VMA Gesellschaft für visuelle Messtechnik & Automatisierung mbH

OT Wümbach, Gräfinauer Str. 2, 98704 Ilmenau
Germany
Telephone +49 36785 587-0
Fax +49 36785 587-99
info@vma-online.de

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glasstec 2018 hall map (Hall 14): stand A21

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glasstec 2018 fairground map: Hall 14

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Glass production/Production Technology
  • 01.02  Auxiliary and operating materials
  • 01.02.04  Laboratory equipment

Laboratory equipment

  • 01  Glass production/Production Technology
  • 01.05  Forming for flat glass
  • 01.05.01  Float glass technique

Float glass technique

  • 01  Glass production/Production Technology
  • 01.07  Equipment for glass tube production

Equipment for glass tube production

  • 05  Measurement, testing, control technology and software
  • 05.01  Measurement and control technology, sensoring
  • 05.01.01  Measurement and control
  • 05.01.01.04  Measurement and control of glass thickness

Measurement and control of glass thickness

  • 05  Measurement, testing, control technology and software
  • 05.01  Measurement and control technology, sensoring
  • 05.01.01  Measurement and control
  • 05.01.01.06  Measurement and control of glass tension

Measurement and control of glass tension

Our products

Product category: Measurement and control of glass thickness

TMC system

You can use our modular TMC system (Thickness Measurement system for Container glass) to measure and evaluate the wall thickness distribution of your container glasses (hollow glasses) during active production, on the conveyor belt or random sampling. No components make contact with your glass containers or can damage them in any way. The TMC system simultaneously measures the minimum value, maximum value, ovality and other important parameters that enable you to evaluate the wall thickness distribution.
Select the right TMC sensors for checking round/non-round, white/slightly coloured/extremely dark glass containers. Measuring the thickness of different curves on the glass, the radius of the base and even the area around engravings is easy with this system. It is also possible to measure and check the thickness or inclination of the base on round containers. The measurement is made at a specific point so our system is guaranteed to detect both small and large thin-walled areas, also known as bull's eyes.

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Product category: Measurement and control of glass thickness

TMF system

This system has made precision on-line measurements easier and more accurate than ever. Our customers are extremely impressed with this laser thickness measuring system, which operates at a maximum measuring accuracy of 0.001 mm (10x thinner than a human hair). Our TMF system (Thickness Measurement system for Float glass) maintains a high level of accuracy, even in areas that are extremely difficult to measure such as edges. The efficient use of a glass break monitor also provides additional security against potential collisions. Accuracy and speed combined: the TMF system produces 2000 individual measured values per second.
You must be asking yourself how that is possible. The principle is extremely simple: 2 measuring systems integrated in the patented laser sensor head make contact with the glass surfaces from both directions, virtually excluding measuring errors. Outstanding feature: this system measures accurately at both the cold and hot end, even when the measuring distance and inclination of the float band change. An automatic ranging feature guarantees the perfect measuring distance for precision measurement.

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Product category: Equipment for glass tube production

Diameter measuring devices for quartz glass

Quartz glass poses a real challenge for measuring and control systems because the process involves extremely high temperatures reaching 2400 °C and large diameters of up to 1000 mm. Our solution? Simply amazing or amazingly simply: we modify one part of our TC system for glass tubes and combine it with glass working lathes.

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