Annual Guide to Machinery & Equipment

Consult This Reference Guide as You Navigate Your Next Machinery Purchase

For many companies, this year has been a good year for machinery purchases. And with the 2018 staging of glasstec quickly approaching (see related article on page 60), many others are starting to make plans to invest in new equipment, as well. Whether it’s a cutting table, IG line or tempering furnace—among many other choices—there’s a lot to think about before making a final decision. If you’re considering the purchase of a new machine, refer to the USGlass Magazine Annual Guide to Machinery and Equipment as a research source to help you along the way.

In this year’s guide, you’ll find detailed information about many different equipment lines including electrical requirements, weight/load, maximum footprint, capabilities and more. All information was provided by the companies and is subject to editing. Also, dimensions listed in this section (as well as the glasstec preview and other machinery-related content) are listed in the format provided by the manufacturer/supplier. For reference, 1 inch is equal to 25.4 mm (2.54 cm) and 1 foot is equal to .3084 meters.

If you’ve already made a recent machinery purchase, we’d love to hear about it. Email Ellen Rogers at erogers@glass.com to tell us about your machinery buying experience.

Machinery suppliers that would like to be included in the 2019 edition can also email erogers@glass.com.

Aluminum Fabrication Equipment

Manufacturer/Distributor: Pro-Line Automation Systems

  • Electrical Requirements: 220V/3PH
  • Weight/Load: 8,000 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: 32- by 8-feet
  • Lead Time: 18-20 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The Pro-Fab CNC-11LZ Zipper automatic thermal break insertion system combines all three processes for structural thermal break insertion—knurling, insertion and crimping—into one machine, saving floor space, labor and time. Maximum extrusion length is 24 feet; Isobar width 0.57 to 1.97 inches; maximum assembled profile width is 12 inches and maximum assembled profile height is 8 inches.

Manufacturer/Distributor: Pro-Line Automation Systems

  • Electrical Requirements: 220V/3PH
  • Weight/Load: 3,500 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: 40- by 8-feet
  • Lead Time: 12-14 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: Pro-Fab VMC-820 six axis vertical processing machine is designed for completely fabricating window wall components. The line performs the following operations automatically on a pair of vertical members: process left and right jambs simultaneously; drill connecting holes for transom/header/sill; mill fin clearance for transom/header/sill; cut to length at 90 degrees; and notch bypass position.

Manufacturer/Distributor: Pro-Line Automation Systems

  • Electrical Requirements: 220V/3PH
  • Weight/Load: 3,500 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: 40- by 8-feet
  • Lead Time: 10-12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: Pro-Fab HMC-9000 Nine Axis Horizontal Process-ing Center is a fully automated processing center designed to fabricate window wall horizontal components—head, sill and tran-som—parts per cycle. The line can drill inside drainage holes in two sills, bypass sill or transom; machine outside drainage slots (side or bottom) in two parts simultaneously; and cut to length at 90 degrees.

Beveling Machinery

Manufacturer: Battellino

  • Distributor: Matodi
  • Electrical Requirements: 230V
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: Three months
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The Battellino Bevel 400 straight line beveling ma-chine is a fixed-angle (5 degree) beveller, capable of producing up to a 40-mm crisp, clear bevel with miters that come to the corner. The Bevel 400 is easy to operate; simply set up the bevel width, glass thickness and glass running speed, then start production.

Manufacturer: Bovone

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: 11,354 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: 27- by 4-feet
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2015
  • Capabilities: The 400 Series Bovone bevelers include three models: the 471, 462 and the 461+1. The difference between these production bevelers is the wheel configuration. These machines are also available with a Programmable Logic Control (PLC) that features a touchscreen interface. The PLC bevelers can adjust pertinent settings accurate-ly and quickly from data entered from a touchscreen interface or recalled from a memory of up to 1,000 programs.

Manufacturer: Bovone

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2015
  • Capabilities: The Bovone (small) beveler 200 series has two models: the Mini 251 PLC and Mini 252 PLC. Both are capable of beveling small pieces (11 1/2 inch-es square). The PLC bevelers can accurately and quickly adjust pertinent settings from data entered from a touchscreen interface or recalled from a memory of up to 1,000 programs.

CNC Cutting Lines

Manufacturer/Distributor: Intermac America

  • Electrical Requirements: 480 V/30 amps
  • Weight/Load: 5,300 kilograms
  • Maximum Footprint: 18.8- by 19.6-feet
  • Lead Time: One to three months
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The Master 33.5 5-Axis CNC machine features a robust frame and added mass that reduces the amount of vibration and contributes to a longer spindle life. Capable of running multiple pieces at one time and grinding and polishing glass to extremely tight toler-ances, the Master 33.5 minimiz-es time-wasting operations and maximizes productivity, according to the company. The 5-axis head with endless rotation C-axis and tilting A-axis (from +/-90 degrees) ensures flexibility and the execution of complex machining operations. Other fea-tures include a fast acceleration rate, short X-axis footprint and an integrated hand-held terminal to perform operations easily. A selection of optional features helps to maximize machining flexibility, such as an interface built into the CAD-CAM para-metric, so that all operations can be carried out from a single work environment.

