Chapter 22. From Brawn to Brains

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Bruce D. Bowen

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314098.ch22

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 53nd Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 3/4

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 53nd Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 3/4

How to Cite

Bowen, B. D. (1993) From Brawn to Brains, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 53nd Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 3/4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314098.ch22

Author Information

  1. Klug Systems Company Rochester, NY 14619

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375242

Online ISBN: 9780470314098

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Keywords:

  • atmosphere;
  • manufacturing;
  • experimenting;
  • accomplished;
  • intervention

Summary

Focusing on the glass and fiberglass industries, this paper looks back over 30 years to the days of the wheelbarrow and shovel, manual operation of batching systems, beam balance scales, skip hoist and monorails, motor starters and relays, dust emissions to the atmosphere, and the presence of cullet as an undesirable waste product. Techniques of that era are contrasted with the state-of-the-art features that have become a part of the move toward total quality batching through a more scientific approach with current technology and the need to conform to ever-changing governmental controls.