Volume 8, Issue 2 - February 2007
Machines With Muscle
It is no secret, machinery and equipment can help door and window manufacturers automate a large portion of their manufacturing processes. Learn what advancements have been made recently in machinery and equipment that may benefit your company’s manufacturing needs.
Bystronic Processes a Variety of Spacers
The company says that the line may be installed in a basic configuration providing for manual secondary sealing, but may be enhanced by adding modules, such as an automatic CNC sealing robot, to improve productivity in parallel with the growth of your business. www.bystronic-glass.com.
Double End Tenoner That’s Progressive
The machine features an Allen-Bradley Panelview touch screen control for selection of machining operations including angle to be machined, angle on left-hand or right-hand end of part, simultaneous angle gain machining of left-hand and right-hand parts, jump operation of scores, tenons and angle gain saw motors.
The Double End Tenoner is available with angle gain saw motors, jumping saw motors and adjustable side of machine mounted on hardened steel rails and linear bearings for fast precision positioning and smooth operation. Digital counters are provided on all horizontal and vertical saw motors for position reference. www.progressivesys.com
Be Safe with HAECO’s PRO-SET™ 3200
The new table allows operators to position glass safely prior to contact with the sealant or tape. It also eliminates sealant or tape “roll-off” caused by setting glass vertically. www.haeco.us
New Makes and Models from Stürtz Machinery
The SMI-CNC-2K-18 Twin Head Sash Corner Cleaner will clean two corners of a sash per cycle in sizes ranging from 12- by 12-inchs up to 72- by 72-inches. Smaller sash can be cleaned one corner at a time.
The company has also unveiled its newly redesigned SMI-SCC-102 Automated Sawing and Fabrication Center. This machine can be tooled to process either four frame parts up to eight sash parts per cycle. Complete fabrication allows the finished parts to be transferred directly from the saw to the welder with no intermediate processing.
Also new from the company is the new Compact Sash Line that can produce up to 900 welded and cleaned sash per shift with one operator in under 1,200 square feet. The new line consists of two Stürtz Model SMI-HSM-20/19CDS Horizontal Four Point Sash Welders. www.sturtz.com
Edgetech I.G. Offers Vinyl Bending Solution
Uni-form Engineering specializes in the manufacture of profile bending equipment. Developed in conjunction with Liverpool University and the U.K.’s Department of Trade and Industry over the last decade, the patented tri-rotational technology of the Form8tor allows up to eight bends to be produced at one time, increasing productivity levels. The company says that flexibility of Form8tor satisfies all markets—from repetitive orders for new construction, straightforward arches for residential archways, to gothic designs for church residential and other
Super Spacer TriSeal consists of the same desiccated silicone foam material, acrylic adhesive and multi-layer vapour barrier as other Super Spacer products, but it also contains a unique triple-design that works effectively with both structural and captive (fixed window) glazing applications, and is compatible with silicone structural sealant, polyurethane, polysulfide, DSE/DSA’s and hot-melt butyls. www.edgetechig.com
J&S Machine Beefs Up its Models
A software development is also released for the CR 130 HAIM roller. An advanced CNC programming package can be used, which communicates the programs with this model, can be used. The remote software enhances the storage capacity of the machine and the ease of programming complex parts. www.jsmachine.com
Friz Launches Quick-Change Profile Wrapping System
The profile wrapping system allows product to change quickly at minimum cost with no loss of quality. Available exclusively from Stiles Machinery Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich., Friz profile wrappers feature a modular design and a wide range of configurations from the Optimat series to the high-production Powerline machines offering speeds of more than 300 feet per minute.
Stiles Machinery Inc. has also established new moulding technology. Kentwood™ moulders produce mouldings with efficiency, smooth surfaces and optimal productivity. The Professional Series, the Kentwood M409, M509 and M609, is designed for first time moulder buyers. The Advanced Series is for companies with existing moulders but would appreciate the high-end features of the Kentwood M509X and M609X. The Elite Series, the Kentwood M609HD and M612HD, is designed for entry door manufacturers and industrial applications requiring heavy stock removal.
Also available from Stiles, the Homag BOF 311 Optimat Processing Center features a rigid frame construction that includes a matrix vacuum table and an innovative computer numeric control. The fixed table router offers flexible, cost-effective, high-speed batch size production with the ability to process a variety of work pieces on the same machine with minimum change-over time. www.stilesmachinery.com
Produce Precision Parts with Zero Scrap
GED says the result is maximum output with zero scrap, and the machines and can reduce the number of workers needed for the fabrication process by five to seven while increasing throughput by up to 30 percent. Users will also benefit from reduced material usage and increased profitability.
The GED MCS Multiprocessors include the new 2000 model for custom in-line fabrication of vinyl window sash components, and the new 3000 model for in-line fabrication of mainframe vinyl door and window components.
The company has also improved its Smart 3550 i-3 IG Oven/Roll Press that allows window manufacturers to access up to ten pre-programmed oven/press preset configurations at the touch of a button.
Manufacturers can still run the Smart i-3 Oven/Roll Press in automatic mode where speed and emitters stay constant and sensors automatically adjust the press according to glass width. Operators can also control all the setting variables manually and the easy-to-use software is available in both English and Spanish, GED says. www.gedusa.com
Erdman Gains Speed with New Glazer
The 3000 Series Automated Glazer offers a control system that applies a consistent diameter bead of sealant automatically at speeds up to 30 inches per second. The new glazer is offered in both horizontal and vertical styles. It is available to perform hot, cold or two-part applications and can be set up for bead sizes from .060- up to .50-inches in diameter.
It can reduce waste up to 85 percent and clean up as much as 95 percent, the company says. www.erdmanautomation.com
DOMUS Machining Centers Make Frames
Joseph Machinery Co. Cuts Down on Scrap
Urban Unveils Auto Sawing and Fabrication Centers
These fabrication centers can be customized, and feature 45- or 90-degree saw processing including CNC programmable blade paths. The machinery also has an automatic fabrication bridge that allows for 360-degree custom programmable drilling, routing, punching, milling and other specialized processing. The fabrication configuration is designed so that material is always moving forward, maximizing throughput.
The Siemens control and drive system integrates with existing information systems via network or online connection and Urban’s systems specialists work with each customer on unique integration requirements www.urban-machinery.com
New Sash Welder Boasts Benefits
What’s New at Witte
Also new from Witte is an automatic radius table—designed for bending round shapes only. It is ideal for the companies who can use the table for half-rounds. The radius can be changed in seconds with a hand wheel operated positioning of all inner and outer clamping blocks. www.witte-na.com
FKI Logistex Sorts it Out
Equipped with an energy-efficient linear synchronous motor (LSM), the LS-4000E reduces overall substantially without sacrificing speed, capacity and reliability. The high-speed LSM eliminates contact between moving parts, leading to low wear-and-tear and low noise levels.
The LS-4000CB Cross-Belt sorter is designed to transport and sort fragile and high-friction items. The gentle belt sorting allows for the horizontal discharge of items to ensure precise position and orientation throughout the entire sorting process. www.fkilogistex.com