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Art Freas 10-24-2020 11:35 PM

essemce glory holes
 
Any one know where I can find a picture of the essemce holes with an iris door? Thanks in advance.

Brian Bradshaw 10-25-2020 12:57 AM

I think this is the one you are looking for.

https://www.essemce.se/material/essemce_hexadoor.pdf

Eben Horton 10-25-2020 07:47 AM

Id hate to see someone get glass on that door.

Pete VanderLaan 10-25-2020 09:45 AM

Eddie Bernard had one of those things at GAS back in Corning I think. I had exactly the same reaction Eben. I don't know if there ever was demand. Try to imagine if you slipped on the pneumatic foot switch and the door closed on a fairly hot piece.

Shawn Everette 10-25-2020 10:05 AM

I like that they made sure that the first pic says ass beads in the background.

Eben Horton 10-25-2020 10:11 AM

Ed Branson came up with the coolest gloryhokendoor I have seen in a long time as far as being able to close it down easily. He has a pneumatic lollipop door against his retaining ring that has a 2 inch opening. Then outside of that he has a set of barn doors. Genius.

Eric Trulson 10-25-2020 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Eben Horton (Post 149128)
Ed Branson came up with the coolest gloryhokendoor I have seen in a long time as far as being able to close it down easily. He has a pneumatic lollipop door against his retaining ring that has a 2 inch opening. Then outside of that he has a set of barn doors. Genius.

That does sound like a clever GH door setup. Do you know if he tends to run it so that the lollipop door re-closes when he's not actively taking a heat? Or just leaving that door open once the piece has gotten bigger than 2 inches and only using the barn doors.

I'd worry about losing too much heat from having the barn doors a few inches from the retaining ring with that setup, but if the pneumatic door re-closes when you're at the bench, it addresses that problem nicely.

Josh Bernbaum 10-26-2020 12:45 PM

They seem to love the aperture/iris doors in Europe. Great idea, but lots of potential issues if something goes wrong.

Shawn Everette 10-26-2020 02:19 PM

Do European glass students manage to not dribble hot glass on every surface in the shop? That thing would probably last a week in the public/school shops I've worked in.

Eben Horton 10-26-2020 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric Trulson (Post 149133)
That does sound like a clever GH door setup. Do you know if he tends to run it so that the lollipop door re-closes when he's not actively taking a heat? Or just leaving that door open once the piece has gotten bigger than 2 inches and only using the barn doors.

I'd worry about losing too much heat from having the barn doors a few inches from the retaining ring with that setup, but if the pneumatic door re-closes when you're at the bench, it addresses that problem nicely.

He closes the pneumatic door every time and leaves the barn doors open.

Pete VanderLaan 10-26-2020 06:31 PM

Outsmarting yourself is a constant issue in design.

Paul Thompson 11-19-2020 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Brian Bradshaw (Post 149123)
I think this is the one you are looking for.

https://www.essemce.se/material/essemce_hexadoor.pdf

Here's a video.
I didn't see how the doors were controlled.

I notice that he has to flip the piece 180 degrees every trip between bench and glory. And the bench looks like it folds up. Made of electrical conduit or something.


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