autofab is the heart of the automatic sorting and/or buffering solution. This solution allows online control of a completely automated glass production process. The system automatically connects to all machines, controls, regulates and supervises the production processes, and reports the current status of e.g. the sorting systems, etc. With the system it is even possible to separate cutting from production sequence. This way, glass waste is minimised and is guaranteed an optimum production sequence on an insulating glass line, a furnace, etc.
Sheets are automatically optimised into a toughening bed, taking the furnace criteria into consideration. The furnace is automatically supplied with the sheets and the recipe data. After the tempering process the scanner and ripple data are automatically evaluated. Depending on the next processing step (delivery/IG), the individual sheets are automatically transported from the toughening bed to the correct position. Diverse tempering furnaces and scanning systems can be integrated.
The loading display supports the operator loads the sheets onto the transport into the sorting system. The loading display shows all relevant information to load the sheets in the sorting system specified sequence, with the correct base edge and glass side.