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GGP January 2015

“We have always aspired to buy a Glaston furnace. Earlier, we purchased the cheaper imitations that served their purpose well for us at the time. Still, the quality and the process times with these machines have deteriorated over the years. That’s why we felt that now is the time to make the investment in a top-end furnace.” Glaston FC500™ will provide NEG with the capability of improved technical performance and outstanding visual quality of the end product. For window glass in particular, the furnace allows the company to step up to 100% tougher requirements. Controlling the entire production of high quality tempered glass is made easy through advanced iControL™ automation system. In addition NEG have chosen to incorporate the iControL Intelligence™ option which provides thermal scanning of the glass products and subsequently provides full quality control records with the quality monitoring system (QMS). the process times with these machines have deteriorated over the years. That’s why we felt that now is the time to make the investment in a top-end furnace,” he continues. Clear and precise negotiations “Glaston treated us superbly throughout the negotiations. Everything was clear and precise. They knew where we want to take our business. In the end, the price difference between Glaston and its competitors was justified to future-proof our business, which made the decision a no-brainer,” Paul states. He goes on to say that the quality of dealing with Glaston throughout the purchasing and negotiation specifications went very smoothly: “We always knew where we stood, which we really appreciated.” Improved technical quality Glaston FC500™ will provide NEG with the capability of improved technical performance and outstanding visual quality of the end product. For window glass in particular, the furnace allows the company to step up to 100% tougher requirements. “We’ll also be able to temper a wider range of glass products with greater thicknesses. This enables us to stay out front for our customers. The furnace will give us a bigger bed, bigger capacity – and far, far superior quality,” Paul says. “We’ll be able to use it to develop new coatings and a variety of new glass products so that NEG can be at the forefront of new technologies.” “We also feel confident that by investing now in the Glaston FC500™, we’ll have fewer problems to deal with down the line,” Paul acknowledges. All the bells and whistles The Glaston FC500™ includes all the latest bells and whistles to enable glass processors to increase their total throughput and considerably lower energy consumption. The FC500™ features Glaston’s unique high air volume Chinook™ convection system that combines accurate temperature profiling with uniform heat transfer to increase production by up to 40% while reducing energy consumption by approximately 30%. This leads to better glass quality and the outstanding energy efficiency of the line. Also incorporated is the iControL Dynamics™ automation system, which is intuitive to use and offers simple recipe management and fast furnace adjustment. Controlling the entire production of high quality tempered glass is made easy through this advanced control system. In addition NEG chose to incorporate the iControL Intelligence™ option, which provides thermal scanning of the glass products and subsequently provides full quality control records with the QMS system. The system provides extensive production reporting facilities, ensuring that NEG will have all the information necessary to ensure optimum performance in their toughening process. Expansion on the horizon With the new furnace soon to be up and running at NEG, Paul is optimistic about the future. He says: “We plan to grow considerably over the next few years. We’re looking forward to expanding our range of glass products and also our quality thanks to the new top-end FC500™ furnace.” For more information, please contact us: Glaston, Tel. +44-1773-545 850, uk@glaston.net, www.glaston.net Copyright © 2015 Glaston Corporation


GGP January 2015
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