A number of machinery manufacturers have released information about products that address the needs of glass and metal fabricators. Machinery news and a sampling of some of the newest products available follow.
Tamglass of Tampere, Finland, offers machinery within the field of automotive glass processing. According to the company, it offers products for pre-processing, bending, bending and tempering, PVB assembling and de-airing, autoclaving and process and quality control. The Twinseam automatic pre-processing system for windshields is a fully automatic, integrated loading, cutting, edge breaking and grinding system. According to the company, it is suitable for both OEM and AGR production, is designed especially to allow quick change over for short runs and comes in three standard sizes as well as customized lines with integrated washing and screen printing. The QSB Quick-Set-Bend bending and tempering system is suitable for the high volume production of cylindrical glass. According to the company, it features continuous process, moldless, cost effective production, optimized heating of glass, minimized roller pitch in the bending section for improved glass support and a short change over time.
Anver Corporation of Hudson, MA, has upgraded its line of electric vacuum lifters. The Anver Mid-Sized Electric VP-3 Series Vacuum Lifter features rigid construction and can be configured several different ways for handling common plate sizes, according to the company. The lifter has a big front handlebar for one person operation, a 3.5 gallon active reservoir and parking stands for off-the-floor storage away from debris. The system also features an automatic vacuum monitoring system with audio and visual warning alarms. It is available in standard configurations with one to 12 pads, various size beams and multiple cross bars.
Sommer & Maca of Cicero, IL, offers a vertical insulating glass production line suitable for manufacturers with production needs of 50- to 350-units-per-shift. Also available are spacer frame assembly equipment including profile cutting machines, PIB extruders, desiccant fillers and overhead spacer frame conveyors.
CMS SpA of Zogno, Italy, has acquired Tecnometal of Montellabbate, Italy. The acquisition extends CMSs own range of glass, marble and granite machining centers, according to CMS. Models marked with the Brembana Macchine trademark will be placed side-by-side with Tecnometals range of products.
Oscar Piersanti, previously the head of Tecnometal, will now be the managing director. All of Tecnometals employees will be guaranteed their jobs, according to CMS.
LilBear, a positive displacement system, is now available from H&G Industries of Carson City, NV. The system is a lightweight and compact unit for metering, mixing and dispensing materials for field glazing, swing stage and in-house applications, according to the company. Included with the system is a 2000B high flow dispensing gun.
HHH Architectural Systems Inc. of Vancouver, WA, offers tempering equipment. According to the company, its products feature computer-monitored heating zones, auto-start, moveable upper and lower quench harps, prequench harp and furnace roof, oscillating quench and prequench systems, o-ring tires for furnace rolls, friction driven quench rolls, manually-controlled drive system and off-the-shelf components. The company offers 100- x 168-, 84- x 168- and 60- x 120-square-foot systems.
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