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Temperature Sensors for Orora Glass Furnaces

18 December, 2014

Pyrosales recently supplied temperature sensors for one of Australia's largest produces of glass bottles.The glass making process involves extreme temperatures – greater than 1500°C – so it is imperative the sensors and equipment can withstand the heat.

Have you enjoyed a bottled beverage or had a glass of wine lately? Chances are, that the glass was manufactured at one of three glass furnaces operated by Orora. Located in Gawler, South Australia only 15 minutes from the Barossa Valley, Orora are rebuilding one of the furnaces. Pyrosales recently supplied the temperature sensors for this project.

Platinum-based thermocouples are used to measure the temperature of the furnace atmosphere

The raw materials are melted together in the furnace and blobs of molten glass are produced. The blobs are moved into bottle moulds where they are blown into shape using compressed air. The hot glass bottles are then cooled under controlled conditions and packaged ready for distribution. There are significant temperature differences during various stages of the glass making process, so it is essential that the equipment is both accurate and durable.

Pyrosales is the leading supplier of temperature measurement sensors to the glass manufacturing industry in Australia for more information please call or email us today.