The production of flat glass and curved glass in the automotive and building sectors requires automated systems of high precision and speed to guarantee reduced cycle times and the minimum tolerances required. The applications for glass intended for the automotive sector developed by Tekna Automazione e Controllo and the automation of machines and lines for the production of side glasses, windshields and rear windows, as well as for glass bending and tempering, have allowed us to acquire Know-how how specific in the automation of glass working processes that make Tekna Automazione e Controllo an ideal partner for the development of glass production lines and tempering furnaces.

Continuous glass tempering oven 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 makes it possible to produce glass with reduced electricity consumption.

Continuous glass tempering furnace

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

Glass tempering furnace loading

Glass tempering oven discharge synchronized with the roller conveyors of the tempering area and with the accumulation lines downstream of the oven.

Glass tempering oven discharge

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 furnace 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 permanence of the glass in the press before tempering.

Glass bending press

Movement of the tempered glass windshield with robot for interlocking with the trimming machine.

Handling of tempered glass windshields for automotive with robot

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

Glass screenprinting station

PVB trimming of tempered glass windshields for cars, obtained by using the robot to pass the whole glass profile on the trimming tool of the station. The orbits of the robot are managed according to the recipe and with optimized speeds to reduce the cycle time and prevent the glass from being damaged during processing.

PUB trimming on automotive tempered glass windshield with robot

Robotic windshield loading station in tempered glass for automotive for visual inspection

Robotic windshield loading station in tempered glass for automotive for visual inspection

Low-cost positioning of clips on rear windows obtained with cylinders and pneumatic positioners on belt transport.

Positioning of clips on automotive tempered glass rear windows

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

Car glass shape control