Volume 36, Issue 10, October 2001

The USGlass Sixth Annual Guide to Equipment & Machinery

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If you're in the market for a new machine, you'll want to check out this extensive list of products offered by machinery and equipment manufacturers. Suppliers are immediately below. USGlass sent a form to all machinery and equipment manufacturers that asked specific questions about their products. The answers from those who chose to participate begin after the supplier list. For information on a particular product, please circle the reader service number for that product and information will be sent to you by the manufacturer. All prices are listed in U.S. dollars. 

Suppliers

Abrasive Technology
8400 Green Meadows Dr.
Lewis Center, OH 43035
740/548-4100 (P)
740/548-7617 (F)
www.abrasive-tech.com

Addison Glass Machinery
1415 Whitlock Lane #100
Carrollton, TX 75006
972/323-1511 (P)
972/323-9436 (F)
www.addisonglass.com

AISA S.P.A.
Via Leonardo da Vinci, 2
Ticengo, Italy 26010
+39 0374 379126 (P)
+39 0374 379100 (F)
www.aisaindustries.it

Alfema
Represented by IGE Solutions Inc.
36 Breakwater Drive
Chelsea, MA 02150
617/889-7181 (P)
617/889-5202 (F)
www.IGEsolutions.com

Applied Process Technologies
4510 Telemark
Dundas, MN 55019
507/664-9107 (P)
520/882-5165 (F)
www.appliedpt.com

A.W.T. World Trade Inc.
4321 N. Knox
Chicago, IL 60641
773/777-7100 (P)
773/777-0909 (F)
www.awt-gpi.com

Ashton Industrial Sales Ltd.
Unit H, Anderson Road Industrial Estate
Woodford Green
Essex IG 8ET, England
+ 44 0 208 551 4046 (P)
+ 44 0 208 551 1433 (F)
www.ashton-industrial.com

Bottero Flat Glass Inc.
230 U.S. Route 202
Box 163
Pomona, NY 10970
800/900-7559 (P)
845/362-1856 (F)
www.bottero.com

Carell Corp.
P.O. Box 850
Stapleton, AL 36578
251/937-0947 (P)
251/937-4742 (F)
www.eaglebendingmachines.com

Casso-Solar Corp.
230 U.S. Route 202
Box 163
Pomona, NY 10970
800/998-4455 (P)
845/362-1856 (F)
www.cassosolar.com

CMS North America Inc.
(American Division of CMS/BREMBANA)
4095 Karona Ct.
Caledonia, MI 49316
800/225-5267 (P)
616/698-9730 (F)
www.cmsna.com

CTD Machines Inc.
2300 E. 11th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
213/689-4455 (P)
213/689-1255 (F)
www.ctdsaw.com

Desert Laminator Inc.
1838 Ewing Ct.
Hacienda Heights,
CA 91745
626/912-9404 (P)
626/810-5769 (F)
www.desertlaminator.com

Eagle Bending Machines Inc.
P.O. Box 99
Stapleton, AL 36578
251/937-0947 (P)
251/937-4742 (F)
www.eaglebendingmachines.com

EFCO Furnaces Ltd.
Manufacturer's Representative, Charles J. Cocagne
2125 Nature Cove Ct. #302
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734/973-1115 (P)
734/973-1311 (F)
www.efco-uk.com

Electronic Design To Market Inc.
5333 Secor Road #6
Toledo, OH 43623
419/480-1098 (P)
419/480-1099 (F)
www.EDTM.com

Forel
Represented by IGE Solutions Inc.
36 Breakwater Drive
Chelsea, MA 02150
617/889-7181 (P)
617/889-5202 (F)
www.IGEsolutions.com

Forvet
Represented by IGE Solutions Inc.
36 Breakwater Drive
Chelsea, MA 02150
617/889-7181 (P)
617/889-5202 (F)
www.IGEsolutions.com

GED Inc.
1943 Midway Drive
Twinsburg, OH 44087
330/425-3876 (P)
330/425-8741 (F)
www.gedusa.com

Glassline Corp.
28905 Glenwood Rd.
Perrysburg, OH 43551
419/666-5942 (P)
419/666-1549 (F)
www.glassline.com

Glassrobots Oy
Lasikaari 1
FIN-33960 Pinkkala
Finland
+ 358 3 3132 3000 (P)
+ 358 3 3132 3350 (F)
www.glassrobots.fi

Glastar
20721 Marilla St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
800/423-5635 (P)
818/998-2078 (F)
www.glastar.com


Glas-Weld Systems Inc.
20578 Empire Blvd.
Bend, OR 97701
541/388-1156 (P)
541/388-1157 (F)
www.glasweld.com

