R.C.N. Solutions Srl

Company address

Via Marcatutto, 7
Albairate 20080 MI
Italy

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

R.C.N. SOLUTIONS SRL is an Italian family company founded in 1997. It is located 10km, 6 miles, south from Milan, covering an area of 2.500sqm, 27,000 square feet.

Elena and his brother Ezio Calvi, both running the company, have a long tradition and experience as glaziers, dating 1970 when their father, Giuseppe Calvi, started the business. The three sons decided to follow their father’s profession but with different issues: the eldest son still runs the glazier company; the brother Ezio and the sister Elena run RCN SOLUTIONS.

In 2018, the company had a new family entry, Davide, Elena’s son, which the future management will be entrusted to.

The company has 10 workers, 5 employees and external consultants. Distributors have been appointed in several countries, companies who have joint the RCN commercial philosophy aiming to give the utmost attention to the customers’ needs and serve them at best.   

The production includes: glass laminating machines; laminating interlayer, bending kilns and chemical tempering lines.

Aware that one success is more a beginning than a finish line, R.C.N. SOLUTIONS follows the ideal to offer an all-out service based on the ability to understand needs and the skill to listen to customers,  submitting omnidirectional solutions, with great attitude to flexibility in construction, thus making RCN one of the most appreciated manufacturers of the glass industry.

The team is a real cohesive unit working with determination to find innovative solutions and looking ahead fearless, ready to play the game for new business challenges.

The latest is our ISF - Integral Sequencing Framework - a production layout including all the RCN machines lines, working in sequence – bending, chemical tempering and lamination – the important step for manufacturing safety glass. On the top of the ISF, REVA BF: the laminating interlayer.

Our daily job is committed to the RCN vision: “In a world of chaotic competition, we choose to become those who lead the market, seeking both innovative solutions and alliances with those who share our same ethics”.

R.C.N. SOLUTIONS IN DATES

The Early Days – the company started the business in 1997, focusing on the production of glass fusing and bending kilns, with an important development: the patented system to manufacture perfect glass wash-basins based on three different running temperatures, independently controlled by the PLC. This system granted the utmost clearness and the glass surface free from distortions. The novelty met a great success and showed a young, proactive company whose destiny was to become one of the most innovative spirit among the glass machinery manufacturers.

2000: a new development – the new century marks the creation of a new machines line. The laminating bagging system joint to an absolute new development, to be introduced in 2008: Powerlam, the autoclave-free, fast, turn-around laminating system.

This unique, semi-automatic, bag-free system, met a great international success and it is still one of the most demanded RCN machines.

In the same way, the Modular version of the bagging laminating line carried out by RCN has been an important issue in the glass industry, widely imitated by other manufacturers. The Modular line grants the purchase of one laminating machine that can be upgraded later by installing optional in order to increase production without buying a new machine, thus saving a lot of costs.

In the same way, RCN has developed glass bending kilns able to perform the most complicated curves based on a special technical design and construction.

2010-2020: the revolution – in ten years, the company invested to introduce new products on the market. In 2013, after years of cooperation with international chemical companies and further to several searches, RCN issued a new EVA chemical formulation, the one of REVA BF, the new certified, extra clear laminating interlayer, also distributed in the U.S.A and Canada since 2016.

In 2017, RCN introduced its last development, a project in progress since 2015, for the constructions

of a chemical tempering line, under the brand “RIVA BY RCN”.

During this time, RCN has extended its sales and has currently some machines installed in Oceania too.

This new line has drawn the attention of some international companies such as AGC and Schott.

April 2020 – Easy Connect App installed in our machines to check the production cycle in real time by cell phone, tablet and PLC.

June 2020 – RCN launches ISF – Integral Sequencing Framework – a complete production layout including bending kilns, chemical tempering line and laminating system.

Especially in the last decade, RCN SOLUTIONS has enhanced the technical and commercial service and ensured flexibility in construction which is a very important issue in order to meet all the international requirements. In particular, the ability for flexibility in production for customer’s customization and satisfaction is one of the most appreciated value of RCN SOLUTIONS.

RCN SOLUTIONS in numbers:

  • 50 Powerlam installed world-wide
  • more than 500 laminating machines, bagging system, installed world-wide in different sizes ad different layout
  • more than 200 bending kilns installed
  • 10 chemical tempering lines sold since 2017
  • more than 10.000.000 sqm of REVA BF distributed

Visit our web-site for further information and solutions. www.rcnsolutions.it.

Products

LAMINATING LINE
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- POWERLAM
- LAMMY SYSTEM 2 MODULAR
- LAMMY SYSTEM 4
- SMART
- OVERSIZE MACHINES
- LINE PROJECTS
- ACCESSORIES FOR LAMINATION
- PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT
- SILIKOSOFT
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POWERLAM

SPEED IN A TURN-AROUND SYSTEM

POWERLAM

Semi-automatic laminating line for fast production, turn-around system, for flat glass only. The glass exits fully laminated and cooled down thanks to the automatic cooling system based on forced ventilation. Several machines installed worldwide in the last 12 years upon customers’ great satisfaction.

