Super Sealed Units, UK

Reference - Europe

Super Sealed Units chooses Glaston RHC upgrade to save downtime


“With growing demands in our market, we needed to bring our older Glaston furnace up to modern standards. Thanks to the installation done over Christmas break, we were able to save time – to get up and running quickly at the start of the year,” says Sanjay Meghani, Director, at Super Sealed Units Ltd in Dunstable, UK. “Today, we are able to temper higher performance glass, achieve flatter results and utilize the full furnace bed for greater volumes.”

Super Sealed Units is the specialized double-glazed glass unit division within the Super Toughened Glass Group, a glass processing specialist in the UK with a strong reputation for fine quality and top customer service. The company focuses on all sizes of insulating glass units (IGUs) for domestic and commercial customers. The group started with IGU production in 2011, when it bought the entire business from another company, including the original Glaston ProE furnace dating from 2001.

“We had recently been facing issues when loading glass across the full bed of our furnace,” Sanjay Meghani explains. “We could not keep the heating consistent across the chamber. We needed a way to produce flatter glass and gain greater control of the heating across all areas of the bed. It was clear that we needed to bring our older furnace up to modern standards to meet growing demands,” he
says.

Super Sealed Units and the entire Super Toughened Glass Group have always had Glaston furnaces and glass processing equipment.

When the teams were discussing the problems they faced, the two options were either to replace the furnace with a completely new one or to upgrade the existing furnace with a Roller Heat Control (RHC) modernization. This upgrade
eliminates problems caused specifically by roller heat disturbances and increases overall glass quality.

“The new furnace would have cost more. But, even more important than the  money aspect, was the fact that a new furnace would require about two months of work: one month to remove the existing furnace and a second month to install the new one,” Sanjay explains.

“We’ve already increased our production of double glazed units by 20%. And the furnace has helped us with this by being able to temper  higher performance glass than before, such as special coated glass.”

 

www.supersealedunits.co.uk

Download full reference story as PDF

Similar references


Jaakko-Tuote, Finland

#appliances #architectural #FC Series #Flat tempering #iLooK #Jumbo Series

“Designers are working with even larger glass surfaces, which requires more tempered and tempered-laminated glass. So, we decided to boldly invest in technology that enables us to be in the game,” says Aki Harjunpää, CEO of Jaakko-Tuote of Finland. “Along with other machinery, Glaston’s FC-technology-based Jumbo Series is helping us specialize in highly demanding, world-class glazed structures.”

Read more

Glassworks, Australia

#appliances #architectural #FC Series #Flat tempering

“Our aim has always been to bring the best technology and machinery from around the world to serve our market with highly customized solutions in glass,” says Michael Gleeson, Executive Director of Glassworks, in Melbourne, Australia. “With the addition of the Glaston FC Series furnace, we are now capable of handling even larger and more sophisticated pieces, bringing new dimensions in glass innovation to Australia.”

Read more

Bojar, Poland

#anisotropy #architectural #FC Series #iLooK #iridescence

“Be it architects, façade engineers or homeowners, people expect high-quality glass products with shorter delivery times. Execution, precision, accuracy and aesthetics all affect customer satisfaction – and higher customer satisfaction leads to extended relationships and more business. We are proud that Bojar is one of only a few companies in the market that offers tempered glass without visible anisotropy,” says Krzysztof Harasimowicz, Bojar Sales Director.

Read more

Articles


#AskGlaston Episode 14: What is high-compression tempered glass?

This week, we’re dealing with your excellent questions about glass processing. This latest #AskGlaston episode will cover the following two questions: 1. What...

Read more

#AskGlaston Episode 55: How to temper low-iron glass?

This week, we’re dealing with the following two questions: Can you give some advice on tempering low-iron / Starphire glass? What is better in order to save...

Read more

#AskGlaston Episode 54: How many nip rolls do you need in a laminating line?

This week we’re covering the following question related to glass lamination: How many nip rolls do you need in a laminating line? That’s a question that...

Read more