Once again the superior qualities that are synonymous with Hegla GmbH brand will be demonstrated on-stand at Glasstec this year. The company will be highlighting new developments on Stand A56 with the usual impressive exhibit that visitors have come to expect from the leading cutting machinery provider.
A particular focus will be placed on developments that have taken place on the Prolam which has been specifically designed for cutting shapes. Four years ago Hegla first demonstrated precision cutting for high quality curves with the patented driven cutting head solution. Increasingly, the glazing sector is seeing more dynamic design being
introduced with architects and specifiers looking to create visually stunning buildings that require larger pieces of shaped glass to be processed.
Hegla has patented a new system in order to ensure a faster throughput for customers. This holds and rotates the glass whilst the other end of the cut line, that has already been accurately marked by the grinding bridge, is positioned using an onboard camera system. As both ends of the cut have been accurately positioned by the machine, the cutting cycle time is greatly reduced.
Rapilam is a new standalone laminate cutting table that has been specially developed for curved and straight shapes. This new concept in laminate cutting will be exhibited at the show where visitors can discover more about the advantages it offers. Rapilam cuts the pvb inter layer with a patented laser cutting process, which is then scored in two dimensions, leaving the operator free to only run the cuts and quickly remove the waste.
The table has been designed to work alongside existing machinery on the production floor or as a standalone work unit, cutting shapes from rectangular blanks of laminate. This new innovative process substantially increases the production speed of shaped laminate products and reduces the thermal stress in the glass caused by traditional waste removal techniques.
The main cutting exhibit at Glasstec will be loaded with 6mtre glass from the company’s Rapidstorage – an automatic product switching system. Along with the Prolam, glass will be fed to the Galactic high speed linear drive float cutting table. Offcuts from both machines will be stored above the cutting table by the Remaster automatic reuse system. Float products will be automatically separated by a 6mtre wide breakout system with the glass then fed in to the Sortjet system. During the exhibition, many possible combined storage and glass sequence sorting elements will be highlighted.
The Paternoster system that was launched at Fensterbau earlier this year will also make another appearance at Glasstec. This offers many advantages with each storage location configurable to either Europallets or long bar pallets.
Visitors are welcome to join the Hegla team to discuss the range in Hall 14, Stand A56.
For more information contact Steve Goble on :01908 261933