Wood’s Powr-Grip Adds New Lifter
The MRTALPR4 series vacuum lifters from Wood’s Powr-Grip feature flexible
vacuum pads, movable pad mounts and adjustable T-arms to accommodate a
wide variety of glass and metal panel sizes and contours.
The lifters are available in two basic configurations. FS625DC comes outfitted
with four oval pads to enable use on architectural panels with regularly
spaced ridges or curtainwall sections with mullions or similar obstructions.
HV11FDC sports four round pads equipped for lifting flat materials such
as low-relief metal panels, glass and stone.
The vacuum lifters come standard with a high-flow pump and vacuum blow-off
for rapid attachment and controlled, hands-free release. The dual vacuum
system prevents load damage and injury by maintaining vacuum in one circuit
even if the other were to experience a leak. An adjustable-position lift
spool provides three different lift points to optimize the lifter’s hang
angle, making repetitive material placement quick and easy.
Lift Easily and Safely with Famatec Friendly
The pneumatically powered Famatec Friendly line of ergonomic manipulators
is designed to counterbalance heavy loads, allowing a single operator
to effortlessly suspend, rotate, tilt and transfer product. In addition,
company officials from Haeco, which distributes the system, say that the
system can be operated using a single, intuitive control, and that a variety
of units are available to handle load capacities between 550 and 1,110
The Famatec product is available with a wide range of mounting options
including column, overhead, tracks, wheeled or with a free-standing, fork-truck
transportable base, according to the company.
Inspection systems Inspect with the Osprey®5
LiteSentry has a new distortion measurement system for flat glass, the
Osprey5. Company officials say the online, multi-dimensional distortion/flatness
inspection system provides fast results and historical storage of quality
measurements. The system measures all types of distortion and provides
simultaneous PV flatness and mD distortion measurement, according to the
company. In addition to the basic rollwave measurements of the company’s
earlier systems, the Osprey5 also provides measurement of arbitrary distortion
in all dimensions and introduces new sets of customizable production specifications
based on product type.
Putsch® SVP1080 Glass-Cutting Vertical Saw Now Available
Putsch & Co. Inc.’s SVP 1080 glass-cutting vertical panel saw is now
available to the North American market. Previously only available in Europe
and through third-party importers, the SVP 1080 is designed to cut thick
glass types such as bulletproof, fire-rated, hurricane and safety glass.
“We recognized that flat glass fabricators in North America were going
through great lengths to obtain Putsch machines, parts and service.” says
Robert Tate of Putsch & Co. “It was a no-brainer to streamline the
support of the SVP 1080 by offering it directly from our Asheville, N.C.
Lovati’s New CNC Processes Big Glass
The Zephyr series is the latest addition to Lovati Fratelli’s range of
machinery. Zephyr is a 5-axis CNC, equipped with a special head with +/-
90 degree inclination. Zephyr is produced in two versions: Zephyr 32 for
processing a maximum glass size of 10.6 by 5.4 feet and Zephyr 42 for
a maximum glass size of 13.7 by 7.5 feet.
Print Easily and Smoothly with A.W.T.
A.W.T. World Trade Inc.’s glass printing machines are designed to give
glass printers the ability to deliver a fast output with high-quality
printing on glass panels, architectural glass, automotive glass, appliance
components, decorative mirrors and a wide range of other rigid substrates.
Standard printer features include parallel peel for consistent flood stroke
and ink deposit, automatic leveling of squeegee/floodbar pressure across
the substrate, patented upfront stroke adjustment for easy print positioning,
advanced ink recovery, and “Remote Diagnostics” for instant modem or Internet-based
service at any location in the world, according to the company.
A.W.T.’s printers also come standard with super micro-registration controls,
which company officials say deliver a repeatability of +/- .002 inch for
reliable application of fine design details and even etch masks.
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