“The transfer of tech­no­logi­cal knowledge helps increase the glass yield.”

Peter Schulz
Senior Production Specialist and Project Leader
Jakub Ciosmak
Sales Account Manager
Bucher Emhart Glass, Steinhausen

Peter Schulz has worked in the glass industry for 40 years. As a production engineering manager with extensive technical knowledge, he advises cus­tomers as Bangkok Glass Company on how to operate glass-forming ma­chines in an energy-efficient manner. His colleague Jakub Ciosmak, Sales Account Manager, in turn advises customers on new technologies, solutions and automation. As a team, they enable their customers to continuously increase the glass yield (“pack-to-melt ratio”) and continually reduce their carbon footprint.

“Customers purchase a machine, but in the end they buy per­for­mance. This is where we make a difference with our knowledge transfer.”

“It takes up to an hour from gob forming to the finished glass container. Thanks to our regular inspections during operation, we keep the defects rate low and can increase the pack-to-melt ratio.”

A glassworks with an annual melting mass of 220,000 tons could increase output from 87 to 89% and reduce CO2 emissions by 2,000 tons per year. Technology support is in­creas­ing­ly state of the art in the market and con­tributes to a more ecological and economical glass forming process.

As far as the future is concerned, the signs are pointing to automation. With the help of sensors, regular inspections and ad­just­ments during the forming process itself, it is possible to further reduce reaction times and avoid glass rejects. This creates the basis for taking glass yield to the next dimension.