Forum Glastechnik im VDMA e.V.

VDMA to organise Symposium on Quality Control, Monitoring and Process Control

Frankurt/Main, 20 August 2014 - On 22 October the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) e.V. will be inviting experts to a high-calibre symposium boasting 10 top-notch speakers. This will form part of the "glass technology live" special show during glasstec running in Düsseldorf from 21 to 24 October 2014. Featuring on the agenda are such themes as quality control, monitoring and process control.

The morning session will be hosted by Dr. Helmut Weinläder from the Bavarian Centre for Applied Energy Research (ZAE). The lectures series will be opened by Rainer Feuster from Viprotron GmbH, who will speak about the various possibilities of scanner-based inspection during IGU production. Then Klaus Puschmann of Bystronic glass will explain how automation can avoid defects in IGU production from the outset. Gas filling and Ug values of insulation glass as well as solutions for inline quality assurance and process control are the topics covered in the lecture by Dr. Helmut Weinläder from ZAE. He will present latest research results and technologies.

Ulrich Bauereiß from Dr. Schenk GmbH will explain how a single intelligent inspection system can detect both smaller local defects such as inclusions, impurities or glass breakage and all-surface variations in the refining steps in architectural glass production. The morning session will close with a lecture by Jens Kayser from Isra Vision on the topic of "Inline inspection for every process step within the automotive glazing production as clear competitive edge."

After lunch Andreas Mader from Lisec Austria GmbH will resume with a lecture revolving around the research project "Membranes for Windows" (MEM4WIN) involving twelve industry and research representatives. The aim is to develop quadruple glazing from ultra-thin glass, into which organic PV, solar thermal segments and even OLEDs can be integrated in addition to a light-directing and shading system made up of micro mirrors. Mader will particularly focus on the technologies for manufacturing quadruple IGUs from thin glass that were developed as part of this project. These help to achieve weight reductions of over 50% and cost reductions of up to 20%.

MEM4WIN will also be a subject covered in the talks delivered by Hermann Issa from Belectric OPV GmbH and by Mirco Franke from Energy Glas GmbH. Issa will explain technologies for integrating organic PV and solar thermal elements in quadruple IGUs and Franke, whose company is to take on production of this glass, will present the product quadruple IGU and its benefits.

Immo Trübger from JSJ Jodeit GmbH will then share a process for continuous chemical glass tempering developed by his company with the audience. The line is fed continuously and – unlike conventional methods – the manufacturing process is not intermittent. Even large-format custom products are fast and easy to temper this way.

Dr. Jens Ellrich from Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH will conclude the event. He will show new trends and perspectives for coating architectural glass in more economical, energy efficient ways.

The host for the afternoon session will be Dr. Martin Kilo of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC.