Flat glass is a big part of the glass industry. Architectural flat glass is used in the solar industry, for flat panel monitors, windscreens and windows. Flat glass we can see (and see through) every day.
Also advanced technologies like the solar industry or the display industry are using very thin flat glass for solar panels and small thin touchscreens.
The requirements and technical specifications for flat glass are getting higher, and for this it is important to have an accurate temperature measurement in every single manufacturing step.
LumaSense Technologies provides the right types of non-contact infrared pyrometers for the different zones in the flat glass production like melting tank, tin bath and annealing lehr.
LumaSense offers pyrometers to measure the glass surface in the annealing lehr, to measure inside the glass with a penetration depth, and to measure through flames inside the tin bath (hot zone) or surface temperature (cold zone).
Applications for Flat Glass
Temperature measurement on flat glass lines
For temperature measurement of flat glass production lines, pyrometers with a special spectral range are applicable. The surface temperature of the float glass has to be measured.
Stress-free sheet glass production
Stress-free sheet glass production using infrared temperature measurement: Ultra-thin glass presents a challenge for obtaining accurate temperature measurements due to very low emittance.