Channel: Handling
Bystronic glass: lightweight top crane systems - for easy handling

2010-05-01 | Handling

“Handling equipment is only popular if it is easy to use,” states Stefan Herrmann, Branch Manager at Semcoglas in Nordhorn, commenting directly about one of the reasons to provide the entire production hall with handling systems from the Bystronic glass Group.

Bystronic glass: lightweight top crane systems - for easy handling
The entire hall of Semcoglas at Nordhorn in Lower Saxony, which was commissioned in spring 2008, has a framework of lightweight top crane systems and lifts from the Bystronic glass Technology Center Bystronic Armatec. “At that time, the company asked for a fast and secure glass handling system, which could even be used by inexperienced operators,” explains Dietmar Weichsel, who is responsible for selling Bystronic glass handling equipment in northern Germany. For this reason, he suggested a combination of equipment for moving light and heavy glass plates at a single work station. With  this system, he met exactly the needs of the customer, for whom the safety of his employees is of paramount importance.

“We want colleagues to move even the lightest of loads with handling equipment and this can be achieved only if the equipment is easy to use,” reports Stefan Herrmann from his experience. The Branch Manger especially appreciates the Easy-Lift from Bystronic glass: “Its thick hoisting tube, which compresses the air, allows extremely accurate operation,” he explains and demonstrates this fact on the glass loader of the production line for laminated safety glass. In general, the handling equipment of the Easy-Lift type is characterized by its rigid connection between the suction frame and the crane track, facilitating exact positioning of the glass lites. At the same time, the aluminium construction keeps the weight of the equipment itself to a minimum....


Article taken from Glass-Technology International bi-monthly magazine (6 issues per year)
Year: 2010 number: 3
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