Material-feeding solution is crystal clear
A luxury lead crystal manufacturer installs several vibratory loss-in-weight mass flow hoppers in a new automated production line to help maintain the quality of its crystal products.
Steuben, a division of Corning, both of Corning, N.Y., manufactures fine lead crystal products. For the past 15 years, the various dry ingredients used to make the lead crystal were weighed, mixed, and batched offsite at a nearby Corning facility and then shipped to the Steuben facility for processing. However, because the production line's equipment was starting to age and the facility's space was needed for other projects, Corning decided to remove the production line from its facility and build a new automated production line in the Steuben facility. To ensure that the lead crystal production's high quality standards were maintained, Corning placed Steuben in charge of designing and building the new production line.