The Vitrum 2021 exhibition has been the occasion for Cugher to debut exclusively the new specialized research center for the Building & Interior Design sector: the Architecural LAB. The main purpose of this division is that of using the know-how and the experience gained in over 50 years of activity to design highly customized machinery and plants for flat glass, dedicated to the production of civil and industrial applications for building, like:
- Stained glass windows
- Solar panels
- Furnishings and shower enclosures
The Architectural LAB arises from the need of offering flexible and highly technological solutions to a sector, that of constructions, which, after the slowdown due to the difficulties linked to the pandemic, is now growing with considerable potentiality. In particular, besides offering efficient and consolidated turnkey plants, silk-screen printing machines and dryers for industrial companies, Cugher is also investing resources in the design of glass handling machinery for small and medium glassworks.
Cugher’s SYMPHONIA, the newest automated harps rack system is an interesting solution, created to facilitate the loading and/or the unloading of glass sheets onto vertical production lines, such as those for insulating glass, for glass dimensions up to 3000 mm x 1500 mm (118,11” x 59.05”).
The glass, in fact, after being cut, is no longer placed on a rack to be then manually loaded in the vertical line, but it is directly placed on the harp following the production order. Each harp can contain up to 40 glass sheets. The loaded harp is inserted by the operator onto a modular ground structure that automatically raises it and activates the movement. The harp moves forward through the system, unloading the glass sheets automatically one by one in sequence, eliminating the need for manual loading. Once the harp is empty, the operator moves it back to the cutting station for reloading; in the meantime the harps progressively inserted in the system continue the process. This process could be implemented inversely also for the unloading of the line.
SYMPHONIA is modular, it can indeed include as many positions as the production needs of every customer. Moreover, the engineering is customized as per the available space in the warehouse and the processed glass dimensions.
The SYMPHONIA project, with extremely versatile engineering, was developed in response to the direct request of customers, confirming that listening to customer’s needs, and responding with highly customized solutions are essential driving force for machine manufacturers – and Cugher is no exception.
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