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Grenzebach: cutting process optimization in float glass lines

2011-07-01 | Cutting technology

With roots going back to the 1920s as a repair shop for agricultural machines, Grenzebach as we know it was founded in the 1960s and began manufacturing components for transport and conveyor systems. Since then, it has become a global group, with 1,500 employees and seven production facilities.

Grenzebach: cutting process optimization in float glass lines
Grenzebach is a longstanding supplier and development partner to glass manufacturers for process equipment, automation technology, specialized cutting and handling systems, as well as entire manufacturing lines and cold-end equipment.
Grenzebach also engineers process technology and manufacturing equipment for the photovoltaic and solar thermal industries.
Being a modern global organization with a highly motivated team, the company’s success is based on the expertise and commitment of every employee. Solid engineering and intelligent control systems guarantee safe non-stop operation. Working in partnership with clients, Grenzebach delivers equipment precisely designed for individual production needs. Grenzebach designs and builds equipment for the part of the float line running from the lehr to the warehouse, which is separated into several sections -all precisely connected to one another:
• takeover of the glass ribbon from the lehr;
• cutting the glass ribbon into sheets of optimum size as per order requirements;
• snapping and size control;
• rejection of faulty glass sheets;
• sorting according to size and quality;
• stacking onto glass racks;
• removal and re-insertion of the glass to offline handling.

For flat glass makers job-specific optimization and cutting play a key role in managing the cold end of a glass processing line. In fact, this high art of optimization directly affects the achievable peak glass yield. An innovative technical...


Article taken from Glass-Technology International bi-monthly magazine (6 issues per year)
Year: 2011 number: 4
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