LEADING THE WAY WITH INVESTMENTS IN ADVANCED PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY PURCHASING THE FIRST IG-L ROBOTIC LOADING SYSTEM DESIGNED & MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY GS-MR
Glass Systems have purchased the first IG-L Robotic Loading System, advanced processing technology, completely designed and manufactured in the UK by GS-MR Glass and Stone (Machinery and Robotics) UK & Ireland Ltd.
The IG-L Robotic Loading System automates the previously manual process of the removal of glass from existing racks, loading the glass onto any vertical transport system. The glass pane is removed on its edge, instead of via the traditional suction system, which could easily damage high performance coatings. The IG-L dedicated software pre-loads automatically prepared batch files from the customer’s existing software platform and processes the pre-loaded racks automatically. The IG-L performs data verifications against the batch files prior to loading, identifying any errors prior to glass loading, processing double and triple IGUs, with zero defects to coated glass. The IG-L affiliates ‘Industry 4.0 principles,’ whilst affording improvements within both quality and safety.
Khaled Elleboudy – Managing Director said,
“Our IG-L at Glass Systems has quickly developed into a standard processing feature – put simply, we wouldn’t want to operate without it. The IG-L is a glass industry game changer. To be a part of this exciting automation at the very start gives Glass Systems a significant leading edge.
The glass industry knowledge and integrity repeatedly demonstrated by GS-MR throughout the automation development has resulted in establishing GS-MR’s IG-L Robotic Loading System as the clear industry success it is, leading Glass Systems to invest in further automation with GS-MR. Glass Systems are harnessing the undisputed benefits advanced automation technology is bringing to our industry.
Growth and development are key areas for Glass Systems, and we were able to increase sales volume by approximately 15-20% in 2021 compared to previous years. With the global challenges experienced more recently, it is more important than ever to focus on customer service and the consistent quality of deliverables. The business relationship we have developed with GS-MR is key not only to our business strategy of implementing improved automation processes, but also contributes to Glass Systems maintaining their UK premier industry status.”