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    c                                                                   LiSEC       The cutting table is able to handle jumbo sheets up to 3m x 6m  chase the LiSEC cutting   LiSEC because it had fea-  clude its ability to address  LiSEC The purchase has already
                                                                          CUTTING LINES
                                                                                                  tures that other machinery
                                                                                             line. “I investigated the top-
                                                                                                  simply didn’t offer.”
                                                                                             ic by attending the glasstec
                                                                                                  The installed LiSEC cut-
                                                                                             trade fair in Düsseldorf
                                                                                                       LiSEC has been offering innovative individual and overall
                                                                                                  ting line is a combined
                                                                                             2016. The best advice my
                                                                                                       solutions in the fi eld of processing and refi ning of fl at glass
                                                                                             partner and I received was
                                                                                                  cutting line for laminated/
                                                                                                       for more than 50 years. LiSEC’s service portfolio comprises
                                                                                             to go with LiSEC, which
                                                                                                  fl oat glass, complete with
                                                                                                       machines, automation solutions and services. In 2016, the
                                                                                             supplies high-performance
                                                                                                  a moveable double-sided
                                                                                                       group with its approximately 1,200 employees and more than
                                                                                             machinery for a diverse
                                                                                                  loading system with four
                                                                                                       20 locations generated an aggregate turnover of about EUR
                                                                                                  stations. They chose it due
                                                                                             range of jobs.“ notes Phil.
                                                                                                       230 million at an export rate of more than 90 per cent. LiSEC
                                                                                                  to its ability to meet their
                                                                                                       develops and produces glass cutting and sorting systems,
                                                                                             CHOOSING LISEC
                                                                                                       individual components and entire production lines for the
                                                                                                  immediate and future pro-
                                                                                                       production of insulating and laminated glass as well as machines
                                                                                                  duction requirements, its
                                                                                             FOR LAMINATED
                                                                                                  compact size, as well as its
                                                                                                       for the processing of glass edges and tempering systems.
                                                                                             AND PLATE GLASS
                                                                                                  capacity to handle jumbo
                                                                                             Before making the deci-
                                                                                                  sheets up to 3m x 6m. “This
                                                                                             sion, the owners of Glass
                                                                                                  machinery also has the abil-
                                                                                                  ity to interface into our ex-
                                                                                             360 met with the LiSEC
                                                                                             team. “We met with Lee
                                                                                                       work health safety con-
                                                                                                  isting software, proving to
                                                                                                           brought signifi cant  ben-
                                                                        ACHIEVING A RAPID
                                                                                             Thurbon and Sandro Ianni
                                                                                                       cerns. “When completing
                                                                                                  be another valuable benefi t,
                                                                                                           efi ts to Glass 360. “The
                                                                                                           LiSEC cutting line greatly
                                                                                             from LiSEC to seek pro-
                                                                                                       a Risk Assessment before
                                                                                                  as was the technical sup-
                                                                                             fessional advice on what
                                                                                                  port LiSEC offers. Having
                                                                                                           reduces our reliance on
                                                                                                       purchase, I determined
                                                                                             would best meet our needs
                                                                                                  locally based technicians on
                                                                        TURNAROUND FOR GLASS 360
                                                                                                           external suppliers,“ Phil
                                                                                                       that the LiSEC automatic
                                                                                             in terms of both integra-
                                                                                                       loader would substantially
                                                                                                  hand for regular mainte-
                                                                                                           chine’s impressively fast
                                                                                             tion and improving our
                                                                                                       reduce crane movement of
                                                                                                  nance is an important con-
                                                                                             manufacturing facility. The
                                                                                                  sideration, as is their size-
                                                                                                       glass. The specialized lift-
                                                                                                           turnaround has enabled us
                                                                                                       ing arms I had specifi ed on
                                                                                             combination cutting line
                                                                                                           to take control of our own
                                                                                                  able stock of spare parts, all
                                                                                                       the breakout table further
                                                                                                           destiny by offering cus-
                                                                                             capable of processing both
                                                                                                  readily available.”
                                                                                                           tomers greater service and
                                                                                             laminated and plate glass
                                                                                                  The associated benefi ts  of
                                                                                                       reduced manual handling
                                                                                                  the LiSEC cutting line in-
                                                                                                       concerns,” Phil explains.
