Eastman Machine Company

Company address

779 Washington Street
Buffalo 14203 NY
United States

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

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Laminated glass offers superior durability, rigidity, and security in a wide range of applications, from architectural to automotive to alternative energy. Manufacturers across industries rely on the material for security, safety, impact resistance, UV protection, and sound insulation. The high-performing material offers drivers, boaters, homeowners, and other users unparalleled safety without sacrificing the practical properties of glass itself.

Eastman Machine Company delivers a variety of solutions for cutting laminated glass interlayers. Our automated, computer-controlled systems are designed to cut laminated safety glass interlayer materials with ease. When you choose an Eastman machine as your cutting room solution, you can rely on a single system to cut multiple vinyl interlayer materials in a variety of thicknesses.

Cutting Interlayer Materials
 

Innovative, technical materials like laminated glass require specialized cutting solutions. Eastman’s machines are designed to meet the needs of manufacturers utilizing a variety of interlayer materials. Our application specialists can help you find the right solution for laminated glass cutting at your facility. Our team has significant experience with interlayer materials in a variety of thicknesses including (but not limited to):

  • PVB (Polyvinyl butyral)
  • SentryGlas™ (SG)
  • EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate)
  • TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane)
  • Similar vinyl and fabric interlayer materials
     

Personalized Solutions for Cutting Laminated Glass
 

Finding the right cutting solution for your production floor doesn’t have to be difficult. Eastman’s cutting machines offer flexibility without sacrificing durability or reliability. Whether your application requires straight, curved, or custom cuts, we can customize your cutting solution. Blade options include drag and round knives. A smooth, perforated polyurethane cutting surface ensures your material remains free from any particles or debris and makes cutting in a cleanroom possible.
 

Automated Cutting Machines
 

Computer-controlled cutting machines lend cut accuracy and quality to your production process. Automatic laminated glass cutting tables allow facilities to increase output without sacrificing the accuracy required in the medical and energy industries, among others.

To learn more about Eastman automated systems and solutions specific to laminated safety glass interlayer production, check out the Laminated Glass Brochure.
 

Dependable Cutting Solutions
 

The dependable mechanical systems, electronics, and software Eastman is known for are backed by industry-leading customer and technical support. Together, they prevent costly downtime.

Our application specialists help you find the right laminated glass cutting machine for your application with fast, easy setup for experimentation and concept testing. Service doesn’t end at delivery though. Choosing an Eastman means choosing dedicated support for the life of your system. Our experienced technicians are always available to troubleshoot and resolve cutting challenges, as well as service your machine.

Products

C125 Conveyor System
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Continuously cut and convey material with consistent speed and control
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The Eastman Eagle C125 conveyor system boasts supreme capabilities for single- to low-ply cutting requirements. It has the ability to continuously convey rolled material goods with consistent speed and control. Eastman's gantry and tool head design are engineered to cut the most diverse technical and industrial fabrics available while exceeding industry standards for accuracy. The robust conveyor design delivers unrivaled levels of material utilization and is often capable of cutting multiple layers without plastic overlay. This computer-controlled cutting system requires minimal operator guidance to automatically feed and spread the material to the identified start position.

  • Exclusive InMotion™ software enables the conveyor to continuously move while the gantry is cutting (option)
  • Tremendous efficiency for pattern pieces exceeding the table length
  • Choice of 60 blades, punches, and notches
C125
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C125 – Laminated Glass, EVA .030 inch thick (.76mm)
C125 – Laminated Glass, EVA .015 inch thick (.38mm)
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Cutting EVA laminated glass with Eastman C125 Conveyor system

Cutting 0.030 inch thick (0.76mm) EVA laminated glass with automated Eastman C125 conveyor system.



Cutting EVA laminated glass with Eastman C125 Conveyor System

Cutting 0.015 inch thick (.38mm) EVA laminated glass with automated Eastman C125 conveyor system.

