Glass Handling


Material Handling for the Glass Industry

Sideloaders and Industrial Trucks Designed to Transport Glass


Reliability and quality are the decisive factors for the transport equipment used in the glass industry since these vehicles usually have 365 days per year of heavy duty work around the clock.

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Customized Multidirectional Sideloaders

For more than 30 years Hubtex has been developing and producing glass handling equipment. Their production of Four Directional Sideloaders as well as special trucks has been used to offer customers in the float glass industry a complete transport, storage and loading system of glass piles.


Custom Electric Multidirectional Sideloaders

  • Capacities to 110,000 lbs
  • Glass handling vacuums and attachments
  • Anti glass breakage security features

Glass Handling Sideloaders

M 40 R (1-man version) for rotation of glass packs to feed a coating line

MQ 80 for handling glass packs in wooden crates up to 8 tons

M 150 SO stores glass packs in collares on two levels

MQ 30 R for rotation of LES-glass packs from portrait to landscape and vice versa

Glass Frame Transporters

HUBTEX Glass Frame Transporters can handle A and L-stillages with lateral lifting rails. The truck loading capacity goes up to 42 tons. GTR’s main Task is to move stillages with high volume of glass packs between cold end stacker, warehouse, glass processing and dispatch. GTR’s high truck reliability is a precondition for an optimal, continuous and efficient internal flow of your glass products.


Glass Frame Transporters

GTR unloading stillages from trolley

GTR with 180 foldable lifting arms to handle stillages with different widths

GTR for handling of LES stillages in a coating line

GTR with adjustable load arms to achieve compatibility with trolleys

GTR with special device to transport glass stillages with fork pockets

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