GPAD Detailed Seminar Program

Monday March 14th, 2016

6:00 PM - Welcome Reception


Tuesday March 15th, 2016

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast & Registration Open


9:00 AM - 9:15 AM - Grand Opening of GPAD 2016


9:15 AM - 10:15 AM - Keynote Speaker, Sponsored by IGE Glass Technologies and VIG Technologies

Capturing the Performance Potentials of Advanced Glazings

Speaker: Mr. Stephen Selkowitz

Stephen Selkowitz, an internationally recognized American building scientist and a leading researcher of energy efficiency in building envelopes, recently retired from his position as a senior advisor for building science at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he led research at Berkeley Lab to reduce the amount of heat transfer through windows. He is well known for his expertise on window technologies, facade systems and day lighting. He is the author and co-author of 170 publications, 3 books, and holds 2 patents. Additionally, Stephen is a past member of the Board of Directors of the National Fenestration Rating Council and currently serves on the advisory of a number of efficiency initiatives such as the Green Lights Daylight Program in New York City and the Zero Emissions Building Program in Norway. Stephen holds a BA in Physics from Harvard College and a MFA in Environmental Design from California Institute of Arts, and is the recipient of many prestigious awards in the building science industry. Sponsored by VIG Technologies Inc., a new entity formed this year (2016) by Michael Spellman, Founder and President of IGE Glass Technologies, Inc., Stephen will introduce global interest in reducing energy use and carbon emissions with a special focus on the glazed transparent portion of the building. Windows have historically been viewed as the weak thermal link in building energy use and a challenge in delivering comfort to occupants. Glazing and fenestration systems choices can dramatically impact these factors. This presentation explores the gap between today's standard practice using minimally code-compliant glazing, and the performance of "best available" technologies both on the market today as well as emerging solutions. In examining that gap, we define the steps needed to ensure that even highly-glazed windows and facades can reliably deliver energy performance and comfort to building owners and occupants. The review includes, 1) new highly insulating glazing technologies (VIG), 2) new smart, adaptive technologies that adjust to solar gain and daylight and, 3) new means to calculate and measure energy impacts and occupant comfort. Using this perspective, we will demonstrate that solutions do exist that can equal or out perform an insulated wall in most climates, thus delivering more design flexibility and occupant amenity as well as offering exceptional energy performance.


10:15 AM - 10:30 AM - Coffee Break & Table Tops Open


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Making Vacuum Insulated Glass a Reality, Presented by Landglass

Speakers: Hermann Frye, President, H/F Consulting / Michael Spellman, President, IGE Glass Technologies and VIG Technologies / Mr. LI, Chief Engineer, LandVac, a division of LandGlass

For over five years now, Landglass has been quietly developing a new Vacuum Insulated Glass (VIG) production line named "LandVac". For those of you that have never heard of a VIG unit, simply put, it is an insulated glass unit very similar in ways to a thermos container; two substrates hermetically sealed with all the air between removed, therefore, removing the molecular structure for which there leaves little to no transfer of heat or cold. Landglass and the newly formed and North American based VIG Technologies Inc. believe the LandVac VIG Units will revolutionize several sectors of the glass industry and save billions of dollars in energy loss while significantly reducing carbon emissions. The Landglass presentation will update the attendees in Landglass's major strides that have led "LandVac" out of the Laboratory and Research Center and into a major VIG Production Site. LandGlass is currently producing these units in their brand new 2 million square foot VIG Center in Luoyang, China. VIG units use tempered glass on both sides of the unit and are now available "lead free" through USA based VIG Technologies, Inc. Coming Soon.....Laminated/Tempered and Bent VIG Units.


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Modern Trends In ERP Software for Glass Fabricators, Presented by FeneTech

Speaker: Horst Mertes, VP of Sales and Marketing, FeneTech

This session will review modern trends in ERP software for glass fabricators including integrated web based quotation and order entry tools, real time capacity planning, shop floor tracking systems, business intelligence tools, dashboards and much more. A look into the future of ERP systems will also be provided.


11:30 - Noon - Automation of Glass Processing, Presented by TSS Sales & Service

Speaker: Cliff Green, President, TSS Sales & Service

The session will take a look at the automation of glass processing from cutting through tempering, with the final step being the application of a Hydrophobic coating being applied to a single side of the glass. The presentation will concentrate on automated batching, and the application of the Hydrophobic coating. However, the presentation will briefly review the entire process, giving examples of the different of different routes glass can take.


