Turn-Key Glass Manufacturer - Float Glass Manufacturer - History - Stewart Engineers
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History

1986

Stewart Engineers 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.