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Sept. 13-15, 2021 | Atlanta, GA

Insulating Glass Equipment


The cornerstone of the range of Forel products for insulating glass. The result of Forels’ decades of experience in this field, the “High Tech” range is complemented by a choice of exclusive devices and systems for working with offset panes, shaped panes and for double, triple and quadruple IG units. This line can process assembled glass units up to 130” X 236” in size, weighing up to 275lbs per linear foot (assembled panel), and nearly 4” thick. Equipped with a flat plate coupling press with gas filling (argon/krypton) and sealing machine, the “High Tech" line can process rigid or flexible spacers and can use up to three different sealing products.

During the upcoming 2021 GlassBuild America show, Forel will reveal its new “High Tech” IG line with thermoplastic spacer: This solution extends the capabilities of the range offered by Forel, adding the ability to use thermoplastic material as the spacer. Making its debut is the new Art. TA applicator, developed specifically for this material.  The innovative features being introduced are not limited to only this machine: Advanced solutions are implemented throughout the entire line and will be presented for the first time during the 2021 GBA.


Productivity and flexibility at the highest levels

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

EVO, the platform that goes beyond cutting

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.


Vertical glass drilling milling machine FV1000

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.

Technical Data:

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

WinTrax™ Intelligent Logistics System & Handheld + Unique Interactive Experience

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.

How much will you save with WinTrax? Use our online Cost Savings Calculator.

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.


Battellino SRM 2000 Sealing Robot

Our Battellino SRM 2000 is a sealing robot designed for small to medium-sized businesses looking to add more automation to their insulating glass production capabilities. Windows continue to get larger and heavier, making hand-sealing much more difficult, time-consuming, and costly. Operators will enjoy how easy and safe the machine is, in addition to the simple maintenance requirements. This solution will save you time and money and improve the quality of the IG products you can provide to your customers! Quickly and easily seal double or triple glazed units with a maximum glass size of 3000mm by 2000mm and thickness of 3mm to 12mm.

We will have the SRM 2000 at GlassBuild and will be offering demos each day of the show at Booth #2441.



PDS IG Equipment introduces its temporary protective film application system for insulating and monolithic glass. The modular system can operate as a stand-alone system or be integrated into an existing insulating glass line. Easy operation of system automatically detects glass size and applies film with customer desired cutback, requiring no user intervention. PDS offers system for high volume residential customers along with larger commercial size modules for architectural market. It is capable of applying film to over 1,000 insulating glass units in a single shift. The system works with multiple films and film widths. An accompanying module to automatically score film for simulated divided lites can also be included.


Glaston TPS® (Thermo Plastic Spacer) technology

Glaston’s advanced architectural glass TPS® (Thermo Plastic Spacer) technology provides processors with end products to satisfy the toughest warm edge demands. Insulating glass units made with TPS® improve energy efficiency in buildings, increase durability and reduce energy costs.

A major advantage of TPS® is its production flexibility. By directly applying the Thermo Plastic Spacer onto the glass lite significantly simplifies the processes for IG manufacturers. The entire production mix can be manufactured on one line using various TPS® IG production lines – from individually configurable solutions via fast system solutions with shortest cycle times to maxi size solutions for glass sizes up to 9 m in length.

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Join us October 18-20 in Las Vegas! Showcase your equipment, products and services, increase your brand awareness and win business at GlassBuild America, the largest glass, window and door trade show in North America.