The furnace has to be charged through a charging machine in order to distribute the batch in the furnace in a regular way.
Falorni batch machines are water or air cooled and have two different systems:
- Automatic or transportable by fork lift screw.
- Automatic or transportable by fork lift oscillating tube feeder.
The screw feeder is the most used, while the oscillating tube is used only for colored glass because the machinery empties completely after charging without any deposit in the tube.
By automatic charging system with motorized sliding system, combined with a temperature programmer, the glass charging and melting process can be done in fully automatic way.