Because of the need with Trimloss to come up with complete shop floor solutions,
and because slot racking is now a vital part of a successful operation, we have become
involved with the design, marketing and sales of a completely new slot rack called
the CoatSafe-60. Another reason for this new design is that previously available
slot racks were discovered to be quite inadequate when handling soft coat Low E glasses.
Eventually operators would learn to be much more careful using these older slot
racks, so that they managed to reduce the initially very high rejection rates due
to damaged coatings. They did this however, at the great price of having to endure
very much slower operation, whether in racking the glass, or removing it from the
slot rack. Labour costs therefore escalated.
Because of its unique design, the CoatSafe-60 is far less likely to damage soft coat
Low E glasses. Operators can therefore work at speeds more comparable with those
for hard coat Low E glasses. The benefits of the CoatSafe-60 are so great, that
the pay back period on their investment is usually very small.
The racks illustrated here are an earlier version of the current model, which now
has rollers on the short base protruding at the front. This makes it much simpler
to rack and unrack glass.
There is now a brand new design of glass rack emerging from our think tank. This
design has no dividers and therefore no possibility for the glass to slide against
the supports. The operations of glass racking and unracking with this innovative
design can confidently be carried out at greater speed.