Roller Heat Control (RHC) modernization – Automatic adjustment of the bottom heat level

Minimize quality problems caused by roller heat disturbance


Three reasons for choosing the Roller Heat Control modernization

1.

Automatic adjustment of bottom heat level

  •  More accurate roller temperature control
  • Optimum roller temperature for the next loading

2.

Improved glass quality

  • Higher yield with minimized waste
  • Excellent for mixed production

3.

Reduced changeover time

  • Reduced loading delays and faster changeover time
  • Better utilization rate

Improved glass quality with roller heat control


Glaston’s latest technology for automatic roller heat control (RHC) has been developed to minimize any quality problems caused by roller heat disturbance. Upgrading your furnace with automatic adjustment of the bottom heat level helps operators take glass quality easily and reliably to a higher level.

The automatic roller heat control is based on an accurate measurement system. The system transmits roller heat information to the furnace control system and automatically adjusts the bottom heat level to balance the roller temperatures.

References


Agnora, Canada

#RHC #Upgrades

“Agnora is known for fabricating the largest architectural glass in all of North America. We’ve chosen to specialize in custom fabrication and oversized glass. We’re not a glass factory,” underlines Richard Wilson, President of Agnora, Inc., in Collingwood, in Ontario, Canada, about two hours north of Toronto. “To stay as the leader in this area, we continue to invest in the latest and most advanced technology, such as Glaston’s Roller Heat Control (RHC) upgrade for our special ProE Magnum flat glass furnace.

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Modern Glass, Russia

#RHC #Upgrades

To retain a leading position in the market requires continuous development and keeping ahead of growing customer demands. In February 2013, the Glaston RHC™ upgrade was completed to alleviate the tempering operation and move Modern Glass closer to its goals.

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United Plate Glass, U.S.A.

#Upgrades

“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.

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Articles


#AskGlaston Episode 29: In cold climate should the thick glass be warmed prior to placing on the roller bed?

This week, we are dealing with the two following questions: 1. We’re having a very cold winter and having problems with 19 mm clear glass. Pre-processing of the...

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#AskGlaston Episode 28: What role does the environment play in the tempering process?

This week, we are dealing with the two following questions: 1. What role does the environment play in the tempering process? We have a lot of storm and rough temperature...

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#AskGlaston Episode 27: What is the root cause of a rainbow effect and how to avoid it?

This week, we are dealing with the two following questions: 1. Recently we got a complaint about 6 mm clear toughened glasses that were installed as hotel windows....

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