completed laminating plant solution
To setup a production plant for laminated glass, you will have many options depend on material of interlayer, investment burdget, requirement for automation, production capacity etc. But it includes the follow processing in generally: cutting, polishing(depends), washing, assembly and laminating. with above understanding, we are hearby introduce some options on each of the processing:
- Glass Cutting. the processing of cutting can be done by either manully with glass hand-cutter, semi-automatic glass cutting table or automatic glass cutting table. It depends on the investment burdget and production capacity requiremnt. However, it is strong recommend you to choose the CNC automatic glass cutting table if you would laminate shaped glass in quantity.
- Glass Polishing. As the reason if you need to polish the glass , and how to polishing the glass, it's depends on applciation how you will use the glass. normally, it has follow situations:
1) Making the full sheet laminating ( no cutting), and wholesale it you glass shops.
2) The glass will not explore the edges outside once installed
3) The glass edge will be explored once installed
with above situation on terms 1) and 2), you will not need to polishing the glass or just have a rough grinding (depends on your local labor protection rules) .
- Washing is one of the most important processing for glass laminating, it serious effect the quality of laminating, we are strongly recommending you to clean the glass with professional glass washing machine , and if it is possible, we recommend to work with demineralized water.
- Assembly, also called as "sandwich", this is quite flexible as many options for equipment. It could be possible to have a simple table, and sandwich glass with PVB/EVA interlayers manully, or you can also have the professional equipment to work automaticlly. But, we recommend you to work with automatic machines for big glass sheets, it not only because of easy to work, but also safety. However, a clean room is necessary whatever to work by manully or automatc. Attention, if you work with PVB film by traditional autoclave or silicon bag system furnace, it's very strickly request to control the humidity under certain range. But, if you were working with the Automatic PVB laminating furnace manufactured by Sagertec. , humidity control is not necessary.
- Laminating. The laminating is the key processing for laminated glass plant. The interlayers (EVA or PVB, or Both) decide for what kind of glass laminating machine you should take, EVA is quite flexible and low request for the laminating equipment, you can work with either laminating furnace with slicon rubber bag system, or automatic EVA glass laminating furnace, or automatic PVB/EVA laminating furnace.