Volume 34, Number 11,  November 1999

Fourth Annual
GUIDE TO EQUIPMENT
AND MACHINERY

Following are the companies participating in the 2000 Annual Guide
to Glass Equipment and Machinery. To participate next year, contact USGlass magazine at 540/720-5584. While every
attempt has been made to provide accurate and complete information, USGlass cannot be
responsible for errors and/or omissions. For information on a particular product, please circle the reader service
number for that particular product. Information on that product will be sent to you. All prices are
in U.S. dollars. Based on information provided by the companies.

SUPPLIERS

Abrasive Technology
8400 Green Meadows Dr.
Westerville, OH 43086
Phone: 740/548-4100
Fax: 740/548-7617

Bovone
Distributed in the United States by Salem Distributing Co. Inc.
5901 Gun Club Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 800/234-1982
Fax: 336/766-1119
Elumatec USA Inc.
4320 Ralph Jones Court
South Bend, IN 46628
Phone: 219/273-1790
Fax: 219/273-1890
Peter Lisec GmbH
Bahnhofstr. 34
A-3363 Hausmoing, Austria
Phone: +43 7475 505
Fax: +43 7475 505 40

Tamglass Ltd Oy
P.O. Box 25
TAMPERE Finland 33731
Phone: +358 3 3723 111
Fax: +358 3 3723 109
Andela Products Ltd.
493 State Route 28
Richfield Springs, NY 13439
Phone: 315/858-0055
Fax: 315/858-2669

Bystronic Inc.
30 Commerce Dr.
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: 516/231-1212
Fax: 516/231-1040
Fratelli Pezza
Distributed in the United States by Salem Distributing Co. Inc.
5901 Gun Club Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 800/234-1982
Fax: 336/766-1119
Pistorius Machine
Co. Inc.
1785 Express Drive North
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: 516/582-6000
Fax: 516/582-6278
Uniglass Engineering Oy
P.O. Box 394
Tampere, Finland 33101
Phone: + 358 3 2545 100
Fax: + 358 3 2545 120
Besten Inc.
4416 Lee Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44128
Phone: 216/581-1166
Fax: 216/581-0044
Casso-Solar Corporation
230 U.S. Route 202
Pomona, NY 10970
Phone: 800/988-4455
Fax: 914/362-1856
Glassrobots Oy
Hepolamminkatu 32
Tampere, Finland FI-33720
Phone: +358 3 2837 111
Fax: +358 3 2837 230
Power Brushes Inc.
756 S. Byrne Rd.
Toledo, OH 43609
Phone: 419/385-5725
Fax: 419/382-0756
Vesuvius McDanel
510 Ninth Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Phone: 724/843-8300
Fax: 724/843-5644
Billco Manufacturing Inc.
100 Grandview Blvd.
Zelienople, PA 16063-9799
Phone: 724/452-7390
Fax: 724/452-0217
C.R. Laurence Co. Inc.
2503 E. Vernon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90058
Phone: 800/421-6144
Fax: 800/262-3299
Glastar Corporation
20721 Marilla Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Phone: 800/423-5635
Fax: 818/998-2078
Sommer & Maca Industries Inc.
5501 W. Ogden Ave.
Cicero, IL 60804
Phone: 773/242-2871
Fax: 708/863-5462
Wood’s Powr-Grip
Co. Inc.
P.O. Box 368
Laurel, MT 59044
Phone: 800/548-7341
Fax: 406/628-8354
Bottero Flat Glass Inc.
230 U.S. Route 202
Pomona, NY 10970
Phone: 800/900-7559
Fax: 914/362-1856
Electronic Design
To Market Inc.
5333 Secor Rd. #6
Toledo, OH 43623
Phone: 419/480-1098
Fax: 419/480-1099
Machine Techniques Inc.
130 Lena Drive
Aurora, OH 44202
Phone: 330/995-4600
Fax: 330/995-4646
Strainoptic
Technologies Inc.
108 West
Montgomery Ave.
North Wales, PA 19454
Phone: 215/661-0100
Fax: 215/699-7028
Zanetti
Distributed in the United States by Salem Distributing Co. Inc.
5901 Gun Club Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 800/234-1982
Fax: 336/766-1119

