Winlet glazing robots have impressed glass installers ever since they become available in the UK.
Now an innovation in vacuum technology mean they can be used for GRC panel installation as well.
Hird is the authorised distributor for Winlet glazing robots and has received rave reviews about their performance and productivity.
Glass installers are impressed by their compactness, load carrying capability, and precision – as well as their industry-leading safety features.
Installers of glass-reinforced concrete panels can now benefit fully from these attributes thanks to advances in vacuum cup design.
Hird Director John Wilding said: “We can now supply the Winlet fitted with vacuum cups that deliver the same excellent suction capability for many forms of GRC panels as for glass panels.
“This means GRC installers can also have all the benefits Winlet glazing robots – or should that be GRC robots – provide, including high levels of productivity.”
Winlet glazing robots can lift, carry, and install glazing panels weighing up to one tonne.
Their advanced glass manipulator can place panels with millimetre-accurate precision, which eliminates, in most circumstances, the need for manual handling.
GRC panels are used on many building projects. They can be up to 80% less heavy than standard steel-reinforced concrete, and can be manufactured in any shape textural finish.
John Wilding said: “GRC panels are often used alongside structural glass, which is already a strong feature in modern architectural design.
“This is especially the case with the high-rise building projects in London and other big cities where curtain wall installers are already using our Winlet glazing robots in increasing numbers.”
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