Wide Application of Side to side Model Used in Glass Industry

With the fast development to create industry and glass manufacturing, glass deep processing industry has also developed extensively. This article mainly sandton glass describes the wide application of flat glass model in the glass industry.

  1. Notion of glass model

As the special equipment applied in glass industry, glass washers are used for cleaning and blow drying original glass sheets. According to cleaning method, it can be named top to bottom glass washer(vertical glass washing machine) and side to side glass cleaner. Because of the reduction of glass size and top to bottom structural, at present top to bottom glass model is major used for producing I. Gary. unit with aluminum spacer. The side to side glass model, although it takes more area, has been applied in more extensive fields to its more high efficiency and excellent structure.

  1. Wide application of flat glass model

Now we majorly introduce the wide application of side to side glass model.

(1). Cleaning application for ordinary glass

The cleaning process of flat cleaner for ordinary glass is easy relatively. The tanks can be feed with industrial water without heating. Because the surface of glass will not be made any treatment, there is no special requirement for the brushes on the glass cleaner. At the same time, there is also no too restricted requirement for water PH. About the air blade design, we can adopt normal structural but must ensure the wind power can be adjusted. When we clean the glass with thickness 3-19 mm, the design of distance between rollers can’t be considered making too large. Generally speaking, the manufacturing facility could use middle or small model to do the cleaning and blow drying job for raw joint of ordinary glass.

(2). Cleaning application for warm-edge insulating glass

For the production of warm edge insulating glass (with flexible spacer, such as duralite or duraseal or superspacer), the cleaning requirements to the raw glass sheets are higher. Operators should ensure the good cleaning and blow drying for surface in order to ideally make the spacer bonding for the following steps, meanwhile, avoiding surface scratch. For most developed countries and areas in the world, in order to make the entire warm edge I. Gary. U, more and more producers adopt side to side model. This kind cleaning equipment comprises feeding section, washing section, blow drying section and output section and in the washing section, there are three tanks which feature of cycling heating water with the suitable PH (6-9), meanwhile, the device must be installed with high quality rubber transfer rollers to avoid glass marring. In addition, engineers should design special air blade structure applied in blow drying section of the cleaner, such as side-by-side multiple wind blade design, and guarantee the enough wind power and make it adjustable, as the best blow drying result, the air blowing apparatus can blow hot air. All these considerations can perform superb blow drying job: completely cleaning up or forced off water in multi-angle and much area. Please also note that in order to match the whole production line, the speed of glass cleaner also need to be regulated.

Review: the production process of flexible spacer I. Gary. normally contains below machines: flat glass model, flexible spacer assembly table, glass assembly table, heated roller press machine and glass convey table. Total production line has two-side or single side establishment. Glass is carried to glass cleaner in the side to side state then starts its first process until to finish hot-press securing job in heated roller machine. Around the production line, small associate devices, such as gas filling machine, duraseal spool stand are also equipped.

(3). Cleaning application for lined glass

Before washing coating glass by the side to side model, we should consider the choice of brush and water quality. In cleaning process, the lined glass sheets should not stop under brushes to avoid damaging the film. As the firmness of a brush may be different, we should also check the film after cleaning to confirm that if the brush do some damage on the surface of glass or not. When we clean the MSVD low-e lined glass, the best way is not to use recycled water, because these films are very sensitive to the PH value, if using recycled water, operators should monitor water PH value constantly.

Using demineralization or deionization water to aerosol lined glass to make sure no residue when blow drying glass. However, the technology of this process may increase water corrosive, so we should test the sample water and confirm no effects occur. In addition, before large-scale production, we also ought to do some trial production to determine that if the water can work well in the system.

In real operation, solve the above problems, both side to side glass model and top to bottom glass model can well complete cleaning and blow drying job to lined glass

(4). Cleaning application for other glass (such as tempered, laminated and safety glass)

As above glass features of large size, thickness and weight, producers often use side to side model to finish their cleaning job. For the top to bottom cleaner, to its structural limitations, it can not suitable for washing large size glass. By means of choosing appropriate soft brushes and using different air blade structure, the side to side glass cleaner can meet the washing and blow drying demand for above glass.

  1. Prospect of side to side model

Within the last few decade, building glass has been developed in the direction of insulating, energy-saving, safety and decoration, so the side to side washers are also improved with the same direction. Particularly after the solar glass, conductive glass, foam glass and other special glass are widely put into market, the factoies put forward higher cleaning requirements to above special glass. The precise performance is that we are not only upgrade or improve equipment structure, but also make the precise difference on brush manufacturing, selection of marketing rubber rollers, especially enable the studies of cleaning system and air blade structure meet different special requirements. We can expect, along with social development in future, more and more special glasses will come out and the side to side model would also be manufactured cooperatively with them and this industry will become more specific, detailed and standardized.

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