LASOR/Systronics
4357 Park Drive, Suite J
Norcross, GA 30093
770/449-7776 (P)
770/449-0399 (F)
www.lasorsystronics.com

LISEC America
3255 Neil Armstrong Blvd. #800
Eagan, MN 55306
651/686-9080 (P)
651-686-9033 (F)
www.lisec.com

MACOTEC S.r.l.
Rogolo, Italy 23010
0342-684648 (P)
0342-685255 (F)
www.macotec.it

McKeegan Equipment Supply Co.
8411 Ronda Dr.
Canton, MI 48187
734/459-5870 (P)
734/459-9837(F)
www.mckeeganequip.com

Pinpoint Laser Systems Inc.
3 Graf Road, Suite 14
Newburyport, MA 01950
978/462-8056 (P)
978/462-3561 (F)
www.pinlaser.com

Pistorius Machine Co. Inc.
1785 Express Dr. N.
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631/582-6000 (P)
631/582-6278 (F)
www.pistorious.com

Round Top Window Products Inc.
P.O. Box 1372
Brandtford, ON
N3T 5T6 Canada
800/701-7897 (P)
800/711-7897 (F)

Tamglass Ltd. Oy
Vehmaistenkatu 5
Tampere, Finland 33730
+358 3 3723 111 (P)
+358 3 3723 190 (F)
www.tamglass.com

U.S. Centrifuge
Represented by IGE Solutions Inc.
36 Breakwater Drive
Chelsea, MA 02150
617/889-7181 (P)
617/889-5202 (F)
www.Uscentrifuge.com

Vitrododi International Company S.p.A.
Via Darwin19
20019 Settino Milanese (MI) Italy
+ 39 02 33501225 (P)
+ 39 02 3285617 (F)
www.vitrodidi.com

Vitro Laser
Represented by IGE Solutions Inc.
36 Breakwater Drive
Chelsea, MA 02150
617/889-7181 (P)
617/889-5202 (F)
www.IGEsolutions.com

Vytek
Represented by IGE Solutions Inc.
36 Breakwater Drive
Chelsea, MA 02150
617/889-7181 (P)
617/889-5202 (F)
www.IGEsolutions.com

Wakefield Equipment
31070 Shaker Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44124
216/464-9455 (P)
216/464-9592 (F)
www.wakefieldequip.com


Wood's Powr-Grip Co. Inc.
P.O. Box 368
908 West Main 
Laurel, MT 59044
800/548-7341 (P)
406/628-8254 (F)
www.powrgrip.com

 

GLASS EQUIPMENT
Diamond Abrasives
Product: Flexible diamond abrasives
Company: Abrasive Technology
Lead Time: 2 weeks
Capabilities: Designed for handwork and right-angle grinder applications.
 
Diamond Wheels
Product: Diamond wheels
Company: Abrasive Technology
Lead Time: 2 weeks
Capabilities: Diamond wheels provide pencil edging and seaming profiles for automotive, mirror and art glass.
 
Handling Equipment
Product: Handling equipment
Company: Wakefield Equipment
Lead Time: 4-5 weeks
Price Range: $300 to $10,000
Year Introduced: 1997
Capabilities: Company offers a complete line of glass handling equipment from harp racks to free-fall bases, tables, etc., and says it
    offers custom manufacturing.
 
Scratch Polishers
Product: Scratch-removal equipment
Company: Glas-Weld Systems Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 110 volts
Lead Time: 7-10 days
Price Range: $1,495
Year Introduced: 1995
Capabilities: Removes scratches from all types of glass, including tempered and annealed, with distortion-free results.
 
Screenprinting Equipment
Product: Screenprinting machine
Company: AISA S.p.A
Lead Time: 6-7 months
Price Range: $120,000-$150,000
Year Introduced: 2002
Capabilities: Screenprinting machine for architectural and appliance glass is able to print sheets 2000 by 800 mm.
 
Testing Equipment
Product: Glass-Chek
Company: EDTM Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 9-volt battery
Lead Time: In stock
Price Range: $590 - $690
Year Introduced: 1995
Capabilities: The Glass-Chek family of digital laser meters offers a simple solution to measuring the glass and air space thickness of
    sealed IG assemblies. Glass and windows are measured from a single side, and the meter displays the thickness of both lites of
    glass, the air space and the overall thickness of the IG unit. The GC2000 meter will even identify if the window contains a low-E
    coating. The company says it's the perfect money-saving tool for quoting window replacement jobs quickly and accurately.

