Glossary


Takeout Area

Takeout Tongs – used to remove ware from the mold and transfer it onto the deadplate.

Takeout Inserts – placed in the takeout tongs to hold the bottles in place as they move from the mold to the deadplate. The inserts can be made from graphite, carbon/carbon or high temperature polyimides.


 

Sweepout Area

Deadplate – plate made of metal or carbon/carbon onto which the ware is placed to cool.

Sweepout Assemblies – attached to the sweepout head to transfer ware from the deadplate onto the conveyor. The assemblies include pockets with contact material. Sweepout assemblies are also known as pushouts, baskets, or wipers.

Sweepout Pockets – made of contact material (silicone plastics, carbon/carbon, graphite or calcium silicate) and placed on the assemblies to control the ware.

Fingers – part of the pocket that extends perpendicular from the assembly and comes in contact with the ware.

Backpads – part of the pocket that lays parallel to the assembly and comes in contact with the ware.

Machine (Main) Conveyor – conveyor belt that runs from the sweepout area to the transfer area.


 

Bottle Guides

Straight-Lining Guide – placed before the tin hood to line up the ware in order to eliminate jam-ups.

Roller Bottle Guide – a straight guide that utilizes rollers instead of strips to contact the ware. This type of guide reduces drag and provides 360° of contact surface.

Curved Bottle Guide – placed on the top of the transfer or under the transfer to aid in moving the ware from the main conveyor to the cross conveyor.

Material used for ware transfer guide strips and rollers include: silicone plastics, carbon/carbon, or graphite.


 

Ware Transfer

Transfer Pockets – used to transfer ware from the main conveyor to the cross conveyor. These pockets are also referred to as ditch-diggers and paddles.

Cross Conveyor – conveyor belt that runs from the transfer area to the lehr bar area.


 

Lehr Area

Lehr Bar – places the ware into the lehr furnace by pushing it from the cross conveyor onto the lehr conveyor. The lehr bar is also known as the stacker bar or the lehr loader.

Lehr Pockets – placed on the lehr bar to aid in moving the ware into the lehr furnace, depending on the shape of the ware.

Lehr Bar Inserts – made of contact materials including: silicone plastic, carbon/carbon, graphite or calcium silicate. These are inserted into the lehr pockets to contact the ware as it moves from the cross conveyor to the lehr conveyor. The inserts come in a variety of shapes depending on the type of ware.