Within the various application of coatings for architectural glass and large area coatings as such, the demand for high-quality functional glass is soaring, especially for Low-E glass in functional combinations with other glass types. The requirements for the manufacturing of such quality glasses are high and heavily dependent on the quality of the vacuum processes involved. Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has been partnering customers in large area and architectural glass coating with an immense know-how in thin film deposition. At the Glasstec Exhibition in Duesseldorf, Germany, Hall 12, Booth F37, customers are invited to update their knowledge on optimized vacuum systems.
The glass industry at home and abroad is faced with ever growing challenges with regard to production technology, production control, quality assurance, logistics, and service. Production of these modern products which the market now demands, must be energy saving and efficient, in line with the growing demands for green production. The architectural glass industry can only meet these challenges through a high degree of cost effective manufacturing processes supported by intelligent software solutions.
Consistently top performer
“For decades, we have been supplying the industry with vacuum systems for these special applications.As pioneers in vacuum technology, we set standards. The performance of our vacuum pumps isconstantly growing in accordance with the requirements, modern technology is placing on the glassindustry. Solar thermy, electro chromic glass, LED Systems, anti-reflective coatings, integrated PV – we are a reliable business partner worldwide and offer increasing value with innovative industrial solutions,” states Dr. Martin Fuellenbach, CEO of Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum. “Our focus is to contribute to an energy efficient future.”
Improving System Output
Specialized products of Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum cover the fore vacuum and the high vacuum range of the production chain. Within the fore vacuum components, SOGEVAC oil sealed rotary vane pumps offer improved production output. For covering the fore vacuum field with dry technology, RUVAC WH roots blowers and DRYVAC screw type vacuum pumps optimize cost of ownership and show an excellent performance on short cycle load lock processes and at process chambers, as fore vacuum systems for magnetically levitated turbo molecular pumps. Minimizing maintenance, servicing efforts and with a small footprint, these pumps form the basis for vacuum solutions encompassing also high vacuum pumps such as the proven MAGiNTEGRA range of magnetically levitated turbo molecular pumps. Their established, field proven reliability at low operation are a clear incentive to upgrade coaters with modern, energy efficient vacuum solutions. These dry technology pump series also offer variants with modern communication options. “The future lies in the intelligence of the components used to build up systems,” explains Michael Steininger, Head of Global Accounts, “the chance to control and monitor the pumps makes plug & play possible and facilitates optimization of the production process. This is really a cost advantage.”
Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a leading high-tech industrial group specializing in machine and plant engineering. The Company is a provider of innovative industrial solutions and cutting-edge technologies for manmade fibers manufacturing, drive systems, vacuum, surface solutions and advanced nanotechnology. A Swiss company with a tradition going back over 100 years, Oerlikon is a global player with around 15 500 employees at over 170 locations in 35 countries and pro-forma sales of CHF 3.6 billion in 2013. The Company invested in 2013 CHF 146 million in R&D (pro-forma 2013), with over 1 200 specialists working on future products and services. In most areas, the operative businesses rank either first or second in their respective global markets.
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum offers a broad range of advanced vacuum solutions for use in manufacturing and analytical processes, as well as for research purposes. The Segment’s core capabilities centre on the development of application- and customer-specific systems for the creation of vacuums and extraction of processing gases. Fields of application are coating technologies, thin films and data storage, analytical instruments and classic industrial processes.