Noon - 1:00 PM - Lunch


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Ready to Reduce Manpower in Your Plant?,Presented by Salem Distributing

Speaker: Doug Mangus, Machinery Sales Director, Salem Distributing

Can you redeploy some of your employees to more value-added tasks? Think about the repetitive duties some of your employees perform every day. Also think about how you can improve product quality, reduce worker comp claims and ensure reliable quality of your end product. Salem Flat Glass and Mirror will introduce to you the Bovone Robotic System (BRS) that will automate some of these duties. The utilization of robotic material handling applications are virtually limitless in the glass production environment. We will inform you how you can load or unload everything from edging equipment to IG lines, tempering lines, silvering lines, CNC vertical mills, washers and the rest of the list is up to your imagination. The Comau robots that we use in our line-up are a subsidiary of Fiat/Chrysler; thousands used every day.


1:30 - 2:00 PM - Advancements in High-Speed Automated Insulating Glass Production, Presented by Forel

Speaker: Michael Schmidt, General Manager, Forel North America

This session will present an overview of current manual and automated insulated glass unit processing techniques. With a focus on innovation, automation and integration, an introduction to the new capabilities of high-speed production of insulating glass units will be included. This automation has been developed and introduced for efficient and higher capacity production of typical residential sized IGU using a flexible spacer system. Specific features and improvements that will be discussed include software data download, glass lite loading, coating removal (edge deletion), automated defect detection & shape identification, dual unit flexible spacer application, guidance for grid/muntin placement, dual unit gas fill & press, and secondary sealing.


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Coffee Break & Table Tops Open


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - The Benefits of Integrating Your CNC Equipment, Presented by CMS North America

Speaker: Chris Cullum, Area Manager, CMS North America

This session will present the evolution of the ability to integrate CNC machinery to host ERP systems. The benefits of this integration will be reviewed with real world examples featuring CMS North America's DDX Easyglass CAD/CAM software integration with FeneVision ERP.


3:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Innovations in Online Quality Inspection Systems, Presented by SoftSolution

Speakers: Peter Pfannenstill, International Sales Director, SoftSolution / Nate Huffman, Business Development, FeneTech

This session will examine the benefits provided by utilizing online quality inspection systems in your fabrication facility. A review of the various online quality inspection technologies available today will be provided. The advantages and disadvantages of each technology will be reviewed.


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Approaching Free Energy, Sponsored by IGE Glass Technologies and FeneTech

Speaker: Jim Gulnick, Engineering Director, McGrory Glass

Solar power is an attractive and environmentally friendly investment that helps lower utility costs, creates a positive cash flow, and builds corporate stewardship. This session shows how strategic investment in renewable generation, efficient processing, and ERP solutions has allowed McGrory glass to attain a net-zero energy consumption target.


4:00 PM - GPAD 2016 Day 1 Closing


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Table Tops Open


6:00 PM - San Diego Bay Dinner Cruise


Wednesday March 16th, 2016

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast


9:00 AM - 9:15 AM - GPAD 2016 Day 2 Opening


9:15 AM - 9:45 AM - Creating Space on Your Shop Floor, Presented by Forvet

Speaker: Sergio Delmasso, VP, Forvet

Many think that business and war have several things in common. If one was to buy into this notion, then one would have to look at who has won and who has lost major wars, examine the reasons as to why, and then compare it to your glass fabrication business. One could never argue with the fact that new, innovative weapons have played a major roll in winning wars. Now let's compare that with the business of the glass fabricator. In the glass fabricator's world, the weapons often equate to machinery and equipment. The Forvet presentation will introduce the importance of highly productive equipment that creates the most amount of "fire power" per square foot of precious factory space, with reduced staging areas and greatly reduced labor, without the use of space hungry robots. Forvet will present their new game changing innovations focused on "your" victory in glass fabrication.


9:45 AM - 10:15 AM - Advances in Tempering, Presented by LandGlass

Speaker: Hermann Frye, President, H/F Consulting

With the advent of LandGlass's new "LandVac" Vacuum Insulated Glass production line (VIG), LandGlass set out to change the way glass will be tempered in the future. The goal was to produce a tempering furnace that creates super flat glass for the VIG production units. Additionally, LandGlass's set put to create a furnace that dramatically reduced energy costs while substantially increasing production. LandGlass will present how these goals were achieved with the new revolutionary "Cyclone" glass tempering system and the new "Genius Cool" quenching section.


