Hartung Glass Industries Opens New Dedicated Commercial IG Facility
Hartung Glass Industries officially opened its new, dedicated commercial insulating glass fabrication plant. The new facility, which was completed in mid-February, includes inline inventory, cutting, tempering, insulating, crating and shipping specifically designed for large and oversized insulating glass units.
Hartung's new Glaston FC500 oversize furnace tempers 5 millimeter to 19 mm thick glass up to 110 inches by 189 inches and features intelligent quenching. It also includes Glaston's iLooK Online Measuring System where all lites are measured and stored in a data library for quality control and traceability.
The FC500, Hartung's high performance Forel Commercial IG line is one of the largest lines in North America in terms of size and capabilities. The fully automated line is capable of producing IG units up to 110 inches wide by 189 inches tall. Hartung's line is equipped to offer TriSeal warm edge structural silicone spacer, in a fully automated application.
"Precision robotics allows the spacer to be applied with extreme accuracy in both short and long spans," says Tim Kroha, vice president and general manager of Hartung's Washington State operations. "Fewer hands touching the most critical steps reduces touch points and opportunities for failure or defects. Investments in advanced automation, lean manufacturing and focused processes have resulted in Hartung offering the highest quality and fastest lead times in the Pacific Northwest."