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Swisspacer bender now in operation at Glass Systems

Glass Systems has invested in the Lisec BSV 45 ANK for automated Swisspacer production.

Glass Systems is the first IGU manufacturer in the UK and Ireland to automate production of Swisspacer. The South Wales based company invested in the Lisec BSV 45 ANK as part of its growth strategy.

Swisspacer is the company’s preferred warm edge spacer bar at its largest manufacturing facility in Swansea, where it now produces 25,000 sealed units a week, and is an integral part of the company’s own brand of sealed unit – Ecopane.

Since the new Lisec machinery was installed at the start of October, it has already made a difference to production. National Sales Manager Kevin Pearce comments: “Investing in this new machinery has improved our manufacturing capabilities. Because it allows us to produce a continuous spacer bar, saving time and cost over the previous cut and key method, it makes the factory far more efficient. It has fitted into production easily and we can keep ahead of demand.”

Kevin continues: “We’ve seen a steady increase in the volume of warm edge sealed units we’re supplying as the number of our customers achieving Window Energy Ratings (WERs) is growing. With the introduction of the revised Building Regulations we knew that this trend would continue. So we took the decision to automate Swisspacer production.”

For more information on Glass Systems call 01792 773752.

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Formed in 1998 Swisspacer is part of Saint-Gobain Glass Solutions. The company has experienced massive growth in the UK over the past 2 years. Its no-investment needed price benefit has been a key advantage that has attracted sealed unit manufacturers and window fabricators and fuelled its growth.

The manufacturing and head office is in Switzerland and a second manufacturing facility is established in Germany. Much investment is taking place to expand production capacity to ensure that Swisspacer is able to satisfy the dramatic ongoing growth in demand for its high performance warm edge spacer bar products.

Swisspacer has a growing network of leading sealed unit manufacturers in the UK and Ireland using its products, including Solaglas, Pilkington, Carey Glass, Supaseal, Custom Glass, Uniglaze2, Glass Systems, Clayton Glass, System 3 and Hollow Seal among others.

Swisspacer exactly matches the shape and dimensions of aluminium spacers, and being rigid and self supporting it handles in a similar way. And because there is no need to invest in expensive new machinery, it makes it very easy to get up and running with warm edge. Automated solutions are however available from Lisec, Saint-Gobain Seva and Rottler and Ruediger.

Independent tests conducted by IFT Rosenheim, the leading European independent fenestration research and test facility, showed that Swisspacer V had the best PSI values of all the other leading brands of spacer bar that were submitted for testing. Using Swisspacer thermal insulation (U-value) can be improved by up to 20%. Swisspacer V and Swisspacer perform very well in the Window Energy Rating Scheme.

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