Crane Loading System

Billco’s Crane Loading System is a complete solution for storing, organizing and loading glass to the cutting table. The system may include fixed racks and/or automated compact drawer storage. This fully automated system retrieves and loads single sheets of glass without operator intervention. Designed with versatility in mind, multiple cutting tables may be loaded from one system and glass storage may be in an adjacent bay.

Processing Capabilities
Maximum Glass Size: 108” x 144,” 130” x 204”
Glass Thickness Range: 2.2mm–19mm
Level of Automation: Fully
Standard Maximum Pack Thickness: 30”
Standard Crane Span: Up to 50 ft. (Wider Spans Available)

Key Advantages
Customizable Layout: Tailored for individual plant requirements and simple layout changes
Rotating Vacuum Glass Grab: Provides processing flexibility and efficiency
Integrates Seamlessly with Billco or Third Party Cutting Equipment
Stand-Alone Control System: Provides flexibility to operate crane independently from cutting line
High Speed Precision: Advanced laser control system and heavy-duty drive components permit maneuvering at high speeds
Fully Automated: Easily interfaces with the Cutting Line Control System and Optimization Software

Outstanding Features
Welded Steel Plate Construction
Laser Transducer: Provides accurate real-time positioning feedback
“Dump Routine:” Protects operators by retrieving and dumping broken glass at a safe location
Multi-Bay Loading
Pack Thickness Sensors: Pre-calculate glass volume prior to retrieval to reduce cycle time
Non-Marking Vacuum Cups: Protect the glass surface and soft coatings
Wireless Pendant: Keeps operator at a safe distance from moving glass when manual operation is needed

Supporting Equipment
Space Saver Storage System
Rack Bases: Stationary, portable, or pivoting
Glass Racks: Stationary, portable, or pivoting

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