GPAD Detailed Seminar Program

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM - Breakfast & Registration Open

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM - Grand Opening of GPAD 2015

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM - A Look at the Future of Automation, Integration and Innovation

Have you ever wondered what a "custom" glass fabricator will look like a decade from now? How about two decades from now? Will robots take over? Will tempering operators be nonexistent? Can preprocessing be completely automated? Will the lack of labor allow world wide competition? What will software be like? IGE and FeneTech to take you on a journey into our vision of the future.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM - Vacuum Insulated Glass - New Product Announcement

Presented by Landglass

Landglass has led the trend in the glass tempering industry for many years now. For the past several years, LandGlass has been privately working on a system for producing "tempered" Vacuum Insulated Glass units, ( VIG ). For the first time, Landglass will be introducing this revolutionary new product to the industry at GPAD. They will present the history of this project, including the challenges of the past and the evolution of this new product, which has led to a viable, affordable, and esthetically pleasing unit using tempered glass with an "R" value equal to a studded wall. In addition to the introduction of their VIG product, Landglass will illustrate their most recent developments in hardware to control systems, and the newest technology on the latest generation of tempering furnaces. A truly historical event!

11:15 AM - Noon - Modern Software ERP Solutions

Presented by FeneTech

Modern, flexible and fully integrated quoting and order entry solutions are critical for success in the glass processing industry. In this session FeneTech will demonstrate how modern tools, including an integrated CAD application as well as capacity planning, can be used to easily process both simple and complex quotes and orders. For complete automation and integration this is where it all begins.

Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM - The Future of Glass Handling, Cutting & Breakout

Presented by Turomas

A world leader in cutting and handling glass, Turomas will introduce fully automated systems for handling glass, allowing the glass fabricator to have a true, safe and efficient system reducing waste, allowing remnants to be stored efficiently and for fastest cutting and breaking out of glass and laminated glass.

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM - Innovations in Glass Processing

Presented by Forvet

Introduced to the North American Glass fabricator more than 20 years ago, Forvet has grown to a household name in the glass industry. Known for building new machine ideas that complete complex jobs with greatly reduced labor, Forvet has been known as the #1 innovator in special CNC glass machines. Famous for the Francesca 1250, (with over 200 operational in North America), and now also famous for the "GameChanger", the Forvet presentation will introduce their new glass fabrication equipment that dramatically reduces labor, and allows for a safer work environment. This revolutionary equipment will propel the custom glass fabricator with technology to move product out the door more quickly; proving itself to play a key role in a completely automated glass fabrication facility.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Coffee Break

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM - Automated Glass Polishing

Presented by Denver

Originally known for building the most reliable CNC work stations for stone, Denver has evolved over the last ten years to be an innovator in Glass and will introduce a revolutionary new vertical glass polisher, able to process very large and thick pieces of glass automatically. Safety, reduced labor, increased quality and increased production are just some of the benefits of this revolutionary new machine.

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM - Benefits of Waterjet Technology

Presented by Techni Waterjet

First discovered in Australia, where almost every glass fabricator has a Techni waterjet due to the popularity of painted kitchen backsplashes and the need for electrical cut outs, Techni Waterjet, now manufacturing in the US (in Kansas), will be introducing the benefits of utilizing waterjet technology for the custom glass fabricator. New innovations in the table, the pump and the controller/software will amaze all.

4:30 PM - GPAD 2015 Day 1 Closing

6:00 PM - Official Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM - Breakfast

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM - GPAD 2015 Day 2 Opening

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM - Enhancements in Water Treatment for Glass Processing

Presented by VitroSep

First discovered in their home country of Spain, at a major supplier of large glass pieces to the European Apple stores, VitroSep has developed a completely automatic water filtration system by creating a recycled closed loop system for the glass fabricator. This is not centrifuge, not a filter press and not a flocculent system, but a truly unique solution operating with no moving parts and no need of an operator or caustic chemicals.This session will introduce this system and why it works so well to achieve a completely automated system with very low maintenance expenses and a very fast return on investment. VitroSep will review the economic advantages of using a treatment for the grinding of water, including the main reasons for installing a water treatment system and how to optimize the grinding water collection and distribution. A must see for any glass fabricator!

