Glaston Corporation

Company address

Vehmaistenkatu 5
Tampere 33730
Finland

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Glaston is a global company developing safety glass machines and services for architectural, solar, appliance and automotive applications. 

Glaston delivers machines and services for production of heat-treated glass, insulated glass manufacturing, automotive and display glass processing. Our global offering is the most comprehensive in the market. Have a look!

As of April 2019, Bystronic glass is a member of Glaston Group

The Glaston Group operates globally with manufacturing, services and sales offices in 12 countries. 

Products

Flat tempering
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Looking for a versatile tempering machine? Need to produce high volumes of premium quality flat tempered glass? Need to produce larger-than-ever sizes of premium quality tempered glass? Need to produce high quality flat tempered glass with serial production and high capacity? Looking to explore new opportunities in the flat glass tempering business?
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RC Series

Temper all glass types with ease

Looking for a versatile tempering machine?
Here are three reasons why Glaston RC Series is your best choice

1.WHATEVER YOUR BUSINESS, IT DELIVERS

  • Temper all glass types
  • Process multiple glass sizes flexibly
  • Save energy while improving quality

2.GET CONSTANT HIGH QUALITY AND HIGH OUTPUT

  • Control the process easily with iControL
  • Say goodbye to loading delays
  • Minimize remakes

3. GROW YOUR BUSINESS FOR A LIFETIME

  • Stay future-proof with add-ons and options
  • Trust it to serve you for decades
  • Always find service and support easily

Impressive tempering with innovative solutions

The RC Series is designed to process all temperable glass types. It can be configured to meet even the highest capacity requirements with different convection options. The RC Series is always tailor-made to match specific customer requirements.

 

FC Series

The Masterpiece of Intelligence

Need to produce high volumes of premium quality flat tempered glass?
Here are three reasons why Glaston FC Series is your best choice

1.ALWAYS DELIVER TOP QUALITY

  • Produce impressive results
  • Convection systems that make the difference
  • Minimize remakes and claims

2.SAVE ON PRODUCTION COSTS

  • The best energy efficiency in the market
  • Highest loading efficiency
  • Easy operation with built-in process intelligence

3.BE PART OF THE GLASTON INSIGHT ECOSYSTEM

  • Improve quality and efficiency with actual measured data
  • Automatically achieve optimized settings for the run
  • Stay future-proof with upgrades

The winner's choice for flat tempering

Glaston excels at tempering glass. With our FC Series furnace, you can produce the same impressive quality in both clear glass and Low-E.

What makes the difference is our high air volume convection systems to produce world renowned glass, thanks to their superior heating accuracy.

Chinook allows you to run at the highest yield, Chinook Pro gives you the highest quality and helps you minimize your energy consumption, and Vortex Pro gives you the highest flexibility with utmost quality.

 

Jumbo Series

Need to produce larger-than-ever sizes of premium quality tempered glass?
Here are three reasons why Glaston Jumbo is your best choice:

1.BREAK INTO PRESTIGIOUS MARKETS WHERE SIZE MEANS BUSINESS

  • Build your reputation and references
  • Rely on the best heating control available
  • Process high-quality Low-E in mixed sizes

2.EXCEED MARKET NEEDS WITH TOP FLEXIBILITY

  • Lower your cost of production
  • Fusion mode provides you with double chamber capacity
  • Maximize your loading efficiency

3.BE PART OF THE GLASTON INSIGHT ECOSYSTEM

  • Improve quality and efficiency with actual measured data
  • Automatically achieve optimized settings for the run
  • Stay future-proof with upgrades

Enter the world of jumbo glass

Now you can truly be part of any project where size and reputation matters.

Glaston Jumbo Series is built on the reliability and experience of 50 years of  delivering high-end tempering lines worldwide. We have a peerless track record with large furnaces and tempering line lifetimes of 20+ years.

Glaston Jumbo offers the best heating control available for high-quality results. It also gives you the extra capability to process Low-E glass in mixed sizes.