Product: Tin-Side Detector
Company: EDTM Inc.
Electrical Requirements: Four AA batteries
Lead Time: In stock
Price Range: $145
Year Introduced: 2001
Capabilities: Identifies the tin-side surface of a lite of glass. The tin-side surface, which is generated during the production of float glass, offers the smoother surface of a piece of glass. According to the company, it is helpful to identify this surface when applying laminates or coatings to the glass. The TS1300 identifies the proper surface by
illuminating the tin side brightly.
 
Product: Solar Gain/Trans. Meter
Company: EDTM Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 9-volt battery
Lead Time: In stock
Price Range: $169
Year Introduced: 2000
Capabilities: Evaluates the solar-gain performance of any fenestration product. According to the company, thousands of meters are
    being used in sales kits around the world to illustrate the energy-efficient benefits of high-performance low-E coatings, window
    films and specialty coatings. The SP2065 promotes the use of high-performance products by showing the solar-gain improvements
    associated with such products. The meter is also helpful in identifying types of coatings in the field, according to the company.
 

GLASS MACHINERY

Beveling Machines
Product: Best of Bevel (B.O.B.)
Company: CMS North America
Electrical Requirements: Standard for American market
Load Requirements: 25 kw
Lead Time: 2 1/2 months
Year Introduced: 1995 
Capabilities: Thanks to its sixth axis, the company says B.O.B. is the most advanced machine on the market for processing flat
    glass. It can cut with a router or saw blade, drill, edge, polish, groove, engrave and bevel with its advanced patented system. The
    product's unique double-crosspiece frame combines extreme sturdiness with ease of use and programming, according to the
    company.
 
Product: B8-Small Shape Beveler
Company: Glastar Corp.
Electrical Requirements: 110 volts
Load Requirements: 9.4 amps
Lead Time: Varies from 24 hours to one week
Price Range: $6,900-$8,100
Year Introduced: 1991
Capabilities: According to the company, the B8's preset heads make creating perfect bevels foolproof. Glastar says the machine
    produces large quantities of specific geometric shapes such as ovals, circles, diamonds, crescents and other shapes made by
    combining straight edges, inside curves and outside curves.
 
Curing Ovens
Product: Spandrel drying ovens
Company: Casso-Solar Corp.
Electrical Requirements: 240, 380, 480 or 575 volts
Lead Time: 10-24 weeks
Price Range: $80,000-$150,000
Year Introduced: 1995
Capabilities: Infrared drying and curing ovens for water-miscible, lead-free ceramic paints and silicone-based paints used in the
    manufacture of spandrel-coated glass. Paints typically are applied with a reverse roll coater to glass with widths from 48 to 120
    inches. According to the company, the machine's typical line speed is between 5 and 15 feet per minute.

Cutting Machines
Product: Top Cut
Company: CMS North America
Electrical Requirements: Standard for American market
Load Requirements: 10 to 19 kw
Lead Time: 1 1/2 months
Year Introduced: 1991
Capabilities: Automatic cutting machine available in mini, regular and jumbo sizes designed for straight and/or shaped cutting. It is
    available with a fixed or tilting table and break out bars for easy breaking. This year the Top Cut line has been completed with the
    introduction of a new table for laminated glass. According to the company, the product can cut a minimum thickness of 3+0.38
    PVB+3mm. The maximum thickness is 6+1.5 PVB+6 mm. The machine also has a new patented system for the opening of the
    cut.
 
Product: Cutting machines, cutting water-jet, CNC cutting lines
Company: MACOTEC
Lead Time: 30-60 days
Year Introduced: 1996
Capabilities: Automatic glass-cutting table used to cut both straight and shaped glasses. Thanks to its accurate design and ease of
    use, the company says its machines are able to satisfy the needs of small and large corporations with high-volume production. The
    water cutting machine is able to cut glass from 2 to 100 mm. It can also cut steel, rubber and marble, according to the company.
 
Edgers
Product: Edgers, bevelers and washing machines
Company: Vitrododi International
Lead Time: 90 days
Year Introduced: 1927
Capabilities: Plants machines and tools for all second workings of glass sheet.
 
Product: EZ Edger 1100 and 2000
Company: Abrasive Technology
Electrical Requirements: 115/230
Lead Time: 2 weeks
Capabilities: Edger is portable and produces a satin-finished pencil edge on flat glass up to 1/2-inch thick. The EZ Edger 2000
     produces a satin-finished pencil edge on glass up to 1/2 inch thick and 60 inches in diameter.

Product: Vision, Variant and Victralux
Company: Bottero Flat Glass Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 240, 480 or 575 volts
Lead Time: 14-16 weeks
Price Range: $49,000-$120,000
Year Introduced: 1957
Capabilities: Straight-line edging machines for polishing glass. The company says its user-friendly operator interface and
    ultra-reliable sturdy design combine speed and precision for a beautiful polish.
 
