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IGE Glass Technologies-Glass Equipment Solutions.
IGE Glass Technologies has partnered with leading glass equipment manufacturers and glass tooling suppliers for tempering furnaces, laminating, cutting, etching glass, polishing glass, drilling glass, glass washers, glass handling machines, decorative glass machinery, insulating glass equipment, glass milling and much more.
IGE Glass Technologies is also the leading "single source" supplier for glass equipment parts, glass machine supplies, and glass tooling.
We have searched the world to identify the most innovative and reliable equipment for fabricating, handling and processing flat glass. IGE Technologies offers the highest quality, most innovative, highest value and most reliable machinery ever offered by one distributor any where in the world.Each of the diverse companies we represent focus solely on one type of equipment, and they are leaders in their respective field. All of our equipment is characterized by innovative features, long lasting durability and high reliability.
In addition to our hand-picked machinery, our dedicated staff of glass fabrication experts and factory trained service technicians offer world class support to our customers. From our specialized equipment and products, to our unmatched service, our goal is to help you reduce labor, handling and waste, while increasing your productivity and profits.
Please explore our website to learn more about our company and what we offer, which includes…
I have been in the glass business for 37 years. I've heard salesmen tell my boss that they have the "key to glass grinding removal" so often that I lost count. Every salesman was right to a certain degree, but at what cost? Many of these ideas came with an additional cost for flocculants, acid additives, powders, mixers, shakers, settling tanks, filters, frequent rebuilds, and a whole lot of frustration. Some of these ideas created more down-time than just cleaning a tank in the first place. Every time a new idea came through the door, we would listen and smile at each other, both of us thinking, "Here we go again!" My company was recently bought, and now I am the guy that these salesmen talk to when they come in. I humor them, and ask all the questions that I already know the answers to... until I met Michael Spellman from IGE and Josep Sais from Vitrosep. He answered my questions with: "You must see, I do not have to tell you how good my product is. You must see." So after our meeting, we made arrangements to see several glass companies in Spain that were using his system. My eyes were opened. The simple phrase "You must see," spoke volumes. Every plant that we visited had no tanks that had to be cleaned. I did not see one machine down because of clogged water lines. The owners that I spoke with were very pleased because their men were producing product and not wasting time cleaning grindings or unnecessary maintenance. The savings that I have realized include:
* longer wheel life
* interior rubbers on the machines that do not get sediment build-up
* presser pads that clean off with a rag (not an abrasive cloth)
* no down time or frustration with employees taking their sweet time cleaning the tanks
* no corrosive metal flacking
* no pH balancing
I could go on and on. We are truly very happy with Josep's product and would buy it again without question. The most time in a day that I spend with this water treatment system is about 30 minutes combined, from start up in the morning, to shut down at night, including checking the monitor and emptying my grindings hopper when needed. Josep sets it up and it runs. It is that simple. As Vitrosep's distributor, IGE Glass Technologies is only a phone call away and always ready to help.
- Tom Foster, WGM Fabricators, Whitinsville MA, firstname.lastname@example.org (April 27th, 2016)
“People always ask us: ‘Why do you keep buying LandGlass furnaces?’
* Outstanding support from IGE and LandGlass
* Outstanding quality of tempered glass especially double and triple silver
* High productivity and fast cycle times.”
— Randy Steinberg, Owner | Glasswerks LA (November, 2015)
— Robert Mastrapa
— Kurt Johnson
“The Landglass Furnace exceeded our expectations! Tempering time and glass quality are fantastic. The whole experience (consultation, installation and training) with IGE and Landglass has been a pleasure and showed true professionalism. We are proud to own one of the best Tempering systems available.”
