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Bespoke Production Line Handling – Float Glass Furnace

Special Handling Solutions

The Challenge

The new process involves a clamping tool designed to compress the cowls before they are set in the oven.

In order to assemble this tool however, Bombardier required a method of safely and securely rotating the top section of the tool to facilitate assembly as well as returning the fully assembled tool and cowl into the correct orientation for oven heating.

The Solution

SCX Special Projects was approached by a world leader of glass production to design and manufacture a bespoke waste barrier transporter that could withstand the high ambient temperatures found within the furnace’s vicinity, while requiring minimal maintenance.

The transporter moves the glass canal flow gate (waist pipe) into position. Small adjustments can then be made to its position to vary the onward flow of molten glass through the canal. The handling solution is therefore key to improving our clients process for production of glass.

Technical Details

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