LiteSentry systems are designed and built to address some of the most frequent and costly problems of glass manufacturing. With LiteSentry equipment on the line, you’ll reduce defects, improve quality, and have the data to prove it.
Specifications and standards are getting more demanding. Customers expect tighter tolerances and fewer defects. LiteSentry technology, like the Osprey 8 Distortion + Flatness Inspection system, sets the industry standard. When architects or engineers specify ASTM or other standards, LiteSentry can help you meet them.
End-users – architects, developers, and building owners – are increasingly sensitive to the quality of glass used in curtain wall systems. It’s not enough for manufacturers to detect scratches and digs. Today the focus is on distortion and anisotropy -- the stress in tempered glass that is often seen as iridescence. These features of glass are difficult to detect on the production line, but all too visible after installation. With the Osprey 8+ with Anisotropy Inspection, you’ll be able to detect distortion and iridescence, and meet your customers’ expectations.
There’s nothing worse than an unhappy customer. Eliminating defects and improving quality reduces complaints and makes customers happier. When you can prove quality with data, you differentiate your process and product quality from your competitors. When you’re ready, you can use LiteSentry data to qualify as a Guardian or Vitro (formerly PPG) Select Fabricator.
LiteSentry technology allows you to detect scratches, defects, distortion, coatings, and geometry on every sheet of glass in real time. Automated inspection eliminates expensive and inconsistent human inspection, and prevents defective glass from reaching your customers.
Early defect detection keeps defective glass from moving on to high-cost, high value-added downstream processes. You can assure the component quality of the glass entering lamination or other processes, which reduces waste, improves yield, and has a direct impact on the bottom line.
Operators are human. They are subjective, they are easily distracted, and they get tired. As a result, they often miss small defects and distortion that impact the final product. On top of that, “auditing” and “sampling” miss defects that 100% real time inspection will detect. LiteSentry systems are objective, data-driven, and always working. We inspect every sheet, on every shift, every day.
Employee turnover causes a loss of experience on the line. New operators need training and time to become proficient at recognizing manufacturing issues. With LiteSentry systems, you can eliminate the risks of inexperience and detect defects at the earliest possible point in the manufacturing process.
LiteSentry systems provide seamless inspection and data collection for 100% of production, allowing you to use production data to prove quality to your customers. All production/inspection data, images, and reports are recorded, retained, and easily reviewed by your production team, management, and, most important, by your customers.
Real-time inspection is an immediate indicator of system integrity. Inspection data patterns reveal mechanical problems or maintenance needs, provide instant process feedback after maintenance or equipment repairs (reducing waste), and allows you to optimize production in real time after process adjustments, recipe changes, or new product introductions. Real-time inspection makes your production line more responsive and productive.