Glasstech to Highlight New Windshield System at China Exhibition
Perrysburg, Oh-based Glasstech, Inc., will highlight its new high-efficiency
windshield system, the EPB-L, at the 18th China International Glass
Industrial Technical Exhibition, May 16 - 19, in Shanghai, China.
The new EPB-L windshield derives its name from the manufacturing
technology used to create the it, an External Press Bend Forming and Annealing
System for Automotive Glass (EPB-L), which uses a single tooling set to
produce up to 225 complex windshields per hour.
The EPB-L is energy efficient, since only glass and one tool are heated.
With the gravity sag windshield process, multiple forming tools are heated
and cooled for each windshield. The EPB-L's single tool set is price-competitive
and requires much less maintenance and storage area.
The most productive EPB-L system can produce as many as 225 windshields
per hour and change jobs in less than 90 minutes.
The EPB family of systems also includes the EPB-SS External Press
Bend System, which accommodates a single stream of glass parts; and the
EPB-DS External Press Bend System, with a 72-inch (1829mm)-wide
bed, which will accommodate either a single- or dual-stream of parts.