Nikolaus Sorg has introduced radar technology to measure glass levels.

It said this leap forward in the field of glass production will help achieve greater accuracy in the measurement of glass levels.

The importance of precise measurement cannot be overstated, as even minor inaccuracies can lead to substantial errors and increased loss rates, particularly in sensitive processes such as the narrow-neck press-blow (NNPB) method for container production. 

 This contact-free method boasts a measuring accuracy of +/- 0.1 mm. 

 The design of the radar measurement system is specifically engineered to withstand the harsh conditions of glass production environments.

It features a water-cooled and fully sealed unit, which is placed above the target measurement area.

The system operates through an opening shielded by a specially designed disc that is permeable to radar waves, allowing for accurate distance measurement between the glass surface and the radar sensor.

This setup ensures that the system remains unaffected by the extreme heat and dust common in glass manufacturing facilities. 

 One of the main advantages of the system is its flexibility in positioning the measuring point to fulfil the specific operating requirements and environmental conditions.

Moreover, this technology is designed to be safe, as it does not produce any harmful radiometric emissions, making it a safe choice across all types of glass production, regardless of the colour of the glass being manufactured. 

 The radar-based glass level measurement system is not only recognised for its technical and operational benefits but also for its economic advantages.

It is characterised by low installation costs and ongoing maintenance requirements. The system's design facilitates remote servicing, enhancing its usability and efficiency.

Furthermore, it is designed with compatibility in mind, enabling seamless integration into existing production and control systems.

This adaptability also extends to retrofitting capabilities, allowing facilities with pre-existing setups to upgrade to this advanced technology without significant modifications.