Vacuum Technology for Handling Container Glass
Hollow glass or container glass refers to glass that is used for the packaging products. Glass is easy to clean, hygienic, tasteless, odorless and inert, which is why container glass is primarily used in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. Some 40% of all beverages are packaged in glass. The workpieces are mostly produced in a machine blowing processes, or in mould presses. For this purpose, the glass is melted at up to 1600°C and then shaped. The glass is cooled without tension, then refined as necessary and supplied or packaged fort he filling processes.
The glass is handled using vacuum technology. Glass workpieces can be handled individually, several at a time or in entire layers on pallets, e.g. in filling machines in the food and beverage industry.