GLASS INDUSTRY

  • The world glass industry generates yearly revenue of $75 billion. The global smart glasses market size will grow by USD 8.07 billion during 2019-2023.
  • Growth in global glass market is significantly dependent on the growth of building Construction sector, automobiles manufacturing and the food and beverage industry.
  • Glass is one of the most widely used end user products in daily households.
  • Glass container companies represent a USD 5.5 billion dollar industry, and employ about 18,000 skilled workers in 49 glass manufacturing plants.
  • There are over 80 recycled glass processors.
  • On average, a typical glass processing facility can handle 20 tons of color-sorted glass per hour.

Why Predictive Maintenance is required in Glass industry?

  • The glass fabrication equipments are complex to operate and maintain and stocking spare parts may not be possible.
  • Some machine failure is inevitable but predicting the failure can save spares, ensure safety at work and prevent production loss.
  • A routine and scheduled machine maintenance could be a challenge, especially when fabricators want machines operating as much as possible to keep up with workload. Frequently glass is cut without the operator being up to date with regards to defects of pieces of the glass type as he is currently processing
  • A small plant may have limited number of machinery. It is obvious that all the equipment are available for production 24 X 7.
  • Sometimes, equipment is customized to satisfy the unique and specialized need, which in turn, modifies the standard maintenance requirements.
  • Damaged and broken pieces cannot be avoided completely in glass processing, even if working carefully can help a bit in this respect.
  • In many larger plants, reporting of defects takes too long.

All the equipment in the glass industry are powered by motors.

Case Studies

Glass/Fan
Glass/Fan

vEdge installed on a cooler fan of lehr in glass manufacturing plants saved downtime of 6 hours & 10 Thousand USD

Testimonials

We have tested IDE vEdge from last one month and got the detailed reports along with FFT spectrum, this system seems to be effectively triggering the alarms of impending failure as promised by Infinite Uptime. It is very useful and now we are planning to fix this in our multi-spindle Gang head gearbox.

Mr. E. N Patro, Maintenance Executive - Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., Karnataka

Infinite Uptime has measured high on our expectations of quality, flexibility, and in-depth industry knowledge and has continuously raised the bar. I must say vEdge is an outstanding product, I'll recommend vEdge as an optimum cost solution.

Mr. Keshav Prasanna, Senior Vice President - Reliance Industries Limited

We worked carefully with all our equipment that helped us for our living. We maintained them as and when required but still faced production losses and high downtime. Thank you Infinite Uptime for installing the IDE, to monitor gearboxes, motors, bearings and other critical mechanical rotating parts at real-time. We are so happy, we could save our maintenance cost, spares, wear and tear, and the million dollar life of the operator.

Mr. Sajo Paul, Plant Manager & Development Officer - TVS Motors

Thanks to Infinite Uptime for providing insights into our critical equipment. The plug and play real time monitoring IOT 4.0 solution, avoided unexpected breakdowns and detected large savings capabilities. We are so happy, we could save our maintenance cost, spares, wear and tear, and the million dollar life of the operator.

Mr. Bhide/Mokashi, Maintenance Manager - Bharat Forge

As promised by Infinite Uptime, the IDE sensor provided valuable data to find the root cause of abnormal vibration of the helical gearbox. With scheduled maintenance, vibration levels are normal now. We found the IDE sensor useful to avoid the breakdown.

Mr. Shahikant Bhujbal, Sr. Manager - Integrated Electrical - Tata Steel Tarapur

Thank You very much to everyone for installing the IU devices, integrating them with PLC in optimal time. We are now able to have an insight into tool life monitoring and can schedule predictive maintenance for the machines.
We look forward to continue work with you. We appreciate your dedicated time and efforts invested to achieve our goals.

Mr. Rahul Nalawade, Maintenance & Automation Head - Hirschvogel Components India Ltd.

We are monitoring our state of art machines with Infinite Uptime’s vEdge. It is providing insights into our critical equipment thereby transforming our maintenance to predictive. The plug and play real-time industrial 4.0 vEdge help to avoid unexpected downtime and saves cost. The triggering of alarms with notifications on our mobiles has added an instantaneous rectification process increasing machine availability.

Imran Hidayath, CEO - Hidayath Group of Industries, UAE

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