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Softeco Oy

Itämerenkatu 5, 00180 Helsinki
Telephone +358 33 600424
Fax +358 33 600434

This company is main exhibitor of

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glasstec 2018 hall map (Hall 12): stand C35

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glasstec 2018 fairground map: Hall 12

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Glass processing and finishing
  • 02.09  Safety glass technology
  • 02.09.02  Laminated glass technology
  •  Laminated glass technology with foil for architectural glass

Laminated glass technology with foil for architectural glass

  • 02  Glass processing and finishing
  • 02.09  Safety glass technology
  • 02.09.02  Laminated glass technology
  •  Laminated glass technology with foil for automotive glass

Laminated glass technology with foil for automotive glass

  • 06  Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

Our products

Product category: Laminated glass technology with foil for architectural glass

Manual Soldering Machine

The manual soldering machine is an economic solution to solder the
connectors on heatable backlites. It is well adapted for flexible
production as well as for using as a back-up unit for automated
soldering systems. It gives excellent results and reliable soldering quality.

The equipment is a light-weight mobile unit with compact
construction mounted on wheels. The soldering head, with two tungsten
electrodes, is controlled pneumatically. The automatic feed of ­soldering
wire is adjustable. The workstation is a rotary table, where the glass is positioned.

Total weight: 120 kg
Electric supply: 220 V, 50/60 Hz
Compressed air: 6 bar

The equipment is mounted on wheels, and consists of

Power source
Soldering head
as single head or with separate docking clamp
2 tungsten electrodes
soldering wire on two coils
adjustable feed of the wire
operation controlled pneumatically
electric supply for soldering, cable 25 mm2
Switch pedal
Workstation, adjustable aluminium frame support

Operating Cycle
Manual loading of glass on workstation
Manual positioning of the soldering head on the glass or docking clamp
Manual feed of the connector
Automatic soldering cycle
electrodes lowered
power on
cooling period
removal of electrodes
Removal of the soldering head
Manual unloading of glass

The soldering cycle is short : just a few seconds.
The soldering can be done immediately after tempering on a still warm glass, or later, after removing possibly oxidized surface.
All types of connectors are suitable, of copper or coated. Standard connector holder of the machine suits most connector types. Special holders are available according to customer needs.

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Product category: Laminated glass technology with foil for automotive glass


PVB SHAPING OR STRETCHING prepares PVB interlayer sheets for the production of windscreens. It gives both commercial and economical benefits to the windscreen producer. increases the aesthetic and comfort values of top-shaded windscreens gives savings of 15-25 % with top-shaded PVB and 10 % with uniformly coloured PVB

Clear, tinted and top-shaded PVB can be processed. The line is well adapted for shaping both refrigerated and interleaved PVB.
It is equipped with automatic interleaf rolling-out system.

The machinery can be used for :
shaping top-shaded or uniformly coloured PVB with the minimum radius of 2100 mm
stretching PVB to optimal thickness within quality requirements
cutting clear and tinted interlayer at any desired angle between 0-25º
shaping, stretching and cutting machines can also be operated individually

Production Capacity
Shaping: The operating speed for shaper SMF 3: 3m/min, for SMF 6: 6m/min
Cutting: Max. speed for FCM cutter is 6 m/min; When used as a part of the line the cutting machine is synchronised with the shaper or relaxation module.
In optimal use, the line
minimises waste
offers considerable savings by more efficient use of PVB
decreases stock items

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Product category: Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

E-approvals of automotive component

For safety reasons the EU countries and some 15 European countries
have agreed about approvals for motor vehicle equipment and parts.
All automotive components shall meet given requirements and shall be
­approved according to about 113 different ECE R rules.
Automotive glazings are covered by the ECE R-43 rule.

The products approved according to ECE R-43 rule are marked (E) and the products approved according to EU-directives are marked [e].
ECE R-approvals are accepted as equals to approvals according to directives. The number in the marking indicates the country having granted the approval.

E. g. (E 17) has been granted by Finnish authorities, and is valid in all countries recognizing the E approval.

Application for approval
Producers in a country which has signed and ratified the Geneva 1958 agreement
can get the approvals from their own government if the country has accredited
testing laboratories.

Producers of a non-signatory country shall nominate a representative in
a signatory country for approval purposes. This company will be responsible
for the approvals and for the producer’s quality. The ­representative will
arrange the testing and apply for the approvals from his local transport ministry.

The approvals thus obtained will be valid in all signatory countries and in
other countries recognizing the approvals.


The products are tested first and the factory’s quality plan has to be approved and the factory audited. Most tests will be made at the factory, others in the accredited laboratory of the signatory country. After obtaining successful test results the approvals will be granted.

Annual audits

Every 6-12 months the factory will be audited, the quality control system and documentation are inspected to ensure that the production fulfils the requirements. After each audit a certificate is issued by the testing authority. All test results and inspection reports are permanently registered by the ECE secretariat in Paris.

For windscreens each model has to be approved separately. Sidelites and backlites have group approvals by thickness. No testing of installed glass is required. For automotive glasses the factory must have testing facilities with strictly defined minimum equipment.

The requirements of rear view mirrors are totally different from those for automotive glasses. Each mirror model shall be tested for the qualities of mirror-glass, frame and fixation to the vehicle. If these tests are successful no further testing is required. No factory audits nor quality system inspection are done. For mirrors the rules do not require any testing laboratory in the factory, but of course customers demand constant high quality, and some testing should be done for commercial reasons.

Although there are no specific requirements for QC in the mirror rule, the general principles of ECE R do govern also mirror manufacturing :

2.3 The holder of the approval must in particular 
2.3.1. Ensure the existence of procedures for effective control of the conformity of products ( vehicles, equipment or parts ) to the type approval.
2.3.2. Have access to the testing equipment necessary for checking the conformity to each approval type.

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About us

Company details

Testing services for safety glazing. Security glass.
Bullet resistant glass and IG-units.

Softeco was founded in 1984, and since 1988 it has been active in the safety glass industry.
Strong with over 30 years’ experience, Softeco provides machinery and instruments for safety glass production and quality control.

Softeco arranges complete testing services and official test reports as well as applications to the granting authority and delivery of approvals for European ECE R43, Chinese CCC and American DOT.

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