Manufacturer: Cefla Finishing Group

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2015
  • Capabilities: Prima by Cefla Finishing’s reciprocating sprayer is recommended for switching over from manual spraying to automatic spraying thanks to its user-friendliness, reliability, affordable investment and low operating costs. The Prima is suitable for any water- or sol-vent-based coating product.

Manufacturer: Billco

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks or fewer
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The CNC 1150 TCB glass cutting system is designed for operators to manually free-fall glass directly onto the front of the cutting table for glass less than 6-mm thick. The system is also equipped with tilting arms de-signed into the table for handling glass up to 19-mm thick.

Coating Equipment

Manufacturer: Diamon-Fusion International

  • Distributor: Diamon-Fusion International/IGE Glass Technologies
  • Electrical Requirements: 50-60Hz 9.6Kw 208-230 VAC/3-phase
  • Weight/Load: 5,794 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: 52- by 180-inches
  • Lead Time: 90-120 days
  • Year Introduced: 2013
  • Capabilities: DFI’s FuseCube is a fully-automated hydrophobic coating machine that stream-lines the application process of Diamon-Fusion low-maintenance coating. Designed for glass processors, the FuseCube is able to load and treat any type of glass from any type of supplier. It utilizes a chemical vapor deposition process to circulate the coating throughout its chamber, ensuring uniform coverage on both sides of the glass and fast production turnaround. It also has a built-in evacuation system, which neutralizes any chemicals and renders them harmless to protect surrounding personnel and the environment.

Manufacturer: Diamon-Fusion International

  • Distributor: Diamon-Fusion International/IGE Glass Technologies
  • Electrical Requirements: 50-60Hz 9.6Kw 208-230 VAC/3-phase
  • Weight/Load: 3,000 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: 5- by 6-feet Lead Time: 90 days
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: The FuseRocket is a bilateral, in-line chemical vapor deposition (CVD) coating machine for the application of Diamon-Fusion low-maintenance glass treatment. Engineered and optimized for glass fabricators, the FuseRocket coats both or any sides of the glass without stop-ping or slowing down production times. It is specifically designed to fit at the end of any tempering furnace for a seamless horizontal transition. It also allows processors to regulate conveyor speeds, adjust for glass thickness, enable single or double sided options (on top or bottom of glass), among other capabilities. Circulation and exhaust vacuum systems fully evacuate and neutralize any chemicals for a VOC-free zone with zero exposure to operators and the surrounding facility.

Manufacturer: PCT Global LLC

  • Distributor: Origen
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase 208 VAC +/- with Neutral 60Hz.
  • Maximum Footprint: 231- by 161-inches
  • Lead Time: Eight to 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: The X-Line automatic coating machine is a high-speed in-line glass coating machine for applying the EnduroShield easy clean glass treatment. The machine offers both single and double-sided variations and features a user-friendly interface. The X-line treats a glass panel on average in 30 seconds and is designed with limited fail points for uninterrupted production, according to the company. X-Line’s scalability also allows for fabrication to match any glass size required.

Manufacturer: Bovone

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: Varies
  • Year Introduced: 2015
  • Capabilities: The ELB-12 has effective working widths of 31.5 inches up to 130 inches and speeds from 6.5 feet per minute up to 33 feet per minute.

Conveyors

Manufacturer: Glassline Corp.

  • Distributor: Glassline Corp.
  • Electrical Requirements: 480 V
  • Weight/Load: 3,000 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: As required
  • Lead Time: Three months
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: The Adjustable Width Lamination Line Trim Conveyor features roller conveyor telescopes to enable width change from 60 to 100 inches. It can be used, for example, to allow glass to overhang the edges in order to provide easy access for the trimming operation.

Curing Ovens

Manufacturer: Cefla Finishing Group

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2015
  • Capabilities: The Glassoven offers a modern glass decoration technology that uses different lac-quering products for their characteristics and chemical composition. Ceramic enamels, organic coats, silicon-based lacquers and other special products require different drying processes with the aid of increased radiation, strong ventilation or a combination of both systems depending on the inherent characteristics of the coating product. It features a completely closed structure with insulation for optimal heat containment.

Cutting Equipment/Machinery

Manufacturer/Distributor: Billco Manufacturing

  • Electrical Requirements: 480V
  • Weight/Load: 30,000 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 16 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: Billco’s Remnant Storage System identifies, stores and reclaims remnant for maxi-mum cutting yields, eliminating the need for commonly neglected offal storage carts. The system is engineered to minimize idle time by optimizing glass flow as well as reducing manual glass handling, keeping operators at a safe distance. The modular design is expandable to meet growing production needs. The system offers unique features such as sub-plate cutting, dual-axis, automated breakout and multi-slot storage. It is driven by powerful optimization software.

Manufacturer/Distributor: Intermac America

  • Electrical Requirements: 480 V/15 amps
  • Weight/Load: 2,460 Kg
  • Maximum Footprint: 14.7- by 10.7-feet
  • Lead Time: One to three months
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The Genius CT-Red series of CNC cutting tables for float glass include Windows-based PC controls to allow remote troubleshooting of all aspects of machine functions. The line includes optical readers. A high-tech operating head, fitted with an automatic cutting pressure control system, controls wheel pressure from the beginning to the end, automatically adjusting the pressure according to the geometry of the cutting path. With the optical reader for glass sheet orientation, wait times are reduced and maximum precision is guaranteed, according to the company. A patented tool magazine provides automatic tool change based on glass type and thickness. Cutting table sizes are available for either half-jumbo or full-jumbo glass.

