Conventional methods of edge ablation, such as sandblasting or grinding the edge, require a lower initial investment; however, due to their high operating costs, they are less economical over the long term. In addition, the edge ablation process using these methods has drawbacks – such as reduced product quality and productivity.
In comparison, laser edge ablation equipment from Manz has been a fixture on the market for many years, and is well known for its extremely high level of performance and reliability. Cutting rates of up to 60 cm²/s can be achieved with these systems. During the laser edge isolation process, the glass is neither damaged nor negatively affected. High process accuracy, cost effectiveness, and low tact times are the decisive advantages of Manz’s laser edge ablation systems, which can be used for all currently available thin-film substrate sizes.