The KSD-A from LiSEC is currently the fastest vertical seaming and grinding machine with peripheral wheels for the processing of glass edges, e.g. the seaming and grinding of glass edges. This machine combines massive processing flexibility with stable and reliably high quality. Thanks to decades of experience in the processing of glass edges, and the courage to explore new ways forward, KSD-A is also a defining technological marker for the future of glass edge processing.
How is the KSD-A configured?
Depending on the machine length, the KSD-A consists of several elements in a modular construction. At the heart of the system is the processing tower with a high-speed X-axis for glass transport and optionally one or two processing heads mounted on separate vertical axes. The perfect waterproofing of the axes against humidity ensures long-term stability and easy accessibility.
How does the KSD-A work?
The KSD-A was developed for particularly fast cycle times and a very high level of flexibility. The glass sheets being processed are received by a high-speed axis with suction cups, which measures the position of the sheet at all times. After automatic measurement of the height of the glass sheet “on the fly”, the edge can be seamed or ground in any desired number of cycles. The flexible tool configuration allows processing of different glass thicknesses without changing tools.
How does the new LiTEC slider tool work?
The tool and the technologies employed play a key role in the detection of defects. Especially when seaming glass edges, due account needs to be taken of faults in the glass such as break quality, flatness, geometric irregularities etc. With the new LiTEC slider tool, all of that becomes past history. This new technology now also transmits this outstanding grinding belt flexibility to diamond grinding belts.
Who is the KSD-A suitable for?
The KSD-A is a universal seaming and grinding machine for all glass processors who need stable and high-quality edge processing without operator intervention. With its many configuration options, the system is ideally suited for the flexible processing of individual sheets and for the fast processing of insulating glass on the production line. Above all, the KSD-A is suited to glass processors who wish to produce ground as well as seamed edges, or who process special shapes.
What are the advantages of the machine?
The greatest advantages of the system are its perfect seaming quality - independent of the quality of the cut glass and its edge quality - and its outstanding processing flexibility. In contrast to conventional machines, the KSD-A is therefore also able to seam poorly cut glass, regardless of whether any breaks above and below the glass edge are very severe, glass cutting tolerances on the sheet and in the geometry, or where a sheet offset needs to be considered, particularly with cut LSG sheets.
With the tools used here, flexible processing of different qualities and thicknesses of glass can be performed without changing tools. Any pending tool change can be performed easily from the front within just a few seconds. This, combined with the system being designed for batch size 1, allows for the greatest possible flexibility in production. In addition, the KSD-A provides the option of grinding sheets with glass removal.
Which functions are included as standard?
Automatic infeed and outfeed of the glass sheets
Processing of float glass and laminated glass sheets with a glass thickness of 3-19 mm
Automatic measurement of rectangles
Seaming and grinding without glass removal
Two sets of tools based on LiTEC slider technology
Simple operating program with graphical interface
Which functions can be added optionally?
Processing of special shapes including CAD/CAM drawing program.
Grinding with glass removal
Second processing head for even faster cycle times.
The machine was developed for use in highly automated lines, based on decades of experience in the processing of glass sheets. The KSD-A is a universal glass processing tool, combining the fastest possible cycle times with the utmost in reliability and flexibility.
The machine's control options are as diverse as the customers' requirements. From the manual input and the automatic measurement of rectangles, to direct connection to the production control system, the KSD-A enables every form of integration in the production line.