Glassline can produce complete printing and drying systems for automotive, appliance, and others. We have produced systems with special requirements, such as the one in the video, which includes a vision system and robotic loading of the printer. Why you ask? This line needed to process many different complex quarterlite and sidelite shapes. A mechanical squaring system would be complicated and also require significant changeover time. The vision system allows the operator a very fast changeover by simply loading a new file.
The video also shows an XY suction system used to print ‘edge-to-edge’, or in other words to have zero clear border. This requires a screen image that is larger than the part, and the excess ink needs to be removed from the screen.
This processing line installed by Glassline included:
Similar systems have been done even for much larger Windshield printing and drying, including 400 part accumulation systems, and automatic loading of the Glasstech furnace.