Clearview National May 2018 - Issue 198 - Page 64

GLASS&SEALEDUNITS Like clockwork - automation in fenestration Chris Alderson, Managing Director of warm edge pioneers Edgetech, explains how automation is already changing the way fenestration businesses operate. » » AUTOMATION IS OFTEN presented as a destabilising phenomenon – and there’s no question, it’s set to drastically change the way companies, industries and even whole economies work. But in doing so, it’s got enormous potential to help businesses improve – and face the increasingly complex and ever-multiplying challenges of the twenty-first century. There were 1.9m industrial robots in the world in 2014, acco &FrF&W7V7FVBU0FFFR'&w27FGWFR'##FN( 2WV7FVBFfR&6VF7B6'WBWFF6( B&WB&W6rW Vv&f&6RvF&&G2N( 2&WBW6pFV6wF'VW"f7F'ƖR66v&खVf7GW&rfWvW"G2b6F7@&VGV6W2VW'&"vRvrvW'0F&V76vv&W'2F&RfV&R@7V6Ɨ6VBF62BFR6RFRB6ffW'2vF&VvRbFR&vvW7B&&V2f6rFP67G'V7F6V7F"fW"FRWBfWrFV6FW0( 2FR626'FvRFRVf7GW&p7FGWFRW7FFW22V67G'V7F'2vVVBfƖrFRWBFVV'2( 2BFBFP6bVƖfVB6FFFW2vVFB02Gv֖ƖbF6R6VBvVfVBv^( &R&VG6VVrvǒVff6VBFVƖvV@6W2FB6VBVW2F'&FvRF0vf"WRR6FRU20FWfVVB'&6r&&BFB6v&WF6FW2f7FW"fW&vRFV'WBWFF62'F7V"&VVfG0f"fVW7G&Ff"V&W"bV'2FPfVW7G&FGW7G'vBW6VBF6VVrFPVW&wVff6V7BfW&W&f&6R`v72VG2&fRFRFRcB +# +4T%dRrT2Фw&VB'&VrfF2V&VB( 0ǖ֖FRFW&'&V2v&VFvR76W &'2BFW'2Vf7GW&rFV6VW0&fVBBrFR6V6BFV6FPbFRGvVGf'7B6VGW'FR&W7BvFp&GV7G2ffW"WfVbFW&W&f&6PFBvVF( BWfVfR&VV66Vf&R@FBrvrF6RG&7F2v2fRfGFVV@fbW6WFFW&Vff6V72FRWp&f'&6F'27FW'2BVBW6W'0F( BW7BWV7Bw&VBW&f&6Rg&FP7BWV6fRvFw2&RFWWV7@Bg&&GV7G2GFW"FR&6RBFB&W6VG2uRVf7GW&W'2vF6VvR( 2FRVVBF&GV6RVvRfVW0bvFw2bv6ffW"&W7B֖670VW&wVff6V7BVFvWFV6v^( fRvF6VBFRRW`FRuR&WB6gBVFRG&F6ǒfW FRFV6FW2FBv^( fR&VVW&FrFPT&6#rFW&RvW&R&FVǐ36W2rv72VG2FFFW&R&RǒC'WBFW7FRFRV&W"buPVf7GW&W'2G&r'fW"F&BW7@FV6FRFRFFV&W"bVG2&VrFP27&V6VB6r2FBVVCFR7vW"2V7W'&6vǒ6WvFV&W"bFffW&VBf7F'2B'WBRbFR&vvW7B2VFV'FVFǒ&VVWFFvrf'v&BN( 2ƖVǒFBWFFFV6wvrW2FRWfVw&VFW Vff6V7v2&RB&R'W6W76W0&VBFRv&B&R6֖rF&VǒvN( 0v2FRFW&WBbFw2( 2FW&ЦvfVF6'G2bFffW&VB6W2@FWf6W26V6FrvFV6FW"W6pFRFW&WBFR6Rb6vR2ǒvrF66VW&FR( 2v6V2FRV&ƖW"PV'&6RWFFFRV6W"^( f@BFFBFFRv&BFBƖW2&VBFP6&W"BVFvWFV6v^( fRv&VBvFuPVf7GW&W'2&VBFRv&@F7V66W76gVǒVVBWFFFV6wBvF6VBFVF&fR2&W7VBbRvBW2FVW"f7F''VƖR66v&6VFvWFV6FFf"&Rf&FVFvWFV6( 2&vPb76W'2BF7FWFFFRvFFPFW7BFWfVVG2g&FR6f6CwwrVFvWFV6r6V