Appliance Glass Machinery Manufacturing
Who We Are
The appliance glass market has become very competitive. In order to compete, manufacturers need to find ways to automate their processes to make them more efficient while also maintaining a high standard of quality. They also need flexibility to be able to provide new products as developed by appliance manufacturers to keep up with shifting consumer tastes. One of Glassline’s key markets is the appliance segment. We have developed highly automated systems specifically for the appliance glass market, as some of our closest partners have been in this segment. These close relationships have fostered the “Innovative Partnering” slogan.
Our Diamond Tooling division manufactures tooling for drilling and grinding. We are the most all-around capable flat glass equipment and tooling manufacturer in the USA.
Our compassion for our Customers has enabled us to be in business since 1970. We strive to provide exceptional value, by being innovative and flexible partners to our Customers, and providing durable, quality equipment and tooling at reasonable pricing.
What We Do
Glassline has been producing double edgers since the begining of its existance. Many of our double edger features stemmed from the needs of appliance glass companies. We also have developed specific machines such as an automated slitting and breaking line to feed glass into the double edgers, very popular inline drilling machines, very high speed servo corner dubbing, corner cutting, notching, corner radiusing, and other machines, not to mention complete lines.
We are a vertically integrated Engineering and Manufacturing company. We fabricate and machine nearly all parts in house, and large assembly areas provide the ability to pretest systems prior to shipping for faster startups. Our InteliCon division builds the control panels which we typically mount on the machines to minimize field wiring. Controls Engineering and programming are typically done in house, but we can partner with others as required. We assist with installation and start up.
PRODUCT CATEGORIES FOR APPLIANCE GLASS
COMPLETE PROCESSING LINES
Many of the below noted machines can be provided as a complete processing line. Please see below a few examples of what we have done previously.
We produce extremely accurate and fast CNC Cutting machines. The design uses Linear Motors and a patented direct drive servo cutting head, so the machines are very low maintenance and made to run 24/7. Various machine size ranges are available.
SLITTING AND BREAKING
One option for appliance glass processors is to load the line with larger blocks and cut them into smaller pieces on the fly to feed their edgers. This cutting process we call slitting. Multiple heads are used to make multiple scores on a single sheet.
We have produced automatic shape breakout for simple parts, or complete cutdown and automatic breakout systems.
DOUBLE EDGE GRINDING(or SEAMING)
As mentioned above, Glassline starting out making double edging machines, so we have 50 years of experience. Fast, and precise. Our HE heads are heavy-duty grinding and polishing heads. We have alternative SE style seaming heads which are designed to seam at a speed of 30m/min in case seaming is the majority of your edge requirements.
CNC EDGE GRINDING and SEAMING
We produce many sizes and styles of CNC grinders for precisely grinding the part shape. We have also produced CNC shape seamers to put a very light edge seam at a much faster rate than grinding, when a pencil edge was not required, such as for half-rounds, or ovals, etc.
We have produced waterjets for cooktops, and other products. We can produce lines to provide notching, holes, etc. with a combination of machines if needed for cycle time. Grinding can optionally be added.
Fast automated drilling systems are an important part of appliance glass processing. We have a lot of experience so surely have a solution for you.
PRINTING AND DRYING
High speed are required for the appliance glass market. Aisa technology and Glassline machine design/build capabilities have been combined to provide excellent printing and drying systems.
Our capabilities for material handling solutions are endless, due to our years of experience building complete line solutions. To name a few: Loading/Unloading, Precision Squaring(flat or bent glass), Accumulation systems, Flippers, Rotators, Conveyors of all types; you name it we can make it.
Centrifugal separation has been a mainstay in the automotive industry. We build it here as well, and integrate it with your grinding systems.
- CNC Cutdown Line with Automatic Breaking(appliance)
- CNC Grinding Systems (automated squaring& load/unload)
- CNC Grinding and multihead drilling Systems
- Appliance(rectangle) Processing Lines(load/edge/drill)
- Silkscreen Printing and Drying Systems
- CNC Multi-head XY Drilling Systems with auto load/unload
- Print, Dry, Squaring – In-line with Furnace
- Overhead Loader/Unloader(Single Sided)
- Overhead Loader/Unloader(Dual Sided)
- Underline Loader
- Jumbo and Semi Jumbo Loading Systems
CNC Glass Cutting
- Shape Breakout(manual setup fingers)
- Automatic Shape Breakout
- Cross break devices(straight line breaking)
- Airfloat Tables for Manual Breakout(optional lift bars)
- CNC Small Part Grinder(Indexing Table)
- CNC Polar Grinders
- CNC XY Grinder
- D6056 Dual Head Rotary Grinder
- CNC Gantry Grinder- D8003
- Shape Seamer – D2335
Double Edge Grinding
- XY Table Drill(Stationary drill – Glass moving in X-Y)
- D1148 Adjustable Table(Y axis) Dual Head Drill(X axis)
- D1144 In-Line Drilling System
- Combo CNC Grind & Drill Machine
- Slotted Table Drill
- Ball Caster Tables
- Vertical Accumulators
- Peg Conveyors(Horizontal accumulators)
- Belt Conveyors
- Roll Conveyors
- Custom/Specialized Conveyors(ultraviolet, etc.)
- Transfer Conveyors
- Drop Transfers
- Multi-directional Roll Conveyors
- Brush Roll Conveyors
- Flippers and Carousels
- Glass part Rotators
- Squaring and Centering Stations(flat and bent glass)
- Servo Shuttles
- Automatic Tin Surface Detector