Virtually endless laminated glass production possibilities
At the end of August 2011, the Polish Mochnik Company commissioned the first eco’lamiline for the production of all types of premium laminated glasses. "We chose the new unit from Bystronic glass due to the flexible and versatile production opportunities", explains Company Owner Artur Mochnik. Whether rectangles or model formats, whether float glass or coated, highly-reflective glass, whether tempered glass or strengthened glass – the eco’lamiline can even create complex glass constructions without any problem whatsoever. This is ideal for the Mochnik Company, which adjusts its production to completely meet the individual wishes of its customers.
Limitless laminated glass shape diversity
The laminated glass production has now been running on Mochnik´s U-shaped eco’lamiline in Opole in the South-West of Poland since August 2011. With the aid of the Easy-Lift handling system from Bystronic glass, the glass plates are positioned on to the tilt table which is positioned at the laminated line inlet. The glass passes through the washing machine and disappears from the view of the observer located in front of the unit and into the clean room. Due to the U-shaped structure of the production, a horizontal suction frame transfers the glass at this point onto the adjacent positioning table before the film from one of the twelve film rolls is placed onto the glass and can be appropriately cut. As soon as this has been completed, the suction frame also lifts the freshly washed cover glass over and positions it identically on top of the first glass lite. The glass-film-glass package then moves out of the clean room and into the eco’convect pre-nip. An automatic measurement of the glass package thickness and width takes place on its inlet table, to which the settings of the pre-nip are automatically adjusted.
Quality, speed, simplicity
In the eco’convect, a dynamic high performance convection system takes care of a homogeneous heating of the glasses. The dynamic heat transfer during the heating process quickly and effectively heats the most different of glass constructions. Thanks to the innovative radiant heater technology, the eco’convect consumes up to 50 percent less energy than comparable machines. After heating, the press system creates an equally high, uniform pressure and therefore ensures an ideal ventilation of the glass-film-glass packages. The new profile of the presses is especially suitable for shaped formats and multifunctional glasses. Complex glass constructions can be reproduced easily via the Laminoptic formulation management system. "The most different of models, shapes and constructions can be quickly and simply produced on the eco’lamiline", reports Tomasz Piechaczek who is also particularly taken with the easy operation of the unit, which even for the most untrained staff members it is easy for them to familiarise themselves with this system. "In addition to the perfect control, the impressive speed of the line and the quality of the end products were of great significance with regard to our decision", says the Technical Plant Manager.