Osprey® 10 Advance Inspection Systems - Glassquality

Osprey® 10 Advance Inspection Systems

LiteSentry’s revolutionary Osprey® 10 advance inspection systems include the only high-performing systems that meet and exceed the growing requirements of leading architects and glass suppliers, including mandated distortion and anisotropy measurements.

Innovative optical technology delivers real-time, on-line, complete, precise, and accurate inspections guaranteeing superior quality while saving time and costs. Secure customer commitments and advance your opportunities with Osprey®.

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OSPREY® 10 COMPLETE

» Key Application: Tempering Furnaces

» Measures Anisotropy, skunk stripe, belly banding

» Measures All types of Distortion, Flatness, Size, Thickness, Coating

» Recognizes bowed or bi-stable pieces of glass in real-time 

» 100% of each glass sheet (lite) is measured; data is collected and stored.

» Meets or exceeds Vitro CF, Guardian SF, U.S. government, and leading architectural fabrication specifications

» Built-in barcode scanner to track each part in the quality database

» Certified to ASTM, ISO, EN requirements for optics

» Compatible with any brand of Tempering Furnace

OSPREY® 10 DISTORTION

» Key Application: Tempering Furnaces

» Measures All types of Distortion, Flatness, Size, Thickness, Coating

» 100% of each glass sheet (lite) is measured; data is collected and stored.

» Meets or exceeds Vitro CF, Guardian SF, U.S. government, and leading architectural fabrication specifications

» Built-in barcode scanner to track each part in the quality database

» Certified to ASTM, ISO, EN requirements for optics

» Compatible with any brand of Tempering Furnace


OSPREY® 10 ANISOTROPY

» Key Application: Tempering Furnaces

» Measures Anisotropy, skunk stripe, belly banding

» Recognizes bowed or bi-stable pieces of glass in real-time 

» Each glass sheet (lite) is measured; data is collected and stored.

» 100% of each glass sheet (lite) is measured; data is collected and stored.

» Meets or exceeds Vitro CF, Guardian SF, U.S. government, and leading architectural fabrication specifications

» Built-in barcode scanner to track each part in the quality database

» Certified to ASTM, ISO, EN requirements for optics

» Compatible with any brand of Tempering Furnace

OSPREY® 10 TRANSMISSIVE DISTORTION

» Key Application: Laminating Lines,
Extruded Sheet Plastic

» Measures transmitted distortion (refractive power) of flat glass and plastic sheets

» Transmitted distortion is measured over 100% of the product in diopters.

» Direct measurement of Refractive Power and Angular Deviation as defined in DIN 52305 §9.2 and §9.1

» Real-time data on distortion and flatness immediately after extrusion, autoclave, or on a continuous web application

» Built-in barcode scanner to track each part in the quality database

» Certified to ASTM, ISO, EN requirements for optics

Setting the standard in quality control.

The Osprey® 10 Complete is the only system on the market that measures both optical distortion and anisotropy while meeting and exceeding the requirements of leading architects and glass suppliers. Developed in partnership with Stress Photonics, the global supplier of optical stress analysis, our revolutionary detection measures anisotropy, flatness, and over 15 types of optical distortion.

Optical distortion in glass is caused by a lack of flatness

Using patented optics, high-speed cameras, and powerful algorithms, the Osprey 10 Distortion and Osprey 10 Complete measures all types of optical distortion NOT just roller wave or edge kink distortion.

Roll waveBird’s eye*Saddle bow*
Edge kinkPicture framing*Oil-canning or bi-stability*
Local Bow*Belly banding* Soft-center*
Pocket or hammer distortion*Edge lift*Center kink*
Side kink*Corner lift*Vertical kink*
*ONLY available on the Osprey 10 Distortion and Osprey 10 Complete

Anisotropy causes iridescence. This occurs when unbalanced residual temper stress selectively reflects naturally polarized light such as blue sky or water reflections.

The Osprey 10 measures the rotation of polarized light in nanometers along with all types of distortion.

The Osprey10 Transmissive Distortion provides real time, on-line inspection of transmitted distortion (refractive power) of flat glass and plastic sheets.

Transmitted distortion is measured over 100% of the product in diopters. The results are displayed in real time via refractive power map (left).

OBR is a LiteSentry proprietary quality test coupled with a cutting-edge neural network design that recognizes bowed or bi-stable pieces of glass in real-time and displays results alongside other Osprey data before pieces are removed from the furnace unload table.

Anisotropy and distortion are NOT the same

Some inspection systems that measure anisotropy claim to be able to predict and measure distortion, however anisotropy and distortion are two very different properties that require different measurements to catch defective parts.

BenefitImprovementValueAnnual Cost Savings
Quality ImprovementReduce product returnsAvoid expense of $1,000-$20,000 per incident for repair or replacementTypical $20,000
Improved YieldReduce losses in downstream fabrication (IG and lamination)Avoid losses of $50 per IG, $150 per laminate, 10 each per month$24,000
Improved ThroughputBetter process control increases furnace efficiencyUp to 5% production gain of 630 sq meters (6,775 sf) = $4,750/month$57,000
Decreased Quench BreakBetter process control decreases loss due to quench break1% production gain of 125 sq meters (1,355 sf) = $950/month$11,400
Reduced Labor100% machine inspection replaces off-line human inspectionSave up to 25% FTE (2 shift production)Up to $25,000
Greater Customer SatisfactionHigher quality product; more positive market perception of companyMore competitive bids; opportunities in new, high-margin markets$$$$$
Total ANNUAL Cost Savings, not including new business opportunities: $137,400+

Assumptions based on data from current Osprey users:

Typical replacement costs reflect a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial products
12,500 square meters (134,000 sf) per month typical production through tempering plant
Average total value of tempered product (including glass and tempering cost) = $10/square meter ($.95/sf)
Labor cost including salary and benefits = $50,000/year

On the left, 3D image of nearly flat glass sheet. On the right the same glass sheet with HIGH anisotropy

On the left, 3D image of glass sheet with pocket distortion. On the right the same glass sheet with LOW anisotropy

Osprey 10 Inspections systems – Featuring the only optical technology that measures all forms of distortion.

Osprey® is designed to improve your bottom line and advance your opportunities with its complete, precise, and accurate inspections.

“After installing our Osprey systems, quench breakage dropped from 4% to 1%! The Osprey gives us the process control we lacked before installing the systems.”

T. Moore, General Manager, Glass u0026 Mirror Craft

“The Osprey is an absolutely critical tool for managing the furnace recipes and operation.”

K. Petersen, Cardinal LG

“After moving to our new plant (and prior to reinstalling the Osprey) we had to run without the Osprey, and we were running blind. We didn’t know what we were making!”

T. Kelley, Owner, Tristar Glass, Tulsa, Oklahoma

“The Osprey helps us after furnace maintenance. Recently during maintenance a ceramic roller was mispositioned on a saddle bearing. Immediately upon startup we saw the problem on the Osprey and corrected the problem before making lots of bad glass.”

C. Wencl, Tempering Process Engineer, Viracon, Minnesota

“The Osprey brings out the most minute change in recipes. The operator can see the change, learn from it and react.”

J. Wrenn, Plant Manager, Trulite Glass u0026 Aluminum Solutions

Learn how the new Osprey® 10 can increase
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