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APEGG Glass Container - Forming Defects App (GCFDA system)

GCFDA is a system created for professional education and production assistance for the
glass container manufacturer and brand owner to prevent all possible glass container (bottles, jars) forming defects.

Desktop application (PC)

  • Classroom education tool
  • Production floor asistance
  • Portal to global glass defect data
  • Instructions for glass defect elimination

Online version (Web)

  • Mobile access to the App
  • Company glass plant settings
  • Own defect list based on the industry standard
  • Company group access to change plant data
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Desktop application (PC version)

On the beginning stage the App has been created as a modern tool to help demonstrate different types of defects in glass bottles and jars.
Forming defects in glass manufacturing have been explained in manuals and old books, however, no usefull glass defect standards were ever created.

To explain common and especially critical glass defects - the global available information from the middle of the 20th century has been structured by APEGG - Glass Experts

The structured information of all possible glass bottle and jar defects has been converted into a digital database. During this process the biggest collection of defect images was created by using 3D rendering technologies.

For the last years 1500 images have been added and more than 150 different glass container forming defects are explained with clear descriptions.

The desktop version is still the best solution to teach people about defects in education centers. The App include a special KNOWLEDGE module with interactive 3D animations to easy show the glass forming processes, explain defect categories, classifications, container parts and glass terminologies.

Invest in knowledge - it is the fastest way to achieve profit and stay on the top without recalls and negative press...

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Online version (Web)

After the desktop version was launched a lot of people found the App very helpful in their job, but they wanted more:

  • On the production floor people need to have quick instructions for how to detect and fix forming defects using the App,
  • Operators must have a personal access to the App to send information about defects and give a feedback,
  • The practical experience must be collected and transformed into step by step intructions for future generations,
  • Each glass plant has it’s own vision of how to deal with forming defects and people who have the ‘know how’ and experience leave the industry and naturaly their knowledge goes with them.

To satisfy these requirements in our digital era - a revolutionary approach was required. The solution - an online version of the App linked with the desktop application to give to the world the #GCFDA system.

Today the online version of the App contains all the standard data collected by APEGG - Glass Experts explaining how to identify, prevent and fix forming defects in glass bottles and jars. And serves as online access for glass plant experts to modify standards into their own instructions and to send this information to the desktop application.

#GCFDA is a modern 21st century system to collect knowledge around the globe to improve quality by intendifying, preventing and fixing defects in glass bottles and jars.

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Desktop application (PC)

The application software installed on a computer in the class room becomes an
education tool, installed on the job floor it becomes a production assistance system.

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Main Menu

  • Find a defect via the search engine
  • Select a defect by process and container parts
  • Access glass container forming defect knowledge
  • Use tools to help calculate quality numbers (AQL)

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Desktop application (PC)

The application software installed on a computer in the class room becomes an
education tool, installed on the job floor it becomes a production assistance system.

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Search by Part

  • Select the right forming process (BB, NNPB or PB)
  • Access forming defects by container part
  • Quick access to the interactive process animation
  • Quick access to the multi-language search engine

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Desktop application (PC)

The application software installed on a computer in the class room becomes an
education tool, installed on the job floor it becomes a production assistance system.

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Defects

  • See all the defects from a container part
  • Switch between different container parts
  • Click on a defect image to go to the defect main page
  • Go back to select another process

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Desktop application (PC)

The application software installed on a computer in the class room becomes an
education tool, installed on the job floor it becomes a production assistance system.

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Defect Main Page

  • Defect description, detection, effect, cause & prevention
  • Open the image slider by clicking on the defect image
  • Use the ‘Fix it’ steps to quickly fix a defect
  • Access 3D interactive animation to see the defect cause

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Desktop application (PC)

The application software installed on a computer in the class room becomes an
education tool, installed on the job floor it becomes a production assistance system.

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Image Slider

  • More than 1500 defect images
  • Images are sorted by container part and process
  • Control image container parts online
  • A main image can be assign for each defect

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Desktop application (PC)

The application software installed on a computer in the class room becomes an
education tool, installed on the job floor it becomes a production assistance system.

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Search Engine

  • Multi-language search engine
  • More than 150 defects in collection
  • Select the desired forming process
  • Filter by process, category or classification

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Desktop application (PC)

The application software installed on a computer in the class room becomes an
education tool, installed on the job floor it becomes a production assistance system.

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Animation Player

  • Different defect cause animations available upon request
  • Forming process (BB, NNPB & PB) animations are included
  • Interactive controllable animation (360 degree)
  • Change the camera angle to see from any side

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Desktop application (PC)

The application software installed on a computer in the class room becomes an
education tool, installed on the job floor it becomes a production assistance system.

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Knowledge Module

  • Glass container forming process
  • Container terminology with pictures
  • Defect classifications with AQL calculator
  • Defect categories for easy container inspection

#GCFDA

Desktop application (PC)

The application software installed on a computer in the class room becomes an
education tool, installed on the job floor it becomes a production assistance system.

