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Glassworks Hounsell Ltd.

Park Lane, Halesowen, B63 2 QS West Midlands
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1384 560666
Fax +44 1384 561363

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William Brinkman

Sales Director



Our range of products

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Our products

Product category: Batch charging technology

Oscillating Batch Charger (OBC)

Optimal batch coverage, efficiency and safety.
The Oscillating Batch Charger (OBC) is suitable for all furnace sizes and types. We offer 6 standard sizes (Non standard available) with features customised to your furnace.
Glassworks were the first provider to introduce the OBC onto an end fired furnace combined with more than 50 years Industry experience and more than 1150 units supplied worldwide and understanding is assured.
With this unparalleled experience we have developed varying designs and customisations specific to customer needs and requirements - from budget or drive systems to interfacing technology.
As precision engineers we are perfectly capable to adapt and customise to address specific issues or solutions to help you gain greater efficiency and an improved return on your investment (ROI)
With Glassworks your profitability and productivity is assured by a trusted and dynamic provider.

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Product category: Batch charging technology

Static Batch Charger

Both durable and inexpensive, our Static Batch Charger is suited to more challenging operating conditions and will effectively seal a 'doghouse'.
Extra control and production flexibility is gained from our Twin Pusher System.

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Product category: Batch charging technology

Letter Box Charger

Each Glassworks Letter Box Charger is manufactured to your specific requirements – whether mechanical or electrical – to the highest quality and ISO9001:2008 Standards.
Suitable for all furnace sizes with a closed doghouse - we offer a number of customisations to suit your budget and requirement.

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Product category: Batch charging technology

Batch Wetter or Aqua-Spray

The Glassworks Aqua-Sprays/Hydra Mixers effectively introduce finely controlled wetted batch to address the issue of dusting and quality. All  Wetting systems are bespoke units and are calculated, designed and manufactured in accordance with your needs whislt accounting for any constraints or previously set limitations. 

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Product category: Batch charging technology

SCREW Chargers

Screw chargers are suitable for all sizes of furnace. As each unit can be inserted directly through the furnace structure. Screw chargers are predominantly applied when sealing is the main priority - in particular when using Oxy fuels or in the manufacture of fibre glass.

Each Glassworks Screw charger is manufactured to the highest quality and ISO9001:2008 Standards. The charger is specific to your requirements with a number of bespoke options to customise the equipment to support productivity and profitability.

Our TWIN Screw Charger System may be applied when greater flexibility or improved batch distribution is necessary.

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Product category: Batch charging technology

XY or BOOM Chargers

For Electric furnaces of different shapes and sizes - where normal capability is between 1.5 - 100 tpd - our chargers are bespoke to customers specific requirements, be these mechanical or electrical. All of our equipment is manufactured to the highest quality and ISO9001:2008 standards.

We helped to design the first electric furnace which was introduced back in 1959. By utilising our vast knowledge of electric melting gained from our experience with (Sn02) Melting electrodes we are ideally placed to both meet and deliver on your needs.

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Product category: Batch charging technology


The feeding method and system can be an equally important part of the charging process. Glassworks offer integrated vibratory feed systems (electromagnetic or counter balance motors) with technical advice bespoke to the individual requirement and charging system.

Our systems can be retrofitted - we offer all relevant technical and electrical support.

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Product category: Batch charging technology


As specialist enginners  we offer a complete service of any spare parts for all batch chargers. (Mechanical and Electrical) Many parts are standard across our machines and can be de dispatched within 24- 48 hours.

Total refurbishment or crisis management - whatever the budget we offer a service to match. As precision and bespoke manufacturers we are uniquely placed to give you this key benefit. Your Productivity and Profitability are supported by a dynamic yet trusted provider.

With in-house packing and export departments we can help to resolve your issues or streamline your supply chain.

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Product category: Batch charging technology

Stannex Tin Oxide Electrodes

Applicable in Melting, Boosting and Refining with our meticulous manufacture, uncompromising quality and our wealth of technical expertise you are assured of exceptional value. When consistent high quality glass output is critical to both your productivity and profitability Stannex Tin Oxide Electrodes can be the preferred electrode choice for a wide range of applications and differing types of furnace and glass.  

Furnace, forehearth or feeder channel life is often - and unnecessarily - compromised. By choosing pure isostatically pressed and sintered Stannex Tin Oxide Electrodes, perfected connector systems and expert design all uncertainty is removed.

All connector systems for Rod or Block electrodes are manufactured in house and paired specifically to the electrode. We adhere to the highest quality and ISO/9001 Standards.

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Company news




Oct 16, 2018

Expanding Precison Engineering section

As long established precision engineers in many different industries -  we have combined this expetise to offer a bespoke engineering service to glass plants and tier 1 turnkey suppleirs who require bespoke or low volume special products to be manufactured to their given specifications and needs.

Please contacts us with your requirements and to know more about this special service  

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About us

Company details

Based in the heartland of Britain's industrial heritage we offer engineering excellence borne from our long history of manufacturing and evolving capabilities. We have a tradition that dates back to our foundation in 1877 and we adhere to core values that have stood the test of time. How well our products work and how long they last drive our commitment to quality. It is about delivering value for money and on our promises into more than 50 countries world-wide

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