September 14, 2015

You know…

There are those subjects that when come up during a conversation between friends are bound to give much discussion.

I would say that: politics, religion and sports are perhaps among those subjects that frequently have the effect of stir up the spirits....

September 8, 2015

Personally I am not a fan of DIY jobs.

In fact I try to avoid them at all costs. I prefer to pay to professionals who – for sure – can do the task much better than I will ever be able to. It is a question of personal taste and also much clumsiness.

But from time to time...

August 25, 2015

“Where there is a will there is a way”

In one – or more … - of my previous posts I have mentioned that I think that what really makes the difference in a glass container plant – or in any organization for that matter - it is not so much technology but people.

I know…I al...

August 20, 2015

Human manual inspections are an important part of the Quality Control plan in a glass container plant.

In the Hot End that type of inspection is performed with some limitations since at that process stage the glass container is not completely formed. By the other h...

July 28, 2015

When I use to work in a glass container plant, we use to have a sort of private joke among ourselves whenever we were facing a problem in the line. In those – frequent … - occasions we would use to say that the problem fault was from the guy that was on the screen …...

July 22, 2015

In a glass container plant – automatic inspection machines – are considered to be the basic pillar of the quality control system.

The inspection machines are able to inspect 100% of the glass containers that are produced. The others inspection and controls are based on...

July 17, 2015

By nature glass is a material which is peculiar. It is very strong if undamaged and very weak if severely scratched. Its strength it is highly dependable of the surface condition and the presence of stress concentrators.

Glass container production is a high speed mass p...

July 13, 2015

In the glass container manufacturing process everything starts with the reception and storing of the different raw materials.

As a first step, in order to make it possible to control the quality of the incoming raw materials, it is necessary that the glass manufacturer...

June 26, 2015

That the glass thickness and distributions are paramount for a glass container is a statement that comes without question. But most probably we’ve found situations where a container is within the specifications and still breakages occur.

This article will explore a real...

June 23, 2015

It isn’t the most common issue to find in a glass plant. However for niche markets - where the same bottle or jar is produced in different colors, this becomes something to have in consideration technical wise.  The end results will be significantly different and comme...

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