The equipment has been specified for the glass container producer’s Incheon and Onyang plants.
This is the French company’s first order from Kumbi and represents a breakthrough in the domestic hollow glass industry.
Kumbi is planning a major modernisation at its Incheon factory, which currently features a single 170 tonnes/day melting furnace, serving two fully automated production lines.
Specified to replace existing on-line inspection equipment, Iris will supply an Evolution 16 machine for sidewall and sidewall stress inspection.
The Onyang plant houses two melting furnaces and four production lines, manufacturing 220 tonnes/day of glass containers. An Evolution 2 machine will be installed specifically for finish inspection at the site.
The specialist non-contact equipment will be built at Iris’s headquarters in Bron, close to Lyon and has been scheduled for installation in April 2016.