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While multi gob weight production was already supported on a basic level by the first FlexIS controls generation, the current FlexIS generation, with its newly built User Interface, sup-ports a true multi article setup. On this basis, a further supportive tool, the Multi Gob Application (MGA) was integrated into the controls system.


The FlexIS Process Control System is the core component that makes automation of the container forming process possible.chine, but also FlexIS is not only capable of controlling a forming machine, but driving all mechanisms from feeder to stacker.


Swabbing blank moulds and neck rings has traditionally been carried out by human operators. Bucher Emhart Glass (BEG)’s FlexRobot can automate the procedure, taking on a repetitive task and delivering efficiency gains and time savings. The FlexRobot system is mounted on the blank side panel and integrated into the FlexIS control system. One FlexRobot can serve an entire Tandem machine installation.


Hollow glass production lines are equipped with increasingly sophisticated sensor systems. This opens the door to thorough process understanding. Before applying any data analysis tool or closed loop, however, a much more basic functionality has to be ensured: The different systems that collect data have to speak the same language or the different data has to be translated so the systems understand each other. Although this sounds simple and straightforward on paper, in practice it is not.


When Bucher Emhart Glass (BEG) acquired Symplex Vision Systems, many people in the glass industry asked, ‘Why would Bucher Emhart Glass acquire Symplex?’ While those in the industry who were more familiar with the products offered by Symplex asked, ‘What will BEG do with Symplex?’


In its January Technical Bulletin, Bucher Emhart Glass showed us how optimal control of the air pressure is a key factor to maintain stable container production. This article present the machines and devices used to ensure this control.

Press releases

Bucher Emhart Glass, the leading global supplier of machinery and equipment to the glass manufacturing industry, has announced four feature enhancements to its inspection technology that improve the inspection capabilities for containers with push-ups, heel mold codes, multiple finish types and container bottoms with heavy embossing’s.


Emhart Glass took over the laser marking business for hot glass containers from Qualimarq, the pioneer and leading manufacturer with over 100 installations worldwide. Herewith, Bucher Emhart Glass will offer the most advanced hot end laser marking system under the product name “ID Mark”.