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Bystronic glass: tailor-made IG solutions

2013-08-20 | Ig equipment

The manufacture of insulating glass units is always considered as taking place in extremely large premises and occupying a great deal of space. In this article, Bystronic glass shows us how this is not always true, with tailor-made adaptions to a fully-equipped insulating glass line, which measures only about 20 metres in length.

Bystronic glass: tailor-made IG solutions
Automated IG production in the most limited of spaces
Those who believe that insulating glass (IG) manufacturers are always located on industrial estates on the outskirts of towns are very much mistaken. The route to Armour Sealed Units passes through the centre of a quiet residential area in
Bristol and ends in a cul-de-sac, where an older building, measuring almost 250 square metres with the white-red company logo can be found. Company founder and
owner Peter Crowley explains how his desire for an insulating glass line in the small factory was fulfilled thanks to Bystronic glass and tells of the challenges that had to be overcome.
Peter Crowley founded
Armour Sealed Units Ltd. in 1983 and, since then, has been able to acquire numerous regular customers from the area for his insulating glass.
Two years later, the family company – his son is the head of production and his wife takes care of the office work – moved to the current location. Initially, the insulating glass production was largely performed on a manual basis. Later, it was only the sealing that was performed manually. “For a long time, I could not imagine that a complete insulating glass line including a sealing robot would fit in our small factory,” explains Peter.
However, the entrepreneur was fully aware that he needed to invest in his production facility and modernize the old machinery in order to remain competitive and continue to be able to produce premium products that meet the current legal require...






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