Manufacturer/Distributor: Intermac America

  • Electrical Requirements: 480 V/10 amps
  • Weight/Load: 1900 Kg
  • Maximum Footprint: 14.5- by 19.3-feet
  • Lead Time: One to three months
  • Year Introduced: 2014
  • Capabilities: The Genius RS-A cutting table is a standalone low-cost, entry-level cutting machine for small shops or offline cutting needs. It lets users load, cut and break in one small package. The Windows-based PC controller offers ease of use and seamless integration into existing networks. The integrated tilt arms are unique in that they make loading and positioning of even heavy glass fully automatic. It also features automatic pressure control, integrated breakout bars and optional edge deletion.

Manufacturer: Billco

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks or fewer
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: This CNC glass cutting system is a compact package allowing an operator to manually free-fall glass directly onto the cutting table from the side in order to save floor space.

Diamond Grinding

Manufacturer: Glassline Corp.

  • Distributor: Glassline Corp.
  • Electrical Requirements: 480 V
  • Weight/Load: 10,000 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: 10- by 20-feet
  • Lead Time: Four to five months
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: The line is a CNC grinding system for shapes including appliance, pyro and automotive, with an automatic changeover referencing system. It also has an automatic load and unload shuttle. The line features easily adjustable cups, semi-automatic tool change and auto wheel dressing.

Manufacturer: Glassline Corp.

  • Distributor: Glassline Corp.
  • Electrical Requirements: 480 V
  • Weight/Load: 10,000 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: 10- by 50-feet
  • Lead Time: Four to five months
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: The automatic furnace batch loading inline with high speed diamond wheel seaming offers seaming speeds up to 20 inches/second. It features inline or ‘L’ configurations, as well as automatic batch creation and shuttle to the furnace entry conveyor.

Diamond Wheels

Manufacturer: Glaston Corp.

  • Distributor: Glaston America Inc.
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The metal bond XtraSharp is designed for high productivity and quality. It is avail-able for both straight-line edgers and double-edging machines.
  • Manufacturer: Glaston Corp.
  • Distributor: Glaston America Inc.
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: Glaston XtraLight is a lightweight solution for high cutting capacity. The tooling is made of lightweight poly-mer-based material that offers minimal noise and vibration, and ensures quality glass processing. Glaston XtraSpeed is designed for high constant cutting capacity. In addition, it provides high constant cutting capacity even in demanding production with 20-percent longer lifetime, ac-cording to the company.

Digital Printing Lines

Manufacturer: Cefla Finishing Group

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2015
  • Capabilities: Pixart Plot by Decodigit is a multipass digital decoration system for controlled, timed application of UV inks to all kinds of material. Pixart Plot is a solution for large-size, high- definition printing. Automation is in a high-precision Cartesian robotic feeding system. The graphical management software allows high-definition, four-col-or images to be printed via four-color modules, which can be expanded to six for spot colors.

Drilling Machines

Manufacturer: Bavelloni Spa

  • Distributor: Bavelloni America Inc.
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: Bavelloni VDM 1636 NC is a vertical drilling and milling center for the automatic performance of even complex working cycles. It is equipped with one double drilling head (1+1 opposing spindles), each provided with a rotating tool storage (eight positions each). Milling is performed while the glass is stationary for grinding quality and increased grinding speed. The control device combines a professional NC with the convenience of a PC working in the Windows environment.

Manufacturer: FOREL SPA

  • Distributor: Forel North America
  • Lead Time: Seven months
  • Year Introduced: 2014
  • Capabilities: Art. The DM drilling and milling machine is a 6 axis controlled machine that has two opposing electronic spindles for high precision and fast production. The solid construction provides extreme accuracy and performance, and the company’s patented fixed and mobile suction cup system ensures stability during operation. The tools and glass are kept cool at all times by two water circuits. The machine is equipped with a self-diagnostic system that identifies faults with codes, descriptions and images.

Manufacturer: Schiatti Angelo

  • Distributor: DeGorter Inc.
  • Electrical Requirements: 19 Kw
  • Weight/Load: 1,760 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: 25 feet
  • Lead Time: 120 days
  • Year Introduced: 2012
  • Capabilities: The TFV is an open top milling and drilling station that has a unique track system for greater processing range on the glass surface. It has a maximum shape size of 150-mm and can be supplied with graphic interface to production files. It features tanks, covers and conveyors made of stainless steel with additional galvanized treatment for any part in contact with water.

Manufacturer: Skill Glass

  • Distributor: Machines and Wheels
  • Electrical Requirements: Per customer request
  • Weight/Load: 2080 Kg
  • Maximum Footprint: 3,000 by 1,600 mm
  • Lead Time: 120 days max
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: Drill 1600FF is a 5-axis CNC drilling machine designed for producing holes, inserts and countersinks on rectangular flat sheet glass with thicknesses of 3 to 20 mm. The machine is composed of five axis and two electro-spindles which, as opposite drilling heads, create a double-sided drilling system.

