Vertech SARL

Campus SaoneOr, 11, Rue Alfred Kastler , 71100 Chalon-sur-Saone

Telephone +33 3 85981917
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Trade fair hall

  • Hall 14 / A34
 Interactive Plan

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glasstec 2016 hall map (Hall 14): stand A34

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glasstec 2016 fairground map: Hall 14

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 05  Measurement, testing, control technology and software
  • 05.05  Measuring and testing technology/Software
  • 05.05.03  Process control

Process control

  • 05  Measurement, testing, control technology and software
  • 05.05  Measuring and testing technology/Software
  • 05.05.04  Software
  • 06  Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

Our products

Product category: Software

SIL Production Monitoring System for the Glass industry

SIL modular systems provide essential tools for controlling the entire production process of a glass making factory, from forming machines to palletizers, including quality controls in laboratories.

SILC: monitoring production lines to follow performances along the lines in real time and react immediately to the causes of key defects. Available for decoration lines.

SILQual: managing quality controls on lines or in laboratories easily : control recording, corrective actions, traceability, SPC, certificates of conformity… Save any useful information to answer your clients.

SIL Pallet Audit: choosing pallet status according to AQL. Keeping track of all your pallets to avoid delivering non conforming products to your clients. Printing pallet tags based on a modern standard.

SILMould: managing the mould sets and optimizing mould set usage.

SILXchange: our new Intranet Portal dedicated to Production, gives possibility to users to publish or access specific information (news, photos, Key Performance Indicators, documents…) through a personalized and secure interface.

SILDataXtractor: new data extraction solution.

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Company news




May 10, 2016

Plant Management and Production Dashboard

Getting the accurate data to the right person at the right time is a key lever nowadays.
Transparency between the production and the final Customer is becoming an essential unsaid requirement.

In the IT world, Web 2.0 has quickly become the way to go for the future and considering the mission of Vertech to be the premier production monitoring system in the Glass industry, proposing a full web content managed system was mandatory. However, the core of the project was not getting a web 2.0 platform simply available for Glassmakers but getting a solution fully adapted, useful, profitable for the specificities of the glass industry.
SILXchange is the answer, an answer adapted to all the organization levels of the plant without forgetting the final Customer.

Us IT Engineers, we like to speak with acronyms in all our phrases instead of using simple phrases... A CMS is a Content Management System. This unique software shows different information, according to the person connected. Each person using this software will have the impression of having his own software, the information and look and feel being decided by the Administrator of the software for each dedicated person.

Reducing the information overload risk while gaining accuracy
The problem of information is that there is a high risk of information overload. In SILXchange, Vertech has designed group of Users for whom the plant can decide the information to display. For example, the Quality Managers will see all the articles specifications sheets whereas the Operator on line will only see the sheets of the articles he is producing. The amount of information is displayed according to the decision level of each.

In the plants, sheets of paper are displayed on the lines, generally several to have the sheets of the articles produced in the week. A quality Technician goes round the lines regularly to change them, making sure the versions are correct, the right sheets are displayed. He will then add security sheets, decided by the security group of the plant on the boards placed in the plant… But, who guaranties the sheets pinned in the plant are correct? Who makes sure the information is displayed in front of the Operators?

With SILXchange:

·  The sheet of each specific subject is updated in one unique place for the plant and is always the one displayed. There is no risk of having one different version in different places.

·  Only the sheets linked to the current production on the line are automatically displayed to the Operator with no human action.

·  SILXchange is automatically displayed to the Operators on line at the beginning of the shift.

·  Security recommendations and latest news is displayed using news feeds, sliders…

·  Making sure the updated and valid quality procedures are shown instead of an old version lying around in a drawer.

Improving the communication channels and getting information to all
In the plants, there are many workers who do not have an email as it is not needed in their position: the line Operators for example.
It is consequently difficult to make sure the information is broadcasted quickly and efficiently to the teams.

How do you get new Customer agreements known to all to make sure it is applied?
The common answer is generally having a meeting between the Quality Manager and the Production Manager, who will then meet with the Shift Managers, who will then inform the Production Engineers who will finally eventually inform the Operators. 

With SILXchange, the Quality team will enter an article relative to the agreement, specifying in written what has been agreed. The message is clear, can be illustrated with pictures, videos. Immediately, the message is available to all concerned. This article can be sent to the final Customer, validating with him that the agreement is live.

