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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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Interesting Ways To Create Unique Product Moves In A Conveyor System

on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 By | Kevin Mauger | 0 Comments | Solutions for Applications Engineers Lift and Rotate Applications
Conveyors are typically doing the moving in your automation assembly.  But Glide-Line’s LRU and DART applications are stepping outside the norm. We’re simplifying the process of shifting pallets and panels by moving the conveyors themselves.  Lifting or dropping the conveyor, then rotating it, saves time and increases throughput in your automation assemblies.
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Traffic Handling Made Easy with Specialized Pallet Stops

on Thursday, June 13, 2019 By | Trevor Price | 0 Comments | Solutions for Applications Engineers Flexible Conveyor Solutions
Glide-Line offers a wide variety of Pallet Stop mechanisms to suit the traffic handling demands of your clients’ applications. We offer three types:
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Why Glide-Line ZP = Gentle Product Handling

Pallet accumulation leads to rough product handling that can compromise the integrity and quality of products being accumulated as well as lead to additional wear and tear. Accumulation is a necessary part of many asynchronous assembly processes. But when pallets bang into each other, get dislodged in their fixtures, or otherwise get damaged on the conveyor line, you need to find a solution!
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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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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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