Empirehouse Ergo Robotics

Posted on June 17, 2016, by

Egor_is_the_only_way_to_set_a_1100_lb_sheet_of_glass_from_the_insideSetting 1,100 lb. glass lites in small spaces takes impressive teamwork, precision, and communication using state-of-the-art robotics.

For the Walker Art Cafe, the custom frameless glass facade was set from the inside using the Empirehouse state-of-the-art Ergo Robotics Glass Manipulator (Egor). While Empirehouse Foreman Mark Waggoner operated Egor, Lead Glazier Mitch Schindele and Glazier Billy Esnough were his eyes as they directed him at the controls to perfectly fit each 72″ x 122″ 1,100 lb. glass lite into the narrow channel without a scrape or chip.

“Egor was the only way to install 1,100 lb. glass units of this size in this small enclosed space,” said Empirehouse Field Supervisor Trent Johnson.

Empirehouse is proud to have been awarded the architectural glass and glazing contract for the Walker Art Center addition by Mortenson Construction and work with HGA Architects and Engineers.

Video: Ergo Robotics Glass Manipulator
Watch the Empirehouse Glazing Team work together to move a 72″ x 122″ 1,100 lb. glass lite with the Empirehouse Ergo Robotics Glass Manipulator in a tight work space.

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Empirehouse is an NACC Certified Glazing ContractorEmpirehouse is a certified NACC Architectural Glass & Metal Contractor for demonstrating consistency, quality and safety excellence. Empirehouse has met the NACC program requirements which have been established by a Certification Board of AG&M contractors, industry experts, and end user stakeholders and formally accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to the globally-recognized ISO/IEC17065:2012 standard.

For your next project requiring architectural glass and metal, trust a Certified NACC Glazing Contractor for quality results. Contact Empirehouse at 763-535-1150 or contact us.


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Photography, video, and authored by Jennifer Klitzke, Marketing & Image Coordinator. For more information about Empirehouse, contact jklitzke@empirehouse.com.