Manufacturer: Skill Glass

  • Distributor: Machines and Wheels
  • Electrical Requirements: Per customer request
  • Weight/Load: 3,080 Kg
  • Maximum Footprint: 3,000- by 2,000-mm
  • Lead Time: 120 days max
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: Drill 101FF is a numeric control 6-axis drilling machine designed for producing holes, notches, chamfering and polished or rough openings of any type on straight flat sheet glass with thicknesses of 4 to 20 mm. The machines are composed of six interpolated axis and two electro-spindles positioned opposite one another creating a dead center system the drills perfect holes.

Manufacturer: Skill Glass

  • Distributor: Machines and Wheels
  • Electrical Requirements: Per customer request
  • Weight/Load: 3,080 Kg
  • Maximum Footprint: 3,000- by 2,000-mm
  • Lead Time: 120 days max
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: E-D 101 is a vertical machining center that combines multiple types of processing in one system, which is capable of carrying out processing operations with speed and precision. The machine permits any type of processing on straight flat sheet glass, and combines all drilling and milling technology with the characteristics of a vertical grinding machine.

Manufacturer: Zafferani

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The AVZ 160 vertical-double heads specifically is designed for drilling in series glasses up to 1.60 meters in height. The machine is open at the top to allow the passage of larger sizes. Equipped with a numerical control, it allows rapid programming via touch-screen and the complete management of all the functions: self-management of memory and planning, automatic management of X, Y, Z axes, and automatic management of any tool parameter.

Edgers

Manufacturer: Bavelloni Spa

  • Distributor: Bavelloni America Inc.
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: Bavelloni NRG 330 is a CNC working center available with 3 or 4 axis. It features the operating head fitting Bavelloni electro-spindle, designed and assembled in-house, for accurate quality control and fast after-sales service. The patented PowerJet device enables it to direct and keep water jets for the tool’s refrigeration on the contact point with the glass profile. It features an automatic up-down sliding door that’s fully transparent for maximum visibility.

Manufacturer: Bavelloni Spa

  • Distributor: Bavelloni America Inc.
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: Bavelloni HE500 is a double edger with cup wheels to grind flat edge with arrises that’s available as a stand-alone or integrated solution. It features a new HD 18.5-inch touch-screen control panel, complete with mouse and keyboard. The machine can be fitted with many options for automatic operations, such as automatic wheels preset-ting, movable intermediate bars, motorized spindles and motorized glass removal.

Manufacturer: Bovone

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: 10,000 to 16,700 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The Bovone ELB series cup wheel type edgers and miter machines can to produce precision flat edges with seams.

Manufacturer: Enkong

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: 5,830 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: 24- by 4½-feet
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: The ZM9 and ZM9J edgers are suitable for processing flat and miter edges.

Manufacturer: FOREL SPA

  • Distributor: Forel North America
  • Lead Time: Seven months
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The Art. EG has two operating heads that are capable of working simultaneously to increase productivity. This is accomplished by running the two operating heads simultaneously on two different glass lites or by synchronizing both operating heads onto one single lite of glass. The “self-learning” mode uses a series of measuring photocells that allows for the processing of square or rectangular shapes. The arrissing machine can automatically acquire the dimensions and the thickness data for each lite.

Manufacturer: Hiseng

  • Distributor: HHH Tempering Resources
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: The Super Speed automatic double edger line from HHH Tempering is a fully auto-mated, double glass edger ideal for low-E glass and insulating glass units. With an automatic checking table and transfer table, this equipment is easy to operate and adapts quickly to fit fabrication needs, according to the company. It also comes with fast grinding speeds, edging line customization options and U.S.-based technical support. The line can process glass thicknesses from 3 to 25 mm and has a max flat edge polishing of 5 mm. The glass size detection is 40 meters per minute and the transfer table speed is 50 meters per minute.

Manufacturer: Schiatti Angelo SRL

  • Distributor: DeGorter Inc.
  • Electrical Requirements: Varies
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: Six months
  • Year Introduced: 2010
  • Capabilities: The Turnover line is a fully automated solution that features four vertical edgers/bevellers/miter machines along with three turning devices. The three turning devices rotate glass 90 degrees before automatically placing into the next edger with-out operator interference. The line automatically measures glass dimensions including thickness to make timing adjustments, ensuring glass does not come in contact with each other.

Manufacturer: Selim

  • Distributor: Machines and Wheels
  • Electrical Requirements: Per customer request
  • Weight/Load: 3,500 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: 6,900- by 1,200-mm
  • Lead Time: 60-90 days
  • Year Introduced: 2000
  • Capabilities: The SAE10M is a ten-spindle variable angle mitering machine, with two diamond, two resin and two polishing spindles on a 0-45 degree mitering base and four spindles for the front and rear arris. The glass thickness is adjusted by turning a knob on the control panel and displayed on a scale meter. The mitering angle is adjusted by turning a knob on the control panel and the angle is indicated on a scale disc. The conveyor speed is controlled manually with the hand-wheel of a stepless reducer with high to low speed range. Glass removal is regulated by adjusting a hand-wheel on the input conveyor. Inlet and outlet conveyors use timing belts for long life and precise operation.