Product: Automatic seaming production line
Company: Ashton Industrial Sales
Lead Time: 16 weeks
Price Range: Varies; obtain quotation; full range of layout and sizes
Year Introduced: 1998
Capabilities: High-performance, fully automatic, seaming of random glass sizes.
 
Engraving Machines
Product: Engraving machines
Company: Vitro Laser
Capabilities: Vitro Laser's sub-surface laser engraving machine produces two- and three-dimensional images inside the glass without
    affecting the glass surface. Graphics, photographs, decorative images, text and bar codes are all sub-surface possibilities, and can
    be done with great detailed precision. Applications include tabletops, shower doors, entrance systems and more.
 
Product: Engraving machines
Company: Vytek
Capabilities: Vytek's surface laser engraving systems engrave photographic images, text or logos directly on the surface of glass.
    Operation is simple and easy, and these durable systems are nearly maintenance-free. Large and small workpieces can be
    accommodated and these systems are reconfigurable easily from one size to the next.
 
Filtration Systems
Product: Filtration Systems
Company: US Centrifuge
Capabilities: US Centrifuge's systems are used to separate glass grinds from fabricating coolant continuously. This process virtually
    eliminates tank cleanouts and dramatically extends the life of diamond wheels and coolant.
 
Glass Working Machines
Product: CE2000
Company: Addison Glass Mach.
Electrical Requirements: 220 3PH
Lead Time: 90 days
Price Range: $9,500
Year Introduced: 2000
Capabilities: Straight-forward operator controls make using the CE2000 easy, getting production started moments after installation,
    according to the company. Glass thickness range is 3/16 to 3/4 inches. Glass diameter range is 16 to 72 inches. Machine
    dimensions: width, 75 inches; depth, 36 inches; height, 60 inches.
 
Product: ACE2000
Company: Addison Glass Mach.
Electrical Requirements: 220/460 3PH
Lead Time: 120 days
Price Range: $125,000-$140,000
Year Introduced: 2001
Capabilities: CNC machine that will grind, polish, route and drill glass up to 1 inch thick. Controls are handled by an
    open-architecture PC CNC system running standard G code. Simple-to-use Windows-based software will increase productivity
     and decrease training time, according to the company. The working table allows for 72- by 130-inch pieces of glass. Storage for
    14 active tools keeps the machine on the move.
 
Product: GlassPasser System
Company: Glastar Corp.
Electrical Requirements: 110 volts
Load Requirements: 6 amps
Lead Time: Varies from 24 hours to one week
Price Range: $3,400-$4,800
Year Introduced: 1990
Capabilities: The GlassPasser System with the 300DDC dust collector and 100S pressure blaster includes the first sandblasting
    cabinet designed for the glass industry, according to the company. Glastar says the system accommodates lites of glass up to 6 by
    8 feet to be passed through and 3-D objects up to 18 inches in diameter for etching.
 
Grinders and Drilling Machines
Product: CNC Combo
Company: Glassline Corp.
Electrical Requirements: 480 VAC
Lead Time: 4-6 months
Price Range: $150,000-$225,000
Year Introduced: 2001
Capabilities: According to the company, the machine offers CNC shape grinding, and then without moving the part, the product will
    drill any quantity of holes of up to two different sizes. Grind path and hole locations are pre-programmed, and auto load/unload is
    available. Maximum/minimum sizes are 65 inches/12 inches diagonal.
 
Product: No Size Change edger
Company: Glassline Corp.
Electrical Requirements: 480 VAC
Lead Time: 6 months
Price Range: $300,000-$375,000
Year Introduced: 2001
Capabilities: Diamond wheel seam and pencil-edge glass (3-8 mm) of any size without making a size changeover. According to the
    company, pencil-edging speeds of 1,000 IPM have been proven (3 mm thick).
 
Product: B1-20" Diamond Disc Grinder
Company: Glastar Corp.
Electrical Requirements: 110 volts
Load Requirements: 10.6 amps
Lead Time: Varies from 24 hours to one week
Price Range: $4,800-$5,300
Year Introduced: 1986
Capabilities: According to Glastar, the B1 is a floor production grinder engineered for large-hand beveling and cold glass-working
     projects. The grinder produces large quantities of straight edges, outside curves and level bases for large objects. In addition, the
     company says the grinder delivers long hours of continual use with minimal downtime and
    maintenance.
 
