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.
FV1000 machine is specifically designed for drilling, milling and counter-sinking operations required to fabricate holes and notches of the door hinges and fittings. The machine bay consists of a high speed 3-axis single spindle driven by ball screws controlled by a CNC. The machine is equipped with a computer provided with customer-friendly software that allows the loading of a series of different working programs that can be loaded by selecting the built-in notches library. The glass sheet positioning is made through a pneumatic clamp with motorized movement that bring the glass inside and outside the machine. The spindle is provided of a pneumatic clamp for the fast tool changing.
Glass Thickness: 4 – 25 mm (5/32"-31/32")
Working area (LxH): 200 x 1000 mm (7,8" x 39”)
Min Workable piece (LxH): 400 x 300 mm (15 3/4 x12")
Max Glass size (LxH): 3210 x 2400 mm (126"x95")
Max X positioning: 2500 mm (98 27/64”)
Installed Power: 8,0 KW
Spindle MAX Speed: 18.000 RPM
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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US Centrifuge's Model GO-512S-280 is the perfect solution for coolant processing and filtration for the glass industry. Keeps coolants clean to improve efficiency, effectiveness and extends coolant life to provide a stable process. Providing easy connection to the process, the GO-5125-280 continuously cleans process coolant removing particulate as small as 0.5 micron in size while a flow of 110 percent capacity gives constant filtering even when the coolant flow from the process is stopped. The large capacity basket has a removeable stainless steel liner for ease of cleaning. The continuous circulation and cleaning improves process stability while prolonging the life of the coolant and grinding pads.
Single- to low-ply precision cutting, marking, and punching of glass interlayer material
Eastman’s static table system is capable of cutting, marking, and punching virtually any flexible material at speeds of up to 60 inches per second (152.4 cm/sec.). The static table system is available in a range of system lengths and widths to meet the demands for prototypes, one-offs and full-production runs. The system’s high-precision configuration features multi-axis motion for more defined and accurate cuts. Material is spread across the static table by an operator or with the use of a pneumatic gripper bar. The open plenum vacuum system design ensures evenly dispersed airflow for optimal material hold-down. This computer-controlled system features zoning capabilities to enable cutting in one area while the operator is simultaneously picking parts in another, maximizing daily production capacity.
- Choice of standard, heavy-duty, or fiber tool head, featuring individually aligned and calibrated tool spindles with your choice of over 60 blades, punches, and notches.
- A library feature within the operating control software allows the operator to save commonly used tool pressures and blade assignments based on job and material files.
- Prevent unauthorized changes to the system and software with restricted login access.
Continuously cut and convey glass interlayer material with consistent speed and control
The Eastman Eagle C125 conveyor system, an automated interlayer cutter, boasts supreme capabilities for single- to low-ply cutting requirements. It has the ability to continuously convey rolled material goods with consistent speed and control. Eastman's gantry and tool head design are engineered to cut a variety of interlayer materials while exceeding industry standards for accuracy. The robust conveyor design delivers unrivaled levels of material utilization and is often capable of cutting multiple layers without plastic overlay. This computer-controlled cutting system requires minimal operator guidance to automatically feed and spread the material to the identified start position.
- Exclusive InMotion™ software enables the conveyor to continuously move while the gantry is cutting (option)
- Tremendous efficiency for pattern pieces exceeding the table length
- Choice of 60 blades, punches, and notches