HEGLA Innovation for Vitrum

When Vitrum opens its doors again on the 23 October in Milan, HEGLA will be there presenting something very special.

This German producer of machinery and plant for flat glass processing will take the opportunity of the trade fair to introduce its newly-developed cutting machine for float glass.   As already previously announced, it were confirmed that also this new machine is equipped with the well-proven electro-magnetic linear drives for the cutting bridge.HEGLA has been using this type of drives in conjunction with its plants for a number of years and has had only positive experiences with it. The cutting bridge achieves outstanding acceleration rates using linear technology, which at the same time ensures high precision cutting. The Balanced Engineering employed for RAPIDLINE guarantees best performance with high durability and best value.

Plant-compatible system modules for glass loading and breakout can be supplied to turn the float glass cutting machine into an efficient cutting line. HEGLA will announce further details at Vitrum.

Another important theme on the HEGLA exhibition stand will be the ProLam Plus; a laminated glass shape cutting unit based on a long-standing HEGLA patent. “With its refined cutting process this unit can score any kind of shapes, setting new standards for precision cutting”, says HEGLA´s Managing Director, Manfred Vollbracht. Both, the refined drive technology for the bridge and the CNC-guided cutting heads, fitted with their own drive are crucial to the high precision of the result. The integral servo motors coordinate the cutting wheel exactly to the contour specifications and are therefore an important component in achieving precise results in cutting. Alignment of top and bottom cutting wheels are synchronised and guided by the system and is therefore not subject to any time-delay or inaccuracy caused by glass movement. It is crucial that cutting should be exact and above all reproducible, and up to now this has been particularly apparent with complex projects. The annoying incidence of inexact fit or glass damaged by manual cutting are now a thing of the past, thanks to ProLam Plus. Plates of glass which are missing or which have been damaged in the course of manual handling or construction can be automatically cut to size and prepared.

Another important theme on the HEGLA exhibition stand will be the ProLam Plus; a laminated glass shape cutting unit based on a long-standing HEGLA patent.

“With its refined cutting process this unit can score any kind of shapes, setting new standards for precision cutting”, says HEGLA´s Managing Director, Manfred Vollbracht. Both, the refined drive technology for the bridge and the CNC-guided cutting heads, fitted with their own drive are crucial to the high precision of the result. The integral servo motors coordinate the cutting wheel exactly to the contour specifications and are therefore an important component in achieving precise results in cutting. Alignment of top and bottom cutting wheels are synchronised and guided by the system and is therefore not subject to any time-delay or inaccuracy caused by glass movement. It is crucial that cutting should be exact and above all reproducible, and up to now this has been particularly apparent with complex projects. The annoying incidence of inexact fit or glass damaged by manual cutting are now a thing of the past, thanks to ProLam Plus. Plates of glass which are missing or which have been damaged in the course of manual handling or construction can be automatically cut to size and prepared.

Automation and cost-reducing potential

Visitors to the trade fair looking for ideas on automation and process-optimisation will be in good hands at the HEGLA stand. More than ten years of experience in automated handling of residual glass plates thanks to the ReMaster, give a good indication of HEGLA’s expertise just in this sector.

The various versions of ReMaster provide a solution for the automatic handling of residual glass from almost every cutting situation. They all work on the same principle: Incidental residual glass is stored above the cutting unit without interrupting the glass flow. As soon as a residual plate is noted suitable for re-processing, it is channelled back into the production process. This decreases the amount of residual glass and therefore reduces the cost of cutting.

The Sort Jet could be considered as the representative for Automation.

As the automatic solution for transferring glass between the cutting process and the insulating glass line it maintains the continuous flow of glass. It sorts the pieces from the chaotic, for breaking optimised order, into the essential production sequence required by the insulating glass line and delivers the glass correctly aligned and in the right sequence. This process, which involves least glass handling, reduces the risk of damage drastically what occurs with manual handling. In combination with suitable software application, there is even more potential for cost reduction.

Preferred Partners

The combined HEGLA and Bystronic glass stand covers 300 square meters, and their joint presentation at Vitrum clearly demonstrates their cooperation as Preferred Partners. This gives visitors to the trade fair a distinct advantage. They can find out all the information they need about insulating glass production or insulating glass lines, beside the HEGLA product range, being at the same time and in the same place availing them of the expertise provided by both companies.

Further information:

HEGLA GmbH & Co. KG Industriestraße 21 37688 Beverungen Tel: + 49 (0) 52 73 / 9 05 - 0 info@hegla.de

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