 

CHF2000

Highest production reliability available, quality as never before

Need to produce high quality flat tempered glass with serial production and high capacity?
Here are three reasons why Glaston CHF2000 is your best choice

1.COMBINE HIGH CAPACITY WITH HIGH QUALITY

  • #1 choice for high-volume solar & appliances
  • Reliable heating technology
  • Set a new quality standard

2.GAIN UNMATCHED RELIABILITY

  • Engineered to support 24/7 operation
  • Designed for easy service – no production stops
  • World-class components

3.GROW YOUR BUSINESS FOR A LIFETIME

  • Stay future-proof with upgrades
  • Serve for decades thanks to quality engineering
  • Take full advantage of the Glaston community

Continuous success with continual high performance

The Glaston CHF2000 continuous tempering furnace platform is based on Glaston innovations in convection heating technology and control systems to reach even better production reliability, increase glass quality and reduce overall energy consumption. The new-generation CHF2000 platform is specially designed for the solar and appliance businesses.

 

GlastonAir

Completely new thinking, entirely new products with impeccable quality

Looking to explore new opportunities in the flat glass tempering business?
Here are three reasons why GlastonAir is your best choice

1.RECORD-BREAKING QUALITY

  • No rollers or roller marks
  • Practically wave-free for both clear and Low-E glass
  • Best iridescence values for a quantum leap in architectural glass quality

2.THINNEST SAFETY GLASS

  • First true opportunity to produce the thinnest safety glass in the world
  • Highest surface compression levels for 4 mm glass requiring over 200 MPa
  • 15–50% energy savings for 2–4 mm glass

3.VALUE CHAIN EFFICIENCY

  • Major savings potential in all value chain stages
  • Cost savings in material, freight, support structures and installation
  • Better quality tempered glass creates savings and higher satisfaction

Glass made on air!

GlastonAir represents a completely new approach to glass heat treatment. GlastonAir is not just an improved flat tempering machine, but a revolutionary innovation that changes some of the orthodox rules of glass tempering. It takes glass quality to a totally new level and enables completely new products.

GlastonAir with its unique air flotation technology gives you the quality and processing results that are impossible to reach with roller-type tempering furnaces. By supporting and heating the glass on a homogeneous bed of air, GlastonAir opens up brand-new business opportunities for you and your customers.

 

Flat laminating
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ProL

Technology for higher quality and process speed

Looking to reach the highest quality in all types of laminated glass?
Here are three reasons why Glaston ProL is your best choice

1. REVOLUTIONIZE LAMINATION – FOR ALL GLASS TYPES

  • Choose the best for Low-E and printed glass
  • Laminate all glass sizes flexibly
  • Recipe-free process and flexible loadings

2.SAVE ENERGY, RESOURCES – AND MONEY

  • Up to 50% in energy savings
  • Super simple process control
  • Uniform heating cuts waste by half

3.GROW YOUR BUSINESS FOR A LIFETIME

  • Stay future-proof with upgrades
  • Serve for decades thanks to quality engineering
  • Take full advantage of the Glaston community

Revolutionize the production of laminated glass

We have made ProL as easy as possible to operate. The process is practically recipe-free – you need to input only one parameter, and the rest will take care of itself. No more trial and error juggling with a number of variables.

The very concept of ProL is based on reaching a production capacity balance with Low-E and clear glass. ProL uses full convection technology, which does not differentiate between glass types or product modes. The convection system provides accurate and optimized heat transfer, giving you consistently superb glass quality and an up to 100% capacity increase compared with traditional infrared heating.

ProL’s full convection technology gives you the best possible control over the chamber temperature. This eliminates heat loss, which means considerable savings in energy costs.

Bending & tempering
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HTBS

Versatile and efficient production of bent tempered glass with high quality

Need to produce the highest quality bent tempered glass?
Here are three reasons why Glaston HTBS is your best choice

1.GET TOP-QUALITY RESULTS FROM EACH RUN

  • #1 choice for bent tempered glass
  • Best heating technology on the market
  • Easy operations with intuitive process control

2.SAVE IN PRODUCTION COSTS

  • Flexible production with zero tooling
  • No changeover time
  • Fast process, high repeatability

3.GROW YOUR BUSINESS FOR A LIFETIME

  • Stay future-proof with upgrades
  • Serve for decades thanks to quality engineering
  • Take full advantage of the Glaston community

The future is around the next bend

HTBS bending and tempering system covers a wide range of application areas in the automotive, appliance and furniture glass industries.

With its flexibility and high end-product quality, the HTBS furnace allows you to meet the requirements of the market and be creative.

The capability to process multiple glass sheets in one production load helps increase production output.

