Metrology - good data means better results

Float glass production

As a glass manufacturer, a stable production process is more important than ever these days. Grenzebach’s inspection and measurement procedures stand for advanced control methods and top product quality.

Good data means better results

The data captured are fed back into the production process. They help spot departures from processes at an early stage and trend analyses of recurring problems reduce losses. The production process is fully transparent and full complete product analysis is possible. 

The following aspects are measured in real time:

  • Contours and sizes
  • Edges
  • Position of the glass ribbon
  • Thickness of glass and layers
  • Stresses
  • Temperature
  • Quality
  • Surface quality
Measurement and inspection
Data gathering and analysis

Data from the complete production line

CNUD EFCO GFT and Grenzebach’s integrated approach permits analyses to be made and conclusions drawn about the whole production process. And customers have the benefit of faster response times with minimal use of resources.

Example number one

Ribbon thickness is measured directly at the beginning of the annealing lehr to allow a faster response should production differ from the thickness tolerances permitted.

Example number two

At the cold end, Grenzebach measures the glass ribbon’s stress profile, in other words, the stresses that occur within the glass along a measurement line across the glass ribbon, which generate during the cooling process. Thanks to Grenzebach’s SERICY IIoT platform, the settings in the annealing lehr can be changed in order to reduce stress peaks.

Product Traceability

Product Traceability

Staying on track

If an item of glass in a high-rise facade needs replacing, then product traceability is invaluable. All the information and data generated along the value chain can be captured and used. The ability to associate this information with basic sheets of glass and the products these are turned into allows stakeholders in the glass ecosystem to trace the whole process, starting from the production line to the warehouse and all the way to the consumer. This is a huge asset and the foundation for continual improvement.

Service for the glass industry

Partnership and service that go the extra mile.

Our service for the glass industry

Construction and commissioning of a new glass production line is only the first stage in a good customer relationship. Professional service in daily operation is just as important: We want your investment to be profitable without any interruption – that’s why our engineers are there for you with guidance and support over the entire life cycle of the plant.

We Service

Technology & equipment

Float glass production

For North America

Your contact person: Ron LaBorde

You would like to know what Grenzebach glass solutions can do for you? Call or write us about your challenge. We look forward to hearing from you!

For all other regions

Your contact person: Florian Nagler

Collaboration means dialogue. We support you no matter where you are in the world. Contact us. Send us your enquiry.

Florian Nagler Grenzebach