Sales Launch StrainScanner – arcon provides measuring process for anisotropy
Uses and benefits for glass processors
With the new StrainScanner, automatic and objective inline measuring technology which enables the perfect tempering of glass is available for the first time: When leaving the tempering furnace, photoelastic measurement of the glass panes is performed in real time and analysed with regard to anisotropy. Using the measuring results, the process of tempering can be optimised as required – and the best possible tempering qualities are reproducible.
The StrainScanner is available for sale now. Use your chance to continuously and lastingly optimise your tempering process and purchase your own StrainScanner. Thanks to the verifiable glass quality you are able to distribute a highly attractive product with clear added value.
The first StrainScanner was successfully put into operation at arcon in Feuchtwangen, Germany. Make an appointment with us and take a look at the functionality of the StrainScanner yourself.
Uses and benefits for architects and planners
New measuring process makes verifiable specification of glass possible
Anisotropies are optical irregularities in thermally tempered glass which become visible through polarised light. They used to be considered unavoidable and production related. Architects, building owners and investors find them visually disruptive and feel they constitute grounds for complaint.
Now, anisotropies are a thing of the past: with the StrainScanner, architects and planners have the opportunity to specify anisotropy-optimised glass and to have the desired quality backed up by an objective measuring process. Using measured
sample panes, tempering qualities can be precisely stipulated, avoiding any unpleasant surprises with respect to the visual quality of a glass facade.
The StrainScanner is the result of successful cooperation between arcon, the technology brand of the company group Arnold Glas, and the company ilis from Erlangen, a leading supplier of measuring technology for the automatic and objective determination of residual stress in glass.