Product: Drilling machines
Company: Forvet
Capabilities: Capable of performing precision drilling, countersinking and milling operations on flat glass sheets, including sheets with
     irregular shapes. This equipment is available in several models to accommodate different glass sheet sizes. The company says all of
    its machines are equipped with advanced features designed to provide maximum performance. Some of these features include
    hydrostatic sustenance glass movement, multi-spindle heads, an automatic lubrication system and more. Standard (non-CNC)
    machines are also available.
 
Handling Equipment
Product: Powr-grip multi-purpose
below-the-hook vacuum lifters
Company: Wood's Powr-Grip
Electrical Requirements: 12 VDC with 115-VAC charger (other voltages available)
Lead Time: 4-6 weeks
Price Range: $2,150-$5,000
Year Introduced: 1977
Capabilities: Lifters are compact, versatile and economical, according to the company. 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. Other voltages are available.
 
Product: Powr-grip production line below-the-hook vacuum lifters
Company: Wood's Powr-Grip
Electrical Requirements: 115 VAC (other voltages available)
Lead Time: 4-6 weeks
Price Range: $2,000-$15,000
Year Introduced: 1977
Capabilities: Lifters are built to handle the day-to-day demands of the glass processing line. Also helps speed production, reduce
    glass damage, operator fatigue and related injuries. The production line lifters are lightweight and easy to maneuver and quick to
    apply and release, which the company says helps increase productivity and decrease processing time. A variety of models,
    available with manual or power load movements, maneuver glass between storage racks, cutting tables and processing machinery
    quickly and with little effort, according to the company.
 
Insulating Glass (IG) Machinery and Equipment.
Product: IG machinery
Company: Vitrododi International
Lead Time: 90 days
Year Introduced: 1927
Capabilities: Plants machines and tools for all second workings of glass sheet.
 
Product: IG machinery
Company: Lisec America
Capabilities: The company says it offers the complete machine program of an insulating glass production system, such as glass
    cutting machines, spacer bending systems and IG fabrication lines for all capacity ranges. It also provides the production control
    software that is customized to the system.
 
Product: IG machinery
Company: Forel
Capabilities: Automatic insulating glass equipment includes a vertical line of products consisting of the cutting table, a washing unit, a
    sealing unit, a unique automatic stocking system and more. Equipment can accommodate very large glass sheet sizes, according to
    the company. All machinery is equipped with advanced features designed to provide maximum performance.
Product: IG production lines
Company: Ashton Industrial Sales
Lead Time: 16 weeks
Price Range: Varies; obtain quotation; full range of layout and sizes
Year Introduced: 1989
Capabilities: Semi-automatic, high-output, compact production lines for insulating glass with standard spacer frames or Super
    Spacer®.
 
Laminating Machines
Product: Laminating machines
Company: Vitrododi International
Lead Time: 90 days
Year Introduced: 1927
Capabilities: Plants machines and tools for all second workings of sheet-glass.
 
Product: Complete production line for flat laminated glass
Company: Glassrobots Oy
Lead Time: 5-8 months
Price Range: $400,000-$1,200,000
Capabilities: Complete production lines for flat, laminated glass. The machine 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.
 
Product: Architect. laminating lines
Company: Casso-Solar Corp.
Electrical Requirements: 240, 380, 480 or 575 volts
Lead Time: 16-24 weeks
Price Range: $175,000-$450,000
Year Introduced: 1995
Capabilities: The company says it offers complete laminating lines with washer, lay-up room with lay-up equipment, dual oven
    process, unload conveyor and autoclave. The laminating lines can work with glass 60-150 inches wide, 5 to 20 fpm throughput
    with 3 mm + 3 mm with .030 PVB. The lines have a maximum capacity of 12 mm + 12 mm with 0.90 PVB. The company also
    offers DuPont Sentry Plus which includes multiple laminated and specialty lay-up. Oven systems are electric or gas catalytic
    infrared. All systems are customized to the process requirements of each customer, according to the company.
 
Product: Glass-App Laminator
Company: Desert Laminator Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 110 VAC, 60 Hz
Lead Time: 5-6 weeks
Price Range: $6,000-$14,000
Year Introduced: 1995
Capabilities: Applies protective films to glass or safety films with release liners to glass. Several models to choose from include
    simple hand-crank to powered and roll lengths up to 108 inches wide.
 
Product: Sidewinder Applicator
Company: Desert Laminator Inc.
Lead Time: 5-6 weeks
Year Introduced: 1995
Capabilities: Simple applicator that applies films to flat glass or plastic by hand crank. Several models are available, and roll lengths
    from 24 to 62 inches wide.
 