 

ProBend

Cost effective and flexible production of high quality cylindrical glass

Need to produce premium-quality bent tempered glass?
Here are three reasons why Glaston ProBend is your best choice

1.REACH TOP-QUALITY RESULTS FROM EACH RUN

  • #1 choice for coated, premium facades
  • Bend with precision – glass after glass
  • Say goodbye to anisotropy

2.SAVE IN PRODUCTION COSTS

  • Zero tooling
  • No changeover time
  • Best energy efficiency available

3.GROW YOUR BUSINESS FOR A LIFETIME

  • Stay future-proof with upgrades
  • Serve for decades thanks to quality engineering
  • Take full advantage of the Glaston community

Glaston ProBend with zero-tooling process

ProBend with its zero-tooling process offers a cost-effective, flexible way of producing quality cylindrical safety glass in a wide range of sizes and thicknesses.

It has the capability of processing large glass sizes for bent tempered, heat-strengthened and even laminated products. The machine features separate or combined bending and tempering sections, LB and CB, processing flat glass in the bending section or in a separate chiller.

With ProBend, the changeover time is just 5–10 minutes from product to product.

 

Bending & laminating
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Looking to produce the best windshields? Looking to produce large high-quality windshields?
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Matrix

Bend the most demanding windshields with precision

Looking to produce the best windshields?
Here are three reasons why Glaston Matrix is your best choice

1.GET TOP-QUALITY RESULTS FROM EACH RUN

  • Bend the most demanding shapes with precision
  • Get full control of the bending process
  • Operate with ease

2.SAVE ENERGY – AND MONEY

  • Active convection heating lowers your electric bill
  • Lightweight wagons and molds are less energy consuming
  • High-performance insulation minimizes energy loss

3.GROW YOUR BUSINESS FOR A LIFETIME

  • Stay future-proof with upgrades
  • Serve for decades thanks to quality engineering
  • Take full advantage of the Glaston community

Maximum performance with high yield and flexibility

When you are looking for superior windshield quality, flexible production as well as reliable and energy-efficient operation, Glaston Matrix is your choice. It’s perfect for both mixed and single model production of car and truck windshields.

Gravity bending allows you to create the most demanding windshield shapes, including deep sags and wrap-around corners, in a cost-effective way. You can use different types of molds at the same time, which makes it the best bending process for replacement windshields.

The press bending process is an OEM’s choice. It is relatively simple with only two phases: heating the glass and using molds to press it into the desired shape. This gives you very high output, good repeatability and tight tolerances.

 

ScreenMax

Superior solution for bending large high quality windshields

Looking to produce large high-quality windshields?
Here are three reasons why Glaston ScreenMax is your best choice

1.MASTER YOUR GLASS FORMING PROCESS

  • Select process configuration to match your needs
  • Optimum control for each process phase
  • Intuitive user interface

2.CHANGE AND GROW WITH YOUR NEEDS

  • Reach more complex production with automated processing features
  • Easy and fast add-ons to stay at the top of the market
  • Add modules to increase capacity

3.GROW YOUR BUSINESS FOR A LIFETIME

  • Stay future-proof with upgrades
  • Serve for decades thanks to quality engineering
  • Take full advantage of the Glaston community

Flexible bending performance for serial and mixed production

The ScreenMax automatic serial bending furnace is suitable for the serial bending of large bus and truck windshields.  It is available with pin lifters and manipulators for easier loading and unloading of the glass and molds.

The bending furnace features automatic and comprehensively programmable bending with a clear user interface.

 

LAK – Assembling Conveyor

 

Here are three reasons for choosing LAK

1.CHOOSE FROM SEVERAL LAYOUT ALTERNATIVES ACCORDING TO YOUR PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS

2.CHOOSE A CUSTOMIZED LINE

3.CHOOSE A TURN KEY DELIVERY WITH CLEAN ROOM AND STRORAGE FACILITIES

For continuous assembling of PVB and de-airing rings

Our product range in the area of PVB assembling and de-airing covers all windshield sizes on the market and a wide range of capacity levels and process layout possibilities depending on client requirements.

