Revolutionizing Glass Manufacturing: Vidrala’s Strategic Partnership with PaneraTech
Vidrala, a prominent European glass manufacturer renowned for producing over eight billion glass containers annually, stands as a beacon of innovation and sustainability in the industry. At Vidrala, the pursuit of excellence goes beyond manufacturing; it encompasses a commitment to world-first initiatives and cutting-edge technology implementation.
A Visionary Collaboration
Vidrala’s latest strategic decision underscores their commitment to advancing the industry. The company has enrolled all its furnaces in PaneraTech’s Digital Furnace Monitoring (DFM) program. This transformative initiative marks a significant step in Vidrala’s journey towards operational excellence and sustainable manufacturing practices.
The Power of XSight
Central to this program is XSight, a sophisticated software platform that serves as the command center for furnace management. By bringing transparency into furnace Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), asset health, and maintenance schedules, XSight heralds a true digital transformation in Vidrala’s furnace management program. This innovative platform empowers Vidrala’s Technology Team, providing critical insights that drive data-driven decisions.
Expert Support and Holistic Evaluations
Enrolling in DFM means Vidrala benefits from the expertise of PaneraTech’s experienced Asset Managers, who work closely with Vidrala’s staff. These managers facilitate training sessions, ensuring Vidrala’s team can effectively utilize the platform’s wealth of information. The collaboration also includes a tailored schedule of furnace evaluations, integrating SmartMelter® radar scans, continuous monitoring of electrodes with Polaris IoT sensors, and periodic SmartAudit checks.
A Continued Partnership
Yakup Bayram, CEO of PaneraTech, expressed his appreciation for Vidrala’s longstanding partnership: “Vidrala has been a valuable partner to PaneraTech since our technology’s validation. We are delighted to continue this relationship, optimizing the life of their furnaces and supporting their production goals.”
Vidrala’s collaboration with PaneraTech not only represents a commitment to enhancing efficiency and production but also ensures a seamless transition into the future, adapting to the evolving workforce dynamics.
Stay tuned as Vidrala, in partnership with PaneraTech, continues to redefine the landscape of glass manufacturing, setting new industry benchmarks in innovation and sustainability.
Source: Vidrala with additional information added by Apazone