  • Bag-free technology, one operator only
  • Max workable thickness: 45mm
  • Exclusive RCN Solutions project and production
  • Possible process certification (CE)
  • Process time 80% lower than other market’s choices
  • Automatic opening of the chamber by means of the hydraulic unit
  • Electrical heaters based on indipendent sections equipped with convection heat
  • Uniformity of the temperature (tolerance ± 1°C)
  • PLC – 10” touch screen. intuitive, interfaced to the management system
  • Aspiration pump, 100m3/h, with pressure control
  • Perforated kevlar transmission belt with “alligator” fixing system
  • Loading/unloading synchro automatic conveyors
  • Double sensors in/out equipped with alarms and photocells
  • Glass positioning by means of pneumatic lifting pistons and ball-castors
  • Automatic cooling system – RCN Solutions concept
  • Line-up with existing machines and/or assembly systems

 

LAMMY SYSTEM 2 MODULAR

FLAT AND CURVED GLASS LAMINATION – MAX BENDING RADIUS 1500mm

Flexible laminating line based on modular composition.
Flexible laminating line based on modular composition.

Main features: easy process, highly performing, compact solution

  • Max workable thickness: 100mm
  • Volcanized Silikosoft bags, long life, resisting to 280°C, made in Italy
  • Heating system: radiation/convection, Hybrid-Pro Due
  • Two aspiration pumps, one per shelf
  • Retractable platform, capacity 1500/2000kg. Electrical movement
  • Automatic cooling with lateral heat-escape door
  • 7” Touch Screen PLC equipped with Easy Connect App
  • Additional overtop shelves-storage structure, three positions and two additional shelves complete with aspiration bags and pump
  • Version with one shelf and handling trolley available

 

LAMMY SYSTEM 4 

LARGE VOLUMES

LAMMY SYSTEM 4

Laminating line for flat and curved glass, max radius 1200mm. Laminating line suitable for production of big volumes, also structured from upgrade of Lammy System 2. Main feature: production flexibility for both thickness and volumes. Two laminating chambers with indipendent operation, process and control, mastered by one PLC only.

POSSIBILITY TO INSTALL ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION LAYOUT

ex. Overtop storage unit, 3 positions or 5 positions, frontal or lateral positioning

  • Max laminating thickness: 100mm
  • Volcanized Silikosoft bags, long life, resisting to 280°C, made in Italy
  • Heating system: radiation/ convection, Hybrid-Pro Quattro
  • Four aspiration pumps (one per shelf)
  • Lifting platform, capacity 1500/2000kg Electrical movement
  • Automatic cooling by means of an heat-escape door
  • 7” Touch PLC equipped with software for the two independent chambers
  • Easy Connect App installed
  • Extractible chambers partition

 

SMART

EASY AND ESSENTIAL

Kilns suitable for the industry of design, building and internal decoration. Multi-function machines: paint and marble drying, lamination with inserts, Led, etc. Flat and curved glass lamination. Radius: 250/500/1000mm.

 

1) SMART ESPACE

SMART ESPACE

  • Single chamber kiln with 4 shelves
  • Volcanized vacuum bags, long life, resisting up to 280°C, made in Italy
  • Heating system: radiation/convection
  • Four aspiration pumps
  • Semi-automatic lifting platform, capacity 1500kg
  • 7” Touch Screen PLC – wall-mounted
  • Easy Connect App

 

2) SMART XXL

SMART XXL

  • Single chamber kiln, single shelf
  • Retractable handling trolley
  • 1 aspiration pump
  • Heating system: radiations in two indipendent zones
  • 7” Touch Screen PLC – wall-mounted
  • Easy Connect App

 

3) SMART XXL DOUBLE

SMART XXL DOUBLE

  • Single chamber kiln, double shelf
  • Handling trolley, two positions, sliding on rails
  • 2 aspiration pumps
  • Heating system: radiation and convection
  • 7” Touch Screen PLC – wall-mounted
  • Easy Connect App

 

OVERSIZE MACHINES

FOR JUMBO SIZE GLASS

OVERSIZE MACHINES

Following the great success of the laminating lines in modular system, RCN Solutions has developed a line based on the construction of coupling segments to satisfy the oversize glass sheets, maximizing the shipping costs.

 

LINE PROJECTS

LINE PROJECTS

 

ACCESSORIES FOR LAMINATION

accessories

This section lists all the equipment completing and helping the lamination process.

