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
Bürkle North America introduces a new concept with a Platen Style Flat Glass Lamination System design. The IFL Lamination System replaces the current conventional Autoclave process. The Bürkle IFL System is a multi-step process providing an in-line serial fashion high quality laminated flat glass product with vacuum lamination in the first stage and regular platen heating and platen product cooling in subsequent stages. The EASY-IFL lamination system provides uniform thermal oil heating to both sides of the glass simultaneously.
The HST process is the way to prevent and reduce the spontaneous breakage of tempered glasses panels caused by the inclusions of nickel sulphide. There is a growing tendency to require that the glass used for large projects is HST tested.
TK HST oven reaches the Jumbo size of 130 inches by 236 inches with a glass weight capacity of 5 tons.
Moreover, to meet customers requirement, TK has developed a combi-oven that can run both laminating and HST processes.
THIS SYSTEM ALLOWS YOU TO INVEST IN A SINGLE MACHINE FOR 2 DIFFERENT PROCESSES, TO SAVE SPACE AND MONEY.
TK offers a LAMIJET CONVECTION + HST oven: a multi-level laminating oven with trays for glass lamination and a modular system with a quick loading system for the HST process, compliant with EN 14179-01 European standard.
- Laminating process EVA - PVB - SGP up to 6 trays with a maximum size of 96”x142”, HST process with a maximum size of 78 inches by 142 inches and a maximum of 2 tons
- Software completely managed by Siemens PLC and TKonnect 4.0
- Electric board in compliance with UL/ CSA standard
Glaston’s ProL full convection laminating technology has been setting new standards for quality, yield and processing capability over the past few years. During 2021, we continue to improve our laminating line performance. We’re introducing new innovations related to heating control as well as automation to ensure a high level of yield and output for even the most challenging production scenarios – with minimized operator input.