GLASS MACHINERY
Bending and Tempering Equipment

Product: Windshield Bender
Company: Casso-Solar Corporation
Electrical Requirements: As available
Lead Time: 16-24 weeks
Price Range: Custom designed
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1980+ updates
Capabilities: Two station shuttle bender for low production windshield, security glass, bullet-resistant glass and more. Complete windshield bending furnaces for original equipment and aftermarket glass. Production rates up to 30 parts per hour. Programmable 3-axis crease heaters allow minimum glass bending radius while maintaining optics in flat areas. It has a complete SCADA recipe control system. Custom sizes are available and zoning requirements can be met.

Product: Decorative Ink Drying Ovens
Company: Casso-Solar Corporation
Electrical Requirements: As available
Lead Time: Eight-16 weeks
Price Range: Custom designed
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1980+ updates
Capabilities: Conveyorized infrared drying and cooling systems to dry ceramic and organic inks on flat glass and container glass. Systems are custom designed with conveyors, cooling systems, loading/unloading and controls. All sizes of glass, all thicknesses and all types of inks, including UV, are available.

Product: Glass Bending Furnace Type IBF, MBF, LTF, TFA
Company: Glassrobots Oy
Lead Time: Four-five months
Price Range: $100,000-$500,000
Country of Origin: Finland
Capabilities: Single-chamber, double-chamber and multi-chamber furnaces available, both semi-automatic and automatic versions for architectural and automotive applications, as well as auxiliary equipment. Advanced bending technology guarantees high optical quality and dimensional accuracy of the end product. Glassrobots Compound Tooling System is the solution for oversized mold storage and high tooling costs.

Product: Rainbowmaker TSF II
Company: Glassrobots Oy
Lead Time: Five-seven months
Price Range: $1,000,000
Country of Origin: Finland
Capabilities: The Rainbowmaker TSF II features a patented mold system and gravity-based bending method inside the furnace. It allows the user to make short series, bent, fully-tempered glass with 6 to 15 millimeter thickness and annealed, laminated, and insulating glass units.

Product: BTS Bending and Tempering System with Press
Company: Tamglass Ltd. Oy
Lead Time: Depends on the glass thickness and shape
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Year Introduced: 1998
Capabilities: The safety glass products made on the BTS™ are highly specialized and the application of the proper moulds in combination with well-controlled cooling in the press section of the machine are the keys to high quality and high-yield applications. The company says the medium-capacity equipment is affordable to medium-sized companies. Additional features include: quick changeover time considering the ability of the equipment in terms of minimum radius and depth of curvature; affordable cost of tooling; possibility to produce it locally; and reliability of the heavy-duty design.

Product: UGF Horizontal
Tempering Line
Company: Uniglass Engineering Oy
Country of Origin: Finland
Year Introduced: 1996
Capabilities: For flat tempering 3.8-12 millimeter thick (Optionally 3.0-19 mm) glass and heat strengthening 4.0-10.0 millimeter thick glass. According to the company, it is well suited for low-E
tempering.

Bevelers and Edgers

Product: EZ Edger 1100 and 2000
Company: Abrasive Technology
Electrical Requirements: 115/230
Lead Time: Two weeks
Country of Origin: USA
Capabilities: The EZ Edger 1100 is portable and produces a satin finished pencil edge on flat glass up to -inch thick. The EZ Edger 2000 produces a satin finished pencil edge on glass up to -inch thick and 60 inches in diameter.

Product: Straight Line Edgers, Bevelers and Mitering Systems, Single and Double Edgers
Company: Bottero Flat Glass Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 208, 230, 480, 600 volts
Lead Time: Eight-24 weeks
Price Range: $50,000 and up
Country of Origin: Italy
Year Introduced: 1999
Capabilities: According to Bottero, it has introduced the third generation of computer
controller, straight-line edges. Victralux straight line edger, Vision beveler, Variant Miter and Gemini and Titan Double edgers ensure high quality and ease of operator use. From eighth to 22 spindles, Bottero offers a wide range of edging solutions to meet customer requirements. All spindles have the new triple seal design. All water passages are stainless steel. Separate cerium circulation system for brilliant finish.

