Conveying technology: even more dynamic, even more robust
With a new generation of conveyor technology Grenzebach makes it possible to further increase the availability of float glass plants. Transporting glass gently, carefully and safely has always been one of Grenzebach's top priorities. The specially developed drive train without cardan shafts represents a major step forward. The number of components in the drive has been significantly reduced - cardan shafts and belts are a thing of the past. This now results in even greater dynamics, less maintenance work and a lower spare parts inventory. The new drive train also offers the possibility of connecting all engines directly, which ensures smoother running and higher positioning accuracy. Gentle glass transport all along the line! Thanks to its new design, compact construction and transparent covers, the new conveyor technology generation also provides a clear view of key components and fast access for maintenance work. Of course, existing systems can be equipped with the new conveyor technology so that everyone can benefit from the advantages.
Coating Technology: Increases the value of the glass
Dr. Jens Ellrich
Thursday, October 22
from 10 to 10.30 am
Healthy indoor climate, ideal lighting conditions and energy efficiency of residential and office complexes. Coated glass has a lot to contribute to this. Glass is becoming increasingly important as a construction element - after all, we spend 80 percent of our time in buildings. And as urbanization continues, coated glass can play a key role in energy-efficient and intelligent buildings and mobility. Further improving product properties and setting new trends with innovations - this is what drives manufacturers of architectural glass; and Grenzebach supports with technology tailored to individual requirements. The spectrum ranges from fully automatic PVD coating systems for glass panes up to 3.4 meters wide, to which all relevant layers for high-end products can be applied. The coating processes are optimized and layer structures are developed in our own laboratory coater.
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Digitalization of Glass Production - Added value for all users
Peter Seidl & Maximilian Ocker
from 12 to 12.30 pm
A huge amount of data is generated in the various stages of the glass value chain. Securing, integrating and analyzing this data and generating added value from it is a central task for a sustainable glass industry. With the SERICY platform, Grenzebach has created a platform for a correspondingly efficient ecosystem. By providing glass products with information on the traceability of the production process, for example, their value can be increased. This is just one example. The benchmark for digital solutions must be that actual added value is created - higher quality, more output and/or reduced use of resources. In the presentation in the digital conference area at Messe Dusseldorf, both Grenzebach experts will show how digital solutions create added value for users throughout the value network. In order to enable digital added value, a transformation of the sales and development process in the glass and mechanical engineering industry is necessary to implement concrete use cases.
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Waste Heat Recovery
Energy efficiency is a topic that Grenzebach and CNUD EFCO GFT are jointly focusing on intensively. With a Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) system, there is already a concrete solution that meets the major challenges facing the glass industry: achieving climate targets, resource conservation and cost efficiency. As one of the few solutions available on the market, the WHR system from CNUD EFCO GFT achieves all three goals in harmony. In flat glass production process, the starting point is the relatively inefficient glass melting process with a relatively low energy efficiency. A large part of the energy loss is contained in the waste gas from the glass melting tanks. "Our WHR system uses the waste heat from glass melting plants to generate electrical energy and heat and cooling energy for process and air conditioning purposes - and does so with considerable efficiency," says Dennis Schattauer, Managing Director of GFT GmbH. The effect: a significant increase in energy efficiency, improved climate balance because CO2 emissions are avoided, considerable cost savings because less electricity and fossil fuels have to be purchased.
Collaborate even more closely with Collaboration App
Florian Nagler, Head of Global Service Sales at Grenzebach, shows how the Collaboration App makes remote support even more powerful. Maintenance staff and production planners can plan maintenance together; tasks can be distributed and photos and videos can be shared via the integrated chat. Via a live video stream, Grenzebach service specialists can provide customers with concrete support and instructions for work on the system. Being close to our customers throughout the entire life cycle of a production line is an important core of Grenzebach’s corporate and service philosophy. Wherever the individual participants are located. The Collaboration App is another important step forward - crisis-proof even against events like the COVID 19 pandemic. Through the app, our customers and we can share our wealth of experience with one another.