40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AND THE SUCCESS AT GLASSTEC TO CROWN A FANTASTIC YEAR
The 2016 edition of Glasstec confirmed once again the great success of FOREL within the glass processing industry. Many visitors were present at the stand – the biggest ever for the company – to look closely at the latest technology and cutting edge solutions of the Italian brand.
In Dusseldorf, the Italian company presented some innovations as well as established products like the Vertical Edging Machine - Art. EM (Best Seller 2015-2016)
FOREL’s exhibit a this year’s show indicative of this focus. Having come “into its own” with the increased use of laminated glass, particularly in the commercial but also in the residential sectors, the Forel Vertical Laminate Cutting line, attracted significant interest from european glassworks but not only . This revolutionary innovation was first launched by Forel 20 years ago, turning the horizontal cutting process into the vertical, the principle behind the philosophy delivers machinery reduced footprint, increased productivity and performance whilst reducing manpower equivalents and handling. The other main benefit of the vertical cutting line is to reduce breakages thanks to the reduced tension of the applied load on the glass sheet.
FOREL has introduced the new Gas Fill Analyzer to its IGU line process (world premiere 2016), a revolutionary new technology offering completely automatic in-line monitoring and checking of the gas fill concentrations, in assembled insulating glass units. This revolutionary development released by FOREL R&D can be installed on the conveyor directly after the gas press, offering immediate reporting of the actual gas fill percentage achieved. The speed of this automatic scanning system allows inspection and reporting without affecting the cycle time of the line.
Also on display a new upgraded version of the Profile Bender with “Smart Arm” by adding a new option for bending plastic spacer bars. This upgrade has been carried out in response to the growing market demand to process with precision and quality this new generation of profiles of high energy efficiency performance. In the working process cycle, the profile is heated, bent and then cooled on the basis of a number of parameters optimized according to the type and thickness of the product used