Tuffx Glass Processing Ltd, one of the UK’s leading glass companies, have recently taken delivery of a high speed edger from the Italian glass machinery manufacturer, Bovone. Commissioning is completed and the Bovone ELB 12 HS (High Speed) straight line edger is now in full production running 24/7 at their factory in Merseyside.

Tuffx have been facing an ever increasing demand for thicker glass, especially toughened laminated where glass edge processing needs to be fast and accurate, yet without any loss of quality. Bovone delivers on all these crucial points. The 12 spindle, heavy duty machine has been designed to process thicker glass at high speeds with unparalleled accuracy and quality.

As with all Bovone machines, the 5 tonne High Speed edger is exceptionally well engineered and built for all day, everyday production. It will handle glass thickness upto 60mm and has a minimum piece size of 50mm x 50mm (upto 20mm thick) and 70mm x 70mm (20mm – 60mm thick).

Speed is where this machine really excels and it will comfortably run at 4.5mtr per minute on 10mm glass (with 2mm glass removal), producing a perfect cerium polished edge. If the material removal is less, expect to run at even higher speeds. During demonstrations at the Bovone factory in Italy, the machine ran at just under 1.00 mtr per minute on 40mm thick glass (0.5mm glass removal) and produced a perfectly flawless cerium finish.

And looking to the future, the machine can grow with your business and be integrated into a fully automatic edging line with robotic loading and unloading.

The Glass Machinery Company, based in Shropshire, are the exclusive agents for Bovone in the UK and Ireland and offer sales, support and service for all the Bovone range of glass processing machines and laminating lines.