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History

1986

  • Stewart Engineers was founded as an engineering company, in Grosse Ile, Michigan USA, supporting the needs of the float glass manufacturing industry.
  • Stewart Engineers modified tempering furnace in US.
  • Stewart Engineers designed, built, and installed PLC controls for a ball mold indexing machine in US.
  • Stewart Engineers designed and installed electrical cable, wire management for a Bystronic computer controlled off-line cutting system in US.
  • Stewart Engineers designed and installed continuous ball casting machine PLC controls in US.

1987

  • Stewart Engineers designed and built a glass hand seamer in US.
  • Stewart Engineers designed, built, and installed PLC controls for rotor handling system in US.
  • Stewart Engineers designed, built, and installed camshaft press control and PLC controls in US.
  • Stewart Engineers developed its proprietary StewartFloat® tin bath furnace design to produce first quality glass.

1988

  • Stewart Engineers mechanically designed steel cart for handling steel ingots in US.
  • Stewart Engineers provided logo print supply and controls for entrance to tempering furnace in US.
  • Stewart Engineers designed and built capping conveyor drives with backup in US.
  • Stewart Engineers designed auto body steel press feeder controls to reduce scrap rate in US.
  • Stewart Engineers designed, built, and installed a PLC control system for a cutting and packing line glass rotator system in US.
  • Stewart Engineers supplied systems engineering for Transformer Power Center for a glass melting furnace electric boost system in US.
  • Stewart Engineers designed and built optical recognition and controls system for the detection of engine valve orientation while crated and unloading in US.
  • Stewart Engineers provided mechanical design, controls design, and build of Glass Edge Seamer in US.
  • Stewart Engineers designed and built hot end DCS system including batch house, melting furnace, float bath, and annealing lehr in US.

1990

  • Stewart Engineers designed PLC automation of float bath tweel in US.
  • Stewart Engineers designed PLC controls for Semple Kampf glass handling rotary indexer in US.
  • Stewart Engineers completed engineering and supplied float glass technology for a large float glass manufacturer in US.

1991

  • Stewart Engineers designed PLC automation of float bath top roll machines and float bath carbon pushers in US.
  • Stewart Engineers designed, built, and installed a laser based glass thickness measuring system at the exit end of the float bath in US.
  • Stewart Engineers designed and built main line glass breaker in US.
  • Stewart Engineers was granted a US Consent Decree to design and supply its proprietary StewartFloat®  tin bath furnace technology and equipment without restrictions anywhere in the world.

1992

  • Stewart Engineers completed project management and supplied StewartFloat® tin bath furance technology for a floatline in Indonesia which included successful commissioning of the first StewartFloat® tin bath furnace 500 Metric Tonnes Per Day (MTPD), 2-12 mm.

1994

  • Second StewartFloat® tin bath furnace commissioned in France – 500 MTPD, 2-12 mm.

1995

  • Third StewartFloat® tin bath furnace commissioned in Indonesia – 500 MTPD, 2-12 mm.
  • Stewart Engineers developed ULTRA THIN GLASS tin bath furnace technology.
  • Designed and commissioned automatic pool/tweel control system.

1996

  • Stewart Engineers celebrated 10 years of excellence.

1997

  • Fourth StewartFloat® tin bath furnace commissioned in Indonesia – 500 MTPD, 2-12 mm.
  • Stewart Engineers developed first glass pool/tweel control.
  • Stewart Engineers developed innovative zone heat control.
  • Stewart Engineers redesigned top roll side seal.

1998

  • Stewart Engineers completed project management and supplied StewartFloat® tin bath furnace technology for a floatline in Southern China which included successful commissioning of the fifth StewartFloat® tin bath furnace 500 MTPD, 0.5-19 mm.

1999

  • Sixth StewartFloat® tin bath furnace commissioned in France- 500 MTPD, 2-12mm.

2000

  • Stewart Engineers developed ULTRA THICK GLASS tin bath furnace design.
  • Stewart Engineers developed BOROSILICATE tin bath furnace design.
  • Stewart Engineers completed project management and supplied StewartFloat® tin bath furnace technology for a floatline in Iran which included successful commissioning of the seventh StewartFloat® tin bath furnace 400 MTPD, 2-12 mm.

2002

  • Eighth StewartFloat® tin bath furnace commissioned in China – 400 MTPD, 2 – 12 mm.
  • Ninth StewartFloat® tin bath furnace commissioned in Italy – 550 MTPD, 1.8-12 mm.
  • Tenth StewartFloat® tin bath furnace commissioned in Iran – 600 MTPD, 1.8-12 mm.
  • Stewart Engineers developed ULTRA CLEAR GLASS FORMULA.

2003

  • Stewart Engineers developed the AcuraCoat® on-line pyrolytic chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technology.
  • Eleventh StewartFloat® tin bath furnace commissioned in China – 400 MTPD, 1.1-5 mm.