Loading Systems
Product: Auto Loader/Unloader
Company: Glassline Corp.
Electrical Requirements: 480 VAC
Lead Time: 4 to 5 months
Price Range: $50,000-$100,000
Year Introduced: 2000
Capabilities: Automatically loads from/to pallet from the underside of the glass, thus protecting coated surface. Cycle times to less
    than 3 seconds per load.
 
Bending and Tempering Equipment
Product: Rainbowmaker TSF
Company: Glassrobots Oy
Lead Time: 5-7 months
Price Range: $1,000,000
Capabilities: Features a patented mold system and gravity-based bending method inside the furnace. The machine allows the user to
    make short series, bent, fully tempered glass with 6 to 15 mm thickness and annealed, laminated andinsulating glass units.
Glass sizes: Combi version 3,500- by 2,600 mm, Turbo version 2,500- by 3,500 mm and 3,500- by 2,500 mm.
 
Product: Glass-bending furnaces
Company: Glassrobots Oy
Lead Time: 5-8 months
Price Range: $400,000-$1,200,000
Capabilities: Single-, double- 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, according to the company. Glassrobots says the compound tooling system is the solution
    for oversized mold storage and high tooling costs.
 
Product: Tempering equipment
Company: EFCO Furnaces
Year Introduced: 1982
Capabilities: Tempering of all glasses including low-E and painted glass.
 
Product: BHF
Company: Tamglass
Electrical Requirements: 480V/60 Hz, 3-phases, neutral, ground.
Lead Time: 5 months or more
Year Introduced: Model year 2001
Capabilities: Flat glass tempering equipment, tailored to customer specification.
 
Product: QSB
Company: Tamglass
Electrical Requirements: 480V/60 Hz, 3-phases, neutral, ground.
Lead Time: 10 months or more.
Year Introduced: Model year 2001
Capabilities: Bending and tempering equipment, tailored to customer specification.
 
Product: CHF
Company: Tamglass
Electrical Requirements: 480V/60 Hz, 3-phases, neutral, ground.
Lead Time: 5 months or more
Year Introduced: Model year 2001
Capabilities: Flat glass tempering equipment, tailored to customer specification.
 
Product: Glass bending machinery
Company: Casso-Solar Corp.
Electrical Requirements: 240, 380, 480 or 575 volts
Lead time: 10 to 30 weeks
Price Range: $80,000-$800,000
Year Introduced: 1996
Capabilities: Company offers single station, shuttle or serial bending machines for the manufacture of laminated windshields,
    bullet-resistant glass and security glass. The line includes systems for automotive, aircraft, bus, truck and recreation vehicle glass,
    where annealed glass is required for laminating. Systems may include 3-axis programmable crease heaters for tight bend radius.
 
Sandblasting Machinery
Product: Sandblasting machinery
Company: Alfema
Capabilities: Company says it offers state-of-the-art machines designed to treat architectural flat glass sheets vertically at very high
    speeds, utilizing five automatic spray guns. A manual spray gun is also included for jobs that require deep sandblasting. In addition
    to its high speed, the Alfema machine consists of an innovative filtration system, including a cyclone for the most efficient use and
    cleanliness.
 
Screenprinting Equipment
Product: Accuprint High Tech "HL" glass screen printer
Company: A.W.T. World Trade Inc.
Lead Time: 4-16 weeks
Price Range: $5,000-$500,000
Year Introduced: 1990
Capabilities: Machine will screenprint off-line or in-line. Company manufactures single- to multi-color systems with infrared, hot air
    or UV curing systems.
 
Testing Equipment
Product: LiteSentry™ roll distortion measurement system
Company: Applied Process Tech.
Electrical Requirements: 110 VAC
Lead Time: 8 weeks
Price Range: $85,000
Year Introduced: 2000
Capabilities: Measures roll distortion in tempered glass on line. All tempered products are measured with results reported to 
    operators immediately. According to the company, users have seen a dramatic improvement in glass quality. Extensive reporting
    features allow for trend analysis, SPC and detail analysis of furnace problems. Measurement of roll-wave distortion has resulted in
    improved quality, increased throughput, decreased quench breakage, less labor cost and dramatically improved customer
    satisfaction.
 
Product: LiteSentry™ thickness sensor
Company: Applied Process Tech.
Electrical Requirements: 110 VAC
Lead Time: 2 weeks
Price Range: $2,900
Year Introduced: 2001
Capabilities: Sensor measures moving or stationary glass thickness to an accuracy of +/- 0.1 mm. Local LED readout plus serial
    communication for interface to other devices.
 
