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Digital printing

Xaar, an inkjet printing technology company, launched a simple-to-install printhead, following close collaboration with its global original equipment manufacturers. Designed to deliver 720 dpi print resolution quality and performance across a range of applications including glass, the new Xaar 2002 has been developed specifically to provide fast and easy integration and is ready to use straight out of the box. Using drop-in printhead alignment, mechanical tolerance improvements allow the printheads to be dropped into the printbar more easily.

Digital printing

Xaar, an inkjet printing technology company, launched a simple-to-install printhead, following close collaboration with its global original equipment manufacturers. Designed to deliver 720 dpi print resolution quality and performance across a range of applications including glass, the new Xaar 2002 has been developed specifically to provide fast and easy integration and is ready to use straight out of the box. Using drop-in printhead alignment, mechanical tolerance improvements allow the printheads to be dropped into the printbar more easily.

High-speed Machinery | Erdman Dura High Speed IG Line

Pictured: The Erdman® High Speed Dura line produces IG vertically in a fashion that nearly doubles the speed of traditional vertical lines—a first for vertical automation for the single-seal IG market. Vertical production eliminates the need to tip a unit up to four times in the production sequence, which saves time, eliminates injury potential, qualifies more operators for service and minimizes breakage.

Challenge

Insulating glass manufacturers expect more out of their IG production equipment, including speed and benefits such as reduced floor space and labor, and a higher-quality product. 

Solution

The Erdman High Speed Dura line produces IG at a rate nearly twice as fast as a “traditional” IG line. Total labor for the Dura High Speed line is three to four operators per up to 1,200+ units per shift.  

Case in Point

Kyle Hawthorn, Mathews Brothers Co., shares how the Erdman® High Speed Dura line changed production:

“The Automated Parallel Process Duralite IG line has given us a huge advantage in an area with a very low unemployment rate. We have been able to shift a significant amount of labor into more critical thinking tasks. We can accomplish what we do on one of our standard goal post lines (12 employees, 10-hour shift) with four employees in an 8-hour shift on the Erdman Automation line. Additionally, SAM, or the ‘Swiggle Application Machine,’ which automatically applies the Duralite, also lowers the amount of soft tissue wrist injuries by decreasing repetitive tasks needed to be done by employees.

“The inkjet printer allows us to stamp the spacer system as opposed to etching the glass with a laser or sand. This allows us to greatly minimize any obstructions to the sight line or view of the windowpanes. And, the argon filling chambers have lowered our costs as they fill more efficiently than any of our previous methods.

The unique industry heating methods allow for immediate sealing of the units, which increases our quality control and leads to a better product for our customers. The final press has an application of even pressure, as an alternative to the standard tapered roll press, which we feel adds to the quality of the units.” 

High-speed Machinery | Erdman Dura High Speed IG Line

Pictured: The Erdman® High Speed Dura line produces IG vertically in a fashion that nearly doubles the speed of traditional vertical lines—a first for vertical automation for the single-seal IG market. Vertical production eliminates the need to tip a unit up to four times in the production sequence, which saves time, eliminates injury potential, qualifies more operators for service and minimizes breakage.

Challenge

Insulating glass manufacturers expect more out of their IG production equipment, including speed and benefits such as reduced floor space and labor, and a higher-quality product. 

Solution

The Erdman High Speed Dura line produces IG at a rate nearly twice as fast as a “traditional” IG line. Total labor for the Dura High Speed line is three to four operators per up to 1,200+ units per shift.  

Case in Point

Kyle Hawthorn, Mathews Brothers Co., shares how the Erdman® High Speed Dura line changed production:

“The Automated Parallel Process Duralite IG line has given us a huge advantage in an area with a very low unemployment rate. We have been able to shift a significant amount of labor into more critical thinking tasks. We can accomplish what we do on one of our standard goal post lines (12 employees, 10-hour shift) with four employees in an 8-hour shift on the Erdman Automation line. Additionally, SAM, or the ‘Swiggle Application Machine,’ which automatically applies the Duralite, also lowers the amount of soft tissue wrist injuries by decreasing repetitive tasks needed to be done by employees.