Filtration Systems

Manufacturer: Immmes

  • Distributor: Matodi
  • Electrical Requirements: 230V
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: Three months
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: Immmes DTP is a closed-loop water treatment system. The water filtration system is totally closed loop, with filtration down to under ten micron. It is completely automatic and uses no coolants. All gray water from the machines passes through the system, and clean water is fed directly back to the machines. Several systems available can be customized to the end user’s specific needs. The line is Industry 4.0 compatible.

Manufacturer: Chemwest

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 120V
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: Chemwest Particle Removal Systems are manufac-tured in four sizes ranging from 50 gpm to 400 gpm., and are de-signed to remove glass fines from cutting fluids. Particle removal systems are designed to remove 99.9 percent of suspended solids from cutting fluid used for cut-ting and grinding glass panels in the glass fabrication industry.

Insulating Glass Equipment

Manufacturer/Distributor: Bystronic Glass Group

  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: Bystronic glass offers equipment for insulating glass production with Thermo Plastic Spacer TPS, including B’Vario TPS and B’Jumbo TPS. The B’Vario TPS is available at a minimum height of 1.60 meters and the B’Jumbo TPS is a large-dimensioned line up to 3.30 meters. Both can be equipped with the finisher feature for the aesthetic smoothing of the TPS bevel joint. With the TPS applicator, the width of the spacer can be changed during operation without any time loss.

Manufacturer/Distributor: Bystronic Glass Group

  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: The Bystronic glass B’Jumbo XXL can produce insu-lating glass or façade glass in sizes up to 3.30 meters in height and 18 meters long and a maximum processable glass weight of up to 10 tons. Maximum individual glass thickness is 60 mm; package thickness of double or triple IG units is 150 mm; maximum IG unit weight to be transported is 600 kg per running meter. It has an integrated turning station to turn glass measuring up to 12 meters in length, as well as a semi-automatic frame positioner for positioning spacers measuring 18 meters in length onto the glass. It can produce rectangular and shaped formats.

Manufacturer/Distributor: Erdman Automation Corp.

  • Electrical Requirements: 480V
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The Erdman High Speed Dura line produces IG vertically in a fashion that nearly doubles the speed of traditional vertical lines, according to the company. Vertical production eliminates the need to tip a unit up to four times in the production sequence, saving time, eliminating injury potential and minimizing breakage. Total labor for the Dura High Speed line is three to four operators per 1,000 units per shift compared to eight to ten operators for 1,000 units on a traditional line.

Manufacturer: Lisec Austria

  • Distributor: Lisec America
  • Electrical Requirements: 120V
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: Varies
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: The insulating glass line combines quality with high output using the new Velocity Plus insulating glass line. With its double insulating glass units of 900 by 600 mm and hot melt seal, the high speed line has a super-fast cycle time of only 16 seconds.

Grinders

Manufacturer: Skill Glass

  • Distributor: Machines and Wheels
  • Electrical Requirements: Per customer request
  • Weight/Load: 4,000 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: 3,000 by 2,000 mm
  • Lead Time: 120 days max
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: Skill SFill is a 9-axis, numerical control vertical grinding and arrissing machine for automatic arrissing, grinding and polishing of flat or shaped sheet glass (shaped only on three sides) with a thickness of 4 to 20 mm. The machine features nine axis and two electro-spindles mount-ed side by side. One electro-spindle works on the underside of the flat base of the glass while the other follows the profile of the shaped glass according to the shape pre-programmed into the numerical control.

Manufacturer: Battellino

  • Distributor: Matodi
  • Electrical Requirements: 230V
  • Lead Time: Three months
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The Battellino FP6 straight line edging machine has six wheels, and is able to grind and polish with arris edge up to 3/4-inch. It features solid construction that’s typical of larger machines.

Handling Equipment

Manufacturer: Barbaric

  • Distributor: Matodi
  • Electrical Requirements: 230V
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: Immediate
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: The Barbaric single lifter, supplied complete with hoist, can lift up to 220 pounds, and features 360-degree rotation. The lifters also have built-in safety features. Rather than vacuum pumps, Barbaric lifters use a no-maintenance venturi system to generate vacuum.

Manufacturer: Bavelloni Spa

  • Distributor: Bavelloni America Inc.
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: The Bavelloni VE500 V10 straight-line mitering machine features a robotic loading/unloading system and can process a flat edge with arrises and chamfers with variable angle from 0 to 45 degrees. Its patented conveyor allows the processing of large thicknesses and glass sizes (up to 350 kg/m). The machine can be equipped with extended inlet and outlet arms and higher racks for handling big glass lites.

Manufacturer: Bovone

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: Varies
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The Bovone Robotic System (BRS) helps increase pro-duction and reduce labor costs and risks. It provides automatic loading and unloading of vertical glass edgers as well as a variety of other applications. It is available in an array of configurations and can be custom-designed to fit most any application.

