United Plate Glass shares best kept secret United
“When you’re basically happy with the quench and your bed size, it becomes a no-brainer to change the furnace chambers with Glaston’s chamber replacements to get a completely new furnace. The best thing – you’re only paying about half the price of a new furnace and you get the latest tempering technology,” states Darin Vietmeier, Vice President of Operations at United Plate Glass of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His company purchased Glaston’s chamber replacement upgrade in early 2016 for a Glaston Uniglass UniCharge furnace that dated back to the turn of the millennium. “It’s the best kept secret out there!”
United Plate Glass has grown despite economic ups and downs thanks to its wise decisions to move with a high-quality glass offering for its customers. originally, the company started as an automotive glass distributor with no manufacturing capabilities at all. Later, it started with light manufacturing when it purchased polishing and beveling equipment, and from there, moved on to insulated glass.
“We got the furnace replacement chamber in spring 2016, and we haven’t looked back. Now everything’s up-to-date and it will be much easier now to maintain the software and other controls that were becoming obsolete.”
Martin G Andersson, Sweden
Founded in 1899, Sweden-based Martin G Anderson has a long history in the glass business. Always ready to walk the extra mile to fulfill the needs of customers, the company completed an upgrade project to turn its 2008 Glaston tempering furnace into one ready for 2017. The upgrade has allowed the company to increase output, improve quality and use less power.Read more
“It’s really something when you have a new section installed in between all the old, and everything works seamlessly both mechanically and electrically,” says Lone Kjaer Joergensen, Production Manager of Glaseksperten A/S in Hjorring, Denmark. “I was really excited and a bit nervous, but with our new Glaston ProL-zone upgrade, we got something far better.Read more
Kensington Glass Art, U.S.A.
#Flat tempering #RC Series
Celebrating 40 years of being in business, Kensington Glass Arts decided it was time to upgrade its old Tamglass furnace to Glaston’s RC350. The deal-clinching factor was Glaston’s agreement to get the new furnace installed, commissioned and running saleable tempered glass in just three weeks. With his exceptional ability to orchestrate teamwork, David Stone, CEO of Kensington Glass Arts, coached the joint teams into completing this nearly impossible schedule on time.Read more
#AskGlaston Episode 35: What makes the tempering of large 4 mm Low-E glass sheets so tricky?
This week, we are dealing with the following two questions: What makes the tempering of large 4 mm Low-E glass sheets so tricky? What to consider when heat strengthening...Read more
#AskGlaston Episode 33: Is there any way to reduce or eliminate the loading delay?
This week, we are dealing with the following two questions: I am running an older furnace. Every time I change the glass thickness, I have to use a high loading...Read more
How do environmental factors affect the glass tempering process?
If your processing plant is located in an area where the temperature is colder during the winter and warmer during the summer, you have most likely experienced...Read more