PRECISE PROCESS OBSERVATION FOR PERFECT QUALITY

COMPLETE MONITORING
OF THE MELT

With the help of special process monitoring systems, precise and high-quality products are consistently achieved even in difficult high-temperature environments. Thanks to special water- or alternatively air-cooled protective housings and probes, the PIEPER systems are suitable for use at temperatures up to 2,400 C° and are nevertheless sensitive enough for the output and storage of high-resolution images and the finest details. The network-capable technology of our CCTV and top roller camera systems, also available as an analog version on request, monitors the process chain from start to cool an oven and provides analyses, for example, on the flame image as well as the removal of the glass and the melt. Unwanted temperature fluctuations can be quickly counteracted, thus ensuring a consistently high quality of the products.


Errors and deviations in the manufacturing process can also have serious consequences in the glass industry: Defective raw materials or temperature fluctuations in the melt are only a few risk factors. Last but not least, production downtimes caused by faults and machine downtimes quickly become a glaring cost trap.

NETWORKED QUALITY SECURITY
IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS


In the production of flat glass, precision is important: PIEPER systems reliably detect and analyze glass edges and top roller tracks for the smallest deviations within the spread, top roller or exit-end range.

The analysis and measurement of the gross and net width of the distance between the glass edges and the top roller track as well as the deviation of the glass from the middle position are here only some factors for optimal production results. Furthermore, lines can be drawn via a touch monitor, which then track the top roller track exactly as an overlay. At the touch of a button, the markings are transferred to the corresponding control monitors and automatically inserted into the live video image of the top roller camera.

By connecting to the process control system, the complete view of the entire production process is ensured.