Glass Polishing Machines Supplier in Greensboro, NC
Here at Matodi, we offer a wide range of quality flat glass edging machines to fit the needs of any size business in the glass industry. We can also help you customize each edger machine based on your production requirements. Flat glass edging machinery is designed for precision grinding and surface polishing the edges of your flat glass pieces.
When you buy a glass polishing machine from Matodi, you receive world-class service before, during, and after the installation of your glass polishers. We offer the vital tooling and spare parts you will need to keep your flat-edge edgers running smoothly for many years to come. Our high-speed products can create a glass polish that is free of any scuff or defect that you would expect from a grinding machine.
Brands of Glass Polishing Machines We Carry at Matodi
We carry various brands of glass polishers at Matodi, including:
Neptun Glass Polishing Machine
These heavy-duty Italian flat glass edgers are ideal for medium to large-sized glass operations. Popular models of Neptun’s glass polishing machines include the following:
- Rock 8
- Rock 11
- Rock 10-45
- Rock 14-45
We encourage you to visit Neptun’s website to learn more about this edger’s manufacturer, the Bavelloni family.
These quality-made Italian flat glass edgers are ideal for small to medium-sized glass businesses. Models of these glass polishing machines that are available for purchase include the following spindle edgers:
- FP4 – 4 spindle edger
- FP5 – 5 spindle edger
- FP6 – 6 spindle edger
- FP7 – 7 spindle edger
Navigate to the Battellino website to learn about this family-run glass polishing equipment company.
Sulak Glass Edger
This is one of the leading manufacturers of vertical flat glass edgers. Some of their most popular glass polishers models include:
- BTS Beta Maxi
- BTS 02
Visit the Sulak website to learn more about the machine polishing units they produce.
How To Choose The Glass Edging Machine That Best Meets Your Needs
Our professional sales team understands that every flat glass fabrication business has different polishing process needs that must be met by their power tools and every floor machine. Among the many different brands of glass edging machines highlighted above, each has its own unique features necessary for machining glass in a way that meets your needs.
The varieties of glass polishing machines we offer include:
Straight Line Edgers
These glass polishing machines and polishing tools are popular because they can create edges with only one pass of the track. The all-in-one aspect of our straight-line edging machines is sure to save you time during the production process, thus saving you money as well.
These edging machines allow for surface grinding, seaming, and edge polishing as the glass makes its way through the unit. A spindle edger one of our customers may need often varies depending on factors such as:
- The size of glass pieces you typically work with
- The glass’ post-production use
We carry different spindle glass polishers at Matodi, and our sales team can competently help you decide which edger is best for your specific needs.
Glass fabricators who use these edgers typically do so because they have limited space in their warehouse to house larger horizontal glass polishing machines. A vertical glass polishing machine has a smaller footprint than other types of glass polishers and can still perform the following functions just like bulkier units:
- Arris: This is intended to reduce the sharpening of the glass’ edges. Cutting and polishing the flat surface of the glass occurs at a 90-degree straight angle, and leaves behind clean, contemporary edges.
- Grind: Serves as a type of wet sander. Diamond polishing pads serve as sandpaper and do away with excess glass at the edges, known as underbreaks and overbreaks, revealing perfectly sized glass sheets that easily connect with one another like a puzzle.
- Polish: This process is similar to a buff but differs in that it eliminates more superficial material, including scratches and water spots. Polishing pads are more abrasive than buffing pads. A buffing machine is used only to smooth out lines or blemishes left behind by a polisher.
How Does Flat Glass Edging Work?
Since edges are perhaps the most important aspect of glass fabrication, let’s deep-dive into how flat edging works, as this insight may dictate what type of edger is right for you and your operation.
Glass edging machines are made specifically to create the straight edge of flat glass. Glass edgework is the process of sanding glass edges after they have been cut to give them one of the following edges:
- Seamed edge
- Beveled edge
- Polished edge
Some of the glass polishing machines we offer here at Matodi headquarters in Greensboro, NC have all-in-one functionality that can cut and polish the edges to your specifications. The edging machines we distribute allow for the following edge finishes, depending on your objective:
- Fine grinding
Check out our double-edging machines if you want to take your glass edges to the next level. Double-edging machines are high-precision edgers that allow glass fabricators to grind four edges simultaneously. These double-edge glass polishing machines are commonly used in mass-production operations.