— Pierre Portman, Owner | Hollander Glass Texas, Inc. (Jul 21, 2015)
“Our experience with Landglass and the IGE team have been exceptional. Tempering high end high quality glass is our core mission, and Landglass tempering Technology has not disappointed. They have gone above and beyond to assure that they met our high expectations”
— Jim Arnold, President | GLASSsource (May 04, 2015)
“We have been very, very pleased with our LandGlass furnace. The quality of the glass has been superb. Our customers often tell us we produce the best tempered glass in Houston. Downtime has been close to zero as well. We will definitely be buying another LandGlass furnace as we continue to expand our business.”
— Chris Sezonov, Owner | Clarity Glass Wholesalers (Jun 03, 2015)
“The equipment was delivered and installed on time. The Landglass design and construction is very robust. The quality of the glass it's able to produce has exceeded our expectations and quality requirements, in flatness and minimal roller mark distortion”
— Arthur Berkowitz, Owner | J.E. Berkowitz (Jun 14, 2015)
“Glazing Concepts could not have made a better choice with the purchase of our LandGlass Furnace. The quality and ease of use, along with the support after purchase has been top notch. If we had to do it all over again we would definitely use IGE Glass Technologies and LandGlass.”
— Chris Angier, Production Manager | Glazing Concepts (Jun 07, 2015)
“I wanted to drop you a short note to thank IGE Glass Technologies for your efforts in handling the sale and installation of our new LandGlass tempering oven. The LandGlass technicians were both professional and efficient setting up the oven in a timely manner. Custom Glass Products, Inc. (CGP) is already running production and the glass looks great. CGP would highly recommend IGE Glass Technologies and LandGlass as their tempering solution. Thanks again, Eric Reeder President Custom Glass Products, Inc.”
— Eric Reeder, President | Custom Glass Products, Inc. (May 01, 2015)
“After we made the decision to invest in a tempering furnace, we researched many manufacturers, in order to ensure we made the right decision for our business needs. We ultimately decided to work with IGE and purchase a LandGlass furnace. The professional approach and product knowledge is what separated IGE from the rest. The value and capabilities of the LandGlass furnace was an obvious factor as well. We couldn’t have been more satisfied – from the early purchasing stages all the way to training. I would highly recommend IGE and LandGlass to any owner/manager considering a glass tempering furnace for their business.”
— Chris Sezonov | Shower Doors of Houston (Dec 10, 2013)
“Landglass produces a quality and efficient furnace. Their technicians are excellent, their customer service is responsive and their sales people are very professional.”
— Laura & David Tofinchio | Architectural Glass Industries, LLC, Connecticut
“As far as the Denver DIGIT, we are very happy with the performance of the machine. It is extremely easy to use and the quality of the end Product is more then accurate and efficient then our current manual shape machine. We ware also very happy with the technical assistance we Received from Juan (IGE Glass Technology Technician) and Omar (Denver Technician) during the machine install and operator training.”
— David Hudgings, Fabrication Manager | Hartung Glass Industries (Jul 07, 2015)
“The Turomas cutting table proves that not every cutting table is the same. The Turomas cutting table is not just fast, accurate and precise, but it's also very easy to use. The whole process from date of order to the final training has been a pleasure. Thank you IGE and Turomas for fantastic glass equipment that will help our fabrication process and speed up our production.”
— Pierre Portman, Owner | Hollander Glass Texas, Inc. (Jun 06, 2015)
“ I want to thank you (Michael Spellman) and commend your IGE team. From the moment I requested help Friday night, their response was excellent. JP was on the job immediately, despite being at a wedding. Giovanni and Raul, and of course Manny, all were a huge help Friday night (and through this morning, as well). Please share my appreciation with them, but I wanted to make sure you knew what a great job they did. Our system is now working correctly. We are looking forward to Tecnocat’s visit in a few weeks to go through everything. ”
— Chris Mammen, Owner | M3 Glass
“"DFI’s chamber technology and the premium glass coating it applies has gotten us into customers who otherwise would have considered us to be just like everyone else. It adds value allowing us and our customers the opportunity to increase revenue"”
— Jim Arnold - President | GLASSource (Jan 23, 2014)
“It was great to meet you at the GPAD Conference. Josh and I had a GREAT TIME and we met a lot of great people and saw/learned about some very interesting equipment. I can’t stop dreaming about “The Game Changer” ! We are interested in learning more about the line of Forvet Machines. We are currently in the market for a new CNC machine and are VERY INTERESTED in the Forvet line. Thanks again for everything in New Orleans.”
