ROBOTIC WATERJET CUTTING
The introduction of a fully automated waterjet processing line constitutes yet another innovation for VASGLASS. The ability to combine cutting, and drilling, and milling of architectural glass in one machine, is rather unique. These two functions coexist in a non-conflicting manner, allowing for increased processing capacity when application of both is required on single sheet.
This has a direct positive impact on the production process, providing the user with high levels of flexibility in selecting the types of cutting required at any given time. In addition, the equipment features capabilities such as short-radius milling, milling polishing and high-speed drilling, with exceptional and reproducible positional accuracy.
Another aspect that makes the waterjet processing line unique is the automated loading and unloading of architectural glass sheets. Aside from its practically endless choice of drilling and milling types, the line is able to perform grinding and polishing simultaneously with the process of edge cutting.
More specifically, the line offers the following features:
- Waterjet cutting simultaneously with other processes, without the need for human intervention
- Any type of drilling, without any restriction to the level of depth
- A combination of the two above.
Glass sheets are handled dynamically via vacuum zones which prohibit contact of the upper glass surface with the waterjet apparatus, making it suitable for handling all types of glass, including low-e coated glass.
The sections under vacuum are activated and deactivated according to the sheet’s position, while the system takes into account the sheet’s specific geometric characteristics, guaranteeing it’s properly positioned at times.