Were presented at glasstec 2010, include the latest developments for efficient glass transfer from the glass cutting process to the subsequent processing stage – an area in which HEGLA has already been setting standards for several years with its SortJet sorting system.
From the cutting station straight to the insulated glass line - the SortJet systems plays a considerable role in reducing material costs and improving the production flow within the insulated glass production process. The SortJet transfers the glass from the cut-optimised, chaotic breakout sequence into the necessary production or dispatch sequence. The panes required for insulated glass production are consolidated with the SortJet.
The main performance features are:
* Simultaneous glass transportation to the buffer and outfeed transportation
* Dynamic single-direction material flow
* Multi-loading for all buffer compartments
* Creation of the production sequence (3x ISO) with the second level in the dual shuttle
* Introduction of feed panes
On display were also a number of other plants. Exciting new and enhanced products there were on display, for both glass cutting itself, and residual sheet management. These include various new and sophisticated solutions that can assist in major increases in productivity, beyond the actual glass cutting process.
New standards in precision! - The float glass cutting system Galactic with electromagnetic linear drives is characterised by its excellent driving dynamics with an acceleration of 13 m/s2.
In conjunction with the high-resolution measuring system, these linear drives (without mechanical backlash) set new standards in precision! Furthermore, the non-contact linear drives also continually minimise wear.
Dynamic interim storage of residual sheets - with the dynamic interim buffer ReMaster, a space-saving residual plate buffer system for the storage of residual plates can be installed above the cutting system. This makes it possible to immediately take into account residual sheets, especially in relation to expensive special glass types, without any operator handling or intervention. This prevents the glass from being damaged and guarantees optimal material usage especially considering the amount of glass products typically stocked at any one time. Due to this the system offers a continual glass flow saving time and money.
Further new product developments there were expected for the field of photovoltaics. The main focus here is on handling systems and production logistics. In particular, the rapid supply of solar process lines should ideally occur using highly dynamic, rail-controlled HEGLA feed modules. The range of products is completed by robot technology for stacking and discharging solar modules.
HEGLA showed the most state-of-the-art handling solutions, specially designed for this growth sector. In view of increasing cost pressures, these can make a considerable contribution to creating more efficient workflows in the production logistics area.