The glass production in automotive and civil sectors requires automatic systems characterized by high level of precision and speed in order to guarantee reduced cycle timing and the minimum tolerances required. Tekna Automazione e Controllo has acquired a specific know-how in the automation of glass processing starting from its production up to third party processing on finished products. That know-how was acquired thanks to the applications that Tekna developed over the years for automations machines and production lines of side and rear windows and windshield, as well as, for glass production, bending and tempering.

Continuous glass tempering furnace which is capable of tempering flat and curved glass of different sizes and thicknesses thanks to its advanced automation with recipe management. The optimized management of the hot chambers of the furnace allows to produce glass with a reduced electricity use.

Continuous glass tempering furnace

Glass tempering loading furnace with roller conveyors and speed-up optimized groups to guarantee the loading and filling of the furnace with minimum heat dispersion.

Glass tempering furnace loading

Glass tempering unloading furnace synchronized with the roller conveyors of the tempering area and with the accumulation lines of the furnace downstream.

Glass tempering furnace unloading

Rear window defroster filament control station made with electronic equipment for electric shock before absorption and filament continuity checks.

Rear window defroster filament control station

Oscillating glass tempering oven for processes with reduced production flows.

Oscillating glass tempering furnace

Glass bending press with positioning managed by high precision and speed axis controls to minimize the glass stay inside the press before its tempering.

Glass bending press

Windscreen handling with robot used for the connection with the trimming machine.

Windscreen handling with robot

Glass screen printing station complete with glass positioning system on screen printing frame managed by a smart camera.

Glass screenprinting station

Car PVB trimming windshield obtained by using a robot to pass the entire profile of the glass onto the trimming station tool. The robot’s orbits are recipe managed with optimized speed in order to reduce the cycle timing and to prevent the glass from being damaged during the process.

PUB trimming on car windshield with robot

Automated windscreen loading station for visual inspection.

Automated windscreen loading station for visual inspection

Clips positioning on low-cost rear windows obtained through cylinders and pneumatic positioners on existing belt conveyors.

Clips positioning on the rear windows

Car glass shape control made with high resolution contact sensors positioned along the entire edge of the glass and on its significant parts, acquired by a computerized system used to check the glass curvature shape.

Car glass shape control