Twin-Strand Work Pallet Handling Solutions
The foundation of the Glide-Line pallet handling system is a twin-strand conveyor designed to transport work piece pallets from workstation to workstation. Transport conveyors connect in multiple ways to suit a variety of assembly system requirements. Glide-Line can be constructed with as many strands as needed to transport panel-like products or large, platform-type fixtures from workstation to workstation.
Our catalog is ever expanding. Feel free to check out some of the options below, but know that we are willing to create a solution that solves your exact problem or need. In fact, that is how many of the products you will see on our site originated - out of necessity to solve our customer's unique project challenges.
Glide-Line offers an assortment of Lift & Locate units to fit various customer needs. Check out all of our Lift and Locate options.
Glide-Line pallets work as a carrier for work pieces as they move around a conveyor system. Most pallets are tooled with custom fixturing components to secure work pieces as they are handled, and each pallet contains a set of precision bushings for exact pallet location at each workstation by means of our Lift and Locate Units.
The foundation of the Glide-Line pallet handling system is a twin-strand conveyor designed to transport work piece pallets from workstation to workstation. Transport conveyors offer multiple connection alternatives to suit a variety of assembly system requirements and are available with multiple power input options as well, including 24VDC motors.
The Zero Contact Coned Conveyor, a gentler, more reliable and energy efficient conveyor solution eliminating 100% of backpressure caused by accumulation. With traditional conveyors, there is often backpressure from upstream pallets, motors running continuously, unnecessary wear and tear on the entire system and continuously running the conveyors which wastes energy.
Lift Transfer Units move work piece pallets from one transport conveyor to another. Each unit contains a pair of belts that lift to engage the pallet perpendicular to the direction of flow. The lift action raises the pallet up and over the guide rail so it can be conveyed onto the adjacent transport conveyor. Units are bi-directional and can be set up to manage two, three, and four-way traffic control conditions.
Vertical Transfer Units (VTUs) transfer pallets from one level to another. This unit utilizes a section of transport conveyor as an elevator platform and benefits from a vertical servo-driven actuator for positioning. The elevator platform conveyor can operate in either direction, enabling the VTU to accept and discharge pallets from both sides, and the servo allows multiple stopping positions along the stroke.
Vertical Transfer Units (VTUs) transfer pallets from one level to another. This unit utilizes a section of transport conveyor as an elevator platform and relies on a vertical pneumatic cylinder for actuation. The elevator platform conveyor can operate in either direction, enabling the VTU to accept and discharge pallets from both sides. The unit is supplied as a stand-alone module.
The Lift and Rotate unit is designed to turn pallets 90° or 180° in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction. The unit uses pneumatics (lift portion) and servo motors (rotating portion) for ultra-smooth rotational motion and acceleration. Servo motors are customizable for special applications that demand continuous rotational motion, such as winding operations or visual inspection requiring multiple view angles. It can also act as a lift-and-bypass unit, lifting pallets and placing them on a shelf so other pallets can pass through.
DART Drop and Rotate Transfer Unit is a revolutionary innovation for pallet and work piece handling designed to simplify layouts and reduce cost.This specialized hub has been specifically design to maximize layouts and save complexity and cost.
Glide line offers a wide variety of pallet stops to suit the traffic handling demands of your application. They are broken into 4 general categories:
Glide-Line curves are a mechanism to change the direction of a pallet. Pallets are conveyed around the curves by means of a solid, round urethane belt that is driven on v-groove pulleys. Small idler pulleys follow the track to reduce friction and prevent wear and tear.
Can’t find what you need? Check out some of our custom-standard solutions. Some of our Custom-Stardard Solutions include:
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Whether you are looking for a timing belt solution, a roller chain solution, a multi-strand conveyor, a conveyor topper for your AMR, a vertical transport unit, or any other of our incredibly flexible conveyor solutions, you can find it in our expansive conveyor solutions catalog.
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One of the biggest challenges faced by applications engineers today is the time it takes to receive accurate pricing and model numbers. You spend time using an online configurator from a conveyor manufacturer, downloading the step files and setting up mates and references in SOLIDWORKS to meet the requirements of your automation system. The conveyor software is typically built for only one thing: communicating one particular conveyor’s specifications to your conveyor design software.
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