Brazilian float project features German raw materials handling technology
ZIPPE Industrieanlagen GmbH recently commissioned a turnkey batch plant installation for AGC at the glassmaker’s second float line in Guaratingueta, Brazil. Apart from the batch plant, the contract included cullet return equipment, as well as steelwork.
In addition, the specialist German company was responsible for delivering advanced batch charging technology, supplying its float charger type EO 2525 TH equipment, with a charging capacity of 280 tonnes/day per machine. In total, four machines feed the 850 tonnes/day furnace.
The associated plant control system features modern automation technology with a highly reliable architecture. A redundant SPS control system and two SCADA servers guarantee safe plant operation.