USGlass Guide to Equipment & Machinery
Lean, Mean Glass Processing Machines
An Inside Look at the Latest Glass Processing Machinery and Equipment
Many of the amazing applications of glass are due to the increasingly
quality of machines and tools available. From furnaces to washing
they all have their place—and we have a list of who has what.
After checking the many options available on the chart on page 70, read
on for a
more in-depth look at our sampling of glass processing machinery and
For even more equipment and machinery options, check out the glasstec
on page 54.
Direct from Italy
DeGorter Inc. in Monroe,
N.C., supplies grinding
and polishing machines
from Schiatti Angelo srl in
Italy that work on two
sides of a lite simultaneously.
The machinery creates
flat and arris or
i l e s
0.08 to 0.79 inches.
A complete grinding line, composed
of two grinding machines and
a transfer table, also can be supplied for
processing all four edges. These machines are
designed for mass production and, according to the
company, numerous complete lines have been successfully supplied for
Bevels and Drills
Salem Distributing Co. in Winston-Salem, N.C., offers a wide selection of
machinery and equipment options, including
the Bovone ELB edgers. The ELB
17/45 is a 16,770-pound, 17-cup wheel
edger designed to produce precision
flat edges, mitrers
and arrises, all cerium
polished. The 11,030-
pound, 14-cup ELB
14/45 wheel edger produces
precision cerium polished flat
edges with seams. This high production
edger features the Bovone “signature”
track system able to process glass as
small as 1 3⁄8 inches square or as large as
The company also offers three models
of the Bovone MINI MAXI straight-line
bevelers: the 371, 362 and the 361+1,
which differ in their wheel configuration.
This line is available with a programmable
logic control, which features
a touch-screen interface. These bevelers
can accurately and quickly adjust pertinent settings from data entered
interface or recalled from a memory of
up to 1,000 programs.
The CAMBI VERTICAM C 130 is able
to drill sheet glass in the vertical position,
and utilizes numerical controls to
ensure accurate drilling even in high
production settings. The easy-to-use
program is capable of storing drilling
jobs for future work.
Woodstock, Ill.-based Groves Inc.’s
heavy-duty transport racks help move
material around the shop and transport
material to the jobsite. Each transport
rack features hold-downs for added
safety. Quick release mounting pins change the transport rack from
to stationary in less than a minute.
Transport rack capacities range from
4,000 to 10,000 pounds per rack.
Columbus, Ohio-based McGill Air-
Pressure’s glass laminating autoclave systems
provide an advanced method for
uniformly bonding the glass and plastic
surfaces together. The hot pressurized air
process developed for the autoclaves
allow users complete control of temperature
and pressure during the bonding
process. The company reports that its
high-quality autoclaves are safe and easy
to operate and are custom designed to
meet processing requirements and particular
climate conditions in the architectural
laminated safety glass industry.
Automated Window Machinery in
Akron, Ohio, has released the AMPC255-
H Automated Multi-Station Fabrication
Center, a system that allows
unitized curtainwall manufacturers to
fabricate multiple features on a pair of
mating vertical mullions—simultaneously
reducing cycle time and improving
accuracy. Punching stations are
independently controlled and a “quick
change” die system allows multiple part
configurations and punching options.
Each punch station features its own selfcontained
hydraulic system and digital
position read-out. The entire system is
controlled by a touch-screen PC.
DuraDrum™ IG bulk melters from
Nordson Corp. in Duluth, Ga., deliver
consistent dispensing of sealants, mastics
or adhesives to insulating glass production.
The gear pump and metering
capability provide positive displacement even for high viscosity
eliminate need for
seals wearing. DuraDrum IG melters
install quickly and easily on linear extruders
and most edge sealers, or manual
systems for fourth corner patch or
Get Onboard with
With a new, larger facility in which to
work and increased production capacity,
Demountable Concepts in Glassboro,
N.J., is able to offer its glass carriers to a
wider client base than ever before.
The company produces glass carriers
for vans, pick-ups and small trucks, although
custom configurations are available.
Each rack includes features such as
removable access panels to service rear
wheels and convenient built-in pole-holders.
A 16-gauge stainless steel tube frame
and 2-inch-wide padded support slats
form a durable and rigid carrying surface.
Easy-to-adjust patented System-2 cleats
on 1 ½-inch 16-gauge square tube poles
hold the glass or stone securely in place.
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