THE REFINING PROCESS – COMPLEX, TIME CONSUMING AND CONST INTENSIVE
Tempered glass manufacturing is complex, time intensive and generates high energy and personnel costs, making it important to detect defects in the early stages of production. Many businesses continue to rely solely on their staff to inspect the glass manually before it is put through the tempering furnace. However, this method can be very unreliable when inspecting horizontally laying panes of glass, especially when the lighting is not sufficient. The place of inspection can have a further negative impact on the production lines’ efficiency, as defective glass cannot be replaced immediately. The full capacity of the tempering furnace can therefore not be exploited, and may even cause supply shortage due to the time consuming re-working of the glass.