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Glide-Line™ Introduces Glide-Line ZP ZERO PRESSURE ACCUMULATION CONVEYOR

Mar 23, 2017

Glide-Line ZP, Zero Pressure Accumulation Conveyor.

Glide-Line ZP, Zero Pressure Accumulation Conveyor.

Glide-Line™, manufacturer of the most versatile pallet-handling and multi-strand panel conveyor solutions available in the industry, introduces Glide-Line ZP, Zero Pressure Accumulation Conveyor, an innovation in assembly conveyor technology.

Glide-Line ZP, a gentler, more reliable and energy efficient conveyor solution by eliminating 100% of backpressure caused by accumulation.

With traditional conveyors, there is often backpressure from upstream pallets bumping into each other and stacking up, which can compromise product integrity and quality. Motors running continuously, regardless of actual conveyor requirements, cause extra friction, unnecessary wear and tear on the entire system including bearings, belts and motors, effectively reducing the life of the entire system. Continuously running the conveyors also wastes energy.

With Glide-Line’s new ZP Zero Pressure Accumulation Conveyor, motors only run when a product approaches and has a permissive from downstream, maintaining a gap between products so no backpressure is created. Each accumulation zone is powered by a 24VDC brushless motor and can handle loads up to 200 lbs. each.  The motors are daisy-chained to one another and each one uses its own driver card completely with integrated “zero pressure” logic, including inputs for local sensors.

With individually managed accumulation zones, Glide-Line’s new Zero Pressure Accumulation Conveyors ensure there’s always a gap between products. Integrated zero-pressure logic enables gentle product handling by turning motors on and off as needed, greatly reducing wear and tear on the motors and the conveyor itself. The brushless DC motors used in the ZP Conveyors are virtually silent and rated for 300,000 hours each.

Please plan to visit the Glide-Line booth to see the ZP Zero Pressure Accumulation Conveyor at this year’s Automate Show, April 3rd – 6th, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL booth #2624 and at the Assembly Technology Show, October 24th – 26th, Rosemont, IL booth # 1411.


Glide-Line is a brand fully owned by the parent company NCC Automated Systems, a 30-year-old food and packaging line integrator. Glide-Line comes to the market with a fresh new customer friendly perspective with faster lead times, flexible designs and it’s amazing IMPACT configuration software filling the void for configured conveyor assemblies.

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