Manufacturer: FOREL SPA

  • Distributor: Forel North America
  • Lead Time: Eight months
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The Art. SS Sorting System (Art. SS) is a complete solution for optimizing the handling and storage of glass within a production line. Because it is modular, it can be easily integrated into existing production lines. The software allows for real-time inventory counts, so glass lites can be located at any time. Composed of one or more mobile shuttles and multiple storage slots for productivity and efficiency, it also provides automated glass handling to reduce the operator’s manual work, minimizing imperfections and increasing production quality.

Manufacturer/Distributor: Glassline Corp.

  • Weight/Load: 1,000 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: As required
  • Lead Time: Two months
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: Low-cost ball caster tables; new manufacturing methods have resulted in a more economical ball caster table, while still maintaining robust-ness. These are custom-designed for the size required by customer.

Manufacturer/Distributor: GLG Canada Ltd.

  • Electrical Requirements: 120V
  • Weight/Load: 1662 pounds/935 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: 90 by 52 by 33 inches
  • Lead Time: In stock
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: The GLG425 is a 24V self-propelled mobile glass handler that can lift 936 pounds, offers fully hydraulic controls with a robust 3D head, side-shift and telescopic arm for millimeter-precise handling and placement of glass and other materials. The GLG425 has foam-filled tires, fits through any man-door and is ANSI and OSHA compliant. Engineered for stability, the GLG425 does not need outriggers, providing a rapid, seamless pick-carry-place process.

Manufacturer: KS Schulten

  • Distributor: MAVLift- Smiley Lifting Solutions
  • Weight/Load: Up to 3,080 pounds
  • Year Introduced: 2018 (U.S.)
  • Capabilities: The MAVLift glazing robot is a mobile vacuum lifter that offers a boom that telescopes, lifts, tilts and rotates a battery-driven vacuum unit. The MAVLift may be used to transport glass or materials and can slew the load sideways +/- 90 degrees for easy transport through doors or narrow spaces, according to the company. The MAVLift can position and set the glass using its precision wireless remote control.

Manufacturer: UNIC

  • Distributor: Spydercrane/Smiley Lifting Solutions
  • Weight/Load: Up to 13,300 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Year Introduced: 2007
  • Capabilities: A Spydercrane is a mini-crane that has been designed and built for working in low-access, confined areas either indoors or outdoors. It is mounted on a dual-track chassis with “spider-type” legs for its outriggers. The compact design enables operators to access any restricted and confined area and quickly set up and operate the mini-crawler crane safely. The Spyderweb glass manipulator allows for a lifting capacity of up to 1,323 pounds and can be mounted to the tip of the mini-crawler cranes. Its remote control allows for full operation of the manipulator while maximizing operator safety.

Manufacturer: Wood’s Powr-Grip

  • Electrical Requirements: AC
  • Weight/Load: Can lift up to 1,000 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: Four weeks
  • Year Introduced: 1985
  • Capabilities: The lifters have a load capacity of 1,000 pounds. They have rotation capabilities of 360 degrees, and 90 degrees tilt. Other features include power optional telescoping pad arms, vacuum loss warning buzzer and individual pad shutoffs.

Inspection Equipment

Manufacturer: Glaston Corp.

  • Distributor: Glaston America Inc.
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: The automatic on-line quality control system iLooK allows users to monitor production quality in real time. The iLooK offers a family of products including iLooK Distortion, iLooK Anisotropy or both combined to measure each individual glass or batch tempered.

Manufacturer: LiteSentry Corp.

  • Distributor: LiteSentry
  • Electrical Requirements: Single phase, 110 or 208 / 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
  • Weight/Load: 1,300 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: 30 inches (75 cm) of conveyor length in the direction of travel
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: The Osprey 8 Complete Anisotropy and Distortion Inspection for heat-treated glass measures all types of iridescence, white haze, average or residual stress, edge stress and all types of distortion. The system requires 30 inches (75 cm) of conveyor length in the direction of travel and straddles the offload conveyor after the cooler. The high-speed system measures all glass at full tempering line speed. Maintenance of this opto-electronic system is minimal due to the lack of moving parts. Results are presented on 43-inch, 4K monitors. Live maps of all distortions types, iridescence and residual stress (retardance) are presented in real-time on a single graphical user interface. All data is stored for future reference, and XML output allows for integration with the customer’s plant ERP system and closed-loop feedback to the furnace. The system integrates with furnaces from all manufacturers.

Manufacturer: LiteSentry Corp.

  • Distributor: LiteSentry
  • Electrical Requirements: Single phase, 110 or 208 / 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
  • Weight/Load: 1,300 pounds
  • Maximum Footprint: 30 inches (75 cm) of conveyor length in the direction of travel
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: The Osprey 8 Anisotropy Inspection System inspects for maximum observable iridescence, strain marks, heat staining, white haze, average or residual stress and edge stress. Inspection for iridescence, residual stress, edge stress, haze, heat stain, bow and many other stress-related phenomena are now measured and quantified. Accurate and repeatable measurement allows the user to reduce the phenomena through improved process control. Results are presented on 43-inch, 4K monitors. Live maps, iridescence and residual stress (retardance) are presented in real-time on a single graphical user interface. All data is stored for future reference, and XML output allows for integration with the customer’s plant ERP system and closed-loop feedback to the furnace. The system integrates with furnaces from all manufacturers.

