Connector Systems

Standard Diameters: 38mm, 64mm, 82mm, 88mm, 100mm, 120mm, 125mm, 150mm, 160mm, 17 mm, 200mm. (A maximum length of 650mm for a single rod - smaller for smaller diameters)
Other non-standard sizes can be manufactured on request and all electrodes may be manufactured with hemispherical or flat surface at the hot (glass interface) end.
Suitable to temperatures in excess of 1780 degrees C (* depending on connecting method)


As long-standing suppliers of Batch Charging equipment to the glass industry (all furnace types), we have a comprehensive knowledge of installations and the working environment. Also, as precision engineers (ISO9001) we have a wealth of knowledge in the manufacture of high-quality products.

All connecting systems are manufactured to suit each and every electrode using high-quality products and the most applicable tolerances here at our site in the United Kingdom. The connectors are subject to a stringent testing and inspection process and allow us to offer a complete and precise package.

Connector types.

  • Lateral Plug Connector
  • Lateral Plug Connector
  • Metallic Plug Connector
  • Back Face Connector
  • Silver Rod Connector (Water/Air cooled)
  • Advancing System

The position of the electrodes, the current density applied and the connector type are all critical factors in obtaining best results.

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Glassworks Hounsell Limited, Registered Office: Park Lane, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 2QS | Registered Company Number 00371181