— Chip Rogers | WGM Fabricators, LLC (Apr 08, 2014)
“Thanks again for your help with our Lammy Can. We are producing orders daily with great results. Again, a special thank you to Mr. Tang who did an excellent job getting us set up and trained”
— Ralph Sabato | Glenny Glass (Apr 14, 2014)
“The Academy’s experience with DFI and its product has been very positive. The end product is everything I was told it would be resulting in lower labor and material costs. My custodians spend less time wiping sticky fingerprints from the glass using only a microfiber cloth and no chemicals. The feedback from the custodians has been positive too; ‘I don’t know what you did to the glass’ one of them said to me, ‘but we like it.”
— Jock Young, Facilities Manager | California Academy of Science (Jul 04, 2014)
“Diamon-Fusion®, has provided a significant marketing advantage in our sales. The industrial application of DFI's unique vapor chamber process has truly no match when it comes to production efficiency, coating consistency and overall quality: by far the best and most cost-effective option in the glass industry today.”
— Bill Marchitello, Business Director | Prelco Group (Jul 08, 2013)
“Using the Fusecube, we've treated in only two hours what would've taken us eleven hours with our previous manually-applied coating for the same exact amount of glass panels, while utilizing no labor at all, so complete savings on labor”
— Alfonso Pérez Álvare | Mamparas Doccia, Seville, Spain (Nov 15, 2014)
““We knew that if we were going to become the premier supplier of custom shower glass in our market that we needed a high-quality coating like Diamon-Fusion®. When we heard about the FuseCube™ from IGE Glass Solutions, how easy it is to use and how labor, material and space-efficient it is, and we knew that was the right choice,” explained Ruby Singh, President of Glassfab Tempering Services.”
— Rubi Singh - President | Glassfab Tempering Services (Feb 02, 2015)
“I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for the services provided by IGE Glass Technologies, Inc. As a key business partner to Agalite, IGE Glass Technologies, Inc. has been as essential part of our success. The IGE’s team, including owners, salespeople and support staff conducts themselves with honesty and integrity. The team is highly customer focused and everything they do revolves around customer satisfaction. Their dedication is astounding. The Service department is quick to respond to our needs. Equipment downtime is kept to a minimum because of IGE’s efforts. We look forward working with IGE Glass Technologies, Inc. as both our businesses continue to grow, diversify and expand for years to come.”
— Jason Pratt | Agalite, Pueblo, CO
“Federico Sada Melo, Director of PVA – Vitro Flat Glass Business, stated: "DFI's CVD coating system allows us to fashion large-scale projects in a fraction of the time it would take utilizing a hand-applied method. The ability for us to coat a jumbo-size glass sheet, coupled with the overall cost-effectiveness of DFI's CVD process gives us a competitive advantage when bidding on projects similar to Altreca. We are pleased to see these positive results while adding all the benefits of DFI-coated glass, of significant value to Architects and Developers, and look forward to adding HydroClean to many more projects." see full article”
— Federico Sade, Director of PVA | Vitro Flat Glass Business (May 14, 2014)
“My guys on the plant say the MINI MAX DRILL BITS are the best they ever used. We are not even thinking to change them for any other products out there”
— Jeff Shumway | AGC Hebron
“ We could not be happier with our decision to install a Turomas jumbo glass cutting system from IGE Glass Technologies. The equipment has performed even better than expected, and the staff from Turomas and IGE took care of business every step of the way. Our business is already benefiting from the equipment, and I can recommend it without reservation. ”
— Chris Mammen | M3 Glass Technologies, Texas
“I knew they were better than anything we ever used before from the first minute of production. A much cleaner hole, quiet and with dramatically additional life than with traditional bits. I am very happy with my decision to try these Mini Max tools from IGE!........”
