OVERVIEW OF SEAMERS / ARRISSERS – A QUICK GUIDE

to help you select the perfect model to suit your output and space requirements.

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UNIX BOB3

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UNIX BoB ™ (Best of Both) very heavy duty professional seaming for round-the-clock 24/7 reliability.

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The world’s first combination of effortless air floatation handling with all the edge quality benefits of wet grinding, using special atomiser nozzles that mix a very small volume of water with compressed air. The resulting mist is just enough to lubricate SIC or even diamond belts, and to prevent grinding dust becoming airborne.

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Video: http://www.ashton-industrial.com/?page_id=4519

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BoB ExtensionsWalkthru1AIRFLOW ™ high floatation air tables take all the effort out of manoeuvring even the biggest glass sheets up to 12mm thickness or more. Coated glass is easily moved just with fingertip contact at the glass edges.

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Standard tables 4700 x 1800mm can be optionally extended in X and Y with extra air floatation, and/or with Walk-Thru™ castor bars that provide extra support without impeding operator access for smaller glass.

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Blue Blank2Water-bath tables with semi-submerged castor balls can be specified for customers preferring a fully wet grinding operation.
Powerful dust collection units can be provided for those preferring a fully dry operation.
Video: http://www.ashton-industrial.com/?page_id=4966

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UNIX TWIN ™ is a very unique concept that delivers double the output from a single machine. It has operating throats front and back, allowing two people to work simultaneously on the same pair of belts.

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It’s like getting a second machine for half price, and no extra power or water consumption.

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Video: link to follow

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UNIX TRIPLE-X ™ carries a third central belt mounted vertically for smoothing the flat glass edge as well as grinding top and bottom seams, all in a single operation.

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A great tool for louvre blades, refrigerators & shelving, and for generally providing safer handling and extra strength.

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The centre belt can be removed when only seaming is needed.

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PROFESSIONAL

UNIX PROFESSIONAL™ the very latest addition to the ASHTON seaming range. A powerful modern industrial machine specifically designed as a professional seaming solution for back up to automatic lines, delivering top quality and maximum reliability.

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Perfect also for offline seaming of shapes and specials, lower capital cost makes it an attractive alternative to its bigger brother, the UNIX BoB. The ultra modern grinding head comes directly from Ashton’s robotic SHAPESEAM-PRO shape seamers, proven over 6 years of daily production use.
Standard AIRFLOW™ tables are 3m x 1m or 4.7 x 1.8m. Custom sizes can be created by adding extensions and Walk-Thru™ bars.

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SOLO simulation

SEAMMAXX-SOLO™ A truly ideal stepping stone from manual to automatic seaming. Low capital investment and a relatively small footprint, and yet expandable in the future to a full SEAMMAXX-PRO™ or a SOLO-PLUS™ layout as required. Glass is loaded on to the first conveyor, and passes thru a double-sided seaming station that automatically adjusts to the glass width. The glass then reverses back at accelerated speed, pops up on castor balls to be turned thru 90 degrees, then passes thru the seaming station a second time before entering the washer. Perfect consistency, 2 to 3 lites per minute from just one operator. Can be fed direct from breakout.
Video: http://www.ashton-industrial.com/?page_id=3979

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SeamMaXX SOLO PLUSSEAMMAXX-SOLO PLUS™ represents the most compact high performance straight-line seaming line ever. Three to four lites per minute in a single pass. Station #1 automatically seams the leading and trailing glass edges, station #2 automatically sizes the glass width and seams the two long edges as the glass enters the downstream washer. Fast, efficient, small footprint, and attractively priced around halfway between SOLO and the full super-fast SEAMMAXX-PRO.
Video: http://www.ashton-industrial.com/?page_id=4838

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GlasstecSeammaxxLmod2 300dpiSEAMMAXX-PRO™ acknowledged as the highest output fully automatic seaming lines worldwide. Up to six or seven random sized lites per minute seamed top and bottom both sides. The fastest most compact L-shape lines require the smallest footprint of any seaming system and can be fed direct from breakout, adjusting fully automatically to each lite’s dimensions.

