HORN Tin bath technology and Tin bath equipment for production of Float glass
The HORN float bath is a specially designed tin bath for float glass applications, e.g. construction or automotive glass.
Pushers are water-cooled pipes with a carbon block at the end. The water cooled pipes will be installed to a motorized positioner unit which leads through a side sealing into the tin bath.
The drossbox is an intermediate (transition) area between the tin bath and the annealing lehr.
The entrance coolers are used to extract heat from the glass ribbon at the front of the bath.
The cooling of the narrow section can be done in two ways. One of them is the radiative cooling.
Flags are used to control tin flows at the sides of the bath, which maybe producing ribbon instability and/or distortion.
The cooling of the narrow section can be done in two ways. One of them is called conductive cooling.
The purpose of the tweel is to regulate the glass flow from the melting tank into the tin bath.
The tin bath bottom casing is used as a support tank for the bottom refractories.
Between the melting and working end is a special area which is called Neck.