Cutting

Glass panels of varying lengths are cut from the never-ending ribbon of glass. The computerised cutting machine engraves the glass with a hardened steel wheel, upon which it is automatically broken apart. Longitudinal cuts remove the edge strips with the top roller tracks, transverse cuts determine the lengths of the panels. All cutoffs are sent back to the furnace for recycling. Laser checking and the analysis of imperfections ensure a consistently high quality glass.