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Thermal analysis of the bottle forming process
Author(s): Jeannie S. Wilson
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the application of thermal imaging to the bottle forming process. Much is unknown about the variables involved in producing a bottle. This lack of familiarity leaves room for defects which results in a loss of money and production. There are different types of cooling techniques used in forming bottles. The Coors Glass Manufacturing plant currently utilizes two distinct cooling methods, Stack Wind and Vertiflow. The focus of this study is on the efficiency of the Vertiflow cooling system. Thermal imaging is used to analyze the cooling effect due to different variable changes. The goal is to achieve uniformity in the iron temperature and glass flow which improves the quality of the bottle and also allows for a reduction in the total amount of glass necessary to form a bottle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1467, Thermosense XIII, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46463
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Jeannie S. Wilson, Coors Brewing Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1467:
Thermosense XIII
George S. Baird, Editor(s)

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