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An Overview of Glass Handling Equipment: Lifting, Cutting, and Transporting

March 2023

Author: Omni Cubed

Glass is a delicate material that requires special care and handling throughout the fabrication process. Whether you're a contractor or a homeowner, having the right glass handling equipment is crucial to ensuring the safety and quality of your glass work. In this blog post, we will provide an overview of the different types of glass-handling equipment, including lifting, cutting, and transporting tools.

1). Lifting Equipment

Glass lifting equipment is designed to lift and move glass safely and efficiently. The most common type of glass lifting equipment is a vacuum lifter, which uses suction cups to grip and lift glass. Vacuum lifters come in different sizes and shapes to accommodate different types and sizes of glass. Some vacuum lifters are even portable, allowing for easy transportation and maneuverability on job sites. It's important to choose a vacuum lifter with the appropriate weight capacity to ensure safe lifting.

Another type of glass lifting equipment is a glass manipulator. Glass manipulators use hydraulic arms to lift and position glass into place. They are ideal for lifting larger and heavier pieces of glass that may not be suitable for vacuum lifters.

2. Cutting Equipment

Glass cutting equipment is used to score and cut glass to the desired shape and size. The most common type of glass-cutting equipment is a glass cutter, which is a handheld tool with a sharp wheel for scoring glass. Once the glass is scored, it can be broken along the score line.

For more precise and intricate cuts, a glass cutting machine can be used. These machines use computer-controlled cutting heads to cut complex shapes and designs in glass. Glass cutting machines are commonly used in the production of glass art and decorative glass pieces.

3. Transporting Equipment

Glass transporting equipment is used to safely move and transport glass from one location to another. Glass dollies are typically smaller and designed to hold a single piece of glass, making them ideal for moving delicate and heavy glass panes or windows from one place to another. They are typically designed to be maneuverable in tight spaces, such as narrow hallways or doorways. On the other hand, glass carts are larger and more versatile, with the capacity to hold multiple pieces of glass or other materials. They are often used in manufacturing facilities, construction sites, and other settings where large quantities of glass or other materials need to be transported and stored.

Proper glass handling equipment is essential to ensure the safety and quality of your glass work. Lifting equipment, cutting equipment, and transporting equipment all play important roles in the glass fabrication process. Choosing the right equipment for your job is crucial to ensuring that your glass work is done efficiently, safely, and with the highest level of quality. At Omni Cubed, we offer a variety of glass-handling equipment to meet your needs.

Visit our website to view our glass handling and transport tools.