Increase your percentage packed with SILC With the increase in production machine speeds, the multiplicity of inspection equipment and the light weight of glassware, glassmakers have to supply their Cold End and Hot End operators with a logistical view of their production lines.
With SILC, you are always aware of what is happening on your lines. SILC is the best tool for your operators because it efficiently reduces their reaction times along the lines. It has been proven that the payback is around 6 months.
PRINCIPLE Production line information is centralized and processed by a SIL server. It is displayed in HE and CE on operator workstations hooked up to the network.
BENEFITS Save time by sharing information Increase the yield by reacting quickly Reduce Customer risk with full traceability
SILC FUNCTIONALITIES Losses along the production lines Precise loss recognition on a production line is a necessary part of the total control of the glassmaker process
Expertise: Our extensive knowledge of inspection machines enables you to efficiently exploit your equipment. SILC can be installed on any holloware production line. VERTECH' will advise you for the definition and realization of data acquisition that best suit your needs.
Immediate interpretation: From the long-term trend graph analysis to the display of «real time» values, SILC was designed keeping in mind two basic principles : analysis must be kept simple and interpretation immediate.
Alarms: As soon as a percentage on a conveyor is over the authorized limit, it is displayed in red. Losses per mould
The introduction of Mould Number Readers has revolutionized defects analysis by increasing precision. This analysis has also become more time consuming and more difficult. SILC makes it simple.
Clear visualisation: A color code indicates to Operators the status of each cavity: normal production, exceeding authorized defect rate, rejection of a mould production....
Detailed analysis: By simply selecting the cavity, SILC displays: • the distribution of a defect over the whole machine • the list of defects on the mould • the comparison of defect rates between control conveyors
Self training The results of any action taken on the IS machine are instantaneously reported to the operator, widening his knowledge base.
Drive your mold shop more efficiently Cost of molds makes the lifespan of a mold set a key factor for glass makers; for this reason, mold shops focus on effective management of mold repairs. So far, detailed information vital to mold shops has not been fully transmitted from the production, with no tools available to concretely collect and share this information in real time. Why use SILMould ? To get real time information from production to the mold shop
To share critical information between hot end and mold shop
To optimize repair times providing technicians with mold change reasons and complete mold repair history
To track mold sets and individual molds throughout their lifespan
To get complete information per mold on : - rotations - gob cuts received - global time running in production - mold change reasons - repair history - dimensional control history - lifespan and potential
To keep track of mold sets lent or exchanged between plants with transfer of use, repair and dimensional control data
To avoid losing molds with individual tracking in real time
Mould technicians will be able to work more precisely, knowing the cause for the repairs
To use mold sets evenly, optimizing the lifespan left for each single mold at any given time
To provide transparency between the hot end and the mold shop
To save money on mold sets thanks to a more even use of all the molds
Trace raw materials and glass campaigns with SILGlass SILGlass centralizes all your control results in a SIL database, allowing traceability of your analyses and making information easy to share between the different actors of the plant (melting, production, quality...) For glass manufacturing groups owning several plants, SILGlass allows centralizing the analyses in the chemical lab, improving the reaction time of the validation process and the traceability of analysis.
For more than 20 years, Vertech has been the reference provider of software solutions for the glass industry. With a wide range of products, SIL provides glassmakers with very precise, real time KPIs on the performance of the whole plant. Thanks to all this shared data and the full traceability of products, production rates improve, losses decrease and customer risks are reduced.
SIL is a Manufacturing Execution System (M.E.S.) developed for glassmakers producing: - Hollowware - Cosmetics - Tubes - Glass decoration
With more than 600 lines equipped in 29 countries all over the world, SIL is active at an international scale. Vertech has 3 subsidiaries abroad, in Italy, in Mexico and in the US, on top of the headquarters at Chalon-sur-Saône in Burgundy (France).