What are the main advantages of process automation inside the glass industry?

Investing in technology for the automation of glass production, transformation and storage processes will lead us in the medium term to improve competitiveness through productive efficiency.

Reducing cycle times or eliminating downtime are just a few examples of these benefits.

The engineering team of the ECOL group designs technical solutions for the glass industry that allow modernizing and improving all these processes. Tailor-made solutions for each customer from the moment the glass leaves the furnace until it is sent to the end customer.

The installation of a new machine within an existing line, the modernization and adaptation of an already installed machine or the design of an intelligent warehouse can be the solution to many of the problems caused by an obsolete machine or a non-automated area.

Process automation – Advantages

Some of the most notable advantages of process automation in the glass industry are:

  • Reduction of production costs
  • Cycle times improvement
  • Increase in production capacity
  • Improvement of the machinery life cycle
  • Reduction of maintenance costs
  • Optimization of available space inside the factory
  • Optimization of space in storage areas
  • Elimination of downtime
  • Facilitate the use of machinery for operators with more intuitive user interfaces.
  • Increase operator safety on production lines
  • Reduction of errors and improvement of quality control

Process automation can be done using robotic cells and intelligent machinery and is, without a doubt, one of the best ways not to lose competitiveness. This type of engineering solutions allows companies to be more efficient and advance the concept of Industry 4.0. of industrial production.

ECOL Industrial Engineering designs and manufactures machinery for process automation and is specialized in the flat glass and automotive glass industries.

More information about machinery for the AUTOMOBILE GLASS industry: AUTOMOTIVE GLASS MACHINERY

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