                                                                                             was nominated. We chose
                                                                                                           higher fl exibility.”
                                                                         LiSEC automatic
                                                                                 effi ciencies throughout the
                                                                             into our industry and gain
                                                                                      of the scale – we defi nitely
                                                                         cutting line with
                                                                                      didn’t want knock-offs,”
                                                                             tangible assets in a  com-
                                                                             pany with genuine growth
                                                                                 “For this major long-term
                                                                                      Phil confi rms.
                                                                        was installed at Glass
                                                                                      Extensive research  was
                                                                                 investment, we  required  a
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                                                                                      conducted before  making
                                                                             quality machinery and su-
                                                                        360, a newly formed glass
                                                                                 machine offering value for
                                                                        processing company in
                                                                                      the decision to pur-
                                                                                 money at the reliable  end
                                                                             perior customer service.”
                                                                             Along with purchasing the
                                                                        CEO Phil Norman explains
                                                                        why LiSEC was the obvi-  best machinery, Glass 360
                                                                             employs confi dent,  ex-
                                                                                                           LiSEC Group
                                                                                                           LiSEC Group
                                                                        ous choice.  perienced staff with a   Glass 360, a newly formed glass processing   34 G
                                                                        CATERING FOR   proven record in run-
                                                                             ning a glass supply
                                                                        SMALL- TO MEDIUM   factory.
                                                                        SIZED GLAZIERS  company in Queensland, Australia,
                                                                             The business model
                                                                        “Glass 360 was conceived   for Glass 360 called   contacted LiSEC for the machinery and   Peter-Lisec-Straße 1
                                                                                                            Tel.: 0043-7477-4050
                                                                        to cater for small to me-  for the installation  of   equipment it needed, which involved an   3353 Seitenstetten - Austria
           34  LiSEC                                                    34 Glass-Technology International 2/2018  important long-term investment.  The LiSEC cutting line increases the   E-mail:  35
                                                                                                            Fax: 0043-7477-40580
                                                                        dium sized glaziers, requir-
                                                                             machinery and  equip-
                                                                             ment with the capability
                                                                        ing a fast and reliable turn-
                                                                        around service,” says Phil.
                                                                             to deliver maximum  au-
                                                                                                       independence of external suppliers
                                                                             tomation, accuracy and
                                                                        “I was aiming to reinvest
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                   achieving a rapid turnaround for Glass 360
                                                                          CASE STUDY
           37  Forvet                                                                             Al-Andalus Glass,   required the implementation of fully automated
                                                                                                        Large-scale production for large projects
                                                                                                        high-performance machinery ...
                                                                                                  one of the leading
                                                                                                  glass processing   focus “on the Saudi market   of glass and aluminium, al-
                   excellence designed and built in Italy                                         companies in   ket. The market has many   other sector. We are much
                                                                                                           though we also reach some
                                                                                                       because it is a huge mar-
                                                                                                       projects that need a lot of
                                                                                                           more than a large glass
                                                                                                  Saudi Arabia,
                                                                                                           processor, we are the larg-
                                                                                                  contacted Turomas   THE COMPANY  est glass trader in the Cen-
                                                                                                           tral Region. And not only
                                                                                                       Al-Andalus Glass has been   glass, but also glass and
                                                                                                  for the expansion   in the market for about 20   aluminium accessories.”
                                                                                                       years and are proud of the
                                                                                                       reputation they have built   THE EXPANSION
                                                                                                  and renovation   over time. Thanks to the   PROJECT
                                                                                                       versatility offered by their
                                                                                                           “Customers are increasing-
                                                                                                  of their entire
                                                                                                           ly demanding both in terms
           40  Turomas                                                                        Al-Andalus Holding Co CEO -   production area,   products such as insulated   type of products and the
                                                                                                       two factories, they pro-
                                                                                                           of delivery deadlines, the
                                                                                                       duce locally all types of
                                                                                                           required quality. A year or
                                                                                                       glass, laminated glass or
                                                                                                           more ago, we met the entire
                                                                                                       digital printing on glass.
