Glasstec 2014: “Demonstrate what is possible” – HEGLA shows cutting solutions for cost and process optimisation in real-time operation

HEGLA will exhibit at the upcoming Glasstec trade fair with a focus on solutions to reduce costs and optimise processes.

HEGLA will exhibit four cutting lines, which could be or already are in operation in this form or a similar form at a modern glass supplier, on a display area covering 1500 m2.   "Demonstrate what is possible"."Arial">"We want to demonstrate what is possible in flat glass processing these days to improve processes, reduce costs and reduce glass handling. I am convinced that every visitor to our trade fair stand will be able to go away with an idea, suggestion or vision for their business, employer or for themselves", confirms Manfred Vollbracht, Managing Director of HEGLA. We will focus on exhibits in real-time operation, which will be brought to Düsseldorf on more than 20 trucks and special transporters, especially for the trade fair.

ProLam Shape for Shape Cutting of LSG

The cutting line on display for cutting laminated glass models will be of interest not only to technology enthusiasts. A ProLam series cutting line, which has the patented "Shape" equipment for cutting models, will be on show. Two cutting heads score the top and bottom side of the laminated glass simultaneously and absolutely synchronously and achieve dimensionally accurate and reproducible cutting results. "We now sell a number of laminated glass cutting lines with this equipment. Our customers can score considerably more accurate models in a much shorter time compared to all other versions”, says Manfred Vollbracht.

Reducing Cutting Waste

A solution for reducing cutting waste and for less glass handling will be found directly above the ProLam Shape on the setup at the trade fair. The ReMaster residual plate storage system installed there stores recyclable residual glass sheets until they can be used for further production in a resource-efficient manner. The glass is removed and recycled virtually without interrupting the cutting process thus increasing the glass recycling quota significantly.

 

Float Glass Cutting

Visitors wanting to learn more about cutting float glass will be offered two solutions. Firstly, the universal cutting machine RAPIDLINE will be shown in conjunction with the newly developed RAPIDLOADER, a double-sided floor-loading system. Secondly, a HEGLA Galactic, the centrepiece of high-performance float glass cutting, will be on show. In addition to the linear drives the special features of this cutting line include an integrated laser marking system for marking and coding glass.

To achieve a clean glass surface on coated glass HEGLA has invented a module for contactless removal of Lucite. It is directly located behind the cutting line. That module is the precondition for an automatic control process of the glass.

 

Sorting Machine SortJet

Another highlight is shown at the rear end of the cutting line. The sorting system SortJet takes cut glass from the cutting lines ProLam Shape and Galactic based on the chaotic cut-optimised sequence and buffers it until it is further processed in the dynamic storage system. Meanwhile, the glass is continuously transferred into the production sequence in the correct orientation from the storage system directly on a vertical conveyor of the IGline.

Stand-Alone Solution for Float

HEGLA has announced another new product for the trade fair. At the “craftsmen” stand in hall 9, A42 it will show a successor of the Formline KT, the existing stand-alone system for float glass.

The HEGLA stand is located directly across from their Preferred Partner Bystronic glass. "It is a pity that both stands must be separated by a walkway. We would have liked to use the SortJet to transfer glass that we have cut onto the insulating glass lines at Bystronic. This would again have shown every visitor how well the partnership between the two companies works and is put into practice," adds Manfred Vollbracht.

The HEGLA stand is located in Hall 14, Stand A59/A60.

We look forward to your visit!

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