TPS stands for "Thermo plastic spacer". As the name already implies, an elastic, thermo plastic spacer replaces the metallic spacer frame of the insulating glass unit.
The flexibility of a TPS I.G. production line is shown by the efficient manufacturing of standard products as well as by the universal application for special products. It is possible to manufacture, depending on the equipment of a line, stepped I.G. units, shaped units and free shapes, cast resin units or big sizes up to a length of 6 m in a continuous and order specific production process. This enables a lean production organisation and simultaneously gives a high efficiency and product quality.
Lenhardt also presented a new pure water circulation plant for cleaning and filtering waste water from glass plate washing machines. The first of its kind, this circulating filter system enables the fully-automatic back-rinsing of filter units in an interruption-free operation thanks to permanent control of the filtration process.