Pilkington Chooses Eurotherm for Global Alliance
Pilkington, has signed a Global Alliance agreement with Eurotherm Limited.
The glass manufacturer will now standardize internationally wherever
possible on "hot end" control solutions based on Eurotherm's
EurothermSuite family of distributed control and information
systems, with its associated instrumentation, according to a Eurotherm
Described as a "significant international agreement,"
the agreement will be applicable to all of the float glass manufacturing
plants, which Pilkington operates in many countries globally. It
comes as the result of a long and successful working relationship
between the two companies which goes back over several years.
Eurotherm's EurothermSuite offering now features what is claimed
to be the most comprehensive set of control solutions available
in a package from a single source. It includes process controllers
and indicators, data recorders and data acquisition systems, and
complete process automation systems. Such systems are now designed
to function within open networked environments, providing integration
with management systems via industry standard technologies. All
are supported by a wide range of configuration and diagnostic tools,
and a portfolio of life-cycle support service options.
"For many years now Eurotherm have been supplying process control
and monitoring systems to the world's glass manufacturers, and have
built up a global reputation for meeting the diverse control requirements
of the industry," said Martyn Bevan, Eurotherm's business manager
glass solutions, commenting on the Pilkington agreement. "We
have delivered a large number of systems controlling Float Glass,
Blown Container/Product, Glass Fiber, Crystal and Ribbon/Tubing
lines, providing cost effective solutions for both the 'Hot' and
'Cold' ends of the manufacturing process. This includes batch, furnace,
distributor, forehearth, mandrel, Lehr, annealing, bushings and
utilities plant areas. Over time, our international working relationship
with Pilkington has proved to be technically reliable, extremely
productive, and cost-effective, facts which have now been recognized
formally by their choice of us as a global supplier."
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