| As digitalization becomes a strategic discipline in almost all enterprises and industries, the glass processing business is no exception.
| Safety standards are constantly rising in all possible areas in which glass is used or installed – which is the reason why lamination is also becoming increasingly important in the glass industry.
| Are you considering adding insulating glass products to your production mix? Or are you thinking of reconfiguring your current equipment to deliver new and better services to your customers?
| During times when the number of suppliers in all industries is steadily increasing and the market is becoming more and more transparent at the same time, the importance of cost-effective production for higher profit margins increases tremendously.
| When we speak about technological progress in mechanical engineering in general terms, conversations often revolve around Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
| It is well known that laminated safety glass (LSG) is a material that is specifically processed because of its composition.
| The functionality of glass goes far beyond the proven basic properties of this transparent material.
| Presented below are some of the special challenges facing the skilled glass-processing trades: many products are becoming smarter.
| Although anisotropy is inevitable when heat treating glass a major breakthrough took place in the industry in 2016 by developing an on-line anisotropy visualisation equipment.
| sedak GmbH & Co.KG, Germany, operates the largest insulating glass line in the world – about extraordinary glass processing and the role of LiSEC.
| LiSEC is the pioneer in terms of the development and production of production lines for large-scale insulating glasses – incl. interview with Hannes Spiss, facade engineer at Arup, Büro für Bautechnik (office for construction technology)
The glass brothers scaling the Finnish industry rely on LiSEC solutions - Skaala & LiSEC, a unique success story
| Skaala was founded in 1956 as a one-man company. The father of the two current owners, Hannu and Markku Hautanen, was a carpenter and already in those days, he processed glass while repairing doors and windows.
| Cost cutting, it is often said, is difficult in glass production and processing as this sector is characterised by manual processes.
| Internorm is the market leader in Austria as a manufacturer of high-quality window systems and doors and the leading window brand in Europe.
| In just two and a half decades glass has very quickly made the transformation from simple window glass to an almost universally applicable material.
| Klaus Puschmann, Product Manager at Bystronic Lenhardt GmbH presented a paper on the new dynamic mixer system of the speed’sealer sealing robot which was designed to overcome the limitations of static mixer systems.
| Innovative glass products, new finishing techniques and the on-going extension of applications provide glass-processing craftsmen with promising development perspectives.
| New technologies for glass finishing and processing make for high production efficiency and create the prerequisites for forward-looking products.
| When new installations of flat tempering machines suited for architectural glass are discussed today, the option of convection technology is certain to be raised.
| Typical problems occurring during the heating process Heating is the most typical stage of glass tempering; a lot depend on this stage to bring out the product of high standard. Quality of tempered glass is very much influenced by