Optimized Output with the Right Tools

With a specially developed systronTOOLS line, systron launched a range of grinding and polishing tools – TOOLS pro/proHD, and TOOLS esX – which significantly increase the efficiency and ROI of all systron glass processing machines.

Diverse areas of application, short cycle times and excellent service life are, in addition to top quality, decisive purchase criteria for systron customers. To guarantee these requirements sustainably, systron relies on further development and innovation. Therefor systron hired an expert in spring 2020 who has been working in the field of diamond tools since 1992 and knows this area from scratch.

Driving developments forward

Martin Harucksteiner not only knows about the mutual influences of diamond, bond systems and other influencing factors, he also has constant contact with suppliers and customers. He carries out regular field tests with all new systronTOOLS developments. “My knowledge allows me to develop exact requirement profiles and specifications, tailored to the systron systems. So, we can provide the supplier with precise specifications. All new tools are first tested in-house before they are sent to selected customers for field tests. I accompany all these tests internally with our technicians as well as personally with the machine operators at the customer’s. Only after completion and positive evaluation of the tests, we get these tools ready for series production,” says the development pro.

Why is there need for own systronTOOLS

There are a lot of good tools out there. However, systron processing centres require special types of tools that enhance their enormous performance potential. Harucksteiner explains:

“The cycle time is one of the most important cost factors,  which is why there is a requirement to achieve as much output as possible in the shortest possible time. That is why it was and is necessary to develop tools specially adapted to the ‘systron system’. To fully exploit the potential in terms of removal rates and feed rates both in the processing of float glass as well as laminated safety glass.”

And this potential of systronTOOLS is enormous. With the help of complex but easy-to-use calculation forms in the offer phase, each customer can calculate his own individual increase in efficiency.

A classic example to understand the overall effect – Production of a shower door using systronTOOLS:

  • 6 pieces more per shift (thus 30 pieces more per week)
  • with reduced running meter costs at the same time
  • and less tool wear

The overall effect is clear and very easy to understand.

That means in detail for systron machines

Only with a precisely coordinated system it is possible to implement feed rates of up to 15m / min on the pro / proHD machines for diamond tools in coarse and fine grinding and to achieve a long service life.

In the increasingly important area of combined seaming / grinding applications on systron esX systems, grinding speeds of 15 m / min and arising speeds of 30 m / min are reached. With the specially developed combination tools over a long period of time. Moreover systron developed high-performance tools for grinding laminated safety glass.

New developments are challenging

And these challenges are very clear to systron company founder Franz Schachner: “We are constantly facing new applications in more complex forms or unusual dimensions of the glass panes. Especially in the construction / facade area they are getting bigger and bigger. At the same time our customers are discovering new areas of application for 1.6mm thin glass up to laminated safety glass panes with more than 20 mm thickness. Here it is important to react quickly and flexibly and to provide the customer with the optimal tool for his application in the shortest possible time. But even for ‘classic’ applications in the usual glass thickness range of 4-10 or 12mm, we always keep optimizing.”

Customer feedback and goals for systronTOOLS

The selected test customers recognize the great potential of the systron grinding and polishing tools and have already switched. New machines should be equipped with systronTOOLS as standard. “The goal is clearly defined,” says Harucksteiner, “systron processing centres should be equipped with systronTOOLS and should keep them. Especially in the area of ​​arising and grinding systems, for ​​thin glass, but also for more complex applications on float glass, there is still unused capacity. ​​Cycle time and quality optimization are main goals. “Tests with a 50% increase in the service life and a 30% increase in the feed rate show that we are on the right track,” Harucksteiner is convinced.

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