Saint Gobain GLASSOLUTIONS® invests in glass cutting

  Cutting technology

Saint Gobain GLASSOLUTIONS® switched to a new generation float glass cutting table at the beginning of 2011: the Bystronic glass speed’cut with linear motor. This step was taken to be a step ahead of the competition, also due to increased demand for triple insulating units.

Bystronic
The Bystronic glass speed’cut with linear motor
Constantly increasing volume in the field of glass cutting as well as the challenge of procuring spare parts for older machines were just two of the reasons for Valerian Wicky, Manager of Saint Gobain GLASSOLUTIONS® Switzerland, to switch to a new generation of float glass cutting table at the beginning of 2011: the Bystronic glass speed’cut with linear motor. He describes this decision as a logical step towards a more productive future: "It was necessary to purchase a new cutting table that ideally fulfils our requirements with regard to speed, the availability of spare parts as well as the size of the glass plates handled and the cut quality."
Up until the end of 2010, the cutting system worked with two Bystronic glass cutting tables which had worked well for 19 years and, in principle, continue to do so. However, the cutting system at the Kreuzlingen branch had aged and, over the course of time, the insulating glass production experienced more and more bottlenecks. One reason for this was the increased demand and another was the constant increase in the percentage of triple insulating units in recent years. "Naturally, the loading and cutting systems must provide the correct amount of glass for these requirements," says Valerian Wicky. The new, quick speed’cut cutting table will now replace one of the two old tables. "It made more sense economically to now invest in a completely new machine complete with modern software and hardware and to be a step ahead of the comp...
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