Italcarrelli, global leader in the design and manufacturing of machines and in the development of solutions for flat glass handling, revolutionizes logistics in float glass factories by introducing Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV).
The Company, having always been oriented towards innovation and automation and boasting a long experience in automated guided vehicles in various sectors, including metallurgy and aerospace, has applied its technology to its flat glass department.
Italcarrelli has developed various solutions to transform its machines into automated guided vehicles, featuring inductive and optical guidance systems, yet above all Laser Guided Vehicles (LGV).
The laser guidance system is an innovative and smart system that can be installed on any inloader or side-loader to turn it into a self-driving machine.
Thanks to laser guide, very high accuracy can be achieved - even greater than 5 mm in terms of positioning. It is a very flexible solution and the routes can be easily generated, modified or extended, without particular impact on the facilities.
AGV machines by Italcarrelli allow optimizing logistics operations among the production lines, warehouses, glass processing lines and shipping areas, thus increasing productivity and safety and consequently reducing production costs.
The new challenge for the glass industry is to keep pace with increasing demands for productivity and flexibility by remaining competitive. This entails a new entrepreneurial spirit, investments and, above all, a reconsideration of the corporate organization.
For over 60 years Bottero S.p.A. has been responding to these challenges with professionalism and expertise, thanks to its proven experience in integrated glass handling and storage systems, in cutting systems for float and laminated glass, beside the technologies 4.0 combined with AI.
With over 200 plants for the float glass production, Bottero is the “unmissable” partner for all those that produce and transform the glass.
Being the global indisputable leader in the field of cutting tables, Bottero S.p.A. expresses itself at its best in the integrated systems of storing, handling, cutting and processing of glass (grinding and drilling also in shape) with a wide range of products.
Some of our proposals:
- Automatic warehouse equipped with aerial overhead gantry systems;
- Shuttle system for the automatic feeding of cutting lines;
- Automatic stocking system of rest pieces;
- High-performing cutting line 548LAM X-Y for laminated glass;
- Automatic cutting lines for laminated glass and float glass (363BCS);
- Automatic robotized area with automatic unloading on A-racks, L-racks and harp racks
The EVO cutting platform is the top of the range Bottero cutting systems, offering exclusive performance and flexibility. Thanks to the option of equipping the machines with two additional tools besides the cutting tool, the EVO systems can be equipped, in addition to the low-e glass grinding, for example, for laser cutting or labelling of the processed piece. This option makes the EVO systems ideal for forming part of the automated and controlled production flow, which is typical in advanced glass factories and set forth in the “Industry 4.0” regulation.
The EVO range stands out due to its modularity and versatility, thanks to which the float cutting tables can be totally configured according to specific customer requirements: from stand-alone cutting tables intended for small productions, up to intensive high automation level production systems, fully integrated with Low-E grinding devices and marking, and loading and breakout modules.
Each constructive and functional feature of the EVO range is designed to ensure extreme processing precision and maximum productivity, at the service of each specific production requirement.
Utilizing cutting-edge RFID technology, WinTrax™ intelligent logistics system tracks window assemblies through the production process to shipment. A manufacturer can see real-time product location as window assemblies with uniquely encoded tags pass through gateways at each production stage. Use the new WinTrax Handheld to quickly locate lost windows with ease. Gain complete visibility of any window and reduce material, labor and window fabrication production costs.
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Lattuada Robotic Solution, 2020 and 2018 winner of the USGlass Readers’ Choice Award: innovative, flexible and high-performance robotic application for our edgers.
A PERFECT SYNERGY WITH TECHNOLOGY:
01 CUSTOMIZABLE SUCTION CUPS: vacuum with Venturi system
02 HIGH FLEXIBILITY: side by side processing of glasses of different sizes with minimum distance between them
03 AUTOMATIC MEASUREMENT OF GLASS: pre-setting glass size is not required
04 EASE OF USE: straight-line edging machines with standard maintenance
05 AUTOMATIC SPEED ADJUSTMENT: depending on the sizes of the glass
06 LOWER COSTS: just one operator required
07 HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY: thanks to the high speed of this system
08 OPTION OF INTEGRATION with other machines
09 CONTINUITY ASSURED thanks to the low maintenance required by our machines
10 CUSTOMIZATION: many different configurations available (1 robot, 2 robots, 3 robots, robot on 7th axis, etc.)
The robot can be ready for the next glass in less than 10 seconds.
Full integration with the machines of the line (edging and washing machines).
Simple and one-point programming of thickness, speed, robot program (90/180°)
Special applications for very small/large glasses, trapezoids, etc.
The Horizon Auto is a mobile glass lifting machine operated by one man and is ideal for laying glass weighing up to 770 pounds from vertical to horizontal. Also standard are side and forward shift capabilities, along with the capacity to rotate glass 360 degrees. Glass handling in shop is well served by the Quattrolifts Horizon Auto.
- Vacuum Cups for Curved Glass
- Window Frame Carrier
- Foam Vacuum Pads for Stone
- Can be fitted with a Dual Pump Vacuum System