Latest at Glastory: IoT and glass processing – where are we heading?

Today, almost all new devices – from home appliances to production equipment – are connected. Rapid development in consumer electronics has been increasingly moving towards industrial use. In the glass industry, this development is still in its early stages. Nevertheless, it can already be clearly seen that the Internet of Things (IoT) applications can enable improved production efficiency and quality.

One smart platform that utilizes IoT in the glass industry is Glaston Insight. The system brings you intelligent tools to improve the productivity, uptime and profitability of glass processing machinery. When IoT is integrated, heat-treatment machinery can be monitored online, which allows immediate feedback.

For a more in-depth review of the benefits provided by IoT for a glass processing factory, you can refer to an earlier Glastory article: “What can online access to my machinery data (IoT) do for me?

Advanced reporting features enable clear visibility of your production process

Knowing your production thoroughly is key to increasing efficiency. This includes throughput, energy consumption, lead times, variations between operators and shifts… and the list goes on.

In many cases, however, these factors are not clearly known or easy to calculate. Fortunately, with latest technology in place, your tempering line will be able to provide you with this information automatically! While reporting features continue to become more advanced, so does your production.

Equipping your factory with IoT solutions means that you will always have up-to-date information available online. With smart reports, it is easy to see which areas of your production need to be further developed. This may be increasing yield, optimizing capacity or avoiding overprocessing, to mention a few. Read more