Putting Robots to Work for Safer Glass Installation

 

Suction cups and manpower. At one time, that was how most all glass was installed because there were no other means to place these large, fragile building materials in place.

Thankfully, technology and construction equipment have evolved to make glass installation safer with less risk of breakage. Today on MarketScale’s AEC Podcast, host Tyler Kern sat down with Jerry Nudi, founding partner of Ergo Robotic Solutions, to discuss how glass handling equipment has improved vastly with the help of robots.

Upstate New York-based Ergo Robotic Solutions designs, builds, and sells custom glass installation equipment for client’s specific needs. And those needs have changed dramatically over the years as glass has become heavier, longer, and installed in a variety of architectural angles, Nudi said.

“Architects want to use that because it’s much more aesthetically pleasing and you get a clear view without those distracting separations between the panes,” he said.

When it comes to installing heavy pieces of glass residentially or commercially, no matter how glass design evolves architecturally, safety is always a chief concern when dealing with an inherently sharp and dangerous material.

“There’s a less likely chance someone is going to get hurt if they’re using lifting equipment,” Nudi said, adding that the shortage in skilled laborers has changed the labor market. “There are less qualified trained labor out there and people willing to do that heavy lifting.”

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