Leading sealed unit manufacturer Olympic Glass has seen sales of SWISSPACER grow thanks to its new Lisec bender.
The Kent-based manufacturer invested recently in Lisec’s high-productivity bender to automate SWISSPACER production and improve overall efficiency. Over the past 18 months, Lisec and SWISSPACER have worked closely with Olympic Glass to develop a bespoke bending machine to meet Olympic’s exact requirements.
The result is perfect SWISSPACER frames in a 40-second cycle time, with enough capacity to feed smoothly into the main production line. The Lisec bender also helps Olympic Glass compete more effectively in the commercial sector, where there is demand for larger frames and greater structural integrity.
Shaun Harris, Olympic Glass Production Director said: “Our new Lisec bender has improved SWISSPACER production and gives us an edge in the commercial market. We’ve used SWISSPACER’s warm edge spacer bar for some years now. We wanted a reliable warm edge partner and SWISSPACER gives our sealed units the best thermal efficiency. We’ve always been very happy with SWISSPACER’s performance which is why we decided to invest in automated production. Demand for energy efficient sealed units has definitely grown and we now use SWISSPACER in 85% of our sealed units.”