Metro Performance Glass, New Zealand

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Metro Performance Glass upgrades with Glaston iControL


Established 26 years ago, Metro Performance Glass is the newly upgraded brand name for a well-respected glass company that until just recently has been known throughout New Zealand as Metro GlassTech. The company is also a longterm customer for Glaston since purchasing its first tempering furnace in 1994.

While refreshing its name and branding, Metro Performance Glass also chose to upgrade one of its older Glaston ProE furnaces with the latest Glaston iControL automation system to gain an advanced approach for controlling the line’s glass processing production. Not only does iControL help the company produce higher quality at lower costs, it also extends the life of the furnace.

When asked about using iControL, Geoff Rasmussen, General Manager Operations, Metro Performance Glass, says that the operators find the system to be extremely user friendly. It is easier to navigate recipes. The system makes the control management clearer and reporting more precise with the intuitive graphics.

“Our operators can track back to check previous run data when needed. The straightforward graphics make the system a whole lot nicer to use, enabling our people to respond to issues faster and with more control. The end product quality is better. And our operators are more comfortable using iControL, as they feel more in tune with the tempering furnace,” he says.

“We see the Glaston iControL as an opportunity to upgrade an existing machine or to extend the life of any machine. It allows us to produce a higher quality at lower costs.”
– Geoff Rasmussen, General Manager Operations, Metro Performance Glass

www.metroglass.co.nz

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