History

1956

LATHE FOR MANUAL GLASS GRINDING

In 1956 Schiatti started manufacture of a lathe for manual glass grinding. This consisted of a cast iron base onto which was mounted a carborundum (silicon carbide)wheel
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1956

SURFACE POLISHING MACHINE mod. 115

This machine was put into production to enable glass surfaces to be polished with cerium oxide prior to silvering to ensure the production of quality mirrors
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1957

BEVEL POLISHING MACHINE

The new polishing machine had a steel base onto which was mounted an electric spindle which drove a large felt wheel. This was used to give a quality polish to bevelled glasses
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1957

CORK POLISHING MACHINE WITH AUTOMATIC PUMICE DISTRIBUTOR mod. 120

In 1957 Schiatti manufactured an automatic cork lathe with the first automatic pumice feeder to polish glass
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1959

SANBLASTING MACHINE

In 1959 Schiatti produced a manual sandblasting machine with a feed tank. Thanks to it’s special design and lever system it was possible to adjust the flow of compressed air and sand.
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1965

FINGERGRIP MACHINE

The Schiatti researches machines for new processes; and designs and manufactures the machine model 124. This consisted of a frame and a motor driven stone tool which produced semi-gloss fingergrips (notches.)
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1965

PANTOGRAPH FOR FOR SMALL SHAPED GLASSES

Production of a manual pantograph to cut small shaped glasses started; The machine had a bench equipped with a frame, template and a diamond bit to cut glass shapes.
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1967

CORK POLISHING MACHINE FOR ETCHINGS

Schiatti improved the range by introducing the Model 117. Which had shaped wheels to etch the glass and the model 110 which by using a cork tool fed with pumice, polished the etches. Wheels and cork tools of different dimensions were provided for many uses.
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1969

SINGLE HEAD GLASS DRILL

Schiatti manufactured the first glass drill with supporting table. The manual version consisted of one only spindle and for the first time used a diamond drill bit
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1970

MANUAL TILTING TABLE

The first small sized cutting table is manufactured. Fitted with a manually operated tilting top this made for easier glass loading from vertical to horizontal position and vice versa.
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1971

TILTING TABLE WITH CABLE LIFTING FOR BIG GLASS SHEETS

The original project is modified to allow loading of big glass sheets. The main table top was equipped with manual lifting castors to allow easy glass handling in the horizontal position and avoid scratches on the glass surface.
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1973

SEMI-AUTOMATIC CUTTING TABLE

Schiatti produced an upgrade for their fixed cutting table, equipped with castors and semi automatic movable bridge for glass cutting. The project for this kind of machine was later abandoned,
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1974

SAND BELT mod. 118

Following specific request, Schiatti manufactured a wet belt sanding machine for flat edge manual grinding
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1974

DRY SAND BELT

Together with the welt belt sander, Schiatti added to its production the Dry Sand Belt with automatic vacuum system,
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1975

BEVELER

Pioneers of time, Schiatti designs and produced the first straight beveling machine with 4 spindles for semi polished bevel
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1975

CUTTER FOR THICK GLASSES mod. 136

The cutter for thick glasses was manufactured to cut glasses up to 25mm by means of a diamond saw. The machine was equipped with a hydraulic moving tablr and a tank fir water
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1977

WET SAND BELT

A variation of model 118, wet belt sander grinds both arrises and corners
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1978

AUTOMATIC DIGGER FOR SOAP DISH HOLES

The automatic grinding machine for soap dish holes which was hydraulically controlled has been designed for the bathroom and furniture industries. It is highly automated to give increased production
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1978

AR/2M

Schiatti manufactured its first straight grinding machines: models AR/2M and AR/2MM equipped with 2 and 3 wheels. Designed for pencil edge, these models can process edges like ogee, waterfall, flat and arris.
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1979

RI/4M

Auschwits Concentration Camp is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

February - The Sahara Desert experiences snow for 30 minutes

Holland demonstrates the compact disc publicly for the first time

May - Great Britain: the conservatives win the general elections and Margaret Thatcher becomes the country's first femal prime minister; she'll be later named "The Iron Lady".

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1979

BFT

The "Fiera Campionaria" fair in Milan is the occasion for Schiatti to show its prototype BFT double edging machine for pencil edge, model BFT. The machine can process 2 sides of the glass sheet at the same time, halving production time.
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1980

FPS10

The first 6 wheels straight grinding machine using cup wheels for flat edge and arris is manufactured. Polishing wheels work are operated by pneumatics.
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1980

FPS15

The range of flat edge straight line edgers is increased by the introduction of the FPS15. A group of businessmen, including Angelo Schiatti, form GIMAV, an organization bringin together Italian machine manufaturers.
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1981

FPD 60

The original single head drilling machine is replaced by the new model FPD60 with two opposing heads and options like glass support table, tank, pump; it comes in automatic or semi-automatic versions.
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1983

BFT 12

The BFT model is upgraded to become fully automated and the BFT range is increased to process thicker glasses to a high polish. An automatic transfer table is designed to make up the complete line to process all 4 glass sides in one operation.
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1983

SERIES MITRE

The straight grinding machine for flat edge "family" is again increased with series "MITRE", machines, designed to produce both flat and arris edges, and mitres from 22.5° to 45°
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1986

TURNOVER

Further to English company's specific request, automatic Turnover units were manufactured to allow 90° piece rotation. Complete automatic lines were supplied composed of 4 grinding machines and 3 Turnover units.
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1987

SERIES 50

The grinding machine for the flat edge "family" is increased with the introduction of the series "50" deisgned for thick big-size glasses.
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1988

SERIES S

> further range of straight grinding machines for flat edge "family" is introduced with "S" series which is designed for small pieces and narrow strips.
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1990

FPMM

To increase production in drilling, Schiatti produced a multiple drilling machine with opposite heads to drill 2-3 or 4 holes ate the same time.
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1997

BFP

The BFP double edging machine for flat edge using cup wheels compliments the existing peripheral wheel pencil edge series.
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1999

SME

The new "MITRE" series supersede the old mitre machines, and offers the ability to produce flat and arris polished edges and mitres from 0-45 degrees.
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2008

MS

The MS automatic arrising machine is the answer of Schiatti to the needs of machinery for insulating glass processing to arris glasses prior to tempering.
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2011

TFV

The range of drilling machines is expanded with the introduction of the fully automated PLC controlled TFV Drilling and milling machine
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2014

RS812

Corner machine for the manufacture of radius and cant glass corners was introduced for furniture/household appliance market.
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