FCH2 tempering system

Glasstech

www.glasstech.com

Ph: 419/661-9500

The FCH2 architectural flat-glass tempering system from Glasstech Inc. is a gas-fired, forced-convection system that processes clear or coated glass, including hard- and soft-coated low-E glass. Under normal circumstances, the system can heat clear glass at a typical cycle time of 30 seconds per millimeter of thickness and high-performance, soft-coat low-E glass at a typical cycle time of 33 seconds per millimeter, the supplier reports. Reduced heating time provides for higher quality with less distortion, improves productivity, results in superior flatness and reduces processing cost. Gas-fired, forced-convection heating offers the lowest energy costs per square foot of glass processed and has been proven to be as much as 50 percent less expensive to operate than standard electric heaters, according to the company. Also, gas provides 25 percent shorter cycle times.