By: Amber Grennan On: March 06, 2024 In: Blog Comments: 0

glass lifting with glazing robotsWith glazing being such an important part of modern architecture finding a way to streamline glazing processes is essential for completing building projects. With the implementation of glazing robots into your day-to-day tasks you can perform with precision and reduce the need for manual handling.

Below we talk about what difference glazing robots can make in the various challenges you face as a glazier.

Lifting Glass

The main reason for using glazing robots in your projects is simply their unrivalled ability to lift glass. These machines make precise movements with their rotate, slew and tilt ability as well as their lateral sideshift function. Their typically compact size also allows the glazing robot to work in indoor and confined spaces where cranes and such would struggle to fit.

Inside Out Glazing

This is one of the things that can make traditional glass lifting methods ineffective. Inside out glazing if often resorted to when something prevents you from installing glass directly from the outside, meaning the glass must then be installed by pushing the glazing out from the inside then pulled back into the opening for installation. With a glazing robot this can be easily performed due to the robot’s compact size, extending boom and manoeuvrable head.

Picking Glazing from Stillages

Removing glazing from stillages requires careful handling and with a glazing robot you can achieve an impressive amount of precision in comparison to other lifting methods. The operator is able to pull up close to the stillage with the robot’s smooth drive and the boom and head are able to be manoeuvred deliberately and with accuracy. This ensures the safe lifting of glass as combined with the machine’s vacuum power your glazing can be securely picked and carried.

Confined Areas

As many glazing robots are compact in design they are already suited to confined areas. Their other features are however what make them perfect for glazing tasks like this. With their lifting heads which can rotate, tilt and slew you can adjust glass with ease in small spaces. GGR Group’s Oscar glazing robot range also offers impressive lifting capacity despite their compact size, meaning more heavy lifting can get done with less struggle.

glass lifting with glazing robots


Lifting Stone

In addition to glass, glazing robots are able to provide lifting power for stone and other materials. Whether it’s granite slabs for countertops or marble tiles for flooring, these robots can securely grip and transport heavy stone materials with efficiency across site. Their ability to handle diverse materials expands their utility beyond glass, catering to a wide range of construction and architectural projects.

Handling Art

When it comes to delicate work such as moving fragile art pieces and artefacts, glazing robots can be relied upon to move things with care and precision. Their various functions means that art pieces and be transported, lifted and placed with millimetre precision. All of GGR Group’s glazing robots are battery-powered which also makes them ideal for working in fume-free environments such as art galleries.

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