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM - Coffee Break

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM - Advances in Digital Ceramic Printing

Presented by Dip-Tech

Dip-Tech will offer an informative presentation and discussion on digital in glass printing for today's fabricators who are focused on improving automation, increasing throughput, exceeding quality expectations and growing profitability in the decorative glass product line.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Innovations in Glass Painting

Presented by Creative Resins

Founded in England in 1979 Creative Resins has focused on developing cutting edge formulas and equipment for painted glass. With knowledge of the high worldwide demand for automatic glass painting, Creative Resins partnered with a Spanish glass machine manufacturer and developed a high production back paint line to compliment their custom resin products. The result of the partnership is equipment and resins working together producing the highest quality products utilizing state of the art technology. Creative Resins will demonstrate the latest in automated paint mixing and high volume application equipment.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM - The Future of Laminated Glass Film

Presented by EV Guard

Developed by a major German manufacturer of films, who has a long and successful history, EV Guard is the EVA film for the future. Thin and strong, this new film works well in autoclaves and in vacuum systems. This session will investigate how this new EVA will play a major role in future laminated glass manufacturing with huge benefits to the processor and final customer.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - IG Production Innovation

Presented by Han Jiang

In a mere 10 years, Han Jiang has grown to become one of the world's largest Insulated Glass equipment manufacturers. Han Jiang's will present innovations in IG equipment, including information about their jumbo lines. Also, Han Jiang will announce their newest automatic Seaming line. Innovation and automation at its finest!

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM - Coffee Break

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM - The Growing Trend of Inline Quality Inspection

Presented by SoftSolution

This session will take a look at benefits of the growing trend of real time, inline quality inspection in the glass processing industry. Softsolution, the world leading expert in the field of inline quality inspection will provide a realistic view of what can and cannot be accomplished with these tools. Softsolution will also provide an introduction to their Line Scanner, Cullet Scanner and Virtual Digitizing products.

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM - Reducing the Cost of Making Easy-To-Clean Coating a Standard Feature

Presented by Diamon-Fusion International

Easy-To-Clean. Hydrophobic. Protective. Non-Stick. Diamon-Fusion. ShowerGuard. ClarVista. EnduroShield. ClearShield. Whatever you call it, it is gaining in popularity. To differentiate themselves and steal market share, aggressive fabricators and manufacturers are committing to making these low-maintenance coatings a standard offering on their shower enclosures. And the adoption rate on commercial buildings is growing rapidly. (Did we mention Diamon-Fusion contributes to LEED points?) Can your business afford to include a coating like this on your glass? Would you be interested in cutting that cost in half or more? DFI will show you how you can cut your cost by up to 84% with their FuseCube fully-automated coating system. It's cheaper, easier, cleaner and better than any other large format coating system on the planet. We look forward to helping you save money and steal share from your competition!

4:15 PM - GPAD 2015 Day 2 Closing

6:00 PM - Cocktails & Dinner Event

Friday, March 20th, 2015

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM - Breakfast

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM - GPAD 2015 Day 3 Opening

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM -Gas Filling and Glass Cutting Storage and Loading Innovations

Presented by Integrated Automation Systems

"It makes little sense to expand glass cutting capacity when the current machinery is operating less than 30% of the time. The real problem is inventory storage and retrieval!" Glass cutting has become increasingly more complex as new products have become available for consumers. In addition to this, Energy Star requirements are causing fabricators to expand from a single low-E offering to an entire family of coated glass. The exploding number of SKU's in raw glass have placed additional demands for storage capacity, while driving both productivity and cutting yields to new lows! IAS will describe a system that will allow for the reduction of floor space, expansion of SKU's, increased yields, increased capacity, with lower labor cost. In addition IAS will provide a brief overview of their complete line of gas filling, altitude adjusting, and quality verification equipment.

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM - Heat Scanners for Tempering Lines

Presented by IGE

World-renowned tempering expert, Mr. Hermann Fry, will conduct an educational and entertaining in-depth look into the advantages of using a heat scanner in your tempering line. Hermann says that he equates the use of this scanner to headlights on a car, "You can drive a car at night without headlights, but it sure is better having them to guide the way."

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM - Coffee Break

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM - Advances in Full Convection Tempering

Presented by LandGlass

Full convection is what has made LandGlass the most popular and famous furnace manufacturer in the last years. Consistently staying ahead of the pack, Landglass has developed a new "round top and bottom" furnace called the CYCLONE. Due out to the North American and European market in 2017, the Cyclone will be sure to revolutionize tempering once again. Designed for LandGlass new VIG,(Vacuum Insulated Glass Lines,) this furnace will produce very thin, almost perfectly flat glass.

11:30 AM - Noon - Eliminating Islands of Automation - Tying it all Together

Presented by FeneTech

FeneTech will review the concepts of complete integration and will review the key items that should be looked for when selecting equipment for your facility in order to eliminate inefficient islands of automation.

Noon - GPAD 2015 Closing