Triple-insulating glass unit by Besten
Oct. 1, 2009, Solon, Ohio – Besten Equipment, Inc. has added a triples
option to its automated Tape MT1500 insulating glass production
Oct. 1, 2009 – Solon, Ohio – Besten Equipment, Inc. has added a triples option to its automated Tape MT1500 insulating glass (IG) production line, enabling IG fabricators to produce between 650 and 750 triple IG units per shift on a single line.
Besten’s Tape MT1500 enables high-capacity, triple-paned IG unit production via parallel glass processing and spacer application on a horizontal bed. The line features two applicators, which each apply flexible, warm edge spacers to the inside edge of the outer glass lites.
An optional integrated Quik-Dose gas-filling system enables argon filling-in process for a complete, ready-to-ship IG unit. The automated process greatly improves production and labour efficiencies.
Cycle times for triple IG unit production are as low as 28 seconds per side, using just three or four operators. In addition, mix-mode production allows continually variable IG unit sizes to run simultaneously.
“The marketplace is facing increasingly stringent energy performance criteria, which means fabricators will soon be producing more and more triple IG units,” said David Marlar, Besten’s general manager.
With the Tape MT1500, IG fabricators have the option to produce offset triples by loading the two applicator heads with spacers of different widths.
To ensure proper placement of spacers in relation to the edge of glass, the Tape MT1500 features novel camera squaring technology built into the applicator heads. When a glass lite stops beneath an applicator, the digital camera snaps a picture, and the equipment instantly adjusts for the location of the lite on the application bed. Spacer application starts immediately there after, saving time in the spacer trace cycle and allowing for more units to be produced per shift.