Glass and Ceramics Industry

When you work with Optimation to meet your production and quality goals, you’re working with a team renowned in the glass industry for reliable designs with results that are built to last. During the feasibility phases of your projects, Optimation provides services for cost assessment, risk assessment and high-level design. Once capital approval is secured, the design team provides you with engineering drawing packages, equipment schedules, site plans and test plans. The team offers continuity throughout specification, design, integration, development, implementation, calibration, troubleshooting, startup, debug and production.

As a preferred supplier to Fortune 100 companies, Optimation recognizes the need to meet the requirements of your overall organization and achieve solutions that provide results for your management, engineering, quality, maintenance, safety and production staff.

With glass industry challenges and trends such as energy efficiency, “green” design, dust containment, quality, and accurate raw material weighing/handling, you need a company that you can count on to deliver modern, effective solutions. Optimation is that company.

Optimation’s brand, Klug Systems, has been steeped in the glass industry for over half a century. With international experience, and as a preferred supplier to Fortune 100 companies, Optimation recognizes the need to meet the requirements of your overall organization and achieve solutions that provide results for your management, engineering, quality, maintenance, safety and production staff.

Meeting Industry Requirements

Optimation serves all aspects of the glass manufacturing process, including: 

  • Material Handling
  • Furnace Control
  • Packaging
  • Energy Monitoring
  • Mechanical & Machine Services
  • Automation & Instrumentation
  • Feasibility Studies (Cost and Risk Assessment, high-level design)
  • Forming
  • Gauging
  • Batch House Audits
  • Vibration Controls & Analysis
  • Layer & Thickness Measurements
  • Turnkey Projects
  • Replacement Parts

​Batch House Audits

Use Optimation’s services for utilization studies to benchmark  capabilities, review changes for new production requirements, and plan multi-phased capital budgets. This analysis can be invaluable for your future capability and production planning.

Turnkey Glass Batch Plant Supplier

Klug Systems by Optimation carries on its long-standing tradition of supplying core services to glass manufacturers for batch and material handling. With a base of over half a century of experience, the team delivers superior structural, mechanical, electrical, and controls solutions, offering turnkey projects for your batch plant. Our turnkey batch experience spans the United States and the world; we team with local service suppliers to most efficiently meet your region’s code and standards.

Batch House Design Specialists

We offer a multi-disciplined design team for your batch processing needs, with best practices for equipment arrangements, dust collection, storage, weighing, mixing and transport of batch. With years of experience, the team has tackled a full-range of batch problems, providing leading-edge solutions for end clients in a variety of glass industries.

Concept to Completion Services

Our in-house disciplines include:

  • Structural
  • Mechanical
  • Machine Design
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical
  • Process
  • Skilled Trades
  • R&D

Mechanical and Machine Services

Our applied experience in machine design and build ranges from providing single machine design discipline expertise to full turnkey solutions, from conceptual design to fabrication, assembly, testing, installation and maintenance. Optimation uses Autocad 2D and Autocad 3D, Intergraph, Inventor, Solidworks and Unigraphics.

  • Conveying, Sorting, Traying
  • Robots, Product Handling, Positioning
  • Vision Inspection and Scanners
  • Case Packing, Palletizing, Wrapping
  • Safety PLCs, Safety Interlocks, Guarding
  • Design of Product

3D Modeling

Our team utilizes 3D modeling techniques to support a more accurate representation, interference detection, conceptual design visualization, and faster design reviews. Tools used include AutoCAD and SolidWorks. The 3D model is then available in support of additional engineering analysis, such as structural or vibration. The final design can be sliced into 2D vector-based representations.

Automation, Instrumentation and Control

Our expert process engineers deploy strategies with cascade loops, interlocks, and alarm management for instrumentation, valves, drives and pumps. Optimation has authorized relationships with world-class suppliers. Additional expertise includes a wide variety of I/O, communication architectures, and system usability design. Our knowledge of modern techniques such as Model Free Adaptive Controllers (MFA), S95/S88, and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) ensures clients operate at peak

Fabrication and Assembly

Optimation has over 350,000 square feet of shop space, housing our fabrication and machining capabilities. For our glass industry clients, we provide custom adapters, brackets and components. For speciality applications, Optimation can make precision components, milling and assembly machines.

Construction and Maintenance

Our glass industry clients regularly rely on our construction and maintenance services for everything from control panel builds and custom fabrication to machine relocation and optical alignment. Our skilled trades include electricians, panel fabricators, machinists, millwrights, pipefitters, welders, carpenters, sheet metal fabricators and riggers.

Batch House

Glass Industries:

  • Containers
  • Fiber Glass
  • Table Ware
  • Float Glass
  • LCD Glass
  • Lighting
  • Speciality


  • Batch House Audits
  • Batch Systems
  • Cullet Handling
  • Material Handling
  • Ware Handling
  • Inspection / Test
  • Packaging
  • MES

International Experience:

  • Mexico
  • Venezuela
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • Taiwan
  • China