Lisec: Glass Systems automates Swisspacer production

Glass Systems Ltd., one of the largest independent sealed unit manufacturers, is the first company in the UK to invest in the Lisec BSV 45 ANK for automated Swisspacer production.
The Lisec BSV 45 AN…

Glass Systems Ltd., one of the largest independent sealed unit manufacturers, is the first company in the UK to invest in the Lisec BSV 45 ANK for automated Swisspacer production. The Lisec BSV 45 ANK can bend Swisspacer V and other types of spacer, cutting according to the optimization target to produce sealed units of the highest quality. The new machine will be installed at Glass Systems in October 2010, when changes to Part L of the Building Regulations for England and Wales come into force. Kevin Pearce, national sales manager: We are delighted to be the first company in the UK to be able to bend Swisspacer on a bar bender. With the introduction of the new building regulations, there is a fantastic opportunity for growth. Investing in the new Lisec machine will enable us to take advantage of this. At present, 8% of the sealed unit manufacturer“s capacity is dedicated to producing warm edge sealed units. This percentage will increase significantly once the new machine is installed and as demand for the best performing sealed units increases as fabricators meet the new building regulations. Glass Systems has been using Swisspacer V for two years. It chose the leading warm edge spacer bar because of its excellent thermal performance and ease of manufacture. Swisspacer V is an integral part of Ecopane, Glass Systems“ own brand of top performing sealed unit. Kevin continues: The vast majority of our customers have chosen Swisspacer V as their approved warm edge spacer bar because they want to achieve an “A“ rated window. Swisspacer V offers the vastly improved thermal performance they are looking for so they can achieve the best WER rating using our sealed units.