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Kodiak 10-45 Flat Polishing & Mitering Machine

Our Glass Polishing and Mitering Machine features a variable angle of up to 45°, making it the optimal solution for polishing and mitering large, flat surfaces at competitive production speeds. Heavy-duty spindles and frame construction are designed for continuous operation.  Polishing the glass edges is the third and final step in glass edge processing. This creates a light and fine shine, which is used above all for furniture and interior design pieces such as glass tables, frameless glass sheets, mirrors as well as sliding glass walls, display cabinets and display windows.

Purpose:  Glass polishing serves to eliminate defects that have formed on the surface, such as scratches, scratches or pitting, and restore its original transparency and brightness.

Glass polishing is the removal of scratch and mineral damage from glass surfaces using a polishing machine and a series of abrasive pads and polishing actions.Using glass polishing systems, a skilled glass polisher can remove almost any form of scratch, mineral or spatter damage from any glass surface.

Benefits:Mechanical polishing offers numerous benefits, providing products with an improved surface finish, reduced product adhesion, better surface cleanability, and higher aesthetic appeal.

Step 1: Glass Preparation

The two panes of glass that will be used to make the sealed unit are measured and cut to size either by hand or using an automatic cutting table, which reduces waste and manpower. Glass panes are then fed through a glass washer/dryer using demineralized or deionised water. After being washed, the operator thoroughly inspects the glass. For leaded units, the leading is applied to the glass which is then fed through the washer a second time.

Step 2: Spacer Frame Construction

The Tubular Spacer bar can either be bent or cut and used with corner keys to construct a frame that will be used to create an airspace between the two panes of glass in a double glazing sealed unit. The width of the spacer bar determines the cavity depth within the sealed unit. Spacer tubes can be made with aluminum, steel or warm edge options. 

Step 3: Desiccant Filling

The completed spacer frame is filled with desiccant. This absorbs any moisture that may be trapped in-between the two panes of glass during the manufacturing process, or which finds a way into the sealed unit throughout the lifetime of the unit.

Step 4: Gas Filling

At AWG, we add an Argon gas fill to our sealed units. Adding Argon is a means of improving the thermal efficiency of your unit to produce a high performance glass sealed unit.

Step 5: Sealing

There is a Primary Seal and Secondary Seal on the Sealed Glass Unit. The Primary Seal is usually Polyisobutylene, or PIB< which is applied to both edges of the spacer tube framework. This is carefully pressed in place between the two panes of glass, usually via machine but can be done by hand. Care needs to be taken to ensure PIB covers the joints where the key and bar meet. There are various options of secondary sealant, which can be applied to the outer edge of the units to provide a dual seal.

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