Automation in Glass Manufacturing

A symposium organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and GlassTrend

November 4, 2021

Hilton Columbus Downtown

Description:

To sustain their competitive advantage, today’s glass manufacturers must take advantage of the latest advancements in automation, digitization, and smart manufacturing.  Challenged by the need to reduce emissions, extend furnace campaigns, and make production more efficient, it’s critical that manufacturers have full knowledge of current innovations in automation tools.  This symposium, co-organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and GlassTrend, is presented by leading experts in this field who provide a detailed examination of sensors, industrial artificial intelligence, data analytics, controls, remote management, and other automation tools invaluable to efficient sustainable glass manufacturing.

Sessions:

The Future of Glass Manufacturing symposium will have four sessions, Sensors, Industrial Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics, Controls, and Remote Management.

Audience:

Glass Manufacturers, Refractory and Equipment Suppliers, Sensors and automation suppliers, Raw Material and Energy Suppliers, Design Engineers, Process Engineers, Academics, and Glass Researchers, Technology, Process Design, Analysis, and Improvement.

Objectives:

The participants should come away from the symposium with knowledge of the current technologies and future trends in automation in glass manufacturing.

Symposium Director:

Bob Lipetz, MBA – Executive Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council

Assistant to the Director:

Donna Banks – Executive Assistant, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council

Program Co-Chairs:

Keith Bagarus, Director, Global Automation – RoviSys [GMIC Board of Trustees]

Bruno A Purnode, Leader Melting & Fiberizing Technology; Senior Technical Staff – Owens Corning [GlassTrend managing Board]

Program Committee:

  • Ryan A. Bockbrader, Director, Engineering Process, Libbey Glass, LLC
  • Paul Castañuela, Global Leader – Automation & Controls, Engineered Products, Johns Manville
  • Mathieu Hubert, Development Associate, Corning [Representing Glass Trend]
  • Sanjay Mansukhani, Principal Engineer, Advanced Process Control, Digital Transformation, Owens Corning Advanced Manufacturing
  • Ivan Solis Martinez, Engineering Project Manager, Vitro Architectural Technology
  • Glenn Neff, Vice President, Glass Service USA
  • Udaya K. Vempati, Analytics and Automation Discipline Leader, O-I
  • Oscar Verheijen, Senior Consultant, CelSian [Representing GlassTrend]

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:

8:00 – 8:15       WELCOME – Bob Lipetz, Executive Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and Oscar Verheijen, Senior Consultant, CelSian, GlassTrend Chairman

8:15 – 9:45      SESSION I – SENSORS – Chairman – Oscar Verheijen, Senior Consultant, CelSian

8:15 – 8:40       NIR Camera and Inspection ResultsErik Muijsenberg, Vice President, Glass Service  

8:40 – 8:45       Q&A

8:45 – 9:10       State-of-the-art of Advanced Sensors for Process Automation Oscar Verheijen, Senior Consultant, CelSian

9:10 – 9:15       Q&A

9:15 – 9:40       Digitalization Robotization as a Mean to Further Strengthen and Automate the Forming Process XPAR Vision, Paul Schreuders

9:40 – 9:45       Q&A

9:45 – 10:15     BREAK

10:15 – 11:30   SESSION II – INDUSTRIAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DATA ANALYTICS Chairman – Udaya K. Vempati, Analytics and Automation Discipline Leader, O-I

10:15 – 10:55    Big Data, Machine Learning, and Artificial IntelligenceBryan DeBois, Director, Industrial AI, RoviSys

10:55 – 11:00    Q&A

11:00 – 11:25    20% Reduction of Down Time with Al-Powered PdMShannon Friedman, Sales Engineer, Senseye, Inc. 

11:25 – 11:30    Q&A

11:30 – 12:30   LUNCH

12:30 – 1:30     SESSION III – CONTROLS

Chairman – Sanjay Mansukhani, Principal Engineer, Advanced Process Control, Digital Transformation, Owens Corning Advanced Manufacturing

12:30 – 12:55    Digital Twins – Simulation Models to Streamline Design, Analysis, and Operations Michael Sarvo, Support Manager, Rockwell Automation and Sameer Kher, Senior Director, Product Development ANSYS

12:55 – 1:00     Q&A

1:00 – 1:25       Digitalization Brings Plant Wide Automation to the Next Level – John Ryan, Glass Industry Manager, Siemens and Heinz-Josef Lennartz, Glass Industry Manager, Siemens AG

1:25 – 1:30       Q&A

1:30 – 2:00       BREAK

2:00 – 3:30       SESSION IV – REMOTE MANAGEMENT

Chairman – Paul Castañuela, Global Leader – Automation & Controls, Engineered Products, Johns Manville

2:00 – 2:25       Security Scott Reynolds, PE, Manager, Industrial Security, ITD – Johns Manville

2:25 – 2:30       Q&A

2:30 – 2:55       How Mixed Reality, 3D Visualizations and Laser Scanning Allow Onsite and Offsite (remote) Experts to Work TogetherSteven Ostrowski, 3D Laser Scanning and Mixed Reality – Trimble, Inc

2:55 – 3:00       Q&A

3:00 – 3:25         Accelerate Innovation from Edge to Cloud to Improver OperationsTimothy McCain, Digital Partner Program Manager – Rockwell and Mark Beckmann, Director Industry Solutions – Microsoft  

3:25 – 3:30       Q&A

3:30 – 3:45      Concluding Remarks – Keith Bagarus, Director Global Automation, RoviSys

3:45                  SYMPOSIUM ENDS