Will glass production become all-electric soon?
The neckring profile gauges we provide are some of our most useful utensils. As the name states, we use them to measure the profiles of neckrings on moulds. It may seem like a simple piece of equipment to you, but once you've used it a few times though, you'll come to understand its importance.
Glass manufacturing is a process that's been around for over 6,000 years. Burning wood was the main energy source for the majority of this time. It was only in around 1880 that the industry began using fossil fuels like coal and gas. During this period, experts had already created the regenerator to make steel blast furnaces more effective. Eventually, the glass industry adopted this.
Realising the ramifications
Use of fossil fuel is a hot topic because there is a major fear that supplies will run out in the future. While it's true that fresh supplies have become available recently, there is a big push to use more sustainable options. In addition people have begun to push for lower carbon emissions. This means industries that use a lot of non-renewable fuels, including automobiles and manufacturing, need to look at ways to save energy, fuel, and cut pollution.
Glass melting is one technique where use of fossil fuels remains very high. This is because there isn't a suitable alternative. Electric may be the solution but technology needs to improve before it can replace current methods entirely. The hope is that the industry shall be entirely electric at some point though.
At Penico Gauges, we prefer not to supply generic solutions to our customers. Instead, we offer those tools that can assist you with the task at hand. To ensure that they're in top condition, we calibrate every gauge to the ISO 9001. As a result they deliver accurate readings.
If you would like more details about our neckring profile gauges, feel free to contact us anytime. Our products are fantastic and will still be useful even if there are big changes in the industry such as a move to electric power.
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