                                                                                                  with machinery and
                                                                                                       They also have a trading
                                                                                                           team to create and defi ne a
                                                                                              Marwan Albrahim
                                                                                                       branch with presence in all
                                                                                                           master plan for the expan-
                                                                                                  equipment to ensure
                                                                                                       provinces and warehouses
                                                                                                           sion and renovation of the
                                                                                                       in the east and west of the
                                                                                                           entire production area in
                                                                                                           for larger projects. We
                                                                                                       than 200 employees.
                                                                                                  of automation and
                                                                                                       “As a company, we have
                   top-level automatic storage and cutting               Turomas        SR-07 + RUBI 516C  Al-Andalus Glass General   the highest level   country. Collectively, more   order to meet the demand
                                                                                                           wanted to have the most
                                                                                                           advanced machinery in
                                                                                                       always tried to be different
                                                                                                       and unique in the market.
                                                                                                  quality systems.
                                                                                                           the world that would allow
                                                                                                           us to increase production
                                                                                                       Starting with our work phi-
                                                                                              Director - Amir Abdullatif
                                                                                                           and complete our product
                                                                                                       losophy, being profession-
                                                                                                           range. We visited several
                                                                                                       als to always meet commit-
                                                                                                  sometimes found it diffi cult
                                                                                                       ments, be honest and give
                                                                                                  to cope with the soaring
                   for Al-Andalus Glass                                    TOP-LEVEL AUTOMATIC   turn, local companies have  40  exhibitions and contacted
                                                                                                       the best service, especially
                                                                                               Co. has just in-
                                                                                                           a large number of manu-
                                                                                                  and growing demand for
                                                                                                           facturers”, explains Mr.
                                                                                             A stalled a fully au-
                                                                                                       in the after-sales,” Amir
                                                                                             tomated high-performance
                                                                                                  glass in the country.
                                                                                                  Al-Andalus Glass Co., one
                                                                                                       Al-Andalus Glass is one of
                                                                                             Turomas line for the stor-
                                                                                                           Amir tells us that they had
                                                                           STORAGE AND CUTTING   age, loading and cutting   of the leading glass pro-  12 companies comprising   to rethink production from
                                                                                                           scratch. “Large-scale pro-
                                                                                             of glass, prepared to work
                                                                                                  cessing companies in Sau-
                                                                                                       the Al-Andalus Holding
                                                                                                           duction for large projects
                                                                                                       Co., founded 47 years ago.
                                                                                             simultaneously with 3-, 6-
                                                                                                  di Arabia, is well aware of
                                                                          FOR AL-ANDALUS GLASS  and 7 meter glass sheets.  this situation. From their   Mr. Marwan Albrahim,   required the implementa-
                                                                                                  headquarters in the capi-
                                                                                                       CEO of Al-Andalus Hold-
                                                                                             The glass sector in Saudi
                                                                                                           tion of fully automated
                                                                                                       ing Co., tells us about the
                                                                                                           high-performance machin-
                                                                                             Arabia is peculiar. Even in
                                                                                                  tal Riyadh, their General
                                                                                                           ery, but at the same time
                                                                                             times of economic down-
                                                                                                  Manager, Engineer Amir
                                                                                                       group: “Our companies are
                                                                                                           suffi ciently versatile to pro-
                                                                                                       mainly linked to the world
                                                                                                  Abdullatif, tells us that they
           44  Forel                                                    40 Glass-Technology International 2/2018  Glass-Technology International 2/2018  41
                   new ”No-Limits” Jumbo Line for Tvitec                  CASE STUDY
                                                                                NEW  ”NO-LIMITS”
           54  Glaston                                                   Forel JUMBO LINE
                                                                                FOR TVITEC
                   towards better anisotropy
           56  Cugher
                   Better Quality in less Time                                  Stefano Salvian, Sales Director of FOREL 44
                                                                                                 Forel speaks about its tailored project for Tvitec – a new Jumbo line
                                                                                                market, has now been installed at the Spanish factory, in northen Spain.
           60  Edgetech                                                                       for insulating glass used in façades. This “no-limits” line, completely new to the  45
                                                                                                         Glass-Technology International 2/2018
                   Super Spacers  as part
                   of ‘The Opus’ dream project
                                                                                Glaston                    process and raises the bar
                                                                                                           for customer satisfaction.
