Invitation to the glasstec (20. to 23rd Sept. 2016 / Stand 15 G 47)
Glasstec 2016 is coming up and we cordially invite you to visit us at our stand 15 G 47. Traditionally, Glasstec is a fantastic opportunity to bring new ideas and your requirements in touch with our recent developments in glass technology.
During the past two years our fields of activity have been based on our Mini-Melter Technology which we are very actively using in our own test glass factory and research centre (TAZ Spiegelau): for developing the moulds which will accompany our production systems during a fast and successful production start-up at our customersâ premises, as well as to prove the concepts of innovations and to work on the detailed engineering and improvements before we implement new technologies into our production systems. The Mini-Melter Technology continues to be our motor for innovation and mature technology solutions
The Mini-Melting Technology is of course in itself a highly flexible production system for highest quality requirements ranging from 10 kg per campaign up to 2 t of continuous melting daily capacity for all glass compositions, colour and forming applications. The Mini-Melting Technology is as well a highly functional system for speciality glass applications - may it be full electric, oxi-gas or any kind of hybrid melting - with a product range from fibres, flakes, beads, technical glass components and small and large optical lenses. In short, any kind of small capacity melting and high design variety in a highly automated production environment.
Our blowing technology has once again proven its versatility: successfully challenging the limits in âheavyâ blowing articles like jars and wide and narrow-neck decanters both in rotation blowing as well as in static blowing. We have worked extensively on further developing the semi-deep pre-shaping with vacuum-pulled stems in the parison and on the welding and stretching technology in order to reach perfection in thin-walled and elegant wine glass applications. Our external pre-shaping station allows to scale to any required target output both for heavy blown as well as stemware applications in a daily output range between 5 and 30 t.
Innovations in pressing technology go hand in hand with a profound understanding of the process: feeding and shearing are essential in pressing production quality and are reflected in FÃ¼ller pressing technologies by a x, y and z movement of the mould table. Servo-motor press forces up to 30 t and press plunger speeds in 600 mm/sec. as well as prolonged pressing time and revolving pressing units, integration of vacuum and compressed air into a complex pressing cycle are characteristics of FÃ¼ller pressing technology. Functional stations like flame processing of critical quality areas on the pressing table, electronically controlled mould heating, mould cooling and article cooling as well as the precise alignment of the pressing tools, quick-change systems and the use of complex multi-section moulds as well as injection moulding processes are valuable tools for achieving highest quality requirements at any output rate from 5 to 15 t both in decorative table ware quality glasses as well as technical and optical glass applications.
In any forming process, the feeding technology is the enabling technology. This is why the feeding technology has reached a maximum range of applications: combining the electric heating for refractory feeders with the direct heating of the platinum cladding, inductively heated orifices and directly heated platinum drains, featuring revolving thermocouples in the plunger for a highly precise temperature control and communication with the servo-pressing unit for weight control, DC compensation systems, heated double-gob orifice, and the liquid-in-liquid colour pre-melting and feeding unit, which is a very successful tool in any colour applications: both for full colour as well as colour effects in design glasses.
Many technologies to be discussed and applied to meet the market requirements in glass production: we are looking forward to your visit and to shaping the glass production of the future together with you.