Laminated Lines/Machines

Manufacturer/Distributor: Billco Manufacturing

  • Electrical Requirements: 480V
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 16 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: Billco offers a fully customizable solution, giving laminators equipment designed specifically for their laminating process. For companies just entering the laminating sector, Billco’s experts can function as a central coordinator, organizing the quoting, customizing and ordering of all components including assembly lines, autoclaves, PVB equipment and more. The company’s laminating assembly lines are easy to operate and maintain; features such as precision recipe line control, IR heating technology and convection ensure delivery of a high- quality and consistent product.

Manufacturer: Glaston Corp.

  • Distributor: Glaston America Inc.
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The Glaston ProL-zone full convection laminating furnace upgrade is designed to be a quick and cost-efficient modification for an existing laminating line. The upgrade replaces damaged or outdated heating chambers. The concept of ProL-zone is based on reaching a production capacity balance with low-E and clear glass. ProL-zone uses full convection technology, which does not differentiate between glass types or product modes. The convection system provides even heat uniformity, giving an up to 100-percent capacity increase compared with tradition-al infrared heating. The ProL-zone upgrade is available for any type of laminating line on the market.

Manufacturer: Glaston Corp.

  • Distributor: Glaston America Inc.
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The concept of ProL is based on reaching a production capacity balance with low-E and clear glass. ProL uses full convection technology, which does not differentiate between glass types or product modes. The convection system provides accurate and optimized heat transfer, for glass quality and an up to 100-percent capacity increase compared with traditional infrared heating, according to the company.

Manufacturer: Hoaf

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2015
  • Capabilities: The Hoaf Heatbox was developed to laminate safety glass with PVB, EVA and TPU cost-effectively. As with all Hoaf machinery, this component is a self-contained modular unit designed for “plug and play” installation. The versatile equipment is capable of laminating all types of glass, thicknesses and shapes. Using different interlayers such as fabrics, woods and metals provides the ability to create value-added glass solutions. It can also be used for the heat soak test (calibrated to the EN 14179-2005 standard).

Manufacturer: Hornos Pujol

  • Distributor: DeGorter Inc.
  • Electrical Requirements: To specification
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: Nine to months
  • Year Introduced: 2012
  • Capabilities: The Pujol 100+ lamination line is a unique system for processing a variety of interlayer products with an automated full line. This product processes any true PVB in an autoclave free system and without a need of strict climate control storage or assembly of the interlayer, thus providing large savings in cost of production.

Manufacturer: Lijiang Glass

  • Distributor: HHH Tempering Resources
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: The glass laminating machine is designed to extend glass fabrication offerings and provide a competitive advantage. This EVA machine is made with strong, stable materials; electrical work is UL-approved and features an efficient touchscreen operation. The line can process glass thicknesses ranging from 3 to 19 mm. It also has a processing speed of 0.5 to 5 meters/minute.

Manufacturer: Mappi International

  • Distributor: Mappi America
  • Electrical Requirements: 20Kw/h
  • Weight/Load: 94/117-inch by 5-trolley
  • Lead Time: Four months
  • Year Introduced: 2010
  • Capabilities: The Lammiflex machine is for laminating glass with PVB and EVA. The oven consists of a heating chamber where the housing is provided for five independent planes on which to lay the glass; it also accommodates glass of varying thicknesses, as well as curved glass. The glass loading and unloading system works by extracting individual planes using a hydraulic platform. As an option, a storage structure is also provided on which to place five additional floors to optimize the loading and unloading of the glass and increase productivity. A double oil vacuum pump is connected to silicone bags at each individual plane, by means of high-temperature-resistant silicone tubing and related attachments to create the vacuum required for the lamination of glass. The thermal cycle occurs through a hot air convection system that distributes the heat evenly throughout the chamber and across the surface of the glass.

Manufacturer: Mappi International

  • Distributor: Mappi America
  • Electrical Requirements: 18 Kw/h
  • Weight/Load: 86- by 177-inches by 3-trolley
  • Lead Time: Four months
  • Year Introduced: 2010
  • Capabilities: The Lamina ma-chine for laminating glass with EVA consists of a heating chamber where the housing is provided for a plane- or a multi-story system for increased production. The glass loading and unloading system works by extracting the plane of an outer rail or through the use of a hydraulic platform for the multi-story system. An integral part of the system is an oil vacuum pump, connected to the silicone bag on the plane, by means of high-temperature-resistant silicone tubing and related attachments to make the vacuum required for the lamination of glass. Inside the heating chamber, the thermal cycle occurs through a hot air convection system that distributes the heat evenly throughout the chamber and across the glass surface. The glass loading and unloading system works by extracting individual planes using a hydraulic platform.

Sandblasting

Manufacturer: Pezza

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: The Easy Marker EV sand-jet marking machines can carry out a permanent mark on the glass cost-effectively. The automatic marking equipment was designed to be used vertically and is suitable for serial production. The logo can be carried out in different positions and at different heights, thanks to the fact that the steel mask (in which the logo is engraved) can be rotated and the position of the gun head can be operator-adjusted. The gun head is oscillating, and can be coupled with any vertical glass-working machine on the market. The machine is also equipped with an integrated timer that optimizes the production time and preserves the steel mask from premature wear.

