The standard becomes added value
Be it bird protection glass, antibacterial panes, heated glass panels or an RF-transparent IG unit: HEGLA boraident wants to explain how easily a standard product can become a commodity with added value. “With a range of samples, we want to give the impression of how flexibly glass can be finished by removing or transforming the functional layer, or via non-destructive printing with our Laserbird,” explained Dr. Thomas Rainer, the Head of Development at HEGLA boraident. In addition to the option of creating functional glass without tooling time or an additional service provider, Thomas Rainer sees the “single piece” option as a major advantage: “Via the user-friendly GUI or connection to the ERP, each individual pane can be coated with various finishing treatments without any waited time.”
Greater efficiency and automation for tempering furnaces
“Tempered glass, as perfect as glass can be” is what HEGLA-TaiFin aspires to achieve. The company is known for convection technology and closely controllable heating zones with qualities much higher than the industry standard. “We have one of the best tempering furnaces on the market and at GlassBuild, we now want to show what is possible when strong partners work together,” said Teemu Kolka, Manager of HEGLA TaiFin. The optimal bedload is determined with bed optimization from HEGLA-HANIC. For maximum automation, the glass can be put together with automated batch creation from HEGLA – no operator required. Through “de-batching,” the batch can be separated again. Optional quality scanners monitor quality and, in conjunction with the intelligent optimization of HEGLA New Technology, they adjust the furnace recipes if necessary. Thanks to this holistic view, using such a system increases total throughput significantly and saves a great deal of energy.