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Video: http://www.ashton-industrial.com/?page_id=2891

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SEAMMAXX-PRO™ is deliverable with a multitude of options like on-line laser marking, edge deletion and automatic batching, and can be specified for differing max glass sizes up to Jumbo 6000 x 3200mm.

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As every line is designed to suit each customers’ floor space and output requirements it can be left or right handed, with extra conveyors and turns to accommodate columns or walls or corners.

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RegencyFullLineHarlow2

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Alongside the most popular L-shape layout there are also highly efficient variations in U or Z, or even straight line footprints incorporating automatic pivoting conveyors and tilting sections.

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Video: http://www.ashton-industrial.com/?page_id=2886

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SEAMPRO+HWPRO+BATCH

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BATCHMASTA™ was developed by ASHTON INDUSTRIAL to create the world’s first labour-free seaming system, or TOTAL AUTOMATION as we like to label it.

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Using unique software each random sized lite is automatically measured during the seaming process, and compared to the width and length of the furnace load bed. Multiple rows of lites are automatically accumulated and prepared for entry in to the furnace when called for.

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batch2500glasstec16As lites are fed in breakout sequence by the breakout operator, lites are not touched from that point on until they exit the furnace. Ergo, no labour requirement for seaming, no standing-down of lites after breakout, minimised handling means minimised risk of glass damage, fingerprints, or operator injury, and no requirement of floor space for carts and racks.

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Video: http://www.ashton-industrial.com/?page_id=2902

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CentralGP1SEAMMAXX-PRO HS™ Available as a single machine, or with automatic transfer to a second machine to form a complete processing line. The ‘HS’ model is designed to process very high volumes of equal-size lites in series runs and can be fed with lites nose-to-tail as fast as the operator can keep up. Machines are installed for seaming the short edges of louvre blades for example, seaming top and bottom at a rate of 3 seconds per piece.
Options include push button width setting with digital readout, or touch-screen pre-selection, or bar code reading.
Amazingly fast and great value, short payback.
Video: https://youtu.be/wfDjf9DNKbI

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ShapeseamfromEndSHAPESEAM-PRO™ The ingenious robotic seamer for randomly selected shapes and sizes of glass without any pre-programming or pre-selection.
Lites are placed on the entry conveyor whenever you like, in whatever sequence you want. Our precision scanner arrangement detects the size, shape, thickness, orientation and location of each lite, and transfers the data via bespoke software to the robot arm that carries the grinding head (same grinding head as the UNIX PROFESSIONAL™ described above). Each scanned lite is lifted on suction cups and support pins, and presented to the grinding head for all-round seaming.
Pass speed is automatically regulated according to glass thickness, size of radius corners and acute angles.
20 to 30 seconds or so per lite typically depending on size and shape. Integrated dust extraction.
Video: http://www.ashton-industrial.com/?page_id=2888

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UNIX-1™ and UNIX-1P
Standalone professional heavy-duty stand-alone machine for hand swiping of small or shaped glasses, or for radius grinding or corner dubbing of glass.

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Pivoting model 1P can be positioned at the same tables as a UNIX cross belt seamer, and can be swung in to present a 45 degree angle to the operator for corner dubbing or radius work, or can be swung to the side or back for hand-held work.

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Tripleseal refurbPRE-OWNED (USED) FULLY FACTORY REFURBISHED MACHINES.
Original ASHTON seamers fully stripped, treated, re-painted and rebuilt to the highest standards. Delivered fully tested and guaranteed to the same standards as our new machines.
Great bargains one and all, exact pricing differs from machine to machine according to how many parts can be cleaned and re-used, and how many are replaced with new.
Generally around 30% less than new, and only infrequently available – these always go fast !

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