“The inkjet printer allows us to stamp the spacer system as opposed to etching the glass with a laser or sand. This allows us to greatly minimize any obstructions to the sight line or view of the windowpanes. And, the argon filling chambers have lowered our costs as they fill more efficiently than any of our previous methods.

The unique industry heating methods allow for immediate sealing of the units, which increases our quality control and leads to a better product for our customers. The final press has an application of even pressure, as an alternative to the standard tapered roll press, which we feel adds to the quality of the units.” 

High-speed Machinery | Erdman Dura High Speed IG Line

Pictured: The Erdman® High Speed Dura line produces IG vertically in a fashion that nearly doubles the speed of traditional vertical lines—a first for vertical automation for the single-seal IG market. Vertical production eliminates the need to tip a unit up to four times in the production sequence, which saves time, eliminates injury potential, qualifies more operators for service and minimizes breakage.

Challenge

Insulating glass manufacturers expect more out of their IG production equipment, including speed and benefits such as reduced floor space and labor, and a higher-quality product. 

Solution

The Erdman High Speed Dura line produces IG at a rate nearly twice as fast as a “traditional” IG line. Total labor for the Dura High Speed line is three to four operators per up to 1,200+ units per shift.  

Case in Point

Kyle Hawthorn, Mathews Brothers Co., shares how the Erdman® High Speed Dura line changed production:

“The Automated Parallel Process Duralite IG line has given us a huge advantage in an area with a very low unemployment rate. We have been able to shift a significant amount of labor into more critical thinking tasks. We can accomplish what we do on one of our standard goal post lines (12 employees, 10-hour shift) with four employees in an 8-hour shift on the Erdman Automation line. Additionally, SAM, or the ‘Swiggle Application Machine,’ which automatically applies the Duralite, also lowers the amount of soft tissue wrist injuries by decreasing repetitive tasks needed to be done by employees.

“The inkjet printer allows us to stamp the spacer system as opposed to etching the glass with a laser or sand. This allows us to greatly minimize any obstructions to the sight line or view of the windowpanes. And, the argon filling chambers have lowered our costs as they fill more efficiently than any of our previous methods.

The unique industry heating methods allow for immediate sealing of the units, which increases our quality control and leads to a better product for our customers. The final press has an application of even pressure, as an alternative to the standard tapered roll press, which we feel adds to the quality of the units.” 

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New year. New machinery. Kickstart 2021.

ADVERTISEMENT Looking for new ways to add more value to your glass products and differentiate your business? DFI's new FuseCube Express streamlines the application of Diamon-Fusion protective coating, producing glass products that provide great value to your customers and your business.

However, don't just take our word for it. Hear what Chris Angier, Production Manager at Glazing Concepts, thinks of the FuseCube.

Watch the video

1.888.344.4334
info@diamonfusion.com

New year. New machinery. Kickstart 2021.

ADVERTISEMENT Looking for new ways to add more value to your glass products and differentiate your business? DFI's new FuseCube Express streamlines the application of Diamon-Fusion protective coating, producing glass products that provide great value to your customers and your business.

However, don't just take our word for it. Hear what Chris Angier, Production Manager at Glazing Concepts, thinks of the FuseCube.

Watch the video

1.888.344.4334
info@diamonfusion.com

Optimize Your IG Production

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Automatic Insulating Glass Production Line

When it comes to production, your top priorities are space, time and quality. With the automatic insulating glass production line from HHH, you get just that.

This fully automated line optimizes your production: it loads, prepares, insulates and unloads your glass panels without the help of technicians, avoiding human error.

Learn more at hhhglassequipment.com/IGline or call an HHH technical expert at 724-409-4679.

Optimize Your IG Production

ADVERTISEMENT 

Automatic Insulating Glass Production Line

When it comes to production, your top priorities are space, time and quality. With the automatic insulating glass production line from HHH, you get just that.

This fully automated line optimizes your production: it loads, prepares, insulates and unloads your glass panels without the help of technicians, avoiding human error.

Learn more at hhhglassequipment.com/IGline or call an HHH technical expert at 724-409-4679.