Product: Bovone ELB-10
Company: Bovone
Electrical Requirements: 220/480 volts
Lead Time: 30 days
Price Range: $86,600
Country of Origin: Italy
Year Introduced: 1993 + upgrades
Capabilities: Straight line flat edging with seams on glass 1/8- to 1 3/16-inch thick and as small as 1 -inch square at speeds up to 212 inches per minute.

Product: Bovone ELB-17/45
Company: Bovone
Electrical Requirements: 220/480 volts
Lead Time: 30 days
Price Range: $164,300
Country of Origin: Italy
Year Introduced: 1991 + upgrades
Capabilities: 17 spindle straight line flat edging with seams and multiple mitres that are all cerium polished on glass 1/8- to 2-inch thick at speeds up to 212 inches per minute.

Product: Bovone Mini-Max 371
Company: Bovone
Electrical Requirements: 220/480 volts
Lead Time: 30 days
Price Range: $116,900
Country of Origin: Italy
Year Introduced: 1981 + upgrades
Capabilities: Straight line beveling up to 2 3/8-inch wide on glass thickness from 1/8- to 1-inch thick at speeds up to 212 inches per minute.

Product: Panther Diamond Glass Edger
Company: C.R. Laurence Co. Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 110 VAC
Lead Time: One week
Price Range: $7,590
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1993
Capabilities: Grinds and polishes a variety of glass and mirror thickness with either a smooth flat seamed ground finish or pencil edge. Grinds and polishes glass up to 60- by 100-inches in size.

Product: Model B8 Small Shape Beveler
Company: Glastar Corporation
Electrical Requirements: 208 volts
Lead Time: Seven days
Price Range: $7,000
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1993
Capabilities: One of Glastar’s many beveling machines, the B8 produces small shape bevels.

Product: Combination 7-Spindle Beveler/Edger
Company: Sommer & Maca
Industries Inc.
Capabilities: Space saving, all in one machine for straight line glass processing. Capable of separate or simultaneous processing of bevels and edgework. A computer memory system stores settings and can calculate angles for specific stock removal requirements. Also includes a convertible design.

Product: Zanetti Bismatic II
Company: Zanetti
Electrical Requirements: 220/480 volts
Lead Time: 30 days
Price Range: $25,900
Country of Origin: Italy
Year Introduced: 1978 + upgrades
Capabilities: A versatile shape machine capable of bevels and mitres up to 45 degrees and any edge profile (flat, pencil ogee).


Double Miter Saw

Product: MN-200
Company: Pistorius Machine Co. Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 208-230/460 volts, three phase, 60hz
Lead Time: Three-four weeks
Price Range: $5,575
Country of Origin: USA
Capabilities: Designed and constructed to withstand continuous high speed production. Sawhead movement is achieved by large diameter precision pivotball bearings.

Drilling Machine

Product: CRL Production Diamond Glass Drilling Machine (AMZ1)
Company: C.R. Laurence Co. Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 110/220 volts
Lead Time: Three days
Price Range: $1,285
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1999
Capabilities: The AMZ1 features electronic speed control, a DC motor that produces full torque at all speed ranges, precise twin post design, a built-in water coolant chuck, and a vacuum base. This portable, high-speed drilling machine accepts Belgian thread diamond drills 1/8- through 4-inches.

End Milling

Product: SEM-P-Single End Milling Machine
Company: Pistorius Machine Co. Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 208-230/460 volts, three phase, 60hz
Lead Time: Six weeks
Price Range: $5,225
Country of Origin: USA
Capabilities: The SEM-P is designed for low volume single end profiling applications in wood, aluminum and vinyl extrusions. Eliminates the cost of set-up for double end machines when only short runs are required.