S125 Static Table
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Single- to low-ply precision cutting, marking, and punching
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Eastman’s static table system is capable of cutting, marking, and punching virtually any flexible material at speeds of up to 60 inches per second (152.4 cm/sec.). The static cutting table has proven itself as the go-to resource for materials like cotton, nylon, and vinyl as well as difficult-to-cut materials—such as polystrand, p-tex, and fiberglass-polyester blends. The static table system is available in a range of system lengths and widths to meet the demands for prototypes, one-offs and full-production runs. The system’s high-precision configuration features multi-axis motion for more defined and accurate cuts. Material is spread across the static table by an operator or with the use of a pneumatic gripper bar. The open plenum vacuum system design ensures evenly dispersed airflow for optimal material hold-down. This computer-controlled system features zoning capabilities to enable cutting in one area while the operator is simultaneously picking parts in another, maximizing daily production capacity.

  • Choice of standard, heavy-duty, or fiber tool head, featuring individually aligned and calibrated tool spindles with your choice of over 60 blades, punches, and notches.
  • A library feature within the operating control software allows the operator to save commonly used tool pressures and blade assignments based on job and material files.
  • Prevent unauthorized changes to the system and software with restricted login access.
S125
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S125 – Laminated Glass, SG – SentryGlas Clear 2.28mm thick (90 mil)
S125 – Laminated Glass, PVB – Trosifol Clear 2.28mm thick (90 mil)
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Cutting SG laminated glass with Eastman S125 static table

Cutting laminated glass, SentryGlas Clear 2.28mm thick (90mil), with automated Eastman S125 static cutting table.



Cutting PVB laminated glass with Eastman S125

Cutting laminated glass, Trosifol Clear 2.28mm thick (90mil), with an automated Eastman S125 static cutting table.

Multi-Roll Carousel
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Simple, motorized access to multiple material rolls for end-of-table spreading
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The Multi-Roll Carousel system, available in many sizes and styles, provides tremendously simple access to multiple material rolls for end-of-table spreading, using minimal floor space. With the press of a button, material rolls turn around the carousel, stopping on the desired roll. The motorized textile carousel increases useable storage capacity by applying the product to operator principle in underutilized overhead space. Mechanical storage eliminates wasteful and potentially harmful steps for stocking and retrieving rolled materials. The Multi-Carousel accomplishes this by automating retrieval and presenting rolls at an ergonomically optimum height which reduces unnecessary bending, walking, lifting, and pushing which will reduce work-related injuries.  

  • Easy mobility with motorized control
  • Simplified roll loading right off the floor or cart
  • Shielded motors prevent materials from being soiled
  • Dual controls for loading and operating ease
  • Forward/Reverse push buttons with security keypad and e-stop
  • Single tower, multiple tower or overhead configurations available
  • Casters and track configuration
  • Material can feed from either side
Power Feed Systems
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The Power Feed System continuously supplies material for the length of marker or until the roll is consumed.
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The Power Feed System continuously supplies material for the length of marker or until the roll is consumed. It automatically adjusts and maintains consistent tension for any material type. An optional photo-electric edge control unit ensures precise alignment of each ply. Available in one-roll, two-roll, three-roll, six-roll with cart, or flat fold configurations.

 

Pictured: Three-roll Power Feed

Hornet
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Powerful, professional grade, cordless power tool
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The Hornet is a powerful, rechargeable, professional-grade cordless power tool. Multiple speeds on the high torque motor give you complete control when cutting through heavy, industrial-type materials. All in a package that weighs only 4 lbs (1.8 kg)! Balance and maneuverability allow the Hornet to buzz through your workload, without binding or tearing. No matter the industry, if cutting material by hand is part of your operation, the Hornet will become a staple in your toolbox.

  • Powerful, professional-grade, cordless power tool weighing 4 lbs. (1.8 kg)
  • Convenience and portability; battery powered
  • Provided with two 20V (4ah) lithium-ion batteries – one for operation, one for charging
    • Battery recharge time: 1 hour/battery
  • The high torque motor can cut anything from prepreg carbon to silk with ease
  • Pelican head guides lofted goods through the blade