100 years for the Charles Costa mirror shop

 

 

 

For 100 years, each of the 4 generations has seen their father invest in the Charles Costa business, without counting his time, deploying a lot of effort and always with passion

 

We are happy to celebrate this year the extraordinary anniversary of our centenary.

 

Be sure that the satisfaction of our customers will always remain at the heart of our priorities as well as the respect of commitments with our partners.

 

I join with all my colleagues in presenting to you our best wishes for health, success and serenity for this new year 2020.

 

 

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Sarthe. L’entreprise Grav’Or ce week-end à l’Élysée

L’entreprise mancelle de gravure sur verre, fait partie des 100 entreprises sélectionnées pour l’exposition « Fabriqué en France » qui se déroule les 18 et 19 janvier 2020 à l’Elysée.

Les samedi 18 et dimanche 19 janvier 2020, 100 entreprises françaises – sélectionnées parmi 1 750 dossiers – présenteront le savoir-faire « Fabriqué en France » de 100 départements français, à l’Élysée. L’entreprise mancelle Grav’Or a été retenue pour représenter la Sarthe.

Nommée aux Talents de la Sarthe 2018 dans la catégorie « entreprise », la société de miroiterie et décoration sur verre présentera ce week-end un paravent avec gravure à la main, feuille d’or et laquage en églomisé précise le site de l’Élysée.

 

Convergence of machines for stone and glass

The arrival of industrial synthetic materials on the stone market has surprising consequences on the machinery market. In fact, we see appearing from certain suppliers who are both on the glass and stone market on the stone machinery market, machines that were once exclusively used on the glass market.

 

Mainly for two reasons.

 

1 / These new materials are calibrated in thickness.

So we see machines appearing for polishing the edge (Bavelloni, Intermac, Bovone) similar to those used for glass (rectilinear, double edger).

 

The gain is much better productivity for running in and polishing the edge.

 

2 / Some materials are based on glass

 

We are witnessing the arrival of cutting systems from glass much more productive and easy to use (cutting tables, at Bavelloni, Intermac ...)


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Miroiterie en vente

 

Perspective départ en retraite une miroiterie de façonnage avec activité menuiserie aluminium et PVC est disponible à la vente.

L'entreprise dont le dirigeant est très connu et présent  sur le marché depuis de nombreuses années  possède un parc machines diversifié et est située dans une ville importante du Sud-Ouest.

Parc machines avec table de coupe, rectiligne, perceuse, machine à bandes...

Equipes de poseurs indépendants.

 

Pour plus d'informations glass@comascotec.com ou 06 64 73 63 77. Merci

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Vertical and horizontal sand blasting machines

 

The sandblasting is a technology growing on the market years after years. Mainly thanks to the arrival on the market during the last years of machines able to manage in continuous way the sandblasting pressure allowing to carry out basic decorations without plastic protections on the glass.

 

The main points to have a look.

1/The working height

If it is theoretically possible to sandblast in two times without plastic protection, turning the glass, it is not easy.

2/The sandblasting speed (for a certain depth), with the possibility or not to add some guns to increase the speed.

3/The machine efficiency to keep the sand inside the machine.

When this possibility does'nt exist or is not efficient, the machine must be installed in a remote place from the others glass processing equipments to avoid scratches on the glasses.

Machines can be equiped with depression system allowing to keep the sand and the glass’dust inside the machine.

Have a look also on the connections between the inside and the outside of the machine (inlet and oulet (more important) conveyors, top of the machine….)

4/How is the protection, inside the machine for the parts which can be touched by the sand flow.
The sand sent under pressure is not really friendly with the parts it can touch.

5/The machine management (automatisms or software)

The more sophisticated sandblasting machines propose now to manage in a continuous way the sand pressure allowing to carry out decorations without glass protections.

5/The way the sand is separated from the dust glass after sandblasting.

6/The risks for scratches on the glass during the moving on The inlet and outlet conveyors

 

There are machines with fix cabin ( the glass moves along a conveyor) and sandblasting machines with moving cabin (the glass is fix). The advantage for a moving cabin is that it is possible to install a lot of small glasses the ones under the others on the rack support to increase the sandblasting productivity. The disadvantage is the more important risk to have sand ouside the machine.

A mobile cabin must be chosen only in case you have a lot of small glasses to sandblast.

 

The compressor is never included with the machine. Take time to calculate if you need to invest in a new one for your company to have time to no negociate this purchase in an emergency, because the sandblasting machines is arriving.

Generally but for the big machines, you can install by yourself a sandblasting machines, including the training.

The horizontal sandblasting machines are only interesting when you have small pieces or pieces without straight edge.