HEGLA will play a part in the international rendezvous of the glass industry at Vitrum in Milan.
With solutions and concepts for the scoring of shapes in laminated glass, HEGLA will play a part in the international rendezvous of the glass industry at Vitrum in Milan. Anyone wanting to see the performance capability of electromagnetic linear drives with their own eyes has a great opportunity at the stand with the Rapidline cutting system.
“The market for free designed forms from LSG is growing rapidly,” says HEGLA’s Managing Director, Manfred Vollbracht – underlining that shape scoring will be a big topic at the trade fair. “When we first presented a cutting system with this technology back in 2012,” continues Vollbracht, “we would not have expected that just five years later almost every second one of our laminated glass systems would be ordered and delivered with the Shape equipment”.
In the process patented by HEGLA, in order to score free forms and models, the glass is first fixed by grippers and then moved with precision underneath the dual cutting head, which only moves on a single axis, in accordance with the specified contours. A separate drive adjusts this precisely to the requirements of the cutting plan and generates a synchronised and precise result on both sides of the pane in a work operation.
The current LSG cutting systems of the ProLam series can score in pretty much any form – from simple rectangles, trapezia to semi-circles or circles – with the optional shape function and the diagonal cutting device; and, in the case of straight sections, it can also perform automatic cutting. New to the machine builder’s programme is the RapidLam, which was primarily designed as a stand-alone system for the processing of models from laminated safety glass. Depending on customer requirements, the system may also be used as an auxiliary output in an existing line solution. In order to be able to move the glass in the best possible way, the grippers are integrated in the table so they can be lowered; thus offering a high degree of flexibility. HEGLA Managing Director Bernhard Hötger, who played a key role in that developing, is convinced of that new concept: “With significantly less time requirements, and a high degree of precision, our customers can offer reproducible LSG models and generate competitive advantages”.
The Rapidline on exhibition at the stand provides a small glance at the global strategy of the HEGLA Group. Designed as the centrepiece of a three-part line with manual break-out table and automatic loading, it is especially popular in the international markets. Fitted with low-maintenance electromagnetic linear drives – one of the cutting table’s main technological features – it achieves accurate cuts at high acceleration values of the cutting bridge. In particular, the high degree of precision, the compact design and the balanced extent of automation have led to this system being also used in many cases for special cutting and the handling of peaks in production for float glass and ornamental glass.
Come and pay HEGLA a visit at Vitrum Hall 5, Stand R01.