                                                                                                           EVERYONE UP TO
                                                                                                           THE CHALLENGE
                                                                                                           Switching older lines to
                                                                                                           the latest tempering lines
           66  Tyrolit                                                  TOWARDS BETTER ANISOTROPY  Ever looked at a building’s glass façade   See where I’m going with   and cooling. But there’s a
                                                                                                           is one solution for achiev-
                                                                                                           ing evenness in heating
                                                                                                           lot that can be done with
                                                                                                           older lines as well, such as
                                                                                                       this? Anisotropy doesn’t
                                                                                 terns. And everyone has
                                                                           Riku Färm
                                                                             glass. Customers, however,
                                                                                                           adjusting heating time and
                                                                                                           transfer time – or running
                                                                         Product Manager
                                                                             sometimes refuse to accept
                                                                                 their own opinion about
                                                                             glass with anisotropy levels
                                                                        Glaston Finland Oy
                                                                                      anisotropy can be very dif-
                                                                                 looks bad. So, acceptable
                                                                                                       a safety issue. Still, aes-
                                                                             they feel are too high, mak-
                                                                                                           a single smart tool, glass
                                                                                 levels differ from project
                                                                                                       thetics are often the main
                                                                             ing the phenomenon an is-  what looks good and what   The main problem is that   through polarized sunglasses? If so,   strength of glass, so it’s not   shorter loads. By adding
                                                                                                           processors can meet this
                                                                                      ferent in different condi-
                                                                                              you may have noticed patterning or
                                                                             sue for glass processors as   to project. The prominence   tions, such as geographi-  rationale for using glass in   new challenge.
                   presence in the Asian market                         W of heat-treated   well. PHENOMENON WITH   of anisotropy also depends   cal location, time of year   spotting on it. This phenomenon is called   a project and are also what   Some years from now, the
                                                                          hen it comes to
                                                                                                           industry might fi nally come
                                                                                      and time of day. Also, the
                                                                                 on visual conditions  sur-
                                                                                                       is driving this discussion
                                                                          the visual quality
                                                                                 rounding the glass.
                                                                                                           to an agreement on clear
                                                                                                       around anisotropy. Now
                                                                                      “level of anisotropy” is very
                                                                             NO STANDARDS
                                                                        glass, anisotropy has be-
                                                                        come more and more an   To date, there are no stand-  Seeing anisotropy is easy.   hard to quantify. It’s not   anisotropy – or iridescence – and   that we have a method for   standards for anisotropy.
                                                                                 All you need is a polariza-
                                                                                                           The Glass Innovation Insti-
                                                                                                       scanning the anisotropy of
                                                                                      like a roller wave, where a
                                                                        acknowledged concern for   ards when it comes to ani-  tion fi lter, like the one in   trained eye can evaluate the   occurs in tempered glass as a result of   each glass piece produced,   tute, for example, is aiming
                                                                        glass processors, architects   sotropy. The intensity of   sunglasses, with  polarized   amount of roller wave just   there’s nothing stopping   to develop some universal
                                                                        and their clients.  strain patterns may vary   light coming through the   by looking at the glass. An-  heat treatment. Although there are still   producers from agreeing   standards. When this hap-
                                                                        Since anisotropy is caused   from slightly visible under   glass. Measuring it, how-  isotropy may present itself,   on suitable levels of it with   pens, technology that en-
                                                                        by stress differences in   certain conditions to obvi-  ever, is much harder. How   for example, as vertical or   no standards for acceptable anisotropy   their customers. The im-  sures your processed glass
                                                                        glass during the heating   ous under most conditions.   can you reliably measure   diagonal lines in the glass,   portant thing is that both   meets standards will not be
                                                                        and cooling phases, it is   Anisotropy can also appear   something that has  no   or as spots in the glass such   levels in glass, some breakthrough in   parties understand how   just a helpful tool – it will
                                                                                                           be a necessity.
                                                                                      as seen in the rear windows
                                                                        inevitable in  heat-treated
                                                                             in different kinds of pat-
                                                                                                       the evaluation of anisotro-
           70  LandGlass                                                              one of these is best? Or   regard to the phenomenon has taken   used – and also that cur-
                                                                                      of cars. Then again, which
                                                                                                       py depends on the system
                                                                                                       rently there is no right or
                                                                                      worst? As long as a univer-
                                                                                      sal standard doesn’t exist,
                                                                                              place recently.
