Improved Edge Compression for windshield bending lines

Meet OEM edge compression requirements


Three reasons for choosing the Improved Edge Compression (IEC)

1.

Improved edge compression control

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Higher edge compression level

3.

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.

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Independent Glass, UK

#Heating chamber replacement #ProL #Upgrades

“Integration is always the biggest risk when combining sections from two different manufacturers,” says Andrew Smith, Group Manufacturing Manager at Independent Glass. Speaking about his company’s recent upgrade, he continues: “The entire upgrade project with Glaston’s ProL-zone went very smoothly. We’ve now been able to increase our laminating capacity, run the line with flexibility and ease – and lower our energy consumption.”

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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Enhancing its flat glass lamination line by replacing outdated components with new technology, Malaysia-based Crystal Safety Glass (CSG) turned an expensive problem into an unexpectedly positive experience.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.

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Martin G Andersson, Sweden

#RHC #Upgrades

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.

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