Glass Cutting Machinery

Product: Glass Cutting Machinery
Company: Billco Manufacturing Inc.
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1972
Capabilities: Cuts flat glass (XYZ and shapes).

Product: Bottero Lamilinea
Company: Bottero Flat Glass Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 208, 230, 480, 600 volts
Lead Time: Eight-24 weeks
Price Range: $60,000 and up
Country of Origin: Italy
Year Introduced: 1999
Capabilities: Bottero says it was the originator of laminated glass cutting systems. Its systems can handle jumbo-sized sheets. It features computer/plc control for easy and repeatable operation and loading systems.

Product: Bottero Modulinea
Company: Bottero Flat Glass Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 208, 230, 480, 600 volts
Lead Time: Eight-24 weeks
Price Range: $50,000 and up
Country of Origin: Italy
Year Introduced: 1999
Capabilities: Features available are auto squaring, shape cutting, patented shape scanner to digitize shapes right from the cutting table, tilt table, belt drive, air flotation, edge deletion option. High speed cutting with highest accuracy. All systems are user-friendly with PC-based computer control. Full one year warranty, 24-hour service 800 telephone, sales and service.

Product: GNC Glass Cutting Equipment
Company: Peter Lisec GmbH
Country of Origin: Austria
Capabilities: Available in different grades of automation from basic
equipment to fully automatic high output lines.

Glass Handling Equipment

Product: Glass Handling Equipment
Company: Billco Manufacturing Inc.
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1948
Capabilities: Equipment to convey and handle flat glass.

Product: Powr-Grip N-Series
Vacuum Cups
Company: Wood’s Powr-Grip Co. Inc.
Electrical Requirements: None
Lead Time: One to two weeks
Price Range: $70-$115
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1964
Capabilities: With capacity for nearly any manual lift, Wood’s Powr-Grip N-Series Vacuum cups are available in four models for handling glass. A few quick strokes on the pump locks the cup onto the glass. The red-line vacuum indicator lets the user know the cup is attached properly. Heavy-duty construction, close attention to detail, and individual testing have earned Powr-Grip Vacuum Hand Cups a reputation for excellence and a solid place among the standard tools used by glaziers around the world, according to the company.

Product: Powr-Grip Multi-Purpose Below-the-Hook Vacuum Lifters
Company: Wood’s Powr-Grip Co. Inc.
Electrical Requirements: Standard 12-volt operation with 115 volt AC charger (other voltages available)
Lead Time: Four to six weeks
Price Range: $2,150-$5,000
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1977
Capabilities: Compact, versatile and economical, Powr-Grip Multi-Purpose Vacuum Lifters are attached to overhead cranes or hoists. Standard models provide 500 or 700 pound lifting capacity and both rotation and tilt for precise load positioning. Multi-purpose lifters are available in three basic configurations: the Powr-Frame, the 1104 Series and the Manual Rotator Tilter. Standard power is a cord-free, on-board, 12-volt DC vacuum system.

Product: Powr-Grip Production Line Below-the-Hook Vacuum Lifters
Company: Wood’s Powr-Grip Co. Inc.
Electrical Requirements: Standard 115-volt operation (other voltages available)
Lead Time: Four to six weeks
Price Range: $2,000-$15,000
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1977
Capabilities: Built to handle the day-to-day demands of the glass processing line, Powr-Grip’s Production Line Vacuum Lifters help speed production, reduce glass damage, operator fatigue and related injuries. Lightweight and easy to maneuver, production line lifters are quick to apply and release, helping to increase productivity and decrease processing time. A variety of models, including vertical lifters, rotators, tilters, and rotator/tilter combination units, are available with manual or power load movements, quickly and effortlessly maneuvering glass between storage racks, cutting tables and processing machinery.

Halving Machine for Window and Door Grills

Product: MB-1 muntin bar notching machine
Company: Pistorius Machine Co. Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 208-230/460 volts, three phase, 60hz
Lead Time: Eight weeks
Price Range: $14,750
Country of Origin: USA
Capabilities: High-speed halving machines for window and door grills and related items. Semi-automatic machine is equipped with three separate cutter spindles to notch out the top, bottom and center of the joint simultaneously.

