Refractory products for the glass industry are machined in a variety of ways, with processes performed on anything from one-sided and two-sided to fully automated six-sided grinding machines. Sawing and drilling can be performed in addition to grinding.
Here too, Wassmer offers all the machinery required to handle these materials. Again, the production quantity is crucial to determining the design of the system.
With manually operated machines, the operator inspects the parts with measuring tools and enters the wear of the tools manually on the computer. In systems with higher production capacities, the parts are measured in fully automatic processes before and after machining and the tools are adjusted automatically for the wear. When the maximum service life has been reached, the operator is alerted to this on the screen.
The automatic systems handle the quality checks, so there is minimal requirement for personnel.