A time tested LiSEC float glass cutting system combined with the latest laminated glass cutting technology achieves up to 30 % more output than comparable solutions.
What does the line for combined float and laminated glass processing include?
On the in-feed side, the combined line includes a system for automatic removal of excess foil on laminated glass and a Lucite stripping brush. This is followed by a float glass cutting system from our portfolio, such as the GFB, ESL-RS or SprintCut. A subsequent transport section creates the transition to the new VSL-A laminated glass cutting system.
How is float or laminated glass processed?
A blade fully automatically removes the excessive foil from up to three sides of the stock plate, followed by automatic conveyor belt in-feed at up to 60m/min. Limit stops ensure the stock plate's defined zero position. Grinding wheels optionally remove the edge deletion from coated sheets homogeneously and without residue.
The zero cut is standard at all our lines. With sufficient glass quality a trim cut is unnecessary, which reduces wastage costs. If required, labels are automatically applied to ensure the traceability of individual sheets and reduce manual work steps.
Transport belts automatically move the stock plate and position it on the laminated glass cutting bridge at the limit stops. The positioning section exactly aligns the cuts according to the optimisation data. The precision cutting heads simultaneously cut the top and bottom glass with adjusted cutting parameters. The machine permanently monitors the cutting pressure and speed, the cutting wheel wear and other parameters to ensure highest edge quality, and informs the operator if an intervention is required.
What are the advantages of this line?
Edge deletion, float glass cutting and fully automatic sub-plate breaking ensure quick processing of the float portion. Thanks to innovations in cutting/separating technology and sheet handling, the glass waste costs are reduced drastically while the cutting quality is maximised. The individual steps of laminated glass processing are ideally allocated, which allows this line to achieve 30 % more output than previous line types with the same production space.
For whom is this cutting system suitable?
This system is the optimum solution for everybody, from small-scale glass processors to large companies, who wants to produce perfect glass edges faster, easier and more cost-effectively.
How are shapes cut?
The clamping function enables fully automatic shape cutting. The system cuts angles, arches and even circles precisely and without misalignment
With the innovative clamping bar technology and our patented SIR (selective infrared heating) solution for film heating, we cut laminated glass sub-plates in less than 22 seconds. SIR heating means that heating area size is adjusted to the glass width. Energy consumption and maintenance costs are reduced due to IR emitters with identical design which are easy to change. 30% more laminated glass cutting capacity and 66% lower glass waste costs in fully automatic operation make the combined float / LSG cutting line significantly more cost-effective than comparable products.
The combined cutting line allows fast, reliable and efficient processing of both laminated and float glass on a single system. The line automatically de-coats float glass and breaks the sub-plates while the laminated glass portion is processed quickly. In laminated glass operation, the user interventions are reduced to just one unloading task that must be performed every 30 seconds. In float operation, the system breaks the X sub-plates automatically and the operator separates any Y and Z cuts.
The line delivers commercial high performance: Cutting, breaking and foil cutting are fully automatic, lowering the glass waste costs by up to 66%. Automatic 20 mm trim cuts on all four sides of the stock plate allow a better optimisation result and increase efficiency. Additional advantages include better optimisation results and less handling of the broken glass container.
The LSG glass cutting line considers the needs of the system operators: The line automatically monitors all glass cutting relevant parameters such as the cutting wheel status or the use of the optimal stock plate. The line design also considers occupational safety and ergonomics: A surface safety laser monitors the work surface, a safety bar that can be mechanically lifted and lowered protects the operator and unloading rollers reduce the strain of manual unloading.