systron proHD new centrepiece at glasmetall Temmel

“Everything from a single source” – that is the greatest benefit of glasmetall Günter Temmel GmbH from Ragnitz in southern Styria (Austria). The range of applications for their portfolio of glass, metal and aluminium construction is almost limitless. Therefor the glass processing all-rounder proHD from systron is the perfect match.

Founded by Günter Temmel in 1994 as a one-man business, the company has developed into a well-known, medium-sized company with 44 employees thanks to constant expansion. The great strength is their versatility – Günter Temmel and his team can cover the area of glass production, and also specialize in metal and aluminium construction. In addition to all types of glass for interiors, they also produce windows, doors, railings and facades. Countless glaziers, metalworkers, carpenters, interior decorators, as well as well-known customers such as the botanical garden of the University of Graz, various banks or the cathedral bookstore in Vienna rely on Temmel’s top quality and reliability.

Future Growth with Laminated Safety Glass

After the first major expansion in 2010, where the current production site in Ragnitz including a new tempering furnace for tempered safety glass production was built, the next future-oriented step was taken in 2021. Günter Temmel is convinced: “The need for security and the associated need for laminated safety glass is increasing. LSG is used for almost any glass that is installed overhead or in a crash-proof manner. So we built an additional hall and purchased new production machinery, like our new centrepiece systron proHD.”

All-in-One Glass Processing

Until the purchase of the systron 5027proHD glass processing centre including washing and drying machine in summer 2021, Temmel’s team worked on a horizontal system for CNC glass processing and on a vertical system for milling and drilling.

„What particularly fascinates me about the proHD is its enormous flexibility. We get a perfectly processed, grinded and polished product even with cutouts in only one step. With the waterjet there are hardly any limits for holes and cutouts.

Previously, we were relatively restricted when it came to drilling and milling, depending on the tool geometry. The new systron technology enables us to cut the most complex shapes very easily and quickly,” says Günter Temmel. “And the processed glass panes with waterjet cut can go on to the tempering furnace without post-processing,” adds systron CEO Franz Schachner.

Automation Should Be The Next Step

Temmel’s team is very well trained and many colleagues can operate the company’s versatile production machinery. By combining glass and metal, the company can offer its customers a considerable added value. However, in addition to the quality, the price is also a dominant factor. In order to remain competitive for long term, Günter Temmel considers investing in automation. With a systron inline storage solution, for example, up to 30 glasses could be processed in a night shift without an operator. Solutions using robots, automated harp racks or L-frames also contribute to an increase in efficiency of around 30%. “By adding laminated safety glass to our range, the need for glass processing increases significantly. This year we expect an increase from 400 to approx. 900 tons of glass per year, which we process here at the site. After just six months, we can no longer imagine processing our glass any differently. High-quality production systems are essential for consistently top quality. The systron proHD has an excellent reputation on the flat glass market and has completely convinced us,” concludes Günter Temmel.

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