Insulating Glass Machinery

Product: IG Machinery/Backbedding Tables
Company: Besten Inc.
Electrical Requirements: Customer’s specs
Lead Time: Three to ten weeks
Price Range: $500-$500,000
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1974
Capabilities: Complete IG lines and custom machinery.

Laminated Glass Assembly Line

Product: Laminated Glass
Assembly Line
Company: Casso-Solar Corporation
Lead Time: Eight-16 weeks
Price Range: Custom designed
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1980+ upgrades
Capabilities: Complete laminated glass assembly lines including loading, washer, layup room with layup conveyors, overhead vacuum lift, in-line or offline PVB or urethane cutting/laydown, preheat oven, preheat press, tacking oven, tacking press, autoclave, and complete controls. Sizes from 24- to 120-inch wide, 5-30 FPM, multiple laminates with polycarbonate.

Product: Complete Production Line for Flat Laminated Glass
Company: Glassrobots Oy
Lead Time: Five-eight months
Price Range: $400,000-$1,200,000
Country of Origin: Finland
Capabilities: Complete production lines for flat laminated glass. It features flexible lines for both stock size and custom size production, with the level of automation to be suited to the customer’s product mix. Efficient convection heating allows production of colored and reflective glass.

Profile Fabricating Machinery

Product: MGS 500 Cut-Off Saw
Company: Elumatec USA Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 3-phase
Price Range: $10,000-$15,000
Country of Origin: Germany
Year Introduced: 1999
Capabilities: The machine has a 22-inch diameter blade.

Product: SA 142 Cut-Off Saw
Company: Elumatec USA Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 3-phase
Price Range: $10,000-$15,000
Country of Origin: Germany
Year Introduced: 1999
Capabilities: The machine has a 20-inch diameter blade.

Product: SBZ 130 Profile
Machining Center
Company: Elumatec USA Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 3-phase
Price Range: $250,000-$400,000
Country of Origin: Germany
Year Introduced: 1999
Capabilities: The machine profiles up to 40-foot lengths.

Sandblasting Machines

Product: Fratelli Pezza Ghibli
Company: Fratelli Pezza
Electrical Requirements: 220/480 volts
Lead Time: 30 days
Price Range: $6,300-$9,350
Country of Origin: Italy
Year Introduced: 1994
Capabilities: Manual sandblasting machine with enclosed cabinet and self-cleaning filter.

Product: Fratelli Pezza Mistral
Company: Fratelli Pezza
Electrical Requirements: 220/480 volts
Lead Time: 30 days
Price Range: $28,000-$42,950
Country of Origin: Italy
Year Introduced: 1994
Capabilities: Automatic/manual vertical sandblasting machine with enclosed cabinet and self-cleaning filter. Machine offers both manual and automatic modes.

Product: Fratelli Pezza Sahara
Company: Fratelli Pezza
Electrical Requirements: 220/480 volts
Lead Time: 30 days
Price Range: $43,000
Country of Origin: Italy
Year Introduced: 1994
Capabilities: Automatic horizontal sandblasting machine with enclosed cabinet and self-cleaning filter. Machine has four automatic guns to blast glass as it is transported through the enclosed cabinet.

Product: OS7 Vac-Return Blaster
Company: Glastar Corporation
Electrical Requirements: 115 volts
Lead Time: Seven days
Price Range: $800
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1982
Capabilities: One of the company’s many sandblasting machines, the on-site blaster does surface etching in the field.

Product: Glasspasser Pass-Through Sandblast Cabinet
Company: Glastar Corporation
Electrical Requirements: 115 volts
Lead Time: Seven days
Price Range: $1,800
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1990
Capabilities: One of Glastar’s many sandblasting cabinets, the Glasspasser is capable of blasting large sheets of glass up to 6 by 8 feet.

