Crane Glass Loading System

Billco's Crane Loading System is a comprehensive solution for the storage, organization, and loading of glass onto the cutting table. The system boasts updated rack and pinion drive systems on both the grab and the trolley, enabling faster travel, greater tilting capabilities, and more precise positioning. In addition to fixed racks, the system offers the option of automated compact drawer storage. This fully automated system retrieves and loads single sheets of glass without requiring operator intervention. The system is designed with flexibility in mind, allowing for the loading of multiple cutting tables from one system. 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)

Volume: High

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

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Outstanding Features

Welded Steel Plate Construction

Multi-Bay Loading

"Dump Routine": Protects operators by retrieving and dumping broken glass at a safe location

Rack & Pinion Drive System: Increased Acceleration & Deceleration Speed

Extra Axis: Greater tilting, position, and movement of the grab

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 a manual operation is needed

Laser Transducer: Provides accurate real-time positioning feedback

Point-to-Point Wireless I.O. Communication

Easily Converts to Jumbo Sizes

On Board Compressed Air

Common Optional Features

  • Increased Crane Span
  • Decoupled Tilt Arms (Adaptive Loading)