Highly efficient all-electric distributors and forehearths

Highly efficient all-electric distributors and forehearths to cool and condition volatile glass types, providing precise temperature control and consistent thermal homogeneity.

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  • Distributor/forehearths completely electrically heated during normal operation and initial heat up
  • Special sealing cover tile arrangement minimises volatilisation without increasing refractory-glass contact
  • Flexible design makes conversion of existing gas-fired or electric sealed distributor/forehearths possible even during furnace campaign
  • Fast temperature response when increasing or decreasing gob weight ensures minimum production down time during job changes
  • Low power, electrode heating using special design dry electrodes ensures consistent glass quality without risk of induced DC voltage, a problem common with some other designs
  • Centre line radiation cooling and low power electrode heating greatly reduce side to centre temperature differential
  • Operating cost savings of up to 80% when compared to equivalent gas-fired distributor/forehearths
  • Multiple heating zones both in glass and above glass allow precise containment of heating and cooling
  • Automatic power/temperature and manual control facility for each heating zone
  • Extremely high thermal efficiency due to low thermal mass superstructure and insulation
  • Special substructure design reduces temperature gradients and heat loss from the channel
  • No cooling air or other fuels required

Glass Types

  • Fluoride Opal for tableware and cosmetic container
  • Borosilicates for cookware, pharmaceutical, automotive components, optical and lighting products
  • Lead Crystal for tableware, cosmetics and ornamental pieces
  • Other specialist and technical glasses

Electroseal Distributors

  • Channel widths, depths and lengths to suit existing layouts where applicable
  • Simple accurate temperature control
  • Substantial energy cost savings compared with gas-fired and other all-electric distributors and working ends

Electroseal Foreheaths

  • Standard channel widths 305mm (12″), 400mm (16″), 660mm (26″)
  • Special channel widths also available
  • Lengths to suit existing layout and gob drop-points where applicable

T: +44 (0)1268 565577

F: +44 (0)1268 565594

4 Brunel Road, Manor Trading Estate,
Benfleet, Essex, SS7 4PS, England