Forel penetrated the cutting sector in 1996 when it presented its VC model that revolutionised the production process by setting the glass sheet vertical for the whole length of the cycle. The VC range reaches maximum cutting heights of 3300mm, 4500mm and 6000mm and with a minimum cut-off of just 110mm. The work process starts by picking up the glass sheet by the art. AL automatic loader. The mobile bridge moves into place and transmits the data to the stationary bridge for a square cut, the sheet is then scored and broken; special heating elements promptly soften the PVB film while a patented mechanism uniformly irons it out. After the first bridge the sheets are rotated 90° by the piece-revolving square, then undergoes any other cutting. Every operation is fully automatic and labour is limited to unloading the end product. The unloading and management are assisted by a monitoring system with dedicated software that views the cut glass dimensions and job lot. The exceptional automation features are enhanced by using the ST6006 automated stores, so a single operator at the control station can manage storage and cutting completely automatically and in total safety.
- THE SHEET IS ALWAYS KEPT VERTICAL
- HIGH PRODUCTIVITY AND LOW LABOUR REQUIREMENT
- TOTAL SAFETY AND MINIMUM SPACE