Flexible, for medium to large production quantities
With inline plants, silos are arranged in a row next to each another. Ideally, these plants are used for medium to high outputs (150 to 1,200 tons a day). They are used when many different materials or silos and various recipes are needed.
The more silos are needed, the more weighers are required. They can be arranged more flexibly in an inline plant. All weighers empty onto a central (discharge) conveyor that transports the raw materials weighed to the mixer. Inline plants can also be equipped with multiple mixers.
This enables multiple furnaces to be supplied with batch, e.g. for different glass colours. The benefit of inline plants however is their flexibility. These plants can be subsequently expanded with additional silos and weighers to, for example, increase production or be able to produce additional types of glass.