TEMPERING FURNACES

The use of tempered glass has grown dramatically over the years due to its use as phone and computer screens. Tempered glass was designed to be safer than other types of glass. The heat treatment process that is used for tempered glass is what strengthens the glass, making it safer to use. In order to create tempered glass, you will need to invest in a tempering furnace. For many glass fabrication companies, this is one of the largest investments they will make.

Keraglass Furnaces

HST

Heat Soak Test Oven

The best guarantee to prevent sudden and unexpected explosions of tempered glass sheets, due to impurities of Nickel Sulphide in the original float glass sheets.

HST oven represents the ideal means to comply with the safety rules concerning the use of tempered glasses. Keraglass HST oven, certified according to the Standards DIN-EN14179-1, allows the user to put on the market a certified product.

VisionBend - One Way

Bending and Tempering Oven One Way

Keraglass VisonBend Bending and Tempering Oven ONE WAY has a superior distinction in the glass shaping system, based on a press-molding group.

This allows processing cylindrical bending as well as spherical bending, with absolute precision and repeatability. Thanks to these features VisionBend is able to satisfy the requirements for production of glass for several sectors including:

VisionBend - Two Way

Bending and Tempering Oven Two Way

Keraglass VisionBend Bending and Tempering Oven TWO WAYS has a superior distinction in the glass shaping system, based on a press-molding group. This allows processing cylindrical bending as well as spherical bending, with absolute precision and repeatability.

Thanks to these features the machine is able to satisfy the requirements for production of glass for several sectors including…

KCF Advance

Continuous Tempering Furnace

KCF Advance is a continuous tempering furnace, designed with a modular structure. Characterized by a high control & automation level, KCF Advance is equipped with an advanced convection system, available in different widths and lengths.

KCF Advance is able to satisfy the production requirements of the different sectors of the glass industry including

Vision 800

Vision 700

Entry Level Oscillating Tempering Furnace

As an entry level oscillating tempering furnace, the Vision 700 has has all of the distinctive features of the Keraglass furnaces. Vision 700 is a result of accurate analysis of specifications most requested by fabricators. The dedicated design and implementation of Vision 700 are based on simple but efficient concepts:

Vision 800

Oscillating Tempering Furnace

Vision 800 is an oscillating tempering furnace equipped with a high efficiency convection system on the top and on the bottom of the glass, based on a high pressure blowing system inside the heating chamber with preheating air system at 700 ° C.

Several installations around the world confirm the great success of this furnace, capable to achieve the best quality of the latest generation of LOW-E glass e = 0.01.

Vision 900

Oscillating Tempering Furnace

Vision 900 is the super innovative tempering furnace for flat glass. Equipped with a PRE-HEATING convective chamber, it has been validated and certified by STAZIONE SPERIMENTALE DEL VETRO, matching all the requirements of UNI standards.

What is a Tempering Furnace?

A tempering furnace, sometimes called a tempering oven, is an industrial oven that uses heating technology to strengthen pieces of glass which makes them safer to use. The flat glass is placed on ceramic rollers that slowly move the glass through the radiant heaters and hot air jets. The glass then continues to roll through the furnace to be cooled which enhances its durability. The compression of the glass in the tempering oven makes the glass more flexible which allows the glass to break into small granular chunks instead of sharp pieces that can cause serious injury. 

The Different Tempering Ovens Offered by Matodi

At Matodi, we have partnered with Keraglass to bring three different types of tempering furnaces to you. The type of oven you need will depend on what you are creating the tempered glass for. 

Heat Soak Test Oven

Heat soak testing is highly recommended for any tempered glass that is designed to be used for exterior application, especially if the glass will be in an environment where there are frequent temperature changes. The heat soak process is used for this because it minimizes the risk of unexpected breakage that is typically caused by nickel sulfide inclusions. 

Bending and Tempering Oven One Way

A bending and tempering oven is used for horizontal bending, also known as lengthwise bending, or crosswise bending. Their uses can vary, but they are commonly used for interior glass pieces. 

Continuous Tempering Furnace

A continuous heat treatment furnace is typically used for large pieces of glass, such as glass for automobiles or appliances as well as for reheating semi-finished glass. The glass will pass through three heat-treatment zones before exiting the tempering oven. 

How To Determine The Right Tempering Furnace For You

Our expert sales team will walk you through the different options of tempering furnaces we have to offer, including the benefits and features of each, to help you land on the tempering oven that will best meet your needs. To give you an idea of the criteria we use, we start by identifying the following first:

Floor Space – As with most flat glass fabricating equipment, the machines come in a variety of sizes. The amount of space you plan to dedicate to the tempering oven will be a huge factor in determining which ovens you can choose from. We also recommend you take into consideration the amount of space that will be designated for the temporary storage of the tempered glass. This is crucial to ensure you are not losing any loading and unloading space around the tempering oven. 

Capacity – When deciding on a tempering furnace, we recommend the capacity of the glass tempering furnace you choose should match what you estimate for your annual production output. Once this is determined, our professional sales team will be able to narrow down your options for you. 

Power Load – Depending on the flat glass you plan to be working with, you will require different installed power. If you need a tempering furnace that requires a high power load (some tempering furnaces have installed power of 2400kw or more). Our sales team can help you determine if your existing transformer will be enough or if you need to look into expanding the capabilities to meet the output of the tempering oven you need.

For additional information regarding our tempering furnaces, you can contact our sales team at 336-668-2300 to get all of your questions answered. Our sales team will do everything to make sure you choose a tempering oven that will work best for your flat glass production company. For more specifications of the machines shown above, please visit the Keraglass website.

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