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Automatic Thread-up of Glass Web to Bead Removal Machine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235917D
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-28

Publishing Venue

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Abstract

When forming a thin sheet of glass from a down draw production unit, a continuous ribbon of the glass is supplied from the vertical melting/forming process to a horizontal bead removal unit. When the ribbon flow is interrupted for some reason, the web needs to be reconnected to the bead removal unit. This technology solves the problems associated with a two person manual process that can easily introduce alignment errors.