TME Engineering has designed and supplied equipment for the hollow glass industry since 1979. Our specific area of expertise is working with glass bottles producers.
We initially specialised in the development of variable equipment for the IS Machines.
At TME we want to be close to our customers, to understand their issues and to innovate in order to propose equipment which will help them in their industrial performance.
GlassPro has brought expertise in fire polishing to TME.
TME and GlassPro equipment is fabricated in Belgium and French workshops.
We work with our customers in different regions of the globe: Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, North America, Central America, South America
Innovation is in the DNA of GlassPro.
We launched in 2017 a new type of variable equipment.
Two new products are under development for 2018.
We are also working on three innovative systems projects that are at the heart of the manufacturing process. For one of them we have created a paternship with the company Symplex.
TME/GlassPro provides variable equipment for all kind of processes and IS machine sizes. The scope of our supply covers from the feeder to the annealing lehr.
TME/GlassPro has an offer for variable equipment which has three categories.
TME/GlassPro provides classic variable material: « TME Classic .» We pay particular attention to the quality of equipment we supply, materials, control of tolerances and quality of assembly. TME / GlassPro has developed to meet the specific needs of its customer the make « TME Custom Made». Glasspro offers beyond these two makes « TME Innovation.» It is a line of products developed by TME/GlassPro for our Customers to meet their specific needs. We have focused on the following four points:
« TME Innovation » is a line of products developed by TME/GlassPro for our Customers to meet their specific needs. We have focused on the following four points:
More than one thousand of TME Innovation equipment are already running.
Blank and Blow Mold Holders
With this innovation, depending on the selected figure, the weight improvement can be 30 to 50% lighter than standard holders.
Our holder design improves the ventilation area for cooling by 20 to 40% compared to standard holders.
The quality, the geometry and the position of the inserts provide accurate mold support and reduced blank and finish seams.
All arms are lighter and come as quick change with an indexing system. The bodies are common between Baffle Head Arms and Blow Head Arms.
Neck ring arm changing uses a trigger system to allow rapid removal without tools. Some of the neck ring arms use a spring adjustment system.
We pay particular attention to the quality of equipment we supply, materials, control of tolerances and quality of assembly.
We are developing this range by providing mechanical strengthening, by bushing the critical bores, by reducing the number of friction surfaces, and optimising assembly…
Blank and Blow Mold Holders
Foundry casts are produced in Belgium or France.
All axis bores are systematically bushed. We have reduced the friction surfaces between left arm and right arm. We find this provides better wear control and therefore more importantly dimensional accuracy.
We offer a wide range of Funnel Arms, which we adapt to the customer’s funnels.
Our quick change arms are all indexed for even faster and more accurate job change.
Baffle heads and blow heads arms
We have developed a common support body for our baffle heads and blow heads that can be used in certain configurations for better interchangeability and to allow an optimisation of stocks.
Our quick change arms are all indexed for even faster and more accurate job change
Our parts catalogue covers pieces from the feeder to the annealing lehr. For example:
We supply control gages for TME Classic, TME Custom Made and TME Innovation.
We are experts in fire polishing. We supply burners (Oxygaz, external Mix) working with our clients on the setup and adjusting the fire polishing process. We also offer our support services for more complex solutions.
Our foundry suppliers are in Belgium and France.
Our equipment is made in Belgium. We have a very high requirement on material quality, machining precision and assembly dimensional control.
The machinery we use is the most up to date and suited to the precision levels we require.