TLC Summit Gen-5® High-Accuracy Mechanical Glass Cutter

Press Release


Phoenix, Arizona USA, May 30, 2006 –The TLC Summit Gen-5® High-Accuracy Mechanical Rectilinear/SHAPES Glass Cutter meets the ever-increasing need for singulation of larger technical glass substrates, higher production and precision processing, especially in the FPD, photonics, and optics industries. 

The 68” x 94”/1727 mm x 2388 mm footprint of the TLC Summit Gen-5® requires far less real estate than comparable equipment with the capacity to process Gen 5 and Gen 5.5 substrates.  Larger than originally planned, the unobstructed cutting stage (46” x 58”/1160 mm x 1460 mm) provides easy integration into fully-automated production lines.

The TLC Summit Gen-5® has the same multifunctional flexibility, quality and accuracy of the Gen-3 TLC Phoenix-600® with the capability of cutting single sheet and laminated thin flat substrates into rectilinear, circular and/or curvilinear parts with close-precision tolerance.  The user-friendly Windows®-based operating system seamlessly interfaces with AutoCAD®.dxf drawings.  Intuitive operator screens make input fast and simple.

Unlike other large format mechanical glass cutting equipment, TLC’s cutting process is quick, clean and dry (no contaminating oil or water), and produces clean afterbreak edge quality.  With a CCD camera incorporated in the unique TLC rotating cutting head, target setup is instantaneous.  Repeatable, accurate processing of X-Y and shaped FPDs, electrochromic mirrors, dichroic filters, microwindows, heat transfer mirrors, sight glasses, polarizing filters, viewfinders, biomed microslides/cover slips, entertainment lighting gobos, and a myriad of other thin, flat glass/substrate products can be easily achieved with the TLC Summit Gen-5®.

For more information, please visit www.tlcinternational.com or contact Maribeth V. Linden, VP Global Sales/Marketing: +1 602 296-1886. or cell: +1 602 448-1538.  See a personal machine demonstration in TLC's Booth 302 at SID 2006 San Francisco, June 6-8.