Manual glass-cutting machine
The manual glass cutting machine is the most traditional glass cutting machine. The entire machine consists of two parts: a glass conveyor belt and a cutting table. By operating the conveyor belt manually, the glass to be cut is transported to the cutting table for cutting with a blade. The advantage of this cutting machine is that it can cut relatively small pieces of special-shaped glass and process the glass into different shapes. The disadvantage is that cutting the glass into a unique shape requires a special mold, and the manual operation itself is time-consuming and labor-intensive, making mass production impossible.
Semi-automatic glass cutting machine
This kind of glass cutting machine is roughly the same as a manual cutting machine, but a semi-automatic button operation device is added to the cutting machine. Although it is still mainly used to cut special-shaped glass, and special molds need to be made in advance according to the shape of the glass, the size of the glass that can be processed is larger than that of a manual cutting machine. And because it uses pneumatic plus motor kinetic energy during cutting, it saves a lot of manpower, so the production efficiency is much higher than that of manual cutting machines.
Fully automatic glass cutting machine
This glass cutting machine is a step further than semi-automatic glass cutting machines. It consists of a chassis mechanism, a beam mechanism, a glass processing tabletop, a cutter head mechanism, a conveying mechanism, a mechanical positioning mechanism, an electrical control system, etc., and has a complex structure.
Its processing method is controlled by the computer software equipped with the machine, which directly draws and then performs the operation. In this way, you can set in advance whether to make square, round, or special-shaped glass through the computer, without making a mold in advance.
The most advanced form of this kind of cutting machine is the production line model. In addition to the film-loading table, computer cutting machine, and film-breaking machine, this model also has a film-unloading table. The whole process of the assembly line is computer-controlled, with a high degree of automation, and is suitable for long periods. It can handle large quantities of glass products and is easy to maintain.
When cutting with a fully automatic glass cutting machine, typesetting is required first, and then cutting, film removal, and other processes can be carried out. Not only is it required to discharge as many pieces as possible that meet the required shape on the original glass sheet to improve the utilization rate of raw materials, but it is also required that the typesetting operation is simple and easy to use. Mechanical interactive typesetting is the most commonly used and convenient way for operators to type and cut according to the work order on site.
Water jet glass cutting machine
This kind of glass cutting machine also operates fully automatically through computer control. But unlike traditional blade cutting, it uses high-pressure water cutting technology, mainly for thicker glass products. Various complex patterns are formed through computer numerical control. This cutting machine performs cold cutting without producing thermal deformation or thermal effects. It can ensure smooth incision and can be completed in one go without the need for secondary operations. Due to these advantages, it can also perform complex operations of drilling glass.