 

IKU – De-Airing Conveyor

Here are three reasons for choosing IKU

1.HIGH PERFORMANCE

  • Efficient air removal by vacuum ring method
  • Effective convection heating with uniform and controlled air flow distribution
  • High capacity for both windscreen and sidelite production

2.FLEXIBLE VERSATILITY

  • All windscreen sizes on the market
  • Wide range of capacity levels
  • Efficient floor space utilization by vertical glass processing position

3.PROVEN RELIABILITY

  • Proven technology by decades-long product development
  • Market leader in de-airing of laminated glass
  • Comprehensive Glaston services over the lifetime of your machinery

Enhanced de-airing by efficient air removal and heating

Glaston IKU semi-continuous de-airing conveyor incorporates proven technology for effective air removal as well as uniform heating for your enhanced de-airing results.

IKU covers all windscreen sizes on the market and a wide range of capacity levels, while enabling various layout possibilities for your tailored processing needs.

IKU is suitable for both windscreen and laminated sidelites production of high capacity.

Insulating Glass Lines
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TPS® – Thermo Plastic Spacer

The original from the inventor

 

TPS

 

TPS® – Thermo Plastic Spacer is the premium insulating glass of the warm edge generation. The term „Warm Edge“ refers to a thermally-improved edge seal of an insulating glass unit. Materials that transfer significantly less thermal heat to the outside are used in place of the conventionally-used materials such as aluminium or steel. This leads to an increase in energy efficiency and to a reduction in heating costs. Furthermore, TPS® reduces condensation.

Since 1994, we have accrued experience in warm edge technology. Bystronic glass is an industry leader as the inventor of TPS® production. So you can rely upon production of the future, placing your trust in this original product as well as our extensive experience.

 

 

B’JUMBO & B’JUMBO XXL

The system solution for maximum requirements

 

B'JUMBO

 

Looking to aim big?

Here are three reasons why B’JUMBO and B’JUMBO XXL are your best choice

 

1.INSULATING GLASS UNITS UP TO 600 KG/M

2.MAXIMUM GLASS SIZE 3.3 X 18 M

3.“GREEN PRODUCTION” WITH OPTIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY

B’JUMBO and B’JUMBO XXL are insulating glass lines specially designed for manufacturing large-sized insulating glass units and façade elements up to 18 m in length.

 

 

B’VARIO

The individually configurable system solution for insulating glass using conventional, flexible and TPS® - Thermo Plastic Spacer

 

B'VARIO

 

Looking for a customized insulating glass production line?

Here are three reasons why B’VARIO is your best choice

1.HIGH FLEXIBILITY AND EXCELLENT PRODUCTIVITY

2.LONG SERVICE LIFE WITH PREMIUM COMPONENTS

3.MULTIPLE LINE EXPANSION OPTIONS

 

B’SPEED

The benchmark in triple and quadruple insulating glass manufacturing using conventional, flexible and TPS® - Thermo Plastic Spacer

 

B'SPEED

Looking for the fastest possible insulating glass production?

Here are three reasons why B’SPEED is your best choice

 

1.PRODUCE TRIPLE UNITS IN THE SAME TIME OTHER LINES PRODUCE DOUBLE UNITS

2.IDEALLY DESIGNED WORK STEPS

3.CHOOSE BETWEEN CONVENTIONAL, FLEXIBLE OR TPS® SPACERS

 

B’COMFORT

The solution for standardized I.G. manufacturing

 

B'COMFORT

 

Looking for a fully equipped cost-effective production line?

Here are three reasons why B’COMFORT is your best choice

 

  1. NUMEROUS COMPONENTS AS STANDARD
  2. HIGH QUALITY AND GAS FILLED I.G. PRODUCTION
  3. RECTANGULAR AND SHAPED FORMATS

 

 

B’COMPACT

Start-up solution in automated insulating glass production

 

B'COMPACT

 

Looking to start automated insulating glass production?

Here are three reasons why B’COMPACT is your best choice

 

1. LOW INVESTMENT COSTS

2. COMPACT LINE LAYOUT

3. DIVERSE OPTIONS

Handling equipment
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 B’VACOOM

The new generation of handling equipment

 

B'Vacoom

 

Looking for a state-of-the-art handling equipment?

Here are three reasons why B’VACOOM is your best choice

 

1.INCREASED SAFETY STANDARDS

2.PROVEN, RIGID GUIDANCE

3.SENSORS FOR PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE OF COMPONENTS

 

The newly developed B’VACOOM handling equipment represents a successful combination of traditional equipment manufacturing processes and digital transformation. Let’s call it Bystronic glass 4.0 in practical use.

