The team at Guardian Industries UK have excelled themselves by completing the installation of their new off line Magnetron Glass Coater ahead of schedule; all elements of their Coater installation have now been signed off and the Coater has been handed over to Guardian’s Process Group and Production Team.
The new Guardian Coater is one of the most technically advanced of it’s kind in the world, David Younker – Guardian Vice President of Engineering, visited their plant at Goole to see the Coater first hand as it neared completion; David commented “The Guardian team have done an amazing job with the new Coater installation, it’s incredible that they have managed to fit such technically advanced equipment into such a restricted area, it’s literally like fitting a 12oz egg into a 6oz shell”.
Technical advancements in Magnetron Glass Coater technology have broadened the scope for coated glass products, enabling Guardian to produce products like their popular SunGuard High Selective SN Series. These types of glass coating require more chambers and equipment; and therefore a bigger Coater. This created a unique design challenge, which was fulfilled using an ingenious method of working levels, unique to the Guardian Coater at their plant in Goole. Now that Coater has been handed over to their Process Group and Production Team, characterisation and calibration of all the cathodes has been completed and Guardian are now manufacturing Climagurd A+; Guardian’s Regional Manager for the UK and Ireland commented, “this is a momentous occasion and a distinct milestone for the UK market, now that Guardian has such a technically advanced Coater in the UK the potential for future product development is staggering, we look forward to being able to support all of our independent customers with the right products now and in the future”.
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