REDwire Lapp cables regulate and control insulating glass production

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Bystronic glass' high-performance plant for the manufacture of insulating glass is fitted with Lapp branded products.

Bystronic glass is an international leader in manufacturing machines and plants for the production of insulating glass, laminated glass, vehicle glass and photovoltaic modules. That’s why the company chooses to work with industry leaders when it comes to suppliers. 

Lapp Kabel, in fact, is the long-standing main supplier to Bystronic glass. So it’s no surprise that the company’s high-performance plant for the manufacture of insulating glass was also fitted with Lapp branded products. The new plant produces large glass panes up to four metres long, 2.70 m wide and 80 mm thick, and can manufacture two of these glass panels per minute. 

The cables

Both high performance and speed are required in the 46-metre-long insulating glass production system. For this purpose, flame-retardant ÖLFLEX Classic 810 drag chain cables (designed for up to five million alternating bending cycles) and highly flexible UNITRONIC FD CY data lines are perfect. The space-saving ÖLFLEX Classic 110 cable is used to control drives. 

ÖLFLEX Classic 810 and UNITRONIC FD CY data cables support the safe transport of glass panels in a “high-performance dishwasher.“ Once there, ÖLFLEX Classic 110 connection and control cables control the brush drives. After which, the gigantic and now 100 per cent clean glass panes are carried to an inspection station on air cushions, where they are fitted in spacing frames.

Grippers controlled by ÖLFLEX press the two glass panes into the frame. The space between the two panes is then filled with inert gas to maximize warmth and soundproofing, and the edges are sealed with a two-component adhesive made from polysulphide and silicone. Motors are the driving force in all process steps in which control and connections to the Lapp branded control cabinets are used.

Bystronic insulating glass plants, intended for the North American market, are equipped with approved ÖLFLEX 191 connection and control cables with multinorm UL-CSA-HAR single conductors. 

Lapp supplies all required products from a single source and offers expert advice — saving customers both time and money.

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