Socializing is a big part of the FeneVision User Conference.

FeneTech continued its annual FeneVision User conference Tuesday in Independence, Ohio.

FeneTech representative Nate Huffman engaged attendees with his opening presentation on glass industry updates. He highlighted new scanning techniques that both window and glass industry employees could use in the near future.

“The line scanner has been around for years, but what makes it a stronger tool is the 16 bit’s ability to see scratches,” said Huffman. The tool’s reaction to light has improved, allowing it to find the slightest scratches on tinted windows and glass.

Meanwhile, the CulletScanner made improvements centered on tempered glass. Not only does its tests view specifications, but the scanner can also pick up on glass stress levels. This means the scanner can use predictive action to view patterns in cracks without having to increase the size of the crack by putting a larger break in it.

“Now furnace operators can view and analyze any crack or breakage issue faster, which saves time and money,” said Huffman.

After the opening presentation participants went to a series of sessions. Each explored a different focus on glass, doors and windows and FeneVision basics.

Many of the sessions highlighted tracking systems, importing and exporting, rejecting orders and shipping. Making interfaces user-friendly was the common theme.

“The software updates are difficult to go through in general, but try going through it overseas without a FeneTech representative nearby. It might take a couple of tries but once the issues are addressed FeneTech does its best to fix it, which makes working with an international company easier,” said Martin Veermae, Pal-Klaas AS representative.

Another focal point was on mobile tracking. Now companies can use a portable hand scanner with an internet connection to scan, edit and update their orders before they leave their warehouses. With larger option tools and auto updates available, this improvement can make a once time-consuming task quicker with just a few taps and swipes.

The FeneVision Users Conference concludes today.