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OCMI and MT Forni: Turnkey factories for the production of glass insulators

2014-10-20 | Machinery developments

The lengthy experience of OCMI Group in the hollow glass industry extends from tube converting for the production of pharmaceutical glass right up to the processing of melted glass gobs for the manufacture of tableware glass or technical glass articles.

OCMI and MT Forni: Turnkey factories for the production of glass insulators
In 1997 OCMI and its partner MT Forni Industriali, set up a new group able to supply a wide range of equipment for the hollow glass industry, as well as turnkey plants in this same sector under the AMIG trademark. Some of these plants, examples of really prestigious achievements, are for the production of insulators for high voltage overhead lines.

Glass insulators
Due to the final use of the articles to be produced, this type of production process requires maximum attention to all details, starting from the quality of raw materials, percentage of each component in the glass composition, glass temperature in each and every point of the processing line, up to storage method and time.
In fact, glass insulators are exposed to all possible temperatures, environments, temperature gradients, meteoric precipitation, and require extremely high resistance to both mechanical and thermal stresses.
This is the reason why the production process does not terminate with the packing of the products, and sophisticated control machines and tests are required before including the item in the final supply.
Furthermore, manufacturing is not limited to glass processing but also includes the preparation, control and assembly of cement caps and pins needed to realize the insulator chain for high voltage overhead lines.
Moreover, this additional material must be stored, prepared and processed in the correct way in order to conform to international standards required.

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