ALTINAY has been designing, building and installing cold-end process lines for float & low E glass since 2003. Glass ribbon is processed directly after it is pulled out from the oven. This means there is a 100 m continuous ribbon from the oven to the cutting bridges and collection line. Conveyor systems working at speeds up-to 80 m/min, suitable for all processes are used. Our proprietary optimization software OPTIMAY ® is engineered to maximize line performance by optimizing dimensions with respect to quality classifications and production orders. Main elements of the process line are:
• Ribbon measuring encoder
• Servo controlled cutting bridges with speeds of up to 4m/s with synchronized longitudinal and lateral cutting heads
• Snap-off and edge removal systems
• Emergency disposal units (crushers) at inlet and outlet of the line to break and guide the glass back to the oven
• Robotic stacking, vertical or horizontal papering and stringing systems
Real-Time Optimal Cutting Software (OPTIMAY®) “communicates” with the automation software to minimize glass scrap ratios with consideration of glass quality classification and production orders. OPTIMAY®, our proprietary software, also includes reporting tools to track the planning, manufacturing and quality performance.