Cutting tables and water jet
Intermac of Italy introduced three cutting machines and a water jet machine.
The Genius CT RS computer-numerically controlled table for shaped cutting is a stand-alone machine designed for entry- and mid-level applications. It features an automatic loading arms function; the operator does not have to manually move the tilt arm extensions in and out. The moving arms tilt to about 8 inches from the floor allowing large or heavy glass sheets to be easily loaded. After loading, the machine moves the glass into the correct position and automatically starts the cutting operation.
Two cutting tables for laminated glass, Genius 37 LM-C 37 and the larger-configured Genius 37 LM-C 61, include a full belt drive and glass positioning system. They cut pieces as small as 3.15-inches wide without delamination, perform automatic edge deletion to remove low-E coatings and include a knife blade for optimizing cuts of thicker PVB layers, according to a company release. A control system displays the cutting pattern and uses color codes to inform the operator of the cutting sequence. The modular tables can be arranged in more than six configurations to suit the specific plant constraints.
The Primus waterjet cutting system offers advanced programming capabilities and low maintenance, according to a company release. Standard features include a central lubrication system for axis drives, automatic abrasive removal system, and automatic cleaning of the glass after the cutting operation. It also has a laser alignment device to quickly detect the glass positioning, remote handbox that replicates main control buttons for ease of setup and operation, and glass support system that prevents scratches on glass sheets during the loading and unloading phases.