Archive for May, 2008

Different kind of wheels

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

 

To process a glass some different wheels have to be used successively. What are these wheels?

1/The diamond wheels

It is the only tool able to remove material ( glass). We use it toa/Remove the cutting capability for the glass just cut ( on the sides) ( To prevent accidents)

b/Reach the final required dimensions for the glass

 

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Some diamond tools. as you can see there are a lot with differences we are going to explain after.

2/The polishing wheels

Here we are looking for decorative effect. These wheels are not able to remove any material ( glass) . There are used to remove the lines done on the glass by the diamond and to polish the glass

 

3/The stone wheels

They are used when you need to remove small quantities of glass and to polish in the same time.They try to do the job for 2 wheels, one diamond and one polishing.

But they are also used only for polishing.

 

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Some stone wheels

4/White wheels or cerium oxyde wheels

These wheels are only used to shine the glass. No glass removal
5/The felts

For some very specific applications ( mainly the bevel) the traditionnal polishing wheels are not able to polish perfectly the glass. In this case a felt with an addition of cerium oxyde liquid is required.

 

6/Others specifics tools

The milling cutter or the disc to cut the glass.

The drills to drill teh glass

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Some drills

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and some milling cutters

 

http://www.second-fair.com

The two independant fairs on Internet for flat glass and stone ( marble and granite) processing, machines and tools.

Here you can meet freely on their booths in an innovative and friendly way the main world suppliers for machines, tools, glass, marble and granite, be informed about their products range, ask questions, leaflets, quotations…..from your office, your home or…your car

 

 

More information on

http://www.stone-glass-machines.com

With also forums on glass processing and machines on this web site

with a glass or stone machines secondhand list (  around 200 machines )
http://leboutet1.unblog.fr

 

The same in French

http://leboutet2.unblog.fr

Introduction

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

With this blog we want to describe and explain the wheels and the tools used in flat glass and stone processing.

Why to mix these 2 materials? Because the wheels and the tools are often very similar

The blog will speak first about the glass and at the end about the stone, marble and granite to explain the differences with the tools for the glassWe will build the scheme as we will go on inside explanations

 

Scheme for the blog

1/Machines using wheels and tools

2/Different kinds of wheels
 

1/Machines using wheels and tools
A/The cutting table
Before to be processed, the glass must be cut with dimensions near to the final ones. This first operation is done on a machine called cutting table. It is an horizontal table covered with a felt to make easier the glass moving

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Cutting table from Hegla comany

A cutting table is the basic machine for all glazier companies ( manual or fully automatic).

The tools used to cut the glass is a small wheels ( few millimeters diameter).

Not a lot to tell about this tool. There are different kinds and different using ( working angle) depending the glass thickness.

 

B/The edging machine
Other very popular machine in glazier companies.

This machine is used to edge the glass with a lot of different wheels

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Edging machine from Cau

The glass is inserted vertically inside the machine where the wheels are located.

 

C/The bevelling machine
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Samples for small bevels
This machine looks like an edging machine, but the work is very different and precise. This machine use special wheels

 

D/CNC machines

In only few years ( these machines entered in the glass industry only 17 years ago) these machines have become the most important users for wheels. Due to the fact there are more and more popular in glazier shops, and also that they can carry out a lot of different jobs.

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CNC machine from Bimatech

 

E/Double edgers

These machines are able to edge in only one time the 4 sides of a rectangular glass. Big wheels consumers. But these machines ( very often working 24 hours a day) are not very frequent.
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Double edger line from Besana

F/Drilling machine

The essential machine for all glazier. But she do only one thing :………………………………To drill holes in glass.

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Horizontal drilling machine from Janbac

 

G/Engraving machine

Here we are going to work on the surface of the glass to create geometric or artistic drawing. There are only few such machines.

 

http://www.second-fair.com

The two independant fairs on Internet for flat glass and stone ( marble and granite) processing, machines and tools.

Here you can meet freely on their booths in an innovative and friendly way the main world suppliers for machines, tools, glass, marble and granite, be informed about their products range, ask questions, leaflets, quotations…..from your office, your home or…your car

 

More information on

http://www.stone-glass-machines.com

http://leboutet1.unblog.fr

 

The same in French

http://leboutet2.unblog.fr