Hegla: post show report

Hegla products on show at glasstec 2010 included its most recent developments for efficient glass transfer from the glass cutting process to the subsequent processing stage – an area in which Hegla ha…

Hegla products on show at glasstec 2010 included its most recent developments for efficient glass transfer from the glass cutting process to the subsequent processing stage – an area in which Hegla has already been setting standards for several years with its SortJet sorting system. The SortJet systems plays a considerable role in reducing material costs and improving production flow within the insulated glass production process. The SortJet transfers the glass from the cut-optimized, chaotic breakout sequence into the necessary production or dispatch sequence. The panes required for insulated glass production are consolidated with the SortJet. The main performance features of SortJet are: o simultaneous glass transportation to the buffer and outfeed transportation; o dynamic single-direction material flow; o multi-loading for all buffer compartments; o creation of the production sequence (3x ISO) with the second level in the dual shuttle; o introduction of feed panes. Other new machinery developments on display were Hegla“s new and updated products for glass cutting and residual sheet management. These include various new and sophisticated solutions that can boost productivity. Hegla“s float glass cutting system Galactic, with electromagnetic linear drives, is characterized by its top-level driving dynamics with an acceleration of 13 m/s2, with non-contact linear drives which continually minimize wear. The new ReMaster with multiple sheets per slot utilizes space above the cutting line more efficient by loading more remnant sheets within the same number of slots. The remnant sheets are transferred within the slots by a belt drive system. All remnant sheets can by accessed with the lifting conveyor platform. Special performance features of the ReMaster include: o multiple loading system which increases storage capacity up to five times; o remnants can also be taken to only partly loaded slots; o random access to all remnant sheets in stock. Further new product developments in the field of photovoltaics were focussed on state-of-the-art handling systems and production logistics, using highly dynamic, rail-controlled Hegla feed modules. The range of products is completed by robot technology for stacking and discharging solar modules.