AMETEK Land Enhances Safety, Efficiency, and Sustainability for Leading Glass Manufacturer
Empowering Owens-Illinois (O-I) in Seville with Cutting-Edge Solutions
AMETEK Land, the foremost global manufacturer of monitors and analyzers for non-contact temperature measurement. Through their innovative solutions, AMETEK Land has revolutionized the operations of a major glass products manufacturer, bolstering safety, efficiency, and sustainability at their state-of-the-art facility.
Owens-Illinois (O-I): Pioneers in Glass Manufacturing
Renowned as one of the world’s largest glass container manufacturers, O-I has gained global recognition for its commitment to sustainability and innovation. The O-I Seville plant, located in Spain, stands as a testament to the company’s unwavering dedication, producing top-quality glass packaging solutions for customers worldwide.
Excellence in Sustainability and Innovation
Equipped with cutting-edge technology, the O-I Seville plant has garnered prestigious awards for its sustainable practices, including the esteemed European Glass Packaging Award for Sustainability. Moreover, it houses a dedicated research and development center, continually pioneering advancements in glass products and manufacturing technologies.
Addressing Challenges with Precision
To address critical challenges at the O-I Seville plant, AMETEK Land stepped in as a trusted partner. The facility faced issues with glass leaks in its furnaces, causing disruptive downtime and compromising production efficiency. Simultaneously, the company sought ways to optimize furnace operations, reducing energy consumption and enhancing product quality.
Innovative Solutions by AMETEK Land
AMETEK Land provided two cutting-edge technologies to support O-I Seville in achieving its objectives. The LWIR-640 long-wavelength thermal imagers were deployed to detect glass leaks beneath the furnace, including the side wall. Complementing this, the NIR-B-2K-Glass short-wavelength radiometric infrared borescope imaging camera enabled precise furnace optimization measurements.
Remarkable Results and Transformative Benefits
Early detection of hot spots through AMETEK Land’s solutions enabled O-I Seville to significantly reduce downtime and elevate production efficiency. Optimized furnace operations not only minimized energy consumption and operating costs but also ensured consistent product quality while mitigating defects.
Real-time monitoring of furnace operations proved instrumental in identifying potential hazards, thereby bolstering safety measures and reducing maintenance costs. By averting costly repairs, O-I Seville further optimized its manufacturing process, enhancing overall operational efficiency.
Pioneering Automation for Unmatched Precision
In their pursuit of operational excellence, the O-I Seville plant has implemented advanced automation systems. These systems not only streamline production processes but also minimize the risk of errors, ensuring unparalleled precision and efficiency.
Source: AMETEK Land with additional information added by Apazone