• TS1320 | Commercial Tin Side Detector

New and Improved Commercial Tin Side Detector (Model # TS1320)

The Commercial Tin Side Detector (Model # TS1320) incorporates several new features requested by users of previous tin side detector models.

The lamp is more durable and energy efficient with more definitive test results than previous models. It also incorporates a stencil insert (shown at right) that makes it easier to identify the tin side of glass in well lit environments.

The Solution Glass Processors Have Been Waiting For

EDTM's tin side detectors have been used on laminated glass, screen printing, tempered glass, and specialty coating applications. Based on customer requests, we have incorporated new features into the New Commercial Tