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.
How to Get Instant Quotes for Twin-Strand Conveyor Modules & Systems
Kevin Mauger on Wednesday, January 3, 2018
How to Evaluate Conveyor Software: from Conveyor System Designs to Easy-To-Use Technology
Ron Schwar on Friday, December 15, 2017
As you’re building an automation system for your client, spending time to choose a conveyor configurator may be the farthest thing from your mind. But which conveyor software you choose could have lasting effects on your entire conveyor-based assembly automation system, including how much it costs, how long it takes to design and deliver, and even how creative you can be in your solution.
Design World Publication Reflection: Zero Pressure Accumulation
Kevin Mauger on Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Our Glide-Line Zero Pressure System was featured in Design World (Page 60-62) as an innovative solution to manage conveyor accumulation backpressure.
How to Customize Multi-Strand Conveyors & Easily Calculate the Cost of Your Conveyor System
Ron Schwar on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Multi-strand (usually twin strand pallet-based) conveyors continue to be a cornerstone in today’s assembly automation conveyor systems. But many manufacturers have slowed or even stopped innovations to these popular tools, assuming that applications engineers will conform their designs to the existing production conveyor systems, rather than looking for better solutions that continue to evolve with today’s customer products and processes.
3 Surprising Ways to WOW Your Customer with Assembly Automation Production Conveyor System Designs
Ron Schwar on Thursday, November 16, 2017
Presenting your engineered designs to a client can be an exciting conclusion to weeks of time-intensive work, painstaking CAD drawings, and hours of engineering equations. But when you’re stuck using only existing systems in all areas of pallet conveyors, powered belt conveyors, or multiple strand conveyors, limited customization and flexibility can get in the way of you doing your best work.
5 Common Issues To Avoid With Custom Conveyor Designs
Ron Schwar on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Customization can give any conveyor automation integrator’s customer the heeby-jeebies. Visions of out-of-control costs, longer-than-normal delivery times, and endless back-and-forth design revisions with integrators and suppliers are enough to make them avoid necessary upgrades for as long as possible rather than take on the project.
How to Cut Your Multi-Strand Conveyor System Delivery Time in Half
Kevin Mauger on Monday, November 6, 2017
The most accurate layouts and pricing typically come from a successful relationship between you and your salesperson with your current conveyor system provider. But time between pricing and revision exercises can slow down the process and get in the way of your delivering your proposal to your customer.
Leading-Edge Ways to Configure Conveyor System Designs For Your Automation System
Kevin Mauger on Thursday, November 2, 2017
Developing an automated conveyor system layout, estimate, and proposal involves developing a layout and a budget for your customer. As you develop the automation strategy including the conveyor system design, accurate and impressive delivery to your client could be hindered by conveyor design software that either doesn’t exist, or, if it does, lacks flexibility, innovation, or generally slows you down. Recently, we’ve addressed these concerns by creating conveyor software to help conveyor automation integrators design better, more advanced conveyor systems easily.
8 Ingenious Modular Conveyor Configuration Tips for Automation System Integrators
Craig Newberry on Thursday, November 2, 2017
Conveyor design isn’t always the most exciting part of your automation system. But building an advanced, modular conveyor system can be a way for your system to showcase innovation and creative solutions in your production conveyor systems. Here are eight proven tips and creative ideas to keep in mind when engineering your next automated conveyor system.
Glide-Line’s IMPACT! featured in national Solidworks Case Study!
Chris Round on Monday, July 24, 2017
Glide-Line’s powerful pricing, application, and model development software (IMPACT!) is so unique that Solidworks created a Case Study! Find out what makes IMPACT! different from every other configurator on the market by following THIS LINK.