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  • In push for automation, North American glass fabricators begin to adopt factory robots
    Salem Distributing supplies the Bovone Robotic System from Bovone, which provides automatic loading and unloading of vertical glass edgers, says Mike Rosato, machine sales engineer. At GlassBuild America, the company displayed the system with robots at each end of the edging line. “There is almost no operator intervention,” Rosato says. “You need at least one operator to wheel the frames up...
  • Creating a culture of maintenance for specialty glass fabrication
    Louis Moreau, tech specialist for AGNORA, inspects the Intermac 9000. Photo courtesy of AGNORA Two types of maintenancePreventative maintenance: based on knowing the needs and requirements of the equipment and following those requirements closely and diligently.Predictive maintenance: a proactive approach to maintenance by tracking the history of the equipment, being knowledgeable about...
  • Key fabrication factors to consider when moving to large sizes
    Lifting equipment becomes essential with oversized and jumbo glasses. Pictured is the Jumbo Glass Lifter from Barbaric. Photo courtesy of Matodi. The use of glass over the last decade has grown tremendously, not only in quantity, but also in the size of glass used. Architects favor larger and more energy-efficient glass types for a number of reasons, including aesthetic and optical needs. ...
  • Success with a new technology depends on collaboration, and finding the right partner is almost as important as identifying the right equipment. Adding an innovative offering is not just about making room on the production floor for a new machine. It’s about adding new skills, building a market, creating demand.  For early adopters, the journey can be challenging. As such, it should not be...
  • Two ways to growGenerally, there are two ways to grow a company. An owner can grow a company organically by increasing the client base through marketing. Or the owner can grow through acquisition by purchasing competitors. Organic growth is often slower but less risky. Growth by acquisition can provide quick growth but is often risky.Organic growthOrganic growth is generated by...
  • One path to success is trial and error
    I vividly remember the moment when it dawned on me that every single person—from the most successful business owners and CEOs to the janitor sweeping the floors, the attendant at the gas station and everyone in between—is making things up as they go along. For years, I assumed that, with rank and title, came “the manual.”  I remember the moment when it dawned on me that, “life:...
  • Tubelite Inc. supplied storefront, curtain wall and entrance systems for Utah’s Sandy Commerce offices. The Tubelite systems feature low-emissivity glass from Viracon and clear anodize from Linetec. The project architect was Babcock Design; and the glazing contractor, Skyview Glass. Photo by Robert Casey. Today’s fenestration market is creating higher demands on installing contractors....
  • Best practices, common problems and alternative options
    In equipment purchases, attention to warranty terms can fall down the priority list. Often, the existence of the warranty is simply a checklist item: does a warranty exist? However, attention to warranty terms, including their scope and limitations, should not be relegated to a check-box review.  A failure to consider the actual warranty terms can prove costly. Warranties are essential...
  • Three years ago, Intermac America & Canada launched Inside Events for its glass division machinery. In addition to participating in industry trade shows, the Inside Events provide another venue for the company to engage current and potential customers. The showroom events usually last two days and host customers at the company’s glass machinery showrooms in Anaheim, California; Toronto,...
  • Photos (above and at top right) by Red Archie, courtesy of Tubelite Inc.; photo (bottom right) courtesy of Trex Commercial Products The basics: Home to the NHL’s Red Wings and NBA’s Pistons, Little Caesars Arena in Detroit is designed to be one of the most intimate venues in both hockey and basketball. The arena features numerous buildings composing the whole sports and entertainment destination...
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    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
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