Glasstech Inc. Displays Innovative Architectural,
Automotive Technologies at Zak Glasstech International 2006
Glasstech Inc., a manufacturer of glass bending and tempering equipment, will
highlight its architectural and automotive technology at Zak Glasstech
International 2006, December 8 - 10, New Delhi, India.
Glasstech systems have been setting the worldwide architectural
and automotive market standard for precision and efficiency for
more than 30 years. Glasstech will be located at Stall F153/F154,
Architectural Systems FCH2 Architectural Flat-Glass Tempering
The Glasstech FCH2 Architectural Flat-Glass Tempering System
is a gas-fired forced-convection system that processes clear or
coated glass, including hard- and soft-coated Low-E glass.
Under normal circumstances, the FCH2 can heat clear glass at a typical
cycle time of 30 seconds per millimeter of thickness and high-performance,
soft-coat Low-E glass at a typical cycle time of 33 seconds per
millimeter. Reduced heating time provides for higher quality with
less distortion, improves productivity, results in superior flatness
and reduces processing cost.
Gas-fired forced-convection heating offers the lowest energy costs
per square foot of glass processed and has been proven to be as
much as 50 percent less expensive to operate than standard electric
heaters. Also, gas provides 25 percent shorter cycle times.
CRBA Cylindrical Radius Bending and Tempering System
The Glasstech CRBA Cylindrical Radius Bending and Tempering
System bends and tempers large glass parts for the automotive and
architectural markets. The system can process large, cylindrical
symmetrical and asymmetrical sidelites for buses and trains as well
as shaped shower doors, room dividers and panels for building exteriors.
The CRBA features a larger 1,500mm (59-inch) bed and produces cylindrical
shapes as well as shapes with two radii, J-bends or V-bends.
All CRB systems are designed to produce accurate, high-quality cylindrical
shapes. The systems are simple and efficient to operate and highly
productive. Glass processed on the system meets exacting tolerances
with excellent optical qualities.
CRB systems process glass from 3mm (.118 inch) to 6mm (.25 inch)
in thickness. They do not require part-dedicated tooling and can
accomplish part-shape changeovers in a few minutes.
Glasstech Advanced Bending and Tempering System
The Glasstech Advanced Bending and Tempering System (ABTS)
allows architects and designers the freedom to create curved glass
elements for buildings, display cases, shower stalls and furniture
from clear, tinted or coated glass.
Now available in a 2,440mm (96 inch) width, the new ABTS processes
glass parts for even larger construction projects and for use on
large ships. ABTS bends can range from graceful "S" curves
to those with a constant radius. The ABTS reduces tooling costs
by using a combined bending and quenching section, controlled by
an advanced PC interface. This approach also permits quick shape
changeovers, since the computer records shape parameters and stores
the data for future reference.
Glass from 6mm (.25 inch) to 12mm (.50 inch) in thickness and as
large as 2,440mm (96 inches) by 3,660mm (144 inches) can be bent
on the ABTS into graceful, custom-specified curves.
Automotive Systems DB 4 Advanced Bending and Tempering
Worldwide automotive glass processors continue to require improved
productivity, quality and efficiency from their bending and tempering
systems. The Glasstech DB 4 Advanced Bending and Tempering
System has set the worldwide standard for the production of complex,
high quality press-bent sidelites, quarterlites and backlites.
Recent enhancements to the DB 4 have improved optical quality and
shape accuracy and have provided increased glass yield.
The DB 4 Quick-Change tooling and Fast Cycle improvements have reduced
tooling changeover time from the traditional 6 hours to 90 minutes
or less and have increased output by 20 percent. The Quick Change
and the Fast Cycle options can be ordered together or separately
on new DB 4 systems or retrofitted to existing models.
EPB-SS And EPB-DS External Press Bending System
To meet the demands of automotive glass processors for sidelites
with very accurate peripheral and body shape and the highest optical
quality, Glasstech now has two versions of its External Press Bending
The EPB-SS External Press Bending System accommodates a single
stream of glass parts; and the recently introduced EPB-DS
External Press Bending System, with a 72-inch (1829mm)-wide bed,
can accommodate either a single- or dual-stream of parts.
The EPB-SS and the EPB-DS systems are versatile, efficient, high-throughput
systems that bend and temper or heat-strengthen cylindrical-, compound-
and complex-shaped parts as well as symmetrical or asymmetrical
parts. Either system can be configured as a high-capacity system
with cycle times of approximately seven seconds per load (of one
or two parts) or as moderate-capacity systems with cycle times of
approximately 15 seconds per load.
Glasstech SDB-L Super Deep Bend Forming and Annealing System
for Windshield Glass
The Glasstech SDB-L Super Deep Bend Forming and Annealing
System for Windshield Glass can produce the most complex windshield
shapes at the highest production rates currently available for such
The SDB-L produces windshield singles using patented stress-control
technology with accuracy, speed and reliability. The SDB-L can produce
up to 300 windshield singles per hour. The system is capable of
processing glass parts with a maximum depth of bend of 380mm (15
inches) and minimum radius of 120mm (4.8 inches).
The SDB-L processes Low-E glass at the highest speeds in the industry
by using either the Glasstech gas-fired Forced Convection Heater
or the highly efficient Electric Radiation Heater. The Self-Aligning
Quick Change tooling feature reduces part changeover time to approximately
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