Three reasons for choosing Quality Monitoring System (QMS)
Improved glass quality and yield
Highly-detailed production and quality monitoring
Product identification and tracking
Captures and stores data
The role of measuring is increasingly important as new glass applications, such as safety glass or solar panels, are evolving. As glass becomes a more visible part of our environment, quality issues are growing in importance.
The Quality Monitoring System provides an ideal solution for online quality monitoring of tempered safety glass. It captures and stores process data in accordance with the Factory Production Control (FPC) standard EN 12150-2. The required monitoring data can be printed in the form of a system report. When equipped with an infrared scanner it also captures and stores the actual glass output temperature.
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Enhancing its flat glass lamination line by replacing outdated components with new technology, Malaysia-based Crystal Safety Glass (CSG) turned an expensive problem into an unexpectedly positive experience.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