Glass Toughening and Bending

Glass Toughening and Bending
Toughened (tempered) glass is glass that has been heat treated to increase its strength. Tempered glass is harder to break, and crumbles into small chunks instead of jagged shards.

The glass is heated to well above its transition temperature, then rapidly cooled. This introduces surface compressive stress into the glass, making it highly resistant to impact.

AMETEK Land has supplied the glass industry with high-precision temperature measurement instruments for many years, developing application-specific solutions for many processes. Our measurement systems compensate for glass emissivity, providing highly accurate results.
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    • Oven Heating & Soak Zones
      Oven Heating & Soak Zones

      Temperature measurements ensure heating to the correct level for toughening or bending processes. Our recommended solutions are the LSP-HD 50FL linescanner, FLT5 thermometer, SOLOnet SN51, and IQ thermometer.

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    • Oven Outlet
      Oven Outlet

      To ensure the glass is sufficiently heated as it leaves the oven, temperature measurements are essential. We recommend the LSP-HD 50FL linescanner, FLT5 thermometer, SOLOnet SN51, and IQ thermometer for this application.

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