SCHIATTI: glass loader with turn table

This glass loader has been designed and built by SCHIATTI to automatically place glass sheets, positioned on a vertical surface, on the horizontal double edging machine. The whole equipment is composed of a glass trolley, a basement with a horizontal crossbar and swinging arm and a roller conveyor.

The roller conveyor is controlled by a moto-variator to synchronize the speed of both the loader and the double edging machine. It is fitted with two sensors to confirm there is glass present.

The double edging machine is now more automated than ever before
For some time now, SCHIATTI has noted an increase in requests for highly-automated glass processing machines.

The companies’ needs are to increase the use of “smart” machines, which are capable of connecting with a network to process data and exchange information with other production plants to manage their life cycle.

Automation advantages in glass processing machines
Automation offers advantages to operators first, increasing ease of use and guaranteeing more independence in managing machine stops.

The most clear advantage is remote assistance, making it possible for technical assistance or the operator to connect to the machine from other places in order to act on the production process, even in advance.

High precision and independence with automatic spindles
The new double edging machine can also incorporate fully automatic spindles with horizontal movement of the wheel, moved by a brushless motor. They are really compact and guarantee a centesimal precision in movements that allow the operator to control the process through the PLC.

The technician doesn’t need to manually adjust the desired removal, and can control the operation through the touch-screen. An intuitive display shows all the spindles of first and second machine. In this way, the operator can handle the diamond spindles singularly and choose the most appropriate removal of the glass.

Flexibility is a hallmark of Made in Italy
The implementation is part of the SCHIATTI trend to match client’s needs with devices that give flexibility to the machine and meet their specific processing requirements.

The turn table can be incorporated with existing loaders/unloaders in order to progressively optimize the existing machine, and not only to replace old machines with new ones.

Focus on automation software
SCHIATTI’s automation software is simple, intuitive and flexible. Its advantages can be noticed on the setting for the processing of single glass sheets, also with different measures.

The automatic setting allows also users to optimize processing timing, in order to reduce the tool’s wearing and proceed to the wheels’ homing while starting the machine. This guarantees the resetting of setting times from the operator and it is a warranty of uniformity on processing of the glass sheet.

Barcode: a prized option
The barcode helps the loader to identify the glass to be processed. Based on pre-sets and reading information, the table can automatically or manually turn. The barcode reader, can be both installed as a light gun system (for manual reading) or mounted on the swing arm (for automatic reading).

Other available options are: grooving wheels for both the edge and the surface of the glass, and oscillating spindles for processing high-thickness monolithic or laminated glass.