R Baker (Electrical) Ltd’s extensive experience with float glass technology has allowed us to work on very large projects, supporting some of the biggest glass names in the industry. Fives Stein, NSG (Pilkington Glass) and Saint Gobain Glass are among the company's we maintain close ties with across the world.

In 1959; Pilkington Glass developed the float glass manufacturing process, taking flat glass technology to a ground breaking new level. Inline with this our in-house team have designed and developed a range of 6 and 12 pole and drosser linear motors for the worldwide float glass market. In addition, we also manufacture control panels and transformers for use on the float glass process.

Our fully equipped manufacturing facility based in Liverpool (UK), is staffed by experienced electrical engineers. Our understanding and experience of the glass sector allows us to modify designs to meet new and changing requirements that emerge, with the ability to develop prototypes and issue in-process CAD drawings to assist the design process.

All our quality standards and procedures are monitored independently to BS EN ISO 9001:2000 and are subject to regular external and internal audits. We also work with all the leading testing and quality authorities to give you total peace of mind.

Services and features:

We have design and manufacture many different types of float glass linear motors, with and without control panels, and moveable chassis mounted linear motors.

Linear induction motors are frequently used at the inlet end of the bath. They control the transverse temperature distribution across the bath by maintaining transverse tin flows from the centre towards the sides of the bath.

  • Manufacture and repair
  • 6 and 12 pole float glass linear motors
  • With or without control panels
  • Moveable standing linear motors
  • De-drosser linear motors
  • L and T shaped float glass linear motors
  • Angled water cooled beams
  • Chassis mounted linear motors
  • Tailor specifications to your exact requirements

Case studies

6 and 12 pole linear motors

R Baker (Electrical) Ltd has been working with Pilkington Glass for over 30 years; manufacturing a wide range of 6 and 12 pole linear motors for glass manufacturing plants around the world.


Linear motors

We've enjoyed a long relationship with Saint Gobain Glass, including manufacturing and repairing the full range of linear motors and control units. Our engineering team offer Saint Gobain Glass a bespoke service to ensure the equipment will meet the requirements for each specific site around the world

Float Glass Linear Motor


Quality management system

BSI-Assurance ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for quality management systems. Being certified to ISO 9001, R Baker (Electrical) Ltd demonstrate a commitment to quality management and continual improvement, ensuring that the needs and expectations of our customer are met. R Baker (Electrical) Ltd achieved certification to ISO 9001 in 1991.

Website: www.iso.org

Health & safety

CHAS - Accredited Contractor

Being accredited by The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) ensures we always work within and maintain industry standard health and safety methods. As an independent governing body, CHAS are aiming to improve industry-wide health and safety standards across Great Britain.

 Website: www.chas.co.uk