For EME Maschinenfabrik Clasen a leading supplier of batch plants and cullet return systems for the glass industry, the USA has always been a dominant glass region with many opportunities.

Currently, EME is undertaking a complex project to deliver the world´s largest container glass batch plant for production within a tight timeframe.

The Modesto-based company Gallo Glass is continuously planning for the future. These plans not only include a Batch Plant upgrade but also include furnaces from Nikolaus Sorg.

This has resulted in the need for building strategic partnerships with experienced and reliable suppliers.

EME has embraced this position of Gallo Glass´ and will deliver greater batching capacity and capabilities while ensuring that operational costs are reduced and plant availability is optimised.

The first phase of the project will be commissioned in late 2014 with the final phases being operational in the Q2 2015.

The scope of supply includes all key components for dosing, weighing and mixing to provide a precise and reliable solution.

The control system for the complete batch plant will be a true PCS7 system featuring among others, redundant failsafe control systems, parallel batching and maintenance notifications.