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Carey Glass recently bought an Easy-Lifter handling device from Glaston, which is the 2,500th sold by the company.

The foundation for this success was laid by the former Armatec company and then continued under the former Bystronic glass brand, and finally under Glaston, the company said.

With a 1,000,000ft2 production facility that boasts 12 insulating glass (IG) lines and 12 tempering ovens, Carey Glass processes 14,000ft2 of glass every day.

The Glaston Easy-Lifter allows an operator to carry flat glass quickly and easily, having rigid guidance and its own low dead weight. Movement is light as a feather which reaffirms why this is one of the most popular products in the UK glass processor’s portfolio, the company said.

For this Easy-Lifter investment, the rigid load guidance is already proving a great advantage on the production floor, as the glass can always be suctioned with its lower edge being completely horizontal when hanging in the air. Handling glass safely and accurately is essential, particularly in such large premises as those at Carey Glass. Minimum operator intervention is required with adjustable lifting speed and all vacuum creation handled by the powerful Venturi nozzles, where each pad has a secure, self-holding system.

Time consuming readjustments to the insulating glass units have now been eliminated at Carey Glass, with fast, flexible, and safe glass transportation incorporating ergonomic and economic aspects via this device.

As the Easy-Lifter can easily rotate, tilt, incline and turn glass on the production floor, it guarantees safe and flexible handling for the operator. Furthermore, it can feed and remove glass units for IG sealing, tempering furnaces, pane turning or screen printing.

Evelyn Carey at Carey Glass said: “As we have total in-house control of the quality and delivery requirements for each customer’s project, we have to invest in reliable equipment and machines that meet our needs. Handling such high volumes of glass means that we must keep production methods as simple as possible where necessary without losing any of the guarantees. As we process all glass types in-house, with a highly qualified and experienced team, the Easy-Lifter greatly simplifies handling for them.

“We are also thrilled to be part of Glaston’s production story, having purchased this special Easy-Lifter. It certainly is proving its worth.”