Three reasons for choosing the Improved Edge Compression (IEC)
Improved edge compression control
Higher edge compression level
Improved end product quality
Improved Edge Compression for Tamglass ESU type bending furnaces
This upgrade for the ESU bending furnaces has been developed to enhance glass edge compression. Better cooling in the annealing section is the most efficient solution to achieve the required edge compression for windshields to meet OEM requirements.
In the Improved Edge Compression system, factory air is conducted to an air-air heat exchanger located inside the furnace. Since the heat exchanger has more cooling surface and air volume than in a standard model, it provides more cooling power. The bigger temperature difference between the bottom of the final bending section and the annealing section results in improved edge compression.
Crystal Safety Glass – Malaysia
#Heating chamber replacement #Laminating #ProL #Upgrades
Enhancing its flat glass lamination line by replacing outdated components with new technology, Malaysia-based Crystal Safety Glass (CSG) turned an expensive problem into an unexpectedly positive experience. The move was not easy, but it helped bring the processor’s existing line back up to date with an impressive list of value-added features. For the plant operators, the upgrade lowered the cost of modernizing the existing line and provided less downtime, higher productivity and significant improvements in energy consumption.Read more
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
United Plate Glass, U.S.A.
“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.Read more
Glass tempering energy consumption: how not to be misled by false data (Part 2/2)
In this second part of our blog on energy consumption in the glass tempering process, let me go deeper into details to explain some of the principles behind heating...Read more
Glass tempering energy consumption: how not to be misled by false data (Part 1/2)
Energy consumption is always a key topic when looking to invest in a new tempering line. The reason is simple: the tempering process requires a lot of energy. So,...Read more