2004

  • Stewart Engineers moved into newly constructed world headquarters in Flat Rock, Michigan, USA.
  • Twelfth StewartFloat® tin bath furnace commissioned in China – 350 MTPD, 1-3 mm.
  • Thirteenth StewartFloat® tin bath furnace commissioned in China – 400 MTPD, 1.8-6 mm.

2005

  • Stewart Engineers completed proprietary AcuraCoat® on-line pyrolytic CVD system to deposit Reflective, Low E, Solar Control, Photovoltaic, and Self Clean Coatings.
  • Completed a market, financial, and technical feasibility study for a float glass project in Mexico.
  • Fourteenth StewartFloat® tin bath furnace (ULTRA THICK GLASS) commissioned in China – 700 MTPD, 3-25 mm.

2006

  • Stewart Engineers celebrated 20 years of excellence.
  • Stewart Engineers trademarked its proprietary tin bath furnace technology to StewartFloat®.
  • Stewart Engineers trademarked its proprietary on-line pyrolytic CVD Technology to AcuraCoat®.
  • Stewart Engineers signed contract for first and second AcuraCoat® on-line pyrolytic CVD system.

2007

  • Fifteenth StewartFloat® tin bath furnace commissioned in Russia – 500 MTPD, 2-12 mm.
  • Completed Dual Flow Coater for the AcuraCoat® System.

2008

  • Sixteenth StewartFloat® tin bath furnace to be commissioned in Turkey – 500 MTPD, 2-12 mm.
  • Installed first AcuraCoat® on-line pyrolytic CVD System producing Low E and Solar Control coatings in China.
  • Seventeenth StewartFloat® tin bath furnace to be commissioned in Russia – 250 MTPD, 3-12 mm.
  • Completed the Photovoltaic TCO Coating System – AcuraCoat®.
  • Completed the Ultra-clear Photovoltaic TCO Coating System – AcuraFloat® System.
  • Completed a market, financial, and technical feasibility study for photovoltaic solar float glass manufacturing in US.

2009

  • Completed Lehr Gap Coater for the AcuraCoat® System.
  • Installed second AcuraCoat® on-line pyrolytic CVD System producing Low E and Solar control coatings in China.
  • Eighteenth StewartFloat® tin bath furnace commissioned in India – 550 MTPD, 2 – 15 mm.
  • Relocated Stewart Engineers’ Headquarters to Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA.
  • Stewart Engineers signed contract for third AcuraCoat® on-line pyrolytic CVD System.
  • Nineteenth StewartFloat® tin bath furnace commissioned in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Completed a market, financial, and technical feasibility study for pyrolytic coating and float glass manufacturing project in Germany.

2010

  • Installed third AcuraCoat® on-line pyrolytic CVD System producing Low E and Solar Control coatings in China.
  • Stewart Engineers signed contract for fourth AcuraCoat® on-line pyrolytic CVD system.
  • Completed a market, financial, and technical feasibility study for ultra thin glass manufacturing in US.

2011

  • Stewart Engineers celebrates 25 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE.
  • Twentieth StewartFloat® tin bath furnace commissioned in Italy – 650 MTPD, 2-12 mm.
  • Installed fourth AcuraCoat® on-line pyrolytic CVD System producing Low E and Solar Control coatings in China.
  • Stewart Engineers awarded contract for twenty-first StewartFloat® tin bath furnace in China – 600 MTPD, 1.6-19 mm.
  • Stewart Engineers awarded contract for fifth AcuraCoat® on-line pyrolytic CVD system producing Low E and Solar Control coatings in Russia.
  • Stewart Engineers awarded contract for twenty-second StewartFloat®  tin bath furnace in Brazil – 600 MTPD, 1.6-19 mm.
  • Completed a market, financial, and technical feasibility study for large volume touchscreen glass manufacturing in US.

2012

  • Designed temperature profile control system.
  • Stewart Engineers awarded feasibility for Turnkey Float Glass Manufacturing Facility in Russia.
  • Completed a market, financial, and technical feasibility study for pyrolytic coating and ultra clear glass manufacturing project in Russia.

2013

  • Direct supply of turnkey float glass manufacturing facilities.
  • Developed enhanced pyrolytic Low E product: Low E PRO.
  • Completed design for improved top roll machine.
  • Stewart Engineers awarded Turnkey CVD Emission Control System in Russia.
  • Completed a financial and technical feasibility study for industrial appliance glass manufacturer in US.

2014

  • Completed a market, economic feasibility and marketing program for pyrolytic products in Russia.

2015

  • Stewart Engineers awarded EPC Contract for Turnkey Float Glass Manufacturing Facility in Kazakhstan.
  • Stewart Engineers awarded contract for twenty-third StewartFloat®  tin bath furnace in Kazakhstan – 600 MTPD, 2-12 mm
  • Stewart Engineers awarded contract for sixth AcuraCoat® on-line pyrolytic CVD system producing Reflective, Low E PRO, Solar Control, and TCO coatings in Kazakhstan.