Washing Machines
Product: Horizontal and vertical washing machines
Company: Ashton Industrial Sales
Lead Time: 16 weeks
Price Range: Varies; obtain quotation; full range of layout and sizes
Year Introduced: 1992
Capabilities: High-performance stainless steel washing and drying machines for flat glass.
 
 
FENESTRATION EQUIPMENT
Bending Machine
Product: Carell 4RH-100 4/4 Alucobond Roll
Company: Carell Corp.
Electrical Requirements: 220/440V
Load Requirements: 20 amp
Lead Time: 60 days
Price Range: $35,000-$45,000
Capabilities: 12-inch long by 4-mm composite sheet, alucobond-type material, rolled to cylinders or partial bends for column
    covers, spandrel panels or others applications. Fully hydraulic operation can be fitted with CNC controls for fully automatic
    operation. Polished rollers do not mark surface of material, according to the company.

Product: BA 50-CNC roll bender
Company: Eagle Bending Machines
Electrical Requirements: 220/440V
Load Requirements: 20 amp
Lead Time: In stock
Price Range: $31,000-$44,000
Year Introduced: 1999
Capabilities: Roll-bending machine with full CNC controls for aluminum, stainless and mild steel shapes to minimum radius of 14
    inches and no maximum limit. Direct radius input with CAD graphic video, drop down menu Windows programming. Tooling
    manufactured in United States.

Product: CP40H Eagle
Company: Eagle Bending Machines
Electrical Requirements: 220/440V
Load Requirements: 16 amp
Lead Time: In stock
Price Range: $10,000-$12,000
Year Introduced: 1994
Capabilities: Roll-bending machine hydraulic push-button controls with LED read out and nine position preset positioner. 40 mm
    shafts, 6.5 inches, horizontal/vertical operation and standard tooling in 18 components. Custom tooling to fit your extrusion
    manufactured quickly in the United States.
 
Product: Carell Euro 60 SCS
Company: Carell Corp.
Electrical Requirements: 220/440V
Load Requirements: 30 amp
Lead Time: 12 weeks
Price Range: $30,000-$45,000
Capabilities: Rotary bending machines to produce tight radii on aluminum extrusions. Complete with CNC operation in one, two or
    three axes. Tooling can be produced to bend various shapes with no distortion. Five models/sizes available.

Beveling Machine
Product: Application Table for 3M™ Accentrim™ Products
Company: GED Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 115 VAC
Lead Time: 10-12 weeks
Year Introduced: 2000
Capabilities: Applies vertical and horizontal patterns of 3M's Accentrim products to create the look of beveled and v-grooved
    glass. Patterns are created, stored and recalled easily, according to the company. Achieves the appearance of beveled glass
    without the high costs or long lead times.
 
Cutting Equipment
Product: PF 45 cut-off saws for wood, aluminum and vinyl
Company: CTD Machines Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 230V - 460V; 3 phases
Load Requirements: 5-30 amps
Lead Time: 2-6 weeks
Price Range: $2,000-$25,000
Year Introduced: 2001
Capabilities: Cuts wood, aluminum or plastic. The machine feeds, clamps and cuts material automatically using a push-feed system.
    Different cut lengths can be achieved easily. Downloading of cut lists is available.
 
Product: PF 200 cut-off saws for wood, aluminum and vinyl
Company: CTD Machines Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 230V-460V; 3 phases
Load Requirements: 5-30 amps
Lead Time: 2-6 weeks
Price Range: $2,000-$25,000
Year Introduced: 2001
Capabilities: Cuts wood, aluminum or plastic. The machine feeds, clamps and cuts material automatically using a push-feed system.
    Different cut lengths can be achieved easily. Download capability is available.
 
Product: PF 400 cut-off saws for wood, aluminum and vinyl
Company: CTD Machines Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 230V-460V; 3 phases
Load Requirements: 5-30 amps
Lead Time: 2-6 weeks
Price Range: $2,000-$25,000
Year Introduced: 2001
Capabilities: Cuts wood, aluminum or plastic. The machine feeds, clamps and cuts material automatically using a push-feed system.
    Different cut lengths can be achieved easily. Downloading of cut lists is available.
 
Product: Series 1600
Company: GED Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 480 VAC,
3 ph, 60 hz
Lead Time: 14-16 weeks
Year Introduced: 2001
Capabilities: Free-fall loading, CNC cutting and break-out for flat glass up to 72 by 96 inches by 1/4 inches. Handles out-of-square,
    contour and X-Y-Z cutting and operates at a cutting head speed of 3,500 inches per minute. Design enhancements simplify and
    reduce maintenance requirements greatly, according to the company. Inaccuracy due to wear and ambient temperature changes
    reduced greatly and no longer require operator adjustment to maintain consistent performance.
 