How do you get the know-how available to all?
On many Operator workstations, you can find documents with pictures. Adding a new picture, a new defect description means getting the document ready then printed, replacing the documents on line… With SILXchange, your procedures are displayed in one unique place, managed in a unique place. The version available to all is the valid one with no mistake possible.

Personal dashboards, more than a fashion, a real need to adapt your all-the-time improvement approach.
Process control and supervision with dashboards have been available for many years. But the approach was generally a fix approach and a “in one place” consultation mean.

Today, tablets and smartphones are everywhere and all the Managers have their own. Having the right information as quickly as possible has become a vital need to be able to react quickly, improve immediately based on precise information visible at one glance only.

Drag and drop your own widget
With SILXchange, every User has his own dashboards and KPIs saved in his profile. He can create one for his smartphone, one for his production meetings, one for his week-ends…

Based on a library of 25+ widgets, each User can build his own control centre according to his needs.

In a continuous improvement approach, the dashboards can be set to point out some specific topics to highlight for a specific period. Your goal for the coming month is to get your Team concentrate on reducing the Line Over Finish defects? Create a specific indicator showing the rejects for this specific defect for the whole plant and check day by day how your instructions are carried out efficiently.

With such a tool, creating dashboards for marketing purposes is possible. Show your Visitors / Customers that process is under control and transparency with a big TV placed in the waiting room and in any strategic location of the plant!

SILXchange for Industry 4.0 is now the dream of Managers come true: having the production information handy and clearly centred on your critical aspects.

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May 10, 2016

Industry 4.0 and connected objects

This morning’s coffee break was accompanied by a lively discussion about connected objects and their pros and cons. Also one of our most tech-knowledgeable team members was explaining how he is able to track his sleeping curves on his iWatch™ allowing him to better recover from jet lag. A novel idea that helps illustrate how new applications promote dissemination of technology.

What about our industry?

When we think of connected objects we often picture them small, portable, wireless, and mostly of domestic use. But when it comes to the use of connected objects in our factories, it becomes clear that size does not matter and that the wireless nature of the devices is convenient - unless they are already on the network. The main idea is that a connected object can communicate information and in return receive information relevant to its operation. Thus, any equipment may be both provider and consumer of information.

What new uses could there be for connected devices within a factory? One example would be the palletizing robot which could give real-time information on its operation regarding speed, current pallet reference, stock status for wooden pallets and intermediate layers, and power consumption. It also could send operation alarms with duration and downtime reasons. All this information would be useful for a variety of applications such as supplies, shrink wrap machines, CMMS, energy management, and SIL to follow up Overall Equipment Effectiveness.

This example could be applied to the composition workshop, furnaces, feeders, IS machines, lehrs, inspection machines, or any other equipment or sensor.

Actually, our production management system for glass manufacturers “SIL System” is a connected object itself. SIL provides line speed and working weight information in real time for each production line which are used for furnace regulation or smoke analysis through web services.

This is no longer data transmission via fieldbus which required thorough knowledge of PLC programming, but web services inherited from the web2.0 and which XML tags may be either globally standardized or defined by the manufacturers. Just like the users of Twitter, equipment will communicate without knowing who on the network will use its information.

This 4.0 Industry vision is at the heart of Vertech' strategy. The relationship with equipment manufacturers to move together towards web services oriented architectures has long been an essential element of our policy. More and more glassware equipment now tweet operating information, downtimes, energy consumption in documented and structured XML format. We already integrate all these new practices to improve performance and anticipate downtimes in glass manufacturing plants.

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About us

Company details


The SIL offers a clear view of production by supplying information in real time about output, losses and defects per section to all actors of your glass plant.

Your benefits:

- Improve your output by reacting quickly to important events
- Save time by sharing information
- Reduce customer risk thanks to a total traceability of your productions

The SIL communicates with all types of inspection machines on lines and control devices in the laboratory.

After 21 years of development in the Container Glass Industry, and more than 550 production lines equipped worldwide, VERTECH' became a confident partner of major international glassmakers for the monitoring of production and quality controls.

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Company data

Sales volume

2,5-5 Mio US $

Export content

> 75%

Number of employees




Area of business

Measurement, testing, control technology and software

Target groups

Manufacturing, Processing and Finishing