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.
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.
PLUS, get to know GED IG and Window Systems and Software with an interactive window manufacturing plant featuring GED products. Take equipment tours and learn about machine key features, view videos and literature in a resource library, and browse 20,000+ genuine OEM parts for GED machines on The GED Store--GED's eCommerce site.
The all-new Winlet 915 will again change the benchmark standard for lifting and installing glass and windows. The Winlet 915 is the newest addition to the Winlet glass manipulator line-up of 6 self-propelled models offering capacity from 770 – 2200 lbs. The Winlet 915 is the first glass manipulator ever to be built and meet established domestic and international crane standards, offering documented optimal safety combined with superior performance. With its rough terrain tires, hydraulic powered features, it outperforms any actuator-based competition. With the choice between either proportional or multiple speed/function control, you decide what works best. One feature remains the same: The remote control-panel will always allow you to work next to your load - not behind the machine - for all functions, including vacuum release. Last, but not least, most importantly, the NEW Winlet 915 offers 100% linear side shift movement at the manipulator head, - not on the drive axel, leaving the competition in the dust when it comes to precision and efficiency.
Come see us in booth 631 for a mind-blowing demonstration of not only the all-NEW Winlet 915, but all Winlet models. Meet our professional staff, we dare to compare with our competition in booth 631.
Spider's Glazier 2200 is a mobile, counterweighted lifting solution for challenging curtain wall applications on high elevation job sites.
- Optimum safety and productivity
- High capacity of 2,000 lbs. (907 kg)
- Speeds up to 70 fpm (21 mpm.) and variable frequency drive
- Precise panel positioning by fine tune adjustments from pendant controls
- Soft start and stop
- Variable outreach ranging from 18 in. (0.4 m) to 4 ft. (1.2 m)
- Adjustable boom height of up to 117 in. (3 m)
- Quick set adjustable tiebacks, standard Spider counterweights and heavy-duty, low profile casters for easy setup
- Maximized uptime with unmatched support from the industry's largest branch network
Spider's Dual Monorail System is a complete solution for challenging curtain wall applications, providing continuous, horizontal mobility for swing stages and material hoists around a structure's perimeter.
- Easy to assemble with rotating, pinned connections between each monorail beam and outriggers
- Configurable for a single or double monorail
- Precise horizontal and vertical positioning of large curtain wall panels while simultaneously providing access for workers on a swing stage
- Universal 6 in. (152 mm) x 8 in. (203 mm) I-beams support up to 3,000 lbs. (1,361 kg) and are used for both the monorail and outrigger support, eliminating the need for special parts.
- Improved productivity with a continuous track that enables seamless transportation and repositioning
- Maximized uptime with unmatched support from the industry's largest branch network
Allows for easy transport and storage of MRT4 and MRTA Lifter Series.
Lifter and Extension Arm Mounts Hold equipment in place securely with cotterless hitch pins.
Compact Design Allows storage of a lifter in tight spaces
Solid-Core Tires Hold up to the rigors of regular use and require minimal maintenance—won’t go flat!
Built-In Handles Make it easier to lift into or out of a vehicle when not in use—the fixed axel can be used as a handle, too
The Ladder Lift makes installing upper story windows an easy two-man job.
- Quick and easy set-up - no scaffolding required
- Winch and pulley do the lifting
- Movable cups adjust to fit different sized windows
- Quicker installs and window change-outs increase productivity