LandGlass recently assisted Superkote Glass in putting a new glass tempering project into production completing installation, commissioning, acceptance and start-up operations in 18 days.
Located in the Ormeau industrial park of Brisbane, Superkote Glass is a well-established company specialized in painted glass products for indoor applications. However, with the increasingly fierce market competition and customer demand for higher quality in recent years, Superkote’s executive, Mr. Kennedy decided to acquire new high-end tempering equipment to replace the old existing equipment.
A prudent selection with a tough condition
Being in the glass processing industry for many years, Mr. Kennedy has always had stringent requirements on the quality of the glass products, as well as the new glass tempering furnace the company planned to acquire.
After comparing and analyzing the product quality of a number of furnaces and their energy consumption rates, Mr. Kennedy selected the A2442 JetConvection Glass Tempering Furnace made by Land-Glass.
At the time of signing the purchase contract, Mr. Kennedy requested that LandGlass complete the installation, commissioning, acceptance and start-up operations in 18 days as Superkote had received a large order that would be crucial to the development of the company, moving it to the next level.
A difficult task – to be completed within 18 days
Completing the installation, commissioning, and acceptance of the glass tempering machine within 18 days is quite a challenge. It requires that the installation team work around the clock as well as efficient collaboration and cooperation among various jobs. LandGlass is, however, well experienced in handling this type of urgent situation with established solutions.
Preparing the planning drawings for installation in advance; confirming the equipment installation and commissioning plan; communicating with customers on a daily basis regarding work progress; work around the clock to expedite the installation; having the commissioning engineers at the installation place in advance; communicating with the customer in advance for a test run and arrange operating training when installation is ending – all work was carried out under the supervision of LandGlass personnel.
The challenge – 4 .8-meter-long single glass panes
On the morning of the 18th day, six large trucks were lined up outside the plant workshop of the Superkote Glass, waiting to transport the first batch of glass products produced by the LandGlass glass tempering machine.
Since then, batches of glass products have been manufactured and shipped nationwide in Australia. Superkote Glass also received another urgent order for a batch of high-quality tempered glass with single-pane length up to 4.8 meters.
Superkote requested LandGlass engineers’ assistance in fulfilling this order, using the LandGlass A2442 glass tempering furnace to produce these 4.8 meters long single pane tempered glass pieces.
After a few rounds of equipment checks, parameter adjustment, and testing, the 4.8 meters long glass panes finally rolled off the production line.
On the second day of operations, Superkote Glass printed posters for this event and informed all of their new and existing customers. On the poster, it reads, “With the assistance of LandGlass, the installation process that normally would have taken 5-6 weeks, has been completed in 18 days. Superkote Glass has returned to full operation. Supported by this great glass tempering machine, we are confident that we now can offer glass products of ever-higher quality to our customers. You are more than welcome to contact us for more information.”
Over the years, Land- Glass has been committed to providing customers with custom-made high-end glass tempering equipment through continuous technological innovation. Thanks to its technical advantages and service strength, LandGlass was, is, and will be standing up to challenges and difficulties of any kind with full confidence as always.
Landglass Technology Co. Ltd