Facts & Figures of 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.

Glass Manufacturing Process
Predictive Maintenance Workflow

Case Studies


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


We have been using the real-time Diagnostic services rendered by Infinite Uptime and obtaining the customized reports along with the spectrum analysis. The System effectively triggers the alarms of impending failure, thus facilitating Predictive Maintenance in the Plant. We are now subscribing to these services in our other plants too.

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

Infinite Uptime's Vibration Monitoring Solution for Predictive Maintenance has measured high on our expectations of quality, flexibility and in-depth knowledge and has continuously raised the bar. I must say the Diagnostic Services offered at a reasonable cost has increased the reliability of the equipment and reduced the investment in spares-inventory.

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

We maintained our equipment well but still faced production losses and high downtime. Thank you Infinite Uptime for the real-time Vibration monitoring and Diagnostic services provided to monitor our gearboxes, motors, bearings and pumps. Our Maintenance Team is empowered and can now submit the history of equipment to auditors.

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

As promised by Infinite Uptime, the diagnostic services offered provided valuable data to find the root cause of abnormal behaviour of the helical gearbox. With the insights into the operating equipment, maintenance to prevent the breakdown turned the vibration levels to normal.

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

We are monitoring our state-of-art machines using Infinite Uptime’s Diagnostic Services. The insights into critical equipment provided in real-time facilitate our maintenance to predictive. The plug and play Vibration monitoring System helps 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

Trusted By Leading Industries Around The World

Saudi Glass
Book A Demo

Subscribe to our newsletter