GLASS WASHING MACHINES – Vertical and Horizontal
Glass washing machines are crucial to the glass fabrication process to ensure clean, high-quality glass from low-E glass to insulated glass, tempered glass, and much more. The washers are designed to remove any impurities from the sheet to prepare the flat glass for the remaining steps in the manufacturing process, such as tempering or lamination. At Matodi, we offer both vertical and horizontal washers that range from entry-level to highly automated (all customizable) to best fit your current and future production needs.
Neptun Vertical Washers
The LV Top is designed for those who need a machine for efficient glass washing and drying, with practically no maintenance costs. All parts in contact with water, including the washing and transport roller shafts, are made of stainless steel. This ensures that LV Top has superior quality coupled with a very long usage life.
LV EVO is designed to build upon the LV Top design. This vertical glass washing machine automatically adjusts brushes, air knives and drive rollers for enhanced washing quality.
The Wave HP glasswasher features total automation and superior performance in all directions: productivity, washing quality, and integration into business processes. Construction and components ensure maximum reliability over time.
Neptun Horizontal Washers
The Tornado Easy Horizontal Washer is designed to accurately wash glass and is available in a range of 1300mm (51”) to 3300mm (129”) maximum glass size. Tornado Easy is usable as a stand-alone unit, with various applications.
The Tornado HP is the top-performing horizontal glass washing machine on the market. Especially intended for users who need impeccable reliability and faultless results at every stage of processing. Tornado HP is available in a range of 1300mm (51”) to 3300mm (129”) maximum glass size.
Horizontal Washing Machines Vs Vertical Washers
Before proceeding to the Neptun glass washing machines we have to offer, let’s take a moment to clarify horizontal and vertical glass washers.
Horizontal Washers – These are the most popular washing machine in the flat glass fabrication industry because they are standalone machines. Typically, horizontal glass washing machines are used for glass which was produced using horizontal processes for edging or glass drilling. This process greatly reduces the risk of scratching or damaging the glass by eliminating the need to manually handle the glass to complete the washing process.
Vertical Washers – Vertical glass washing machines are configured with separate areas of the machine being dedicated to washing and another for drying. Vertical washers are typically used for insulated glass production processes and vertical drilling or CNC working lines. The machine uses high-quality brushes to wash the glass sheet before it goes through the dryer. Vertical washers are common in glass factories that have a limited amount of space.
Tips For Finding The Right Washer For You
Aside from knowing if a vertical or horizontal washer will work best for your fabrication needs, here are some other things you will want to take into consideration before making your purchase:
The size of the glass you will be using during the process is one of the first things you should think about when it comes to purchasing a flat glass washing machine. We recommend choosing a machine based on the width of the short side of the glass. You should also be aware of the amount of space you will have in the loading and unloading zones. If you will often have long pieces of glass needing to go through the machine, it is important there will be enough room to safely maneuver the glass before and after washing.
The drying process of the machine you choose may be sponges or air knives. Washing machines utilizing the air knives drying technology tend to sell more throughout the industry. The air knives process typically dries glass better and requires less maintenance. Unfortunately, these machines are often very loud. To decrease the noise, some glass fabricators will opt for a machine that uses sponge drying. This involves sponge rollers that absorb the water as the glass is squeezed and passed through the dryer. The glass will also pass through an air dryer that blows the remaining water from the surface of the glass.
Anytime you are considering making a large investment for your glass fabrication company, you should consider your budget. To inquire about the pricing and availability of the Neptun washers we have to offer, please contact us. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and sales team will happily answer any questions you may have and provide guidance on the glass washing machine that will best meet your needs.
For additional information regarding our vertical and horizontal glass washing machines, you can call our sales team at 336-668-2300 or contact us and get all of your questions answered. Our sales team will do everything to make sure you choose a glass washing machine that will work best for your flat glass production company. For more information and specifications for any of the machines mentioned above, please visit the Neptun website.