We achieved 15% to 20% throughput increase after installing the Osprey. The operators tended to run hot to decrease quench breakage. With the Osprey the operators are a lot more conscious of quality. They see the quality of all the glass and keep cycle times optimized. This results in lower cycle times and increased throughput.
-Joel Wrenn, Plant Manager, Pdc/United Glass Corporation
Thanks, for you and your teams promptness. The operators will be looking forward to getting it back. You don’t realize how important, or how much you rely on something until you don’t have it there. It has become a very important tool in our operation.
-Dan Richards, Tempering Supervisor, Trulite – Arch Canada
We have experienced a significant improvement in lamination (due to improved flatness of glass from tempering entering lamination). Historically, our tempering loss (discarded laminated units with tempered glass) was 35 times that of annealed glass loss. Now the difference is not measurable.
-Rick Sands, Quality technician, Oldcastle Glass
The Osprey gave us far more than expected. During the first two weeks of use we increased throughput by optimizing recipes. We get better optics and increased throughput!
-Doug Sampsel, President, Tempered Glass Inc.
The Osprey brings out the most minute change in recipes. The operator can see the change, learn from it and react.
-Joel Wrenn, Plant Manager, TGI/United Glass Corp
We see results immediately. A recent problem was corrected in fifteen minutes. In the past we would have run poor product for two days before discovering and correcting the problem! Five degrees makes a big difference. We are not just mopping rolls.
-Marshall Bosworth, Plant Manager, Cardinal TG
The LiteSentry shows us exactly the period between peaks and how it relates to the furnace roll circumference. Super handy! Super accurate – doing a lot more than we thought it would.
-Don Rhonehouse, Cardinal IG
We have seen dramatic improvement in quality and decrease in roll wave distortion since the (LiteSentryTM) systems have been in use.
-Randy Belding, Materials Manager, Pella Corporation