Siemens S7 – Control system upgrade

Improved process control and productivity


Three reasons for choosing Siemens S7 control system upgrade

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Extended machinery lifetime

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Improved quality control

3.

Production efficiency

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.

References


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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Glaseksperten, Denmark

#ProL #Upgrades

“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.

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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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Articles


#AskGlaston Episode 36: Does the overall glass strength weaken when saw cuts are applied?

Today we are dealing with the following two questions: Does the overall glass strength weaken when saw cuts are applied? Is tempered glass more scratch resistant...

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#AskGlaston Episode 35: What makes the tempering of large 4 mm Low-E glass sheets so tricky?

This week, we are dealing with the following two questions: What makes the tempering of large 4 mm Low-E glass sheets so tricky? What to consider when heat strengthening...

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#AskGlaston Episode 34: Is it possible to temper beveled glass?

This week, we are dealing with the following three questions: Is it possible to temper beveled glass? Why can't I mix different colors in the same load? Can we update...

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