Welcome to the September 2012 issue of Glass International.
This bumper edition is packed full of features and is being distributed at the glasstec/solarpeq event.
It also contains a Solar and Flat Glass supplement full of technical features.
The issue contains features on Batch Plant, Electric Boosting, Analysis and Testing as well as a mass of stand-alone features.
These include an Energy Efficiency article from Saint Gobain Sefpro and Pneumofore's Mauro Ferrero discussing How to Improve Forming and Save Energy.
The Electric Boosting feature includes articles from Glass Service and Sorg, while Roger Barnum discusses Batch Handling and Float Furnace feeding within the Batch Plant feature.
All this plus the usual profiles and round-up of news from around the globe.
See you at glasstec! Our stand is 15D06.
Front cover image supplied by Saint Gobain Sefpro
2 Editor’s Comment
3 International News
Glassworks Profile - Gerresheimer
10 Glass manufacturer is the healthy option
13 Electric boosting in an end-fired container glass furnace - Erik Muijsenberg, Marketa Muijsenberg and Tomas Krobot, Glass Service Inc
19 Boosting system electrodes: Vertical or horizontal? - Richard Sims, Nikolaus Sorg GmbH & Co KG
25 Batch handling and float furnace feeding - Roger Barnum, Jenike & Johanson Inc
28 Web technology boosts batch house control - Egbert Wenninger and Holger Hass, EME Maschinenfabrik Clasen
30 Batch plant installation - Zippe
33 Improving regenerator efficiency - D. Lechevalier, O. Citti and M Gaubil, Sefpro R&D, A. Pinto, and V. Domingues, Santos Barosa, Vidros
39 How to improve forming and save energy - Mauro Ferrero, Pneumofore
Supplier profile - MSC & SGCC
44 Customer focus helps bring rewards
Analysis and testing
47 Optical inspection to detect glass defects - Stephane Lemieux, SynergX Technologies Inc
51 Multi-gob system is logical solution - Futronic GmbH
54 R-evolution in inspection - Iris Inspection Machines
56 Stats machine provides the right figures - Jereon Schimmel, Candela
58 Assortment production in NNPB - Wilfried Seidensticker and Mark Ziegler, Heye International
60 Programmable controllers are full of logic - Roland Jenning, Grenzebach
62 The benefits of a production monitoring system - Philippe Bierry, Ulas Topal and Jonathan Souillot, Vertech
64 Mould preheating on the move - Michel Rege, Chpolansky
Drive and control
67 Tooth chains drive glass production - Rexroth
68 Sweep success for bottle manufacturer - Pyrotek
70 Serving the industry since 1996 - M.E. Schupp
75 Solar meets glass
78 Glass fibre experts gather at event