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...
expand

Channel: Cutting technology

9 Total news items for this channel since 1996
Page  1 of 1 
latest Order by:

GlassOnline News by Channel

Retina1658

2016-12-21
Corning Incorporated has announced the commercial availability of a new high-precision laser processing tool ideal for...

Schiatti

2016-10-18
Schiatti Angelo continues to build on the strong foundation of over 65 years, developing new products, and looking to...

Mappi2

2016-10-17
Mappi has remodelled and developed its technology to offer increased performance for large-size glass production, yet...

Vitra

2016-06-16
Vitralux Luxemburg, led by the 5th generation of the Bradtke family, has recently celebrated its 150th anniversary.

Lisec

2016-03-07
Since September 2015, students at the HTL (Polytechnic Glass) Kramsach in Tirol have been using a LiSEC cutting table...

Imagesj.

2015-07-14
Precision laser cutting company FC Laser (Derbyshire, UK) has strengthened its modern laser cutting capabilities with...

CutInnoLas02

2013-02-27
InnoLas has, says the German company, developed a laser cutting process that allows to cut chemically strengthened...

2013-02-05
ESI has announced that its DiamondBlaze™ product line cuts Corning's line of chemically strengthened glass products i...

9 Total news items for this channel since 1996
Page  1 of 1 
Other channels: A.T.I.V. Articles - Adhesives and sealants - Advanced electronics - Anniversary - Art & culture - Autoglass - Automation and it - Automotive glass - Batch plants - Building applications - Case history - Coatings - Cold-end - Company financial news - Company news - Conditioning - Containers - Conveyors - Cooperation - Country outlook - Crystal - Cullet treatment - Cutting technology - Decoration - Design - Diamond Tools - Directives - Double glazing - Ecology - Edging - Energy saving - Events - Fibre treatment - Forming - Furnace technology - Glazing / Insulating Glass - Government - Grinding and bevelling - Handling - Ig equipment - Industry update - Innovation - Inspection - Laminating - Legal news - Machinery developments - Manufacturing technology - Markets & trends - Mergers, acquisitions & disposals - Mirror technology - Mould technology - Other news - Palletising/depalletising - People - Personnel & industrial relations - Photovoltaic glass - Plant technology - Printing and tempering - Processing - Product news - Production costs - Recycling - Refractories - Representative organizations - Research and development - Resin technology - Safety glass - Science & technology - Screen printing equipment - Sealants - Sector trends - Software - Specialist applications - Statistics - Storage and handling - Surface treatment - Surveys - Tableware - Tempering technology - Testing - Thermal imaging - Thermal insulation - Treatment plants - Tube production - Viewpoint - Worker safety -

Our Glass Magazines & Annual Guides Read online free of charge

Glass-Technology International
 
Glass Machinery Plants & Accessories
 
World Glass Directory
 
Flat Glass World Directory
 
Return to top

Powered by GlassOnline Logo

Copyright © Smartenergy S.r.l. 1996-2017 - All rights reserved

Smartenergy S.r.l. - publications@glassonline.com - Cookie policy
Registered office: Via Antonio Gramsci, 57 - 20032 Cormano (MI), Italy
Company registry - Milan, REA No.: MI-2022277 | Share capital: € 10,000 | P.IVA/VAT No.: IT 08386450962