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Forming Process

  • Learn about the forming process steps
  • Study each forming step by pictures
  • Access the 3D interactive process animation
  • Quick switch between BB, NNPB and PB

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Desktop application (PC)

The application software installed on a computer in the class room becomes an
education tool, installed on the job floor it becomes a production assistance system.

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Interactive Animation

  • Study the forming process in detail
  • Rotate the camera angle to change the view
  • Look inside the mould and glass during forming
  • Auto play or active control the animation

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Desktop application (PC)

The application software installed on a computer in the class room becomes an
education tool, installed on the job floor it becomes a production assistance system.

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Container Terminology

  • Learn about all seams and matches
  • Study all different container terminologies

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Desktop application (PC)

The application software installed on a computer in the class room becomes an
education tool, installed on the job floor it becomes a production assistance system.

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Container Terminology

  • Learn about all markings on the container
  • Understand the different features

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Desktop application (PC)

The application software installed on a computer in the class room becomes an
education tool, installed on the job floor it becomes a production assistance system.

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Defect Classification

  • Know what is a critical, major and minor defect
  • Understand the AQL per defect
  • Change the list of defects via the online version
  • Modify the AQL numbers via the online version

#GCFDA

Desktop application (PC)

The application software installed on a computer in the class room becomes an
education tool, installed on the job floor it becomes a production assistance system.

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Defect Categories

  • See all the six different categories
  • Study the different categories for easy inspection
  • Change the text via the online version

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Desktop application (PC)

The application software installed on a computer in the class room becomes an
education tool, installed on the job floor it becomes a production assistance system.

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Tools

  • Collect different quality tools
  • Use the AQL calculator to define the sample size

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Online version (Web)

The online version is web-application integrated in Glass Open Book platform
to get a mobile access for the glass container forming defects and manage the desktop version

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Image Gallery

  • Find a defect by image
  • Sort defect images by process and container part
  • Select a specific defect classification

#GCFDA

Online version (Web)

The online version is web-application integrated in Glass Open Book platform
to get a mobile access for the glass container forming defects and manage the desktop version

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Defect List

  • Find a defect by name
  • Select a container part
  • Search in a specific process

#GCFDA

Online version (Web)

The online version is web-application integrated in Glass Open Book platform
to get a mobile access for the glass container forming defects and manage the desktop version

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Defect Data

  • Access all relevant defect data
  • Edit the desktop version defect content
  • Assign different defect classification and category

#GCFDA

Online version (Web)

The online version is web-application integrated in Glass Open Book platform
to get a mobile access for the glass container forming defects and manage the desktop version

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Image Slider

  • See the defect on different container parts
  • Look at the defect from different angles
  • Quick access to description

#GCFDA

Online version (Web)

The online version is web-application integrated in Glass Open Book platform
to get a mobile access for the glass container forming defects and manage the desktop version

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Fix it

  • Manage the ‘Fix it’ steps
  • Access the defect ‘Fix it’ steps for each process

#GCFDA

Online version (Web)

The online version is web-application integrated in Glass Open Book platform
to get a mobile access for the glass container forming defects and manage the desktop version

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Production Settings

  • Manage the container list
  • Update production line details

#GCFDA

Online version (Web)

The online version is web-application integrated in Glass Open Book platform
to get a mobile access for the glass container forming defects and manage the desktop version

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Plant Card

  • Set-up a new glass plant in the system
  • Manage the plant information

#GCFDA

Online version (Web)

The online version is web-application integrated in Glass Open Book platform
to get a mobile access for the glass container forming defects and manage the desktop version

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Production Line Card

  • Add a new production line in the system
  • Manage the production line information

#GCFDA

Online version (Web)

The online version is web-application integrated in Glass Open Book platform
to get a mobile access for the glass container forming defects and manage the desktop version

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Container Card

  • Add a new bottle or jar to the product list
  • Manage the container data

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Online version (Web)

The online version is web-application integrated in Glass Open Book platform
to get a mobile access for the glass container forming defects and manage the desktop version

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Staff Setting

  • Assign different access levels
  • Edit the shift times

#GCFDA

Online version (Web)

The online version is web-application integrated in Glass Open Book platform
to get a mobile access for the glass container forming defects and manage the desktop version

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Employee Card

  • Add a new employee
  • Manage the employee access

#GCFDA

Online version (Web)

The online version is web-application integrated in Glass Open Book platform
to get a mobile access for the glass container forming defects and manage the desktop version

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Shift Card

  • Edit the shift hours
  • Change the shift pattern

#GCFDA

Online version (Web)

The online version is web-application integrated in Glass Open Book platform
to get a mobile access for the glass container forming defects and manage the desktop version

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Statistic Tool

  • Analyse defects data
  • Track defect detection