Three reasons for choosing Siemens S7 control system upgrade
Extended machinery lifetime
Improved quality control
Control system upgrade
The S5 control system used in ESU machinery until 1998 has become obsolete. Getting spare parts is difficult, and in some cases, even impossible.
The new control system S7 is now available as a retrofit for old machinery, offering an excellent opportunity to improve process control and productivity. The new features in the user interface give detailed information on production parameters and process flow feedback.
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
“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
“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.Read more
#AskGlaston Episode 32: How can we reduce the noise level of our flat tempering line?
This week, we are dealing with the two following questions: Our factory is close to residential area. How can we reduce the noise level of our flat tempering line?...Read more
#AskGlaston Episode 31: Can we do slight bending of glasses with a flat tempering line?
This week, we are dealing with the two following questions: Can we do slight bending of glasses with a flat tempering line? Our transformer’s maximum output is...Read more
How can you tell if your tempering line is working to give you the best ROI?
Or maybe it’s a question of discovering something else in the entire process around the tempering line that is not functioning quite the way you’d like it to...Read more