Tempering Equipment

Product: HTF ProE-Horizontal
Tempering Furnace
Company: Tamglass Ltd. Oy
Lead Time: Depends on the glass thickness
Country of Origin: Finland
Year Introduced: 1998
Capabilities: HTF ProE™ has a heat control function which prevents the edge of the glass from overheating and the company says the system offers greater flexibility than ever before. A new convection system is designed to improve tempering of coated and thin glass. This new patented solution is based on a programmable convection profile.

Upright Belt Sanding Machine

Product: 2200RP Four by 106-inch Wet Abrasive Belt Sander
Company: C.R. Laurence Co. Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 110 VAC
Lead Time: Three days
Price Range: $1,478
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1978 with upgrades
Capabilities: Sands edges of glass to whatever finish is required, using 4- by 106-inch wet or dry abrasive sanding belts. Features powerful 1 HP direct drive motor, durable urethane covered roller platen and electric water valve. A variety of options are available. A new belt guard safety shield was introduced in 1999.

Other

Product: CNC Cutting Machines, Handling Equipment, IG Machinery, Automotive Glass Processing Equipment
Company: Bystronic Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 480 volts, 3-phase, 60 hz
Lead Time: One to six months, depending on product
Price Range: Ask for quotation
Country of Origin: USA, Switzerland, Germany
Year Introduced: Different machines at different times
Capabilities: CNC cutting and handling for architectural, mirror and specialty glass operations, in varied degrees of automation. IG manufacturing, including TPS warm-edge, in varied degrees of automation. Fully automatic, high precision CNC-cutting, breakout, grinding and drilling for automotive glass applications.

GLASS EQUIPMENT
Brushes

Product: Glass Washing Brushes
Company: Power Brushes Inc.
Electrical Requirements: NA
Lead Time: Standard: Two weeks requested or as needed
Price Range: Varies
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1957
Capabilities: Produces brushes used for glass washers: low-E soft-coat, or standard pyrolyltic glasses, strips for bevelers and edgers to contain water, strips to wipe rubber rollers and donuts and rotary conveyor cleaning brushes.

Diamond Wheels

Product: Diamond Wheels
Company: Abrasive Technology
Lead Time: Two weeks
Country of Origin: USA
Capabilities: The diamond wheels provide pencil edging and seaming profiles for automotive, mirror and art glass.

Flexible Diamond Abrasives

Product: Flexible Diamond Abrasives
Company: Abrasive Technology
Lead Time: Two weeks
Country of Origin: USA
Capabilities: The flexible diamond abrasives are designed for handwork and right angle grinder applications.

IG Assembly Lines

Product: IG Assembly Lines
Company: Peter Lisec GmbH
Country of Origin: Austria
Capabilities: Assembly lines are available in different grades of automation from basic equipment to fully automatic high output lines.

IG Manufacturing Systems

Product: Insulating Glass Machinery and Equipment
Company: Sommer & Maca Industries Inc.
Capabilities: Component to complete fabrication systems for producing insulating glass. Systems are flexible to stock size and custom size needs. Various levels of automation are available to suit manufacturing requirements. Capacity to 576 unit per 8-hour shift.

Spacer Production Equipment

Product: Spacer Production Equipment
Company: Peter Lisec GmbH
Country of Origin: Austria
Capabilities: Available in different grades of automation from basic equipment to fully automatic high output lines.

Tempering Equipment

Product: Glass Tempering Rolls
Company: Vesuvius McDanel
Lead Time: Varies depending on
furnace model
Price Range: Call for quotation
Country of Origin: USA, France
Capabilities: Vesuvius Zyarock brand tempering rolls fit all furnace types.

Washing Machines

Product: Glass Washers
Company: Billco Manufacturing Inc.
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1958
Capabilities: Billco’s glass washers are used to clean flat glass.

Product: Vertical Glass Washer
Company: Machine Techniques Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 230/460
3-phase
Lead Time: Six-eight weeks
Country of Origin: UK
Capabilities: Designed specifically for the insulated glass industry, the washer uses a process of washing and rinsing the glass with hot water and hot air to ensure quality clean glass. Its open top facility allows higher panes of glass to be washed. No adjustments need to be made for glass thickness.