— Jan Wyatt | Karas and Karas Glass
“IGE's technician Mr. Tong was simply the best tech we have ever had in our facility, in all manners. Very knowledgeable, helpful and very well spoken !”
— Chris Angier | Glazing Concept
“We worked with IGE to get parts we required [during the service] and IGE was most helpful and professional.”
— Gerald Van Gogh | Garibaldi Glass, Burnaby, Canada
“I have been testing the Mini-max diamond drills over the last few days and I must say, the guys on the floor and myself are very impressed with what we have seen. We have easily increased our drilling speed on our horizontal CNC machine by 300%. This is looking very favorable. I am definitely leaning towards a full switch over to this product. ”
— Patrick Herriman | Vitrum Industries, Canada
“Great experience, great quality and great value. I am happy with our decision to purchase a Landglass furnace.”
— Dave Lehman | Denver Glass Interiors, Colorado
“While I only use mini max for my cnc, the Econo max works great on my standard drill. The price is very good and the results are excellent. We running a bit faster with much better hole quality......”
— Alex Kastainiuk | Triview Glass
“First class quality and support; add IGE to the equation and you have excellence.”
— Tom Basile | Precision Shower Door, Inc., New Jersey
“The mini max drill bits gives us the cleanest hole we have seen...... Breakage in our furnace reduced. QC is impressed with the quality of our holes. We are very pleased with these tools”
— Ed Rohllf, Maintenance Manager | GGI, Secaucus, New jersey, USA
“Both IGE and Landglass performed above what I expected. They had me up and running very quickly.”
— Alex Kastaniuk | TriView, California
“I would not use another drill bit"..... "The Mini Max work great and cost much less than the other ones we used in the past”
— Eli Bavarski | ELCO
Starting A New Glass Fabrication Facility?
7 short Tips to follow on the best way for expert glass machinery for glass tempering, glass cutting, glass drilling and milling, and glass processing for best value.
Starting a glass fabrication facility from ground up is a very serious project. In order to save you from disaster and help you achieve great success follow these rules.
- HEIGHT.....be sure your facility has the proper height from floor to ceiling. Yes, height is important. You need this height for the safe and proper glass handling. Safety and efficiency are two very important concerns. With the proper height you will have more options for better glass handling such as overhead cranes and pneumatic glass manipulators.
- ELECTRICITY........be sure you have enough electricity in the building. glass working equipment requires a large amount of electricity especially if you plan on glass tempering as a major part of your business. Be sure that all your machinery has electronic components UL, or CSA equivalent. New buildings get inspected and the last thing you want is a government employee telling you that you must cease and desist.
- AIR......you will need compressed air and don't forget the dryer. The size of the compressor will vary depending on the glass equipment and machinery. Be careful and double check all your math.
- SOUND/ NOISE...glass washers and Especially glass tempering quench blowers can be loud. Be sure that your area is ok for industrial sound. If you plan to start up in a residential area check this very carefully.
- WATER....you will use water for processing. Be sure you have enough pressure and always plan on recycling your glass processing water. There are several solutions today ranging from chemical filtering to mechanical filtering. Consider maintenance always and the steps involved with each before purchasing.
- FLOOR....be sure your floor has the proper thickness. Some machines are very heavy. Plan for a water collection pit and also water drainage from your process machines.
- MACHINES and EQUIPMENT...buyer beware....now you must do your due diligence. Find a lied that just focuses on only the glass industry. Be sure their are spare parts and local service. You will need careful support throughout this buying proceed and for your to come. Be sure that your bargain is really a bargain and not the biggest mistake of your life. Buy the best cutting line you can find as without cutting, your factory will be paralyzed. Always, always, always check references and check many.