manufacturers need to solve complex operational and assembly challenges that require top or bottom exposure of products while conveying, turning, lifting, and placing items at multiple workstations. In some cases, using a traditional conveyor system may leave you feeling as if you’re Phil Dunphy holding up a hula-hoop with a model airplane coming right at you.
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Convey and Rotate Easier in Your Sheet Metal Assemblies

Fabricators and manufacturers of sheet metal assemblies who want to increase production efficiency and throughput can benefit from an integrated “direct product handling” conveyor system (we use the term “direct” to indicate that it is not on a pallet). For each process stage, special considerations may apply that require optimum orientation, presentation, and access while indexing products on the conveying line.
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Conveying and Lifting My Product without a Pallet

In situations that require handling products directly on the production line, conveying and lifting items without a pallet may require special consideration. Engineers who build and manufacture awkwardly shaped products often have challenges when automating certain processes. In these situations, it becomes costly to customize equipment to suit special use cases. 
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Open Center Conveyor Designs for Assembly Automation Applications

The life of an application engineer is never boring. Along with all the daily challenges that come with keeping the production line running, engineers searching for suitable solutions that can automate assembly operations when manufacturing complex products is just as entertaining as watching Tommy Boy – if you’re into that kind of thing.
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Efficient Transfer Conveyor Solutions for Glass Handling

on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 By | Craig Newberry | 0 Comments | Solutions for Applications Engineers Direct Product Handling
When designing a solution for the safe and efficient transfer of large glass products, engineers need to overcome a host of different challenges. For each item coming down the line, product safety and expert control remain the biggest concerns. When handling glass products of various sizes, innovative solutions are required for their gentle transfer, orientation, presentation, access, and exposure on the production line.
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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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