Rapid insulating glass line for thermoplastic spacers (TPA)
The FastLane insulating glass line for processing thermoplastic spacers sets new standards in the production of insulating glass units. Innovative approaches to glass transport and the option of assembling two insulating glass units in parallel make it possible to achieve previously unattainable cycle times. The spacer material allows highly flexible, automated production. Set-up times are also almost completely eliminated. No requirement for external frame production means machinery, personnel and storage costs are reduced. The newly created control station concept allows the entire production to be monitored by just one employee. Maximum end product precision is guaranteed thanks to a multitude of innovations on the line. Permanent and continuous support of each individual sheet of the insulating glass units is ensured - right up to the transport frame.
How is the insulating glass line structured?
The insulating glass production line consists of a washing machine with eight brushes, a quality scanner, a frame setting and inspection station. The FastLane also has an applicator for thermoplastic spacers and an overlift system, as well as an assembly and gas filling press, and sealing machine.
How does the fast insulating glass line for thermoplastic spacers work?
The glass sheets are thoroughly cleaned and then dried in the washing machine. The spacer is automatically and continuously applied to the TPA. Thanks to a unique overlift system, the process can be optimised to the highest level in terms of cycle time. The gas filling press takes care of the assembly, the gas filling process and the pressing of the insulating glass units. A sealing machine at the end of the line ensures the necessary stability and, above all, perfect corners.
For whom is the insulating glass line suitable?
The insulating glass line for thermoplastic spacers is ideally suited for companies that require a rapid cycle time and a high degree of automation. In the design with overlift system, this line impresses with the lowest cycle time currently available on the market. The overlift system ensures simultaneous transport of a second sheet during the application process. This system is also the first choice for custom shapes. Nothing stands in the way of uninterrupted production, due to the infinitely variable adjustment of the spacer width.
What advantages does the system offer?
The washing machine with up to eight brushes and two hot water zones ensures perfect washing results. Damage and scratches in the glass can be detected in the shortest possible time thanks to the optimum lighting at the inspection station. Application takes place without interruption and the spacer width can be steplessly changed. The process can be optimised to the highest level by means of an overlift system, while perfect closure and gas tightness are ensured with the downstream RTVB-TJ. The assembly and gas filling press not only reduces gas losses but also the cycle time.