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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Gillinder Glass prides itself in Engineering for Tomorrow’s Technology. Our history of custom glass making and state-of-the art technical knowledge makes Gillinder Glass uniquely qualified to help you design your products for tomorrow’s technology.

You can expect our experienced team of engineers and craftsmen to provide you with technical design support for prototype development, short runs or full scale production of specialty glass types. Business Development Engineers and Customer Service personnel will guide you and keep you informed through each step in the process.

The multiple-furnace business model allows rapid changeovers to different types of glass, different colors, and different products. The in-house mold shop, finishing department and tempering department permit us to control all aspects of production with no transportation or out-source delays. This combination of services under one roof provides our customers with the rapid and reliable response to orders necessary to successfully meet the demands of the world's markets.

It is our desire to act as part of your engineering team; to utilize our experienced engineers, in–house mold shop, and in-house finishing department capabilities to help you design superior quality parts that can be produced in the most economical fashion to produce value and competitive advantage.

To start, we gather exact information from you on all aspects of the desired product including intended use. Then we provide a quote, which factors in tooling costs, the price of the raw materials, finishing, packaging requirements and in-house mold making.

We work closely with your team to make tooling and glassware to your specifications in the most cost-effective manner possible, providing suggestions based on our years of experience forming both basic and intricate parts across a broad array of glass products. Pre-production samples are provided for approval before final production begins. Such methodology leads to a very high success rate on new designs unmatched in the glass industry.

 



















Charlie Gillinder,
President











Dave Fox
Business Development & Engineering






















Roberta Gervasi, Gillinder customer service manager
Roberta Gervasi
Customer Service Manager


We are successfully working with customers to engineer custom glass to meet specific color, light transmission, thermal and physical shock resistance, and/or other requirements. We are currently working with glass covers and lenses for multiple LED application (including Airfield Lighting) and glass colors with distinguishable Infrared (IR) signatures for future Enhanced Vision System (EVS) uses.



GLASS TYPES

Gillinder Glass regularly manufactures the compositions referenced below to industry and regulatory standards including but not limited to FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), MIL (Military), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), IMCO (Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization), AAR (American Association of Railroads) and ITE (Institute of Traffic Engineers) standards or to particular customer directives.

Compositions include:

  • Clear Soda Lime
  • UV Absorbing, Visible Transmitting
  • Clear Borosilicate
  • UV Transmitting, Visible Absorbing
  • Clear UV
  • Custom Colors and Compositions
  • FAA and ICAO Colors
  • Band Pass
  • Long Pass


  • Contact us today at (845) 856-5375 about receiving transmission profiles of any of these glass compositions or to request assistance with your next project.


    R & D, TECHNOLOGY, AND QC

    Gillinder Glass maintains a fully equipped R&D, Technology and Quality Control Lab to evaluate our customers’ product light transmission, light dispersion characteristics, and chromaticity. This is yet another value Gillinder Glass customers receive in the designing new products, evaluating their current fixtures with different types of lamps, and an assurance that they will always receive the consistently high quality products they deserve and expect. In addition to custom designed gauges to ensure adherence to all critical tolerances, the lab equipment includes:


















    Gillinder offers vertical glass manufacturing capability, full glass testing lab, mold shop, tempering lehrs, borosilicate glass and glass decorating.
    Dilatometer to determine the physical properties of glass

  • Multiple Polariscopes to examine strain in glass and correspondingly strength after anneal or tempering operations
  • Refractometer to measure and identify the refraction index
  • Focalmeter to identify focal point of a lens Spectrophotometer to measure chromaticity (color) in flat glass
  • Spectroradiometer to measure chromaticity (color) and intensity in shaped glass










  • Gillinder offers color and light intensity glass globe testing.
    Goniometer to position and measure intensity and color at any position around the product


    IN HOUSE MOLD AND DESIGN SHOP

    Gillinder Glass maintains a fully equipped in-house mold and design shop. From start to end of life, our customers' molds are made in house (not outsourced), housed in a special atmospherically controlled storage area, and maintained in pristine condition after each use to ensure consistent production of the highest quality glass. Not only do our customers benefit from the quality resulting from the creation and ongoing care of their molds, they also benefit from the in-house expertise available to assist their R & D and Product Development staff in designing superior quality parts that can be produced in the most economical fashion which produces value and competitive advantage.

    In addition to being prepared to work in almost all current software systems for our customers benefit, the mold shop is equipped with:

  • Fadal Computer Controlled Vertical Milling Center 3016L
  • Computer Controlled Bridgeport Horizontal Lathe
  • Bridgeport Series 2 Vertical Milling Machine
  • LeBlond Horizontal Lathe
  • TUR 63 Lathe
  • Welding and Braising Shop (including gas spray welding)


  • MELTING AND ANNEALING CAPABILITIES

    Gillinder Glass uses modern mixing equipment and techniques to create each batch of glass. Batches are created from proprietary formulas designed to create the glass components necessary to fulfill the customers’ needs. The mixer is the same as those used in the pharmaceutical industry and is designed to ensure homogeneity and consistency of composition, quality, strength, color, and resistance to heat or impact.

    All of our furnaces (day tanks and closed pots) are computer controlled and monitored to maintain precise temperatures, repeatability, and the highest quality level. Presses also employ computer technology to ensure consistent control of pressure and time of the press.

    After forming, each piece of glass is placed in a 10 foot wide annealing Lehr and over the next 2+/- hours it travels over 75 feet through seven computer controlled convection heated zones. By using convection heat (as opposed to radiant), controlling belt speed, and employing our proprietary combination of settings for the multiple zones far more internal stress is relieved than by using other methods. This results in a stronger, more impact resistant product for our customers.

    FINISHING CAPABILITIES

    Gillinder Glass recognizes that after glass is molded and annealed, there is often a requirement for additional operations to perfect the customers’ products. Some glass manufacturers outsource these functions. However, Gillinder Glass has chosen to create its own, fully equipped, in-house, Finishing Department which allows us to carefully control quality at all stages of production and reduces transportation costs. Simply said, our customers benefit from better quality and lower prices. Some of the feature equipment and functions of the department include:

    Equipment

  • DCM Rotary Table and Lapmaster Grinders to smooth and flatten
  • Sand Blasters to create diffusion, masking or slip resistance
  • Horizontal, Circular, and Robotic Cutting Saws to create halves and other unique products
  • Up Shock and Down Shock Equipment to test resistance to thermal shock
  • Finishing Ovens to fine tune color, harden coatings, remove temper or re-anneal products
  • Glass Painting Booth to mask areas, soften light hotpots (particularly from LEDs), or mask areas


  • HEAT TREATING (TEMPERING) CAPABILITIES

    The tempering of symmetric or complex shapes requires extensive glass knowledge, the proper equipment, and process conducive to repeatability. Gillinder Glass employs all three with its well-seasoned team of engineers, traceable process control, and its two efficient and computer controlled tempering lehrs. The balance of the process is proprietary, however once the heat strengthened piece of glass completes the strengthening tempering process, samples are examined using a polariscope and depending on application may undergo thermal shock or impact shock testing as well.

    Contact us today at (845) 856-5375 to get started.
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    51 Erie Street
    PO Box 1007
    Port Jervis, NY 12771
    (845) 856-5375
    info@gillinderglass.com