Bucher Emhart Glass
Optimizing production with $160,000 in savings.
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ENGINEERING COST CONTAINMENT
Bucher Emhart has a clear history as founders in glass automation. Needing new corporate headquarters plus a R&D facility to test pilot products under extreme heating conditions was their core challenge. Having worked with design build in Europe they sought the same method.
This facility required unique accommodations to house productivity. A raw material vat was linked by a top floor conveyor which, after transitioning heated glass into finished bottles, then leads to a post-test shredding area for recycling into base substance. The 3-story, 30,000 SF hot end production area needed to house a massive firing oven of 3200° F with a 55-foot high deck intersecting the mezzanine walkways. Especially designed for expansion and heat exhaust, the walls and roof contain intake and exhaust louvers for gravity ventilation. The facility’s cold end houses quality control laboratories extending 24 feet high to accommodate bottle cooling equipment.