10:15 AM - 10:30 AM - Coffee Break & Table Tops Open


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - ERP Implementation Forum, Presented by FeneTech

Moderated by Ron Crowl, President & CEO , FeneTech

This session will be an open discussion regarding the implementation of modern ERP systems featuring industry panelists. This fast paced, lively discussion will include what works, what doesn't, best practices and the value of ERP from the perspective of those who have recently ventured down this path.


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Protecting Architectural Glazing with Hydrophobic Coatings, Presented by DFI

Speaker: Russ Slaybaugh, Chief Operating Officer, DFI

This session will cover the growing trend of hydrophobic protective coating applications on building envelope and other exterior applications, and what DFI is doing to accelerate that trend. We will present a condensed version of DFI's American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) Continuing Education presentation on Protecting Architectural Glazing with Hydrophobic Coatings that is offered worldwide to architects, fabricators, general contracts, engineers and others in the commercial building market. This segment focuses on the benefits of low maintenance coatings and how they can contribute to LEED points. We will close with how you can position your company now to capitalize on this trend and maximize profits.


11:30 AM - Noon - Exceeding IG Production Expectations with Automation, Presented by Quanex

Speaker: Joe Erb, Commercial Sales Specialist, Quanex

Keeping up with the latest facade design trends and high performance glazing systems can be a real challenge, but doing things with a "that's the way we've always done it" mentality can also be a fast track to becoming a statistic. How do you stay on the cutting edge of architectural trends without disrupting production and still remain competitive with pricing? Leading fabricators/installers have taken a proactive approach to this challenge through education and calculated investments in technologies and systems-done right, these investments will yield greater efficiencies/profits, less call backs and satisfied clients. In this presentation we will take a quick look at insulating glass manufacturing history ("how we've always done it"), followed by a discussion how a structural silicon spacer and the latest advances in insulating glass production systems can increase process efficiencies, sightline aesthetics and reduces waste while maintaining the highest quality standards for insulating glass units.


Noon - 1:00 PM - Lunch


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Advances in Water Treatment, Presented by VitroSep

Speaker: Joseph Sais, Owner, President and Chief Engineer, Vitrosep

In the world of glass fabricating, there is a monster always lurking around the corner. That monster is glass grinds or glass swarf created by grinding, seaming and polishing glass. Causing great pain, this monster clogs your pipes and sewers, tortures your machinery, and eats your expensive parts and tools as an appetizer.... while looking constantly at the main course..... the machine itself! ......The monster's dessert is your money! Many have tried to find solutions to slay this monster but no one has truly succeeded without nasty side effects. VITROSEP will demonstrate how this ugly monster operates, and how to truly slay the monster without these nasty side effects or the addition of flocculants.


1:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Super Seaming, Presented by Han Jiang

Speaker: Mr. Han, Owner and Cheif Engineer, Han Jiang

Over the last two decades, there have been several innovations coming from the manufacturers of glass fabrication equipment, but few have focused on automating the difficult and costly job of seaming glass before tempering. Han Jiang, world-famous for high quality insulated glass equipment, took on this challenge and created the "Super Seamer", a horizontal seamer with a small foot print that automates this difficult job using small diamond cup wheels. Han Jiang will present a study of the problems associated with seaming, and offer a new solution that is sure to please every tempering expert.


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Coffee Break & Table Tops Open


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - The Internet of Things (IoT) and Cybersecurity, Sponsored by FeneTech

Speaker: John Cunningham, Director of Business and Industrial IT, RoviSys

Your IT system most likely evolved in an ad-hoc fashion as the needs of your business have changed. Manufacturing IT may be simply an extension of your business IT network. As your business grows, the equipment and systems you add are becoming smarter and more connected - the Internet of Things (IoT) is coming to all industries. This connectivity gives you access to more data and analytics that you ever had before, but it also potentially exposes your system to security breaches. This session will discuss the current state of manufacturing IT, including the Internet of Things, and what it might mean for you. We will discuss the best practices in cybersecurity that you need to be aware of to keep your facilities safe.


3:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Glass Fabricator Forum, Presented by IGE

Moderated by: Michael Spellman, President, IGE Glass Technologies and VIG Technologies / Jennifer Song, Operations Manager, IGE

IGE Glass Technologies, Inc. has assembled several of North American finest Glass fabricators in an open forum discussion. Topics will include subjects pertaining to problems in the work place, problems finding good labor, safety, Local and federal government involvement as well as solution discussions to these and other problems associated with glass fabrication. Attendee interaction is welcome and encouraged and will greatly enhance this open forum discussion.


3:30 PM - GPAD 2016 Closing


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Table Tops Open