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With the fast development of building industry and glass manufacturing, glass deep processing industry has also developed extensively. This informative article mainly describes the wide application of flat glass automatic washer in the glass industry.

1. Idea of glass automatic washer

As the special equipment applied in glass industry, glass washing machines are employed for cleaning and drying original glass sheets. In accordance with cleaning method, it can be distinguished vertical glass washer(vertical glass washing machine) and horizontal glass washer. Due to the limitation of glass size and vertical structural, at present vertical glass automatic washer is major employed for producing I.G. unit with aluminum spacer. The horizontal glass automatic washer, though it takes more area, has been applied in more extensive fields because of its more high efficiency and excellent structure.

2. Wide application of flat glass automatic washer

Now we majorly introduce the wide application of horizontal glass washing machine.

(1). Cleaning application for ordinary glass

The cleaning procedure for flat washer for ordinary glass is easy relatively. The tanks could be feed with industrial water without heating. Because the surface of glass has not been made any treatment, there’s no special requirement for the brushes on the glass washer. At once, there’s also no too restrictive requirement for water PH scale up vs scale out. About the air knife design, we can adopt normal structural but must ensure the wind power could be adjusted. Once we clean the glass with thickness 3-19 mm, the style of distance between rollers can’t be considered making too large. Most of the time, the factory can use middle or small automatic washer to do the cleaning and drying work for raw little bit of ordinary glass.

(2).Cleaning application for warm-edge insulating glass

For the production of warm edge insulating glass (with flexible spacer, such as for example duralite or duraseal or superspacer), the cleaning requirements to the raw glass sheets are higher. Operators should ensure the good cleaning and drying for surface to be able to conveniently make the spacer bonding for the next steps, meanwhile, avoiding surface scratch. For many developed countries and areas on the planet, to be able to make the entire warm edge I.G.U, more and more factories adopt horizontal washing machine. This type cleaning equipment comprises feeding section, washing section, drying section and output section and in the washing section, you can find three tanks which feature of cycling heating water with the suitable PH (6-9), meanwhile, the equipment must be installed with good quality rubber transfer rollers to prevent glass scratching. In addition, engineers should design special air knife structure applied in drying area of the washer, such as for example side-by-side multiple wind blade design, and guarantee the enough wind power and allow it to be adjustable, as the very best drying result, the air blower can blow hot air. All these considerations can achieve the excellent drying job: completely cleaning or blowing off water in multi-angle and much area. Please also note that to be able to match the total production line, the speed of glass washer also must be regulated.

Remark: the production procedure for flexible spacer I.G. normally contains below machines: flat glass automatic washer, flexible spacer assembly table, glass assembly table, heated roller press machine and glass convey table. Total production line has two-side or single side establishment. Glass is conveyed to glass washer in the horizontal state then starts its first process until in order to complete hot-press sealing job in heated roller machine. Across the production line, small assistant devices, such as for example gas filling machine, duraseal spool stand will also be equipped.

(3).Cleaning application for coated glass

Before washing coating glass by the horizontal automatic washer, we ought to take into account the choice of brush and water quality. In cleaning process, the coated glass sheets shouldn’t stop under brushes to prevent damaging the film. As the hardness of each brush may vary, we ought to also check the film after cleaning to verify when the brush do some damage at first glance of glass or not. Once we clean the MSVD low-e coated glass, the best way isn’t to make use of recycled water, because these films are extremely sensitive to the PH value, if using recycled water, operators should monitor water PH value constantly.

Using demineralization or deionization water to spray coated glass to guarantee no residue when drying glass. However, the technology of this method may increase water corrosive, so we ought to test the sample water and confirm no adverse reactions occur. In addition, before large-scale production, we also should do some trial production to determine when the water can work well in the system.

In real operation, solve the aforementioned problems, both horizontal glass automatic washer and vertical glass automatic washer can well complete cleaning and drying job to coated glass

(4). Cleaning application for other glass (such as tempered, laminated and safety glass)

As above glass options that come with large size, thickness and weight, factories often use horizontal automatic washer in order to complete their cleaning job. For the vertical washer, because of its structural limitations, it can’t suited to washing large size glass. Through choosing appropriate soft brushes and using different air knife structure, the horizontal glass washer can meet up with the washing and drying demand for above glass.

3. Prospect of horizontal automatic washer

Within the last decade, building glass has been developed in the direction of insulating, energy-saving, safety and decoration, therefore the horizontal washing machines will also be improved with the same direction. Particularly after the solar glass, conductive glass, foam glass and other special glass are widely placed into market, the factoies put forward higher cleaning requirements to above special glass. The specific performance is that individuals are not only upgrade or improve the gear structure, but in addition make the precise difference on brush manufacturing, choice of conveying rubber rollers, especially enable the studies of cleaning system and air knife structure meet different special requirements. We could expect, along with social development in future, more and more special glasses can come out and the horizontal automatic washer would also be manufactured cooperatively using them and this industry will are more specific, detailed and standardized.

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