Softsolution: quality inspection reduce defective units at SGG Polska

What do the SGG Polska plants in Sczercin, Jaroszowiec, Poznan and Lubartow have in common?

Sczercin, Jaroszowiec, Poznan and Lubartow, all Saint-Gobain Glass glass processing plants in Poland, inspect the quality of the finished insulating glass elements using Softsolution‘s LineScanner. Working reliably 24/7, the system documents quality to ensure that only the highest quality ISO units leave the company. Read here to find out how this is put into practice at SGG.

With the Glass Thickness & Coating Sensor, the LineScanner is inspecting the entire insulating unit build-up including the individual lite thicknesses, the airspace and which surfaces the coatings are located on. Strict quality criteria prevent any defective assembled units from leaving the facility. At the same time, the LineScanner stores the scan data such as sight-line check results, muntin angularity, and other quality issues in a centralized data archive which can then be accessed in the future when analysing customer complaints.

While the production line is running, the system displays the defects on the ISO unit with pinpoint accuracy. Some defects aren’t always visible to the naked eye and locating such defects on a large lite of glass would be comparable to trying to locate a grain of rice on a soccer field.

The LineScanner highlights these defects on the unit which prevents defective glass sheets from getting by while at the same time increasing the throughput by helping the operator perform his job quickly and reliably. Finding such defects earlier in the process prevents adding additional costs to an already defective unit. Reducing defective units leaving the facility helps to cut back on transportation costs, which is another way that the LineScanner also contributes to helping the climate by reducing transportation.

Saint-Gobain Building Glass Polska offers its customers high-quality glass products and supports all parties involved in construction and renovation projects. Whether comfort, efficiency or safety are required, Saint-Gobain Polska can meet its customers’ needs and focuses on four key factors: expertise, reliability, innovation and passion. These are precisely the issues that have also been at the forefront of Softsolution for 20 years. The innovative hardware and software solutions of the LineScanner are used to provide stability, operational reliability and performance to Softsolution customers around the world.