Remnant Storage System

An automated offal storage and retrieval system integrated with the tilt loading system.

The process of optimizing and cutting glass often results in unused glass, commonly called remnant or offal. The leftover glass has value, but is impractical to store for future use in an efficient manner. The Remnant Storage System combines storage capacity with a tilt loader to assist the glass cutting process. After a lite is optimized, the system identifies the remnant, scores it, breaks it, and transfers it to an empty slot for storage.

Components:

  • Tilt Loader

  • Remnant Storage Table



1.  Tilt Arms traversing to retrieve glass from the glass grab

2.  Storage Rack raised to receive remnant from the cutter 3.  Storage Rack lowered as the Tilt Loader loads the conveyors with glass

TILT LOADER SPECIFICATIONS:

Series Maximum Glass Size Minimum Glass Size Glass Thickness Range Conveyor Speed Passline
Model i 108" x 144" 60" x 84" 2.2mm - 19mm 120 ft./min. 36"
Model ii 130" x 204" 60" x 84" 2.2mm - 19mm

PROCESSING SEQUENCE:

(1) The tilt arms, independent from the table, traverse to the glass racks to retrieve glass lites from the crane glass grab.

(2) Once retrieved, the tilt arms lower the glass to a horizontal position and square the long-edge of the glass.

(3) The conveyor then transfers the glass to the cutting station or holds the glass until needed.

(4) Unique to this system, the tilt arms can return to the vertical position and retrieve glass while glass waits in transit on the conveyors.

REMNANT STORAGE Table SPECIFICATIONS:

Series Slot Capacity Maximum Glass Size Slot Capacity Minimum Glass Size Glass Thickness Range Above Ground Slot Options Pit Slot Options
Model i 108" x 144" 60" x 36" 2.2mm - 6mm 9 Shelves 18 Shelves
Model ii 130" x 204" 60" x 36" 2.2mm - 6mm

PROCESSING SEQUENCE:

(1) The system receives a signal from the cutter that remnant is available.

(2) The glass is conveyed to the storage rack and the score is positioned over the breaker bar.

(3) The system breaks the glass along the score and conveys the remnant to a shelf

(4) The “good” glass is then conveyed back to the cutter for further processing.