Fabrication Equipment
Product: Accu-Tec® computerized feed-through system
Company: McKeegan Equipment & Supply Co.
Electrical Requirements: 110 VAC
Capabilities: Accu-Tec is said to optimize material for minimum waste when notching, punching or cutting. The company says up to
    three units can be stacked together on one 24- by 96-inch table and operated at the same time. The machine can also be
    configured for all standard or contour muntins.
 
Metal Working and Vinyl Working Machinery
Product: TigerStop
lineal positioner
Company: Wakefield Equipment
Electrical Requirements: 110 V
Lead Time: 2 -3 weeks
Price Range: $3,500
Year Introduced: 1994
Capabilities: TigerStop is a lineal positioner with ranges from 6 to 30 feet. It places the stop automatically, and is accurate to four
    thousandths of an inch.
 
Notching Machine
Product: AVP 226 Notcher/Punch
Company: Carell Corp.
Electrical Requirements: 220/440V
Load Requirements: 15 amp
Lead Time: In stock
Price Range: $9,000-$14,000
Year Introduce: 1985, Revised 1999
Capabilities: Variable-angle notching machine with single-station punch head for added versatility-capacity ¼ to aluminum,
    stainless or mild steels. Fixed-angle units with or without punching station available.
 
Saws
Product: Double End Cut-Off Saw
Company: Pistorius Machine Co.
Electrical Requirements: 208, 230, 460, 575 VAC
Lead Time: 3-4 weeks
Capabilities: Designed for cutting wood, aluminum or plastics. Available with manual or CNC-automated length sizing, straight or
    angle cuts on both ends, manual load and removal, manual load and automatic eject or fully automated hopper feed models.
    Performance is virtually vibration-free and parts are cut to mill-like finishes when proper tooling is used, according to the company.
    Close tolerances are maintained consistently even during high speed semi-automatic operation.
 
Product: #10G Electronic Digi-Meter™ Gage
Company: Pistorius Machine Co.
Electrical Requirements: 110V/22 VAC
Load Requirements: 400 watts
Lead Time: 2 weeks
Capabilities: Allows virtually any operator to make error-free stop settings, improving quality control dramatically and eliminating
    incorrectly cut parts, according to the company. Designed specifically to fit the company's line of double-miter saws, it can also be
    used on nearly all machines of similar design with a few adjustments. Featuring fast, powered stop positioning at 40 inches per
    second and auto-locking at desired size. No manual stop positioning or locking required. One piece extruded gage bed available in
    a wide variety of lengths.
 
Product: 20-Inch Precision Chop Type Single Cut-Off Saw
Company: Pistorius Machine Co.
Electrical Requirements: 208, 230, 460, 575 VAC
Lead Time: 3-4 weeks
Capabilities: Both manual and pneumatic models are available in 12, 16 and 20 inches. The unique modular building design and the
    wide range of available accessories allows companies to custom-design the machine to match specific cutting requirements.
    Provides top-quality cuts for wood, metal and plastics. Saw is equipped with high-efficiency sawdust ducts, has low operating
    noise and when mitering aluminum, is available with Protex™ metered pulse type lubrication system.
 
Sealant Application Equipment
Product: Smart Linear
Sealant Extruder
Company: GED Inc.
Electrical Requirements: 480 VAC, 3 ph, 60 hz
Lead Time: 10-12 weeks
Year Introduced: 2000
Capabilities: Applies hot-melt butyls, single-part, warm-applied sealants, polyisobutylene and cold or hot melt desiccant matrix
    materials on linearly assembled rectangular spacer bar or Intercept® IG spacer frames. Use of a precision gear pump ensures
    highly accurate application for significant material savings, according to the company.
 
OTHER
Glass Inspection Equipment
Product: 2f1 Vision System
Company: LASOR/Systronics
Lead Time: 3-6 months
Price Range: $185-$230
Year Introduced: 1980
Capabilities: By incorporation of a new illumination and sensor unit, the new 2f1 Vision System is able to look for defects and
    obtain both the distortion and deformation in two directions in one single unit, according to the company. The defect and optical
    information can be displayed and transferred to marking and/or cutting devices for material optimization. Stress and thickness
    measurements can be added to the system for a complete inspection/measurement solution for glass and laminated products.
 
Testing Equipment
Product: Microgage 1000
Company: Pinpoint Laser Systems
Lead Time: 10 days
Price Range: $3,250-$4,400
Year Introduced: 1995
Capabilities: Measuring system for alignment, measuring, positioning and leveling. Provides measurement to 0.00002 inch or better
    and working ranges of 80 feet or greater.

 


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