                                                                                                       wrong way to do it.
                                                                                      there’s no way to answer
                                                                                                       In 2017, Glaston launched
                                                                                      this question. Everyone has
                                                                                                       an online solution that is
                                                                                      their own opinion – which
                                                                                                       up to the challenge of visu-
                                                                                                           Glaston Finland Oy y y
                                                                                                           Glaston Finlan
                                                                                      means we may even need
                                                                                                       alizing and quantifying the
                                                                                                  glass manufacturers set
                                                                                             again as an example.
                                                                                                       level of anisotropy in heat-
                                                                                      more than one method to   speaking. This has led to a 54
                                                                                      evaluate anisotropy.  Standards defi ne  certain   their own project- or cus-  treated glass – iLooK Ani-
                                                                                                  tomer-specifi c “standards”
                   moving forward with vacuum insulated                               ing method, or methods,   fects, but the limits are   rather than relying solely   anisotropy gives processors   Vehmaistenkatu 5
                                                                                                       sotropy. Scanning glass for
                                                                                             limits for roller wave de-
                                                                                      Having a  unifi ed  evaluat-
                                                                                             generally quite loose. In
                                                                                      would certainly make our
                                                                                                  on offi cial standards. And
                                                                                                       a new tool to continuously
                                                                                                            33730 Tampere - Finland
                                                                                             many cases, a glass that
                                                                                      lives easier. So, as we are
                                                                                                  even if offi cial  standards
                                                                                                       monitor quality, test mock-
                                                                                      slowly moving towards an
                                                                                                            Fax: +358 10 500 6190
                                                                                      anisotropy standard, what   passes a standard can still   are used, supplier selec-  ups, experiment with ma-  Tel.: +358 10 500 500
                                                                                                       chine settings and improve
                                                                                                  tion in many cases is based
                                                                                             be far from good aestheti-
                                                                                      can be done in the mean-  cally – again, subjectively   on the general quality of   production methods. It   E-mail:
                   glass products                                                     Let’s consider roller wave   situation where tempered   provides.  ments in the tempering
                                                                                                  the end product a supplier
                                                                                                       allows for new improve-
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           76  AGC Flat Glass Italia                                      SCREEN PRINTING                Remote control Panel
                                                                                                       The glass industry is
                                                                                                       increasingly oriented towards automation, both
                   new float line, new products,                                                        to raise speed and to guarantee greater safety
                                                                                                       for the operator. Cugher introduces the latest
                                                                                                       software developments on its screen printing
                   at its Cuneo plant                                          Cugher:                 equipments,  which  have lead to  an increase in
                                                                                                       productivity, quality, speed and safety.
           81  China Glass 2018                                                                           Line Supervisor
                   communication plat form for technology
                   exchange and business talks                                               of course resource optimi-56
                                                                                             Broken Screen Detection Unit
                                                                                                         Spare view: 3d Spare Parts Management
                                                                                                           handling and stacking, as
                                                                                                  tional scenario. The mar-
                                                                                                       printing lines for the auto-
                                                                                               OVING MORE
                                                                         BETTER QUALITY IN LESS TIME  MTOWARDS   ket, with 4.0 industry goal   motive, architectural and   well as glass drying. The
                                                                                               AND MORE
                                                                                                  much closer and touchable,
                                                                                                       home appliance sectors,
                                                                                                           company of Novate Mil-
                                                                                                           anese, which turns 50 this
                                                                                                       supplying a wide range of
                                                                                                  looks for suppliers able
                                                                                                  to grant excellent targets,
                                                                                                       integrated solutions for
                                                                                                           year, can satisfy the most
                                                                                                  minimize costs and squeeze
                                                                                             Productivity, quality and
                                                                                                           advanced needs.
                                                                                                       process control and auto-
                                                                                             zation: these are the focus   response time.  mation (automatic vision   Over the past years, the
                                                                                                       systems for glass and print
                                                                                                           continuous research of the
                                                                                                  Cugher is specialized in
                                                                                             to compete in the interna-  turnkey solutions for screen   quality control), for glass   best technical solutions has
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