Benefits Associated With Securing Edgers From Matodi
While we’ve outlined some of the attributes associated with different types of glass polishing machines above, we also want to highlight the benefits associated with purchasing edgers from Matodi. We offer:
- Easy transportation and installation of your edger to your place of business inside the Piedmont Triad region and beyond
- Fast, accurate all-in-one edging and polishing machines
- Compact glass polishers that can fit in tight spaces when space efficiency is a concern
- Edgers featuring top-of-the-line innovative technology and optional, customizable features
Which Type of Edge Is Best For You?
As mentioned above, the type of edging you use on the flat glass you’re handling typically varies depending on the following:
- The scope of your project
- The intended use for the glass
Some of the more common choices glass fabricators make regarding edges are as follows:
- Seamed edge: This glass edging option is best if you intend to place the glass into a frame
- Polished or beveled edge: You may choose one of these edges if you plan to leave the edges of the glass piece exposed
- Polished edge: This type of glass edge is best if you are going for a simple look or plan to use the glass for making vanity mirrors
- Beveled edge: You may opt for this edging style if you want your glass to have a more stylish look
Matodi Your Supplier of High-Quality Edging Machines and Post-Purchase Support
Each flat glass edging machine we offer will provide you with the high-quality edge and polish you desire to give your customers the best possible finished glass.
Our Glass Machine Offerings
The glass grinding and polishing machine options we offer are varied enough that they’re sure to meet any fabricator’s specifications. Some of the choices you have to select from:
- Span various configurations, such as traditional horizontal configuration and a space-saving, compact vertical design
- Have components like a saw blade, belt grinder, or buffing and polishing wheel that can perform tasks independently of one another on multiple passes or all at once
We work closely with our suppliers as an intermediary for you to ensure the glass edging machines we source for you are exactly what you require.
Taking Care of Your Edger
As we mentioned earlier, we’re here to provide you with support in making the right buying choice and post-purchase throughout the lifetime of your edger. There are a few steps we advise our customers to take to keep their glass polishers in optimal working order, including:
- Cleaning the wheel compartment of your glass machinery: Your edger’s diamond grinding wheel tends to accumulate a slurry of glass particles, coolant, and hard water with regular use. That slurry will harden, becoming stuck in your brushes and equipment unless you clean it off consistently. Any glass you pass through may have scratches and other notable signs of concrete grinding unless you use a sponge to wipe down or scrub away this hardness daily.
- Be on the lookout for rubber wiper damage: Much like your car’s windshield wiper blade, your glass polishing machine has a rubber wiper that serves as a sealant, regulating the flow of water to ensure it doesn’t escape as the glass is slid in and out of the unit. Any situation in which you notice significant water emanating from your glass machine may indicate that the rubber wiper sealer is worn down and needs replacing.
- Assess the integrity of your edger’s dressing board: The grits of oxide dressing boards are key to keeping your glass polishing and grinding machines’ diamond polishing wheels from overheating. The grit also keeps your unit functioning optimally as it helps remove bonding agents and glass particles that have built up as they pass through the bevel or edge polishing machine.
- Careful selection of coolants: Prolonging the life of glass polishers comes down to ensuring you’re using the best possible coolant, such as a liquid or powdered one. These serve as a lubricant and also disperse heat, both of which minimize the emergence of rust and corrosion, which often render abrasive wheels, like a buffing wheel or flap wheel, ineffective.
Remaining vigilant for leaks emanating from the rear portion of glass machines is also important. It may indicate that the flexible curtain is damaged and needs replacing. Do this to avoid needing to replace your glass polishing machine’s motor.
Questions About Glass Polishing Machines or Edgers? Contact Matodi
If you’d like to discuss your options for glass edgers further with a glass polishing enthusiast, please call us at 336.668.2300 or visit our Sales Team Page to contact your regional polishing system sales representative.