Glass Industry News


, HEYE International

When a customer asked for Heye’s assistance to produce one million long neck beer bottles per day on a 20 section TG tandem machine, significant demands were placed on the IS machine with regard to performance reliability and short downtimes.

In addition, the project placed highest demands on the ware handling equipment between the IS machine and annealing lehr. Heye met these transport challenges with a combination of adjustable dead plate cooling, modern three-axes servo pushers, a new high performance servo ware transfer and an efficient and stable four-axis servo lehr loader. With these co-ordinated components, the Heye team was able to successfully fulfill the customer’s requirements.

Apart from the challenges posed by this case study, however, Heye recognises the industry-wide demand for increased daily tonnages, even with machines of lower section numbers. This in turn places additional demands on the performance of the feeder, the feeder mechanics and its controls.
Only recently, a daily output of 140-150 tonnes was considered high but today, 180 tonnes and above are standard.

Via the introduction of the type 575 feeder (capable of 200 tonnes/day performance levels), Heye has responded fully to customer and market demand. The design incorporates proven features from earlier feeder types, including dual motor shears, servo plunger, rotor mechanism and rotating tube. In this arrangement, the control of these feeder mechanisms offers established options such as assortment production, where gobs of different weights can be produced on a single IS machine simultaneously. With this option, weight differences of 215g have already been achieved in containers weighing 825g and 610g, without any gobs lost.

The conditions outlined above further demonstrate the importance of pursuing a perfectly co-ordinated concept, rather than individual machinery in isolation. As a result, the glass container industry’s increased requirements for enhanced daily tonnages and flexibility can be achieved.

, © HEYE International

News material on the Site is copyright and belongs to the Company or to its third party news provider, and all rights are reserved. Any User who accesses such material may do so only for its own personal use, and the use of such material is at the sole risk of the User. Redistribution or other commercial exploitation of such news material is expressly prohibited. Where such news material is provided by a third party, each User agrees to observe and be bound by the specific terms of use applying to such news material. We do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the info contained in any news or external websites referred to in the news.

Should the content or the design of these sites violate third parties rights or legal prescriptions, we kindly ask you to send us a respective message without invoice or cost. We guarantee that passages where the claim is considered as justified will be removed immediately, without any necessity to involve any lawyer into this issue. We will reject any claim caused by submission of a honorary note in this regard without any prior contact and confirmation of the issueby us and we reserve the right ssue counter claim ourselves because of violation of aforesaid conditions.

Info Grid

Glass studies

Updated worldwide glass study 2022

Updated hollow glass study 2022

Request more information

Updated float glass study 2022

Request more information

Further glass market studies

Request more information

Company Profile

Updated worldwide glass market study 2022 available now for flat, container glass and tableware

We have updated our international studies on flat glass, container glass and tableware for 2022.

This unique software provides a global overview about glass producers and technical details. Easy to use and clear tables summarize information and data about glass makers such as: Glass types: flat glass, container glass, tableware, production capacities in regions and countries, number of furnaces, furnace types, year of construction, glass types and sub-types, products, project information, special news and downloads.

Further databases supplying demoscopic data and import and export data complete the market survey. Based on these data, prepare individual country profiles with information about local production capacities, local market sizes and expected demand in the future.

Request your offer via

Updated Hollow glass study 2022


Updated Float glass study 2022


Further glass studies and reports 2022