Glassman Europe 2013 conference presentations now online

Speakers at the upcoming Glassman Europe 2013 conference will discuss the design, process and production of hollow and container glass, with regards to market trends and analysis, technology developments, case studies and innovation.

The Glassman Europe 2013 conferences, taking place 7 and 8 May 2013 in Warsaw, Poland, provides a platform for decision makers involved the design, process and production of hollow and container glass to meet in an intimate, relaxed environment. The programme will discuss market trends and analysis, technology developments, case studies and innovation. Presentations include:
Johannes Schick, CEO, Stölzle Glass: Building a glass plant in Poland.
Adeline Farrelly, Secretary General, FEVE: EU politics, Darwin and the European Container Glass industry: what do they have in common? Ms. Farrelly will lead us through the political challenges the industry is facing and gives a flavour of FEVE activities in Brussels.
Claas Heymann, Engineering Manager, Glass Global: Energy Saving, Production Increase and NOx Reduction – ggENOx –the Omnipotent Solution. During an AIF-founded R&D project, a NOx reduction application for regenerative end-port furnaces was developed. NOx-reductions of 60% were observed by controlling the local and global stoichiometry inside the furnace. A stabilization of the combustion was also observed. Energy saving of up to 3% and production increases of up to 5% were detected. This paper presents the results of the latest installations and shares ideas to improve the combustion of end port fired furnaces.
John Henderson, Henderson Technology: Decision making in the glass industry. The presentation will discuss the decision making process and how it affects the way we run our glass factories. Quality decision making is independent of size of operation, it is a human function that can be nurtured and trained. Types of decision making will be illustrated by real world examples including some from the Polish glass industry.
Simon Kapenda, Chief Planner, Tses Glass: The Tses Glass Project. Tses Glass has signed a development Memorandum of Understanding with Siemens, ghs glass, Zippe, Grenzebach and MSK for the development of the Tses Glass Float, Container, and Tableware Plants in Tses, Namibia. The project will transform the sleepy and poorly developed village of Tses, which currently has a population of about 2,000 into a thriving city, with an expected migration of about 120,000 over the next 7 years. This paper will focus on the massive economic impact the Tses Glass project is expected to have in Namibia.
Laurent Derigny, Project Engineer, Arc International/AGMS: Efficient use of electric melting in tableware production. Thanks to 50 years of production in lead crystal and opal glass at Arc International, AGMS has developed relevant electrical solutions for melting and conditioning special glasses. Main considerations for such glasses will be underlined. According to the equipment, some common features and main differences will be focused on.
Miroslav Kovac, Glass Service: Electric Boosting Technology For Glass Melting Furnace: Optimization of Furnace Design by Mathematical Modelling. Electric boosting is a proven method of producing more glass melt. Without it glass producers would have to wait a long time between overhauls to increase the furnace for improving the heat transfer into the batch and glass melt. Electric boosting can be installed during the furnace operation either into the already prepared positions or through the bottom or palisade by drilling.
Mauro Ferrero, Director of Sales, Pneumofore: How to improve forming and save energy. About 50% of the glass cost is energy. It is so important to reduce the use of energy during glass container production. Reducing the energy cost allows more work on the larger part of the finished product cost. Energy is an essential component in glass manufacturing and it comes in various forms. This paper examines the electricity, or power, that is used to generate the huge flow of compressed air necessary for the operation of the IS machines of every manufacturer.
John McMinn, Managing Director, Forehearth Services: The variation in forehearth operation performance statistics. There are a wide variety of forehearth designs each claiming to provide optimal performance. However years of auditing forehearth operation throughout the world has shown that performance statistics are equally as varied. This paper will give an insight into the reasons for this variation. Why do some work and others don’t?
Mark Ziegler, Maketing Manager, Heye International: Innovation in the cold end, the Ranger camera check detection solution. The HiSHIELD Smartline has two versions: Match (maximum flexibility) and Speed (maximum speed) which give the answer to today’s inspection needs. The HiSHIELD Plant Management System and the QCLab provide full control of the process.
Laurent Barel, Product Manager, Tiama – MSC & SGCC: MSC&SGCC Tiama inspection: Optimization in container inspection using Intelligent Software. The design complexity of hollowware articles constantly expands. Non-round articles and multiple engraved bottles are no longer specific to high-end production or customers. What is the exact situation regarding inspection capability? Are the common inspection solutions ready to face this challenge? Tiama has invested in a huge amount of R&D to bring exclusive technology dedicated to article complexity. How is it possible to combine inspection performances with the best possible Pack to Melt ratio?
Jørgen Læssøe, President, JLI Vision: Advanced turnkey vision solutions. In the production of tableware the lehr time can be hours and it is therefore important to monitor machine performance before the lehr. The hot end tableware system is designed to measure and inspect the tableware just after the rim burn off. The system consists of a light box and cameras mounted in water or air cooled enclosures.
Klaus Pöting, Athena: Improvement of existing stemware production lines. Today’s stemware lines show different mould seams, limited flexibility and limited yield. Proven methods are shown to avoid these quality limitations, to increase flexibility and to raise the output rate; and all this with the local existing equipment. The in-line concepts used to produce stemware are completed by an additional machine, at least for specially directed fire-polishing or separated to achieve independence of the different processes. This independence allows fascinating combinations and allows the manufacturer to react best on the customer’s demand. Visual (optical) inspection realizes a 100% control of the finished items, as well as for semi-products within the manufacturing process.
Andrea Borgno, Manager, Vertech Italy, and Mélanie Basset, Quality Manager, Vertech: The importance of a monitoring system for container glass manufacturing. A new solution for the mould shop, in relation to production. Mould prices and productivity requirements justify focusing on the mould usage rate and on their repairs. So far, there was no tool enabling to propose a comprehensive display of the state of moulds, and which allows communication between the hot end and the mould shop. SILMould allows for the efficient management of mould sets, repairs and controls. Discover the benefits of SILMould for glassmakers.

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