Tempering Lines/Machinery

Manufacturer: Glaston Corp.

  • Distributor: Glaston America Inc.
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: The Glaston RC Series tempering line for processing all temperable glass types can be configured to meet high-capacity requirements with different convection options. The RC Series is made to match specific customer requirements. When connected with the Insight ecosystem, companies can improve uptime and reach higher-quality output.

Manufacturer: Mappi International

  • Distributor: Mappi America
  • Electrical Requirements: 550 Kw
  • Weight/Load: 25 load/h of 4-m
  • Maximum Footprint: 72- by 60-feet
  • Lead Time: Four months
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities:ATS 4.0 (98 by 165 inches) and all the ATS 4.0 family of tempering furnaces are equipped with top and bottom GHBS convection and can temper any kind of glass declared temperable by the glass manufacturer.

Manufacturer: Mappi International

  • Distributor: Mappi America
  • Electrical Requirements: 280Kw Weight/Load: 25load/h of 4-m Maximum Footprint: 52- by 13-feetLead Time: Four months Year Introduced: 2010 Capabilities: Fox 4.0 (60- by 126-inches) and all the Fox family of tempering furnaces are equipped with top and bottom GHBS convection and can temper any kind of glass declared temperable by the glass manufacturer. The operator interface is designed to simplify as much as possible the machine setting and utilization.

Manufacturer: Mappi International

  • Distributor: Mappi America
  • Lead Time: Four months
  • Year Introduced: 2010
  • Capabilities: The Heat Soak Test oven has a temperature up to 350 degrees Celsius. It offers electrical or gas heating and insulation with first-quality thermofibres. It also features air mixing ventilation, cooling turbines, one- or two flap door(s), sash door(s), and galvanized steel frame. Glass can be loaded on transportable racks to go on mobile trolleys. It meets European standard DIN 14179.

Manufacturer: NorthGlass

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: Varies
  • Year Introduced: 2015
  • Capabilities: The AG-1 Series and AD-1 –GD Series tempering furnaces are intelligent control systems that offer a user-friendly machine interface. They are designed to provide accurate control of all heating units and feature anti-deformation ceramic transition rollers at entry and exit doors. They also have a staggered arrangement of each of the eight-row blowing nozzles for even quenching and cold-drawing quench rollers against deformation. Lateral swing quenching walls result in minimized distortion defect and random re-entry position control of oscillating strokes for uniform stress distribution.

Washing Machines

Manufacturer: Bavelloni Spa

  • Distributor: Bavelloni America Inc.
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: The BHW is a horizontal glass washing machine for cleaning and drying all float glass types. It is available in different sizes from 1300 mm to 3300 mm, and can be used as a stand-alone station or integrated in a processing line. As standard, the washing and rinsing sections are provided with four cylindrical, rectified and balanced nylon brushes and four stainless steel spraying bars. Drying is done with four stainless steel air knives, and the blower is installed on top (platform included). According to the production requirements, this washing machine can be customized with many other options such as top pre-washing, motorized height adjustment, kit for low-E glass washing, and more.

Manufacturer/Distributor: Billco Manufacturing

  • Electrical Requirements: 480V
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 16 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Capabilities: To meet the needs of fabricators utilizing large-for-mat low-E products, Billco’s Z-Series washer is now available in 132-inch width. The large-format system maintains the integrity of the standard Z-Series with its low-profile design and maintenance-friendly features.

Manufacturer: Billco

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Capabilities: Super EV vertical glass washer is a low-cost, 60-inch open-top-style vertical washer designed for low- to mid-volume glass fabricators wishing to automate glass cleaning with a low capital investment and small floor footprint. The open-top design allows for single-pass cleaning up to 60 inches in height. Larger lites can be processed with a second pass through the washer. It has a compact footprint and is easy to operate and maintain. It can process low-E coatings, offers reduced water consumption with filtration package, and is PLC-controlled with HMI touchscreen operation.

Manufacturer: Bovone

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2015
  • Capabilities: Bovone vertical and horizontal washers are designed to wash and dry flat glass from small job shops to large production facilities. This washer is ruggedly built to ensure years of trouble-free operation, according to the company.

Manufacturer: Neptun

  • Distributor: Matodi
  • Electrical Requirements: 230V
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: Three months
  • Year Introduced: 2017
  • Capabilities: The heavy duty Neptun Wave series of vertical washers feature Nightcare, which will automatically empty and refill the tanks at night. Wave can also be programmed to start automatically at a preset time. The machine is available in different models, and can easily adapt to any customer’s needs.

Manufacturer: Zafferani

  • Distributor: Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
  • Electrical Requirements: 3 phase
  • Weight/Load: Varies
  • Maximum Footprint: Varies
  • Lead Time: 12 weeks
  • Year Introduced: 2015
  • Capabilities: Vertical Zafferani washers are built to withstand the rigors of high-quality production washing. The frame, as well as all of the other structural elements in contact with water, is constructed of stainless steel. These units feature an open-top design in order to wash large glass sheets in two passes. All components are in strict compliance with the CE European standards.

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