Glass and Ceramics.

Planned. Tracked. Automated. Analysed. Optimised. Understood.

LYNQ is reinventing MES (manufacturing execution system) software tailored to the glass and ceramics manufacturing industry. Glass and ceramics are used in various other industries, including construction, automotive, electronics, tableware, art, and more.

LYNQ MES is for efforts in controlling melt furnaces to ensuring environmental regulations and sustainability goals are met by monitoring and reporting on emissions and energy usage.


MES in the Glass and Ceramics industry.

MES helps manage and monitor the production process in real-time, bridging the gap between the shop floor and the enterprise-level systems. All while optimising production processes, improving quality control, and achieving operational excellence.

  • Improve efficiency.
  • Reduce costs.
  • Minimise loss.

Cost-saving measures in the glass and ceramics manufacturing industry are crucial, they should not compromise product quality, safety, or compliance. Manufacturers must carefully evaluate and implement cost-saving strategies while maintaining their commitment to delivering high-quality and safe products to consumers.

On average, an glass and ceramics manufacturer of 50 resources (employees plus machines) could save $28,000 per month by using LYNQ MES. ROI calculator >>

Key features.

  1. Advanced planning and scheduling.

    Control complex production schedules, auto-schedule production, allocate resources for optimum productive hours and track the performance of your entire manufacturing operation against production targets. Advanced planning and data analysis tools for the glass and ceramics industry. Plan >>

  2. Data collection.

    Collect data on the production line, how efficiently it is performing and identify where losses are occurring. Effective shop-floor data capture software enables a manufacturer to know exactly what is happening, in real-time, for end-to-end traceability of raw materials, components and assembly, improving defect detection and quality control at every step.  Track >>

  3. Automate production.

    With automatic data capture from machines, standardised workflows, accelerated business processes and smart quality control. Access and report on manufacturing data in the click of a button to streamline operations, work as productively as possible and reduce manual intervention. Automate >>

  4. Analyse data.

    Gain intelligent insight into your glass and ceramics manufacturing data. Know exactly what is happening at every stage of production and be able to use this data to make process improvements; saving time and increasing production. Build reports with ease and view data dashboards on operations via any connected device. Analyse >>

  5. Optimise manufacturing.

    Gain tools to communicate more effectively via instant messaging. Move away from paper based systems with online jobs, online schedules and a plan that is accessible by everyone via laptops or tablets. Identify and address issues promptly with automatic alerts and notifications, connecting shop-floor employees with management. Optimise >>



Glass manufacturing is energy-intensive, whether at the commodity end of the spectrum or in speciality niches. Glass and ceramic production also emit significant levels of CO2.

Real-time data collection ensures that machinery is operating at optimum efficiency. Spikes in energy are detected quickly, and heat recapture and recycling systems are operating at optimal efficiency. Process transparency enables the optimisation of employee activity and close management of jobs and machinery.

The Challenge Series: How to optimise processes with effective scheduling
Production hazards.

Production hazards.

Dust and gaseous emissions produced during the firing or spray drying of ceramics may be derived from raw materials and fuels and could contain oil or heavy metals. Lead and cadmium, for example, are subject to strict statutory regulation. Clouds of organic powders and metals can be explosive in confined areas.

Automated monitoring of equipment performance, including leakage, will reduce the risk of explosions or failures of compliance

The Challenge Series: How do we automate our factory?


Speciality glass markets, with applications in medical prosthetics, communications, aerospace and automotive ceramics, are the fastest-growing in the industry and offer an opportunity for more profitable, premium pricing. Speed of development is a constant threat to businesses that lag behind.

Real-time visibility with paperless production processes, downtime alerts and collaborative messaging within the factory and along the supply chain help manufacturers to innovate and upgrade skills and resources, while controlling risks.

The Challenge Series: How to avoid drowning in unnecessary paperwork

“Using SYSPRO integrated with LYNQ MES has been an absolute revelation for us, a real time and money saver. It’s a whole new world for us.”


Brett Vorhauer, Managing Director, Rae-Line. Read full story

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