Product: Horizontal and Vertical Glass Washers/Dryers
Company: Sommer & Maca Industries Inc.
Capabilities: According to the company, it has the largest selection of flat glass washers for .040- to 3/4-inch thick products which are available in widths from 12- to 144-inches. Horizontal washers feature tilt-top design and are available with a patented one second glass thickness adjustment system. Vertical washers are available in open top and closed top design. Custom-designed washers are also available.

FENESTRATION EQUIPMENT
Insulating Glass Machinery and Equipment

Product: Low-E In-line
Detection System
Company: Electronic Design to Market Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 120 VAC
Lead Time: Stock to 4 weeks
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1999
Capabilities: The In-line Low-E Detection system offers a vital, non-contact quality control system for the production of low-E IG units. The in-line system mounts over the production line and monitors single pieces of low-E glass to confirm the presence and location of the low-E as it is fed into the glass washer. The system can also be equipped to test post-production IG units.

Testing Equipment

Product: MIG Glass & Air Space Laser Gauge (#MG1500)
Company: Electronic Design to
Market Inc.
Electrical Requirements: Two AAA batteries
Lead Time: Stock
Price Range: $292.75
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1999
Capabilities: The MG1500 can read the thickness of glass and air spaces in sealed insulating glass (IG) units. All measurements are taken from a single side and no additional equipment is necessary. According to the company, the gauge will accurately measure almost every glass combination possible, reducing costly measurement errors in the field and factory. The MG1500 is distributed to the glass industry by C.R. Laurence Company Inc.

Product: Digital Solar Incidence Meter
Company: Electronic Design to Market Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 9-volt battery
Lead Time: Stock to 4 weeks
Price Range: $125
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1999
Capabilities: The Digital BTU Solar Incidence Meter offers a simple method of measuring the intensity of the solar radiation from the sun. The meter is calibrated to read in BTU (hr*ft2), and is helpful in determining financial savings resulting from reduced energy usage. Operators can measure transmission characteristics of film, glass or windows. The meter can also be helpful in monitoring the performance of photovoltaic panels.

OTHER
Testing Instruments

Product: GASP Grazing Angle Surface Polarimeter
Company: Strainoptic Technologies Inc.
Lead Time: Two to four weeks
Price Range: $5,900-$6,500
Country of Origin: USA
Capabilities: The GASP Grazing Angle Surface Polarimeters measures surface stress in annealed, heat strengthened and tempered glass. Both flat and curved surface models are available. The product also conforms to ASTM C 1279.

Product: RWG Roller-Wave Gage
Company: Strainoptic Technologies Inc.
Lead Time: Five days
Price Range: $500
Country of Origin: USA
Capabilities: The Roller-Wave Gage is a very simple, economical tool to measure roller-wave in flat glass, according to the company. The equipment includes a dial gauge to measure peak-to-valley depth in inch or metric units.

Product: SCA-1500 Stress Scanner
Company: Strainoptic Technologies Inc.
Lead Time: Twelve weeks
Price Range: $30,000-plus
Country of Origin: USA
Capabilities: A PC-based stress measurement system for on-line or off-line applications. The product offers high speed and precision. Systems for on-line float glass production are also available.


Recycling Equipment

Product: Glass Pulverizer, Windshield Stripper
Company: Andela Products Ltd.
Electrical Requirements: 240/480 VAC 3-phase
Lead Time: Ten weeks
Price Range: $25,000-$150,000
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1996
Capabilities: Recycling equipment and systems to reduce and separate laminated glass. Reduce all types of glass for volume reduction or recycling.


Replacement Parts and Service—Brushes

Product: Brushes—low-E and Standard
Company: Power Brushes Inc.
Electrical Requirements: NA
Lead Time: Standard: Two weeks requested or as needed
Price Range: Varies
Country of Origin: USA
Year Introduced: 1957, standard; 1995, low-E
Capabilities: Low-E brushes are softer since in actuality the brush is washing a coating/film and not the glass itself.


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