Swedish Martin G chooses to simply upgrade furnace into 2017 model
Founded in 1899, Sweden-based Martin G Anderson has a long history in the glass business. Always ready to walk the extra mile to fulfill the needs of customers, the company completed an upgrade project to turn its 2008 Glaston tempering furnace into one ready for 2017. The upgrade has allowed the company to increase output, improve quality and use less power.
In 2008, Martin G acquired the ProE tempering furnace from Glaston. “Everything was good. But in recent years, we started to realize that the line’s output was not enough to cover the growing demand. In fact, we worked overtime a lot to be able to deliver on time to our customers,” Joacim Dahlkvist, Quality and Production Development Manager at Martin G Anderson explains.
“Since we already have the tempering furnace from Glaston, the choice of supplier was easy,” Joacim says. “Just increasing our output by turning our existing machine into a two-chamber furnace wasn’t possible because of the layout and the extra power needed. There were not many alternatives to consider when looking to improve output with better quality. Then we heard of the opportunity to modernize the furnace bottom and the control system by selecting the automatic roller heat control (RHC) upgrade.”
“It’s a very nice package. A way to transform our 2008 furnace into a 2017 model that is up to modern standards. And no need for a bigger machine. It’s got the same layout without requiring any extra power. In fact, the furnace uses less power now.”
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