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IR Sensors for Glass Processing

Glass vial and syringe production

Ramp up glass production and increase throughput and productivity, all while ensuring product quality.

When making millions or billions of vials or syringes, process optimization using temperature measurements is critical to success in processes such as glass gob, pre-heating, shrinking, flanging, forming, cutting, stress testing and more. As you ramp up production to meet the increased demand of glass vials and syringes due to the COVID-19 vaccine, get the accurate temperature data you need to increase throughput and ensure product quality with Fluke Process Instruments solutions: the Datapaq Furnace Tracker Profiling System and Endurance Series pyrometers.

Application Need 

To prevent breakage from overheating, underheating or uneven heating, ensure temperature is measured and monitored at every step in the process. Fluke Process Instruments solutions can help users at every station in their production line to increase throughput, monitor process control and increase product quality.

Benefits to the customer 
  • Get accurate temperature measurements - Our spot pyrometers are used to monitor temperature in a variety glass production processes ranging from 400°C to 1100°C, even with the smallest spot size.
  • Control, optimize and validate your temperature profile - Datapaq® Furnace Tracker® System measures the product temperature profiles to be used for process control, optimization and validation. Ensuring the correct and uniform annealing profile is critical in minimizing stress fractures in syringes and vials.
  • Increase throughput and productivity, all while ensuring product quality - Our current customers across Europe and South America are tasked with supplying large quantities of glass vials and syringes, and we have the ability to support them and other customers globally with both temperature monitoring and profiling equipment. With offices in the U.S., U.K., Germany, China, Japan, Singapore and India – as well as a network of trained representatives and service centers in more than 100 countries – we are here to support every customer with application solutions, installations, technical support and much more.
Thermal Profiling Systems
  • Measure profiles from multiple locations for maximum information with minimum disruption
  • Easy-to-use software with wizards to guide the infrequent user
  • Accurate product temperature data enables rapid process setup when introducing new products
Infrared Temperature Solutions
  • On-board video sighting included with our Endurance® Series pyrometers ensure proper alignment while glass tubes change in diameter.
  • Monitors temperatures in a variety glass production processes ranging from 400°C to 1100° with the response times down to 2 ms
  • Superior optical resolution to 300:1
  • Spot sizes down to 0.6mm (0.02 inch)

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