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Title: Apparatus for the efficient assembly of multi-pane insulating glass windows

Abstract

An insulating glass unit (IGU) assembly line apparatus capable of interleaving double and triple pane IGUs in accordance with an IGU production schedule. Visual indicators or prompts instruct operators at the assembly line in configuring a sequence of IGUs. Triple pane IGUs are assembled with minimal contamination of a center glass lite. A non-contact Bernoulli pad is used to lift a glass lite off from a horizontal or vertical support that conveys it from a glass washer to an assembly station. Each of multiple pads has a capacity to lift approximately seven to ten pounds. Use of multiple pads per glass sheet or lite allows lites having dimensions up to 70 by 100 inches (assuming glass thickness of one quarter inch) to be assembled.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GED Integrated Solutions, Inc., Twinsburg, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531966
Patent Number(s):
9,534,439
Application Number:
14/334,895
Assignee:
GED Integrated Solutions, Inc. (Twinsburg, OH)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE000167
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014-07-18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Briese, William A., Grismer, John, and McGlinchy, Timothy B. Apparatus for the efficient assembly of multi-pane insulating glass windows. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Briese, William A., Grismer, John, & McGlinchy, Timothy B. Apparatus for the efficient assembly of multi-pane insulating glass windows. United States.
Briese, William A., Grismer, John, and McGlinchy, Timothy B. Tue . "Apparatus for the efficient assembly of multi-pane insulating glass windows". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531966.
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author = {Briese, William A. and Grismer, John and McGlinchy, Timothy B.},
abstractNote = {An insulating glass unit (IGU) assembly line apparatus capable of interleaving double and triple pane IGUs in accordance with an IGU production schedule. Visual indicators or prompts instruct operators at the assembly line in configuring a sequence of IGUs. Triple pane IGUs are assembled with minimal contamination of a center glass lite. A non-contact Bernoulli pad is used to lift a glass lite off from a horizontal or vertical support that conveys it from a glass washer to an assembly station. Each of multiple pads has a capacity to lift approximately seven to ten pounds. Use of multiple pads per glass sheet or lite allows lites having dimensions up to 70 by 100 inches (assuming glass thickness of one quarter inch) to be assembled.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1531966}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
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