 

 

B’EASY

Ergonomic, universal handling equipment

 

B'EASY

 

Looking to handle flat glass or windows efficiently?

Here are three reasons why B’EASY is your best choice

 

1.CAREFUL LOAD HANDLING

2.MINIMIZED OPERATOR EFFORT

3.QUICK, EFFICIENT AND SAFE GLASS OR WINDOW LIFTING

 

Product types are: one-column lifts, two-column lifts, manipulators, accumulator lifts, special applications and window manufacturing

 

 

Craneways and slewing cranes

Individually integrated craneways and slewing cranes

Creneways

 

Looking for an optimal addition to your glass handling equipment?

Here are three reasons why craneways and slewing cranes are your best choice

 

1. CUSTOMER-SPECIFIC X–Y LIGHTWEIGHT CRANEWAY DESIGN

2. MODULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM

3. SLEWING CRANE AS A LOW-PRICE SOLUTION TO WORK IN A CIRCULAR AREA

Automotive glass & Display glass
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B’CHAMP

 

The B’CHAMP machine generation includes product-specific lines for highly efficient and precise pre-cutting, shape cutting, breaking, grinding and drilling of all automotive glass types. The standardized design offers not only a process-optimized cell layout, but also various expansion options using upgrade kits.

 

Looking for highly efficient automotive glass pre-processing?
Here are three reasons why B’CHAMP equipment is your best choice

 

  1. HIGH REPETION ACCURANCY
  2. HIGH DEGREE OF AUTOMATION
  3. SHORT CHANGEOVER TIMES

 

The product range in detail:

B’CHAMP WS – optimized solution for windshields

 

BCHAMP-WS

 

 

B’CHAMP BL – clever solution for backlites

BCHAMP-BL

 

B’CHAMP SL – refined solution for sidelites

 

BCHAMP-SL

 

B’CHAMP QL – space-saving solution for quarterlites

BCHAMP-QL

 

B’BRIGHT

 

The B’BRIGHT machine generation includes product-specific lines for highly efficient and precise pre-cutting, shape cutting, breaking and grinding of thin glasses for

 

  • Monitors, TV screens, and displays for mobile devices
  • Automotive glass displays
  • Solar applications
  • Automotive glasses

 

The design offers not only a process-optimized cell layout, but also various expansion options using upgrade kits.

 

Looking for highly efficient thin glass pre-processing?
Here are three reasons why B’BRIGHT equipment is your best choice

 

  1. SHORT CYCLE TIMES
  2. HIGH REPETION ACCURANCY AND MINIMAL GRINDING ALLOWANCE
  3. EXCELLENT EDGE QUALITY

 

The product range in detail:

B’BRIGHT 9 – space-saving solution for thin glass displays

 

BBRIGHT9

 

B’BRIGHT 25 – optimized solution for large displays

 

BBRIGHT25

 

Emerging technologies
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photovoltaic TPA

Efficient moisture prevention for sensitive thin-film substrates

 

tpa

 

Looking to encapsulate substrate glasses and protect against moisture?

Here are three reasons why photovoltaic TPA is your best choice

 

1.HIGH-PRECISION BUTYL APPLICATION ON THE EDGE OF SUBSTRATE GLASSES

2.ACTIVE MOISTURE BARRIER PRIOR TO THE LAMINATING PROCESS

3.POSSIBILITY TO INTEGRATE 24-7 OPERATION IN EXISTING UNITS

 

The photovoltaic TPA applies high-viscous butyl onto semiconductor thin-film substrates, effectively protecting the semiconductor against moisture. The machine accurately applies the material to the edge of the substrate glasses to a tenth of a millimeter prior to the laminating process. Two high-performance pumps ensure that the viscous sealing material is always available – for real 24-hour operation.

 

TPedge

Foil-free PV module

 

TPedge

 

Looking to produce PV modules economically?

Here are three reasons why TPedge is your best choice

 

1.UP TO 40% COST REDUCTION IN PV MODULE MANUFACTURING

2.VERY SHORT CYCLE TIME DOWN TO 45 SECONDS PER MODULE

3.NEW ENCAPSULATION SYSTEM REDUCES STRESS FROM SOLAR CELLS