IQ - Float Glass

IQ Systems for Float Glass

Cardinal leads the glass production industry by maintaining the highest quality standards and through the development of industry-leading processes that meet or exceed customers’ glass specifications. To fulfill our norm, we introduce the Intelligent Quality Assurance Programs. It’s Cardinal’s signature seal for quality.

Emissions Conformance: It’s our commitment towards environment friendly production throughout our facilities.

Temperature Control: This is managed by our lehr pyrometer system. It controls glass temperatures and the width of the ribbon, which are critical in the annealing process and minimize our cutting losses.

Annealing Process: It provides a uniformed glass temperature. This cooling process helps create the inherent strength of the glass and maximizes the ability to cut the finished product.

3 Strain Measurements: These accommodate the strain on the ribbon that affects the cutting of the glass.

The Lehr pyrometer system controls glass temperatures.

Thickness Profile: Controls the thickness across the ribbon and determines if any portion is out of spec.

Edges On and Off Squareness: It accounts for edge quality and squareness specs.

Optimization System: The process arbitrates the best cut for the ribbon, which helps maximize production and efficiency in order to keep costs down.

Defect Detection: Is a laser system inspection of 100% of the glass. It detects defects, ribbon edges, knurl mark and distortion. By reading the “zebra” pattern across the ribbon, there is minimal distortion and stays within spec.