Ceramics, brick and glass manufacturing are some of the most demanding manufacturing environments: high loads, fragile products, abrasive materials and extremes of temperature. Whether you are conveying, cutting, polishing or printing, Megadyne has a range of products that covers all these needs and most common applications:
- Grinding machines
- Cutting lines
- Beveling lines
- Polishing lines
- Drilling lines
- Tempering lines
For glass applications — which require very different belting features than ceramic, brick, and stone — we offer water-resistant, abrasive-resistant options. Both edge rounding and polishing processes involve a high presence of water. Our belts allow for safe, consistent cutting of float glass, as well as efficient etching, tempering, beveling, and assembly.
For brick applications, timing belts are commonly utilized to convey materials in parallel paths; the belts, which are spaced apart from one another, move the uncured bricks through an oven before continuing along in the production process.
Many Customers are linked to Megadyne with this specific Industrial sector thanks to its wide range of standard and customized products; look forward our selection and choose the right solution for your specific application!
A tile manufacturer contacted Megadyne with a complaint about the lack of positional accuracy and the resulting low quality product they achieved with a competitor’s belt on their existing production machinery. The positioning was inconsistent from one tile to the next. This resulted in wasted raw material and production time as the tiles were not correctly formed during the press cycle. They were forced to scrap an excessive amount of defective product.
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Glass sheets transferred from production to stacking were still warm. As a result, glass stuck to the belts, leaving the belts’ herringbone cover as an impression on the product. This required the manufacturer to remove the marking from the glass before shipping. In some cases, glass went into the market, which led to customer complaints. To address the situation, the manufacturer had to slow production and introduce a cleaning method. This led to increased production costs and lower glass production output.