Glasstec 2022 – with many reasons to celebrate!
Now with restrictions lifting and face-to-face events taking place once again, we are more than
happy to meet our glass industry friends in person again at this year’s glasstec 2022. And this
year especially – we have many reasons to celebrate.
The General Assembly of the United Nations has designated 2022 as the International Year of
Glass (IYOG 2022) to acknowledge the essential role of glass in our society. Glaston, a member
of the International Commission on Glass (ICG), the organization behind the initiative, is actively
participating in the celebrations. Glaston has been working to advance the technology needed
to produce more energy-efficient glass. We have mastered new AI-based solutions to amplify
human capabilities and deliver greater business value. And we are leading the discovery of
innovations to better support sustainability and mitigate climate change.
Below are just some of our latest developments that will be showcased to the participants at this
year’s glasstec 2022.
Glaston is shaping the sustainable future of glass
In flat glass tempering – with AI and automation:
The latest Glaston flat glass tempering lines Glaston FC Series, RC Series, and Jumbo Series
incorporate modern convection technology for the highest yield and flexibility.
Glaston Chinook is the market’s most efficient heating system, based on the highest number of
measurements and automatic process adjustment. This minimizes operator input while
maintaining constant high capacity. The Chinook convection system combines accurate
temperature profiling with uniform heat transfer to increase production and reduce energy
consumption with circulated air top convection.
Glaston Vortex Pro enables you to produce the highest quality glass products. Unlike any
other available convection technology, it allows heat to be focused on any specific glass sheet
location. Each convection nozzle is controlled independently, enabling thermal profiles to be
adjusted as desired and run in an automated sequence. Vortex Pro automatically adjusts the
convectional heat transfer according to glass size.
One of our latest innovations to automate the flat tempering process are the online stress
calculation solution using measured process data to calculate temperature and stress
distribution in the quenching part of the tempering process. Another innovation is our unique
white haze detection solution using artificial intelligence (AI). The tempering process
autopilot reduces the need for operator input and offers process control without parameters.
The White Haze Scanner is the first AI-based solution to provide a high-quality visual indication
of white haze on processed glass. The system instantly notifies users of an issue, allowing glass
processors to react immediately when unacceptable haze is detected. This helps minimize
waste and production reruns – and lowers costs over time.
By taking advantage of our latest innovations, customers gain higher bed utilization which leads
to higher energy efficiency and capacity, better quality, repeatability, and greater operational
safety. Based on data, every machine is also able to manage its own predictive maintenance
and suggest spare parts, when needed
In flat glass laminating:
Glaston ProL flat glass lamination line provides unprecedented flexibility for mixed production.
The ProL convection heating chamber makes switching between glass types and different glass
sandwiches easier than ever. The whole line – from glass handling to the latest PVB cutting
technology – has been designed for flexible operations.
The most recent trend in flat lamination is a growing use of structural interlayers. To process this
type of glass, Glaston has introduced new convection control technology that offers a
significantly wider operating window, even with complex laminates.
A higher degree of automation is also on the agenda for the laminating process. With our
lamination process autopilot, the furnace learns to achieve the most optimal way to run,
instead of having operators make adjustments manually.
In insulating glass manufacturing:
Glaston MULTI’ARRISSER is a 3-in-1 solution for economical glass edge arressing, flat edge
arising, and corner dubbing of the highest quality. All these benefits come with the proven
Glaston cup wheel technology uses only one wear part. With a maximum arresting speed of
60 m/min, Glaston MULTI’ARRISSER is the fastest single-head machine in the world.
TPS® is not just a machine. It is an ingenious system solution for highly efficient insulating glass
manufacturing. Glaston is the inventor of this technology with more than 150 installations
Production is significantly simplified as the Thermo Plastic Spacer material can be applied
directly onto the glass plate. This eliminates any need to stock different spacer profiles and
connectors. The spacer width can be changed as desired during operation without any time
TPS® is the most flexible way of producing IG units, multilayer or solar panels.
Glaston ACTIVE’SEALER is the sealer family member that combines Glaston’s proven dosing
technology with an outstanding economic advantage. Customers can rely on Glaston’s long-
term experience in automatic sealing technology for IG units.
ACTIVE’SEALER is especially designed for mid-range markets and completes Glaston’s sealer
product family. Together with COMFORT’SEALER, exclusively for the Chinese market, and
SPEED’SEALER, the market leader for high-performance sealing, ACTIVE’SEALER is
Glaston’s newest member to individually serve customer requirements for automatic IG unit
sealing robots around the globe.
Glaston CORNER’REFINER provides automatic corner treatment for the SPEED’SEALER. A growing number of customers are demanding that recently sealed insulating glass corners are
treated automatically with an effective corner treatment tool to relieve unloading operators from
The new CORNER’REFINER from Glaston has been designed as a quick and easy auxiliary
tool for existing SPEED’SEALER automatic sealing robots. After the corner treatment with the spatula system, a humified roll follows the corner contour of each IG unit. The nozzle change is
not affected. Even removing the CORNER’REFINER for stepped units works without tools.
In automotive and display glass processing:
Glaston CHAMP EVO represents the latest evolution in the CHAMP automotive glass
preprocessing line. The newest CHAMP EVO generation includes high-precision features in a
grinding machine. Maintenance costs and wear and tear have been reduced considerably with
energy-saving, state-of-the-art linear drives that are accurately adjustable, and a freely moveable
glass holding system for short changeover times. The optimized cell also features lighter moving
parts, such as the cutting bridge or grinding table, and many other technological advancements.
This modernization gives CHAMP EVO better controllability, more dynamic movements, and
high grind edge quality for any shape. It also reduces maintenance needs and offers even
higher precision, among other benefits.
The Glaston HYPERFEX grinding system represents a revolution in glass edge grinding. The
new HYPERFEX grinding wheels take into account all aspects of glass preprocessing for
different applications and demonstrate significantly improved performance parameters.
The new Glaston Matrix EVO automatic bending furnace is now available to revolutionize the
way automotive windshields and sunroofs are bent to perfection. The line is specifically
designed to meet the most challenging requirements in today’s automotive industry. It offers the
best optical quality for applications, such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), head-
up displays (HUD) and coated glasses when combined with the most complex shapes.
The line is especially well suited for today’s fast-paced production with high-quality demands,
fast job changes and a wide scope of end-product requirements.
Glaston’s latest development in services includes new upgrade possibilities for glass heat
treatment, insulating glass manufacturing as well as automotive and display glass processing.
The new modular Glaston Care service agreement concept offers a wide range of service
options to match your specific needs.
Come and join our live demos & meet with our industry experts at Stand A40/A41 in Hall 15 –
we can show you more!