Hegla: machines and systems in real-time operation at glasstec

2015-02-20 | Company news

With its numerous innovative machines and systems in operation, Hegla’s booth at glasstec gave visitors the chance to have a real-life experience of technical processes, design and interplay of the its machinery. In this article, we are ‘virtually’ led through the booth to get an idea of what these machines and systems can do.

The visitors’ favourite at the Hegla booth: ProLam with Shape equipment for the automatic and precise model cutting of laminated glass
Thanks to the many innovative machines and systems in operation, glasstec visitors who stopped at Hegla’s booth were given the chance of experiencing technology live in action. The interested expert audience had the opportunity to get a transparent insight into the technical processes, design and interplay of the various solutions on offer. Those looking for new ideas or production technology found inspiration in a mix of high-tech, high-speed, interconnected processes.

Experience the possibilities live
“Experience the possibilities live” was the motto under which the Hegla booth was designed. Hegla CEO Manfred Vollbracht was very pleased with the visitor’s interest and feedback he received about the trade fair booth.
“We wanted to show what is possible in glass cutting, glass sorting and residual glass handling. Our aim was not to just talk to our visitors about our products, but rather to convince them of our original systems’ functions.”
From the public interest, one of Hegla’s biggest attractions was the automatic shape cutting of laminated glass. Throughout the course of the trade fair, visitors could see the cutting process and its precise results for themselves by watching the live demonstrations held on the ProLam Shape. In this patented process, the laminated glass is picked up with special grippers and moved under the cutting bridge by means of a system control that follows the contours of the cutting plan. To achieve high precision, the cutting heads of t...


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