  • Micro-porous adhesive tapes for high temperature
  • Thermocutter/Blades
  • Datalogger with flat thermocouple
  • Anti-static roll
  • ReVA 12 – clean edges helper, complete with the applicator
  • Spare parts – The RCN kilns do not require spare parts in stock. Vacuum pump maintenance kit, bag reparation kit, aspiration hoses, valves, click-clack valves, and mesh for bags are available

 

PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT

 PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT

  • ROLLS-HOLDERS - To store and/or refrigerate the laminating interlayer rolls
  • PORTIQUE - Automatic or semi-automatic glass transfer systems
  • TABLES - Assembly table, tilting or fixed. The top of the table is equipped with lifting frame and ball castors

 

SILIKOSOFT

SILIKOSOFT

Lamination bags of any size, particularly designed for special laminations, for big thicknesses and curved glass. The Silikosoft bags have a special closing system by manual pression, developed by RCN more than ten years ago. This great sealing system is volcanized to grant resistance with special glass shapes or curves too. Long life and deflection memory . The Silikosoft bags can also be manufactured for laminations in ACV, flat or vertical with reinforced base and volcanized hooks. 

  • High adhesion capacity to the most complex shapes with moderate effort
  • High resistance to tearing
  • Higher performance with high temperatures
  • Good resistance to compression
SILIKOSOFT BAG FOR AUTOCLAVE
SILIKOSOFT BAG FOR AUTOCLAVE
BENDING LINE
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ECO BENDY: SPECIAL BENDING KILNS, DESIGNED FOR CURVES PARTICULARLY COMPLEX, WITH DOUBLE RADIUS TOO | CURVES PERFECTLY MATCHING FOR LAMINATION
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ECO BENDY

SPECIAL BENDING KILNS, DESIGNED FOR CURVES PARTICULARLY COMPLEX, WITH DOUBLE RADIUS TOO

CURVES PERFECTLY MATCHING FOR LAMINATION

ECO BENDY

Heating system in sections, 3 or 4 lower sections and 3 or 4 upper sections, with set-up of different temperatures controlled by the PLC

  • Hydraulic kiln-top lifting
  • Moulds-holder structure made of steel
  • 6/8 thermocouples
  • Electrical movement equipped with speed regulator
  • The Bendy version is equipped of two heating zones only, one lower and one upper zone
  • Pre-set for the external system for the production of 90° curves
  • Possible radius: 900mm and 1200mm
CHEMICAL TEMPERING LINE
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- CT320
- CT330/331
- CT900/950
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Our chemical tempering plants are the result of years of studing and researching in cooperation with experts of the glass industry. The different plants and the possibility for customization have drawn the attention of some international companies, looking for added value products. However, our strength lies in the ability of satisfying all the enquiries, since the chemical tempering opens up to uncountable projects: from optical to aviation; from automotive to building. And we are here to listen.

CHEMICALLY TEMPERED COLD BENT GLASS
CHEMICALLY TEMPERED COLD BENT GLASS

FEATURES

  • High resistance against mechanical impact
  • High resistance against scratches
  • No optical distortion
  • Tempering of thin glass possible
  • Low energy consumption

APPLICATIONS

  • Display and cover glass
  • High speed trains and cars
  • Boats and yachting
  • Military applications
  • Security glass and fire protection doors
  • Architectural glass
  • Aircraft industry
  • Table ware
  • Optical glass
  • Lighting applications
  • Washing machine windows

OPERATING PROCESS

  • Glass preparation
  • Rack loading
  • Preheating
  • Ion exchange in a salt tank
  • Cooling
  • Washing
  • Drying
  • Unloading 

CUSTOMISABLE PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS AND CUSTOMIZED MACHINES

 

CT320

MANUAL VERSION 700x450mm kW 16 (base)+6 (cupola)

CT320

APPLICATIONS

  • Optical glass
  • Display & cover glass
  • Pharmacy
  • Lighting application
  • Machine inspection window

 

CT330/331

AUTOMATIC VERSION 700x450mm / 1000x1000mm kW 16+6/39+12

CT330/331

APPLICATIONS

  • Display & Cover glass
  • Automotive
  • Transport engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Lighting application
  • Machine inspection window
  • Aircraft
  • Optical glass
  • Military applications

 

CT900/950

AUTOMATIC VERSION 2000x1000mm/3200x2200mm kW 60+24/100+40 

CT900/950

APPLICATIONS

  • Architectural glass
  • Fire protection door
  • Boat & yachting
  • Aircraft industry
  • Curved glass
  • Display glass
  • Insulated glass
  • Shower doors
  • Bullet proof glass
REVA BF
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Last generation laminating interlayer
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REVA BF 

  • Last generation laminating interlayer, top of the range, based on the use of raw materials supplied by international companies, without the use of recycled materials in production
  • Chemical formula especially designed in cooperation with european laboratories and universities
  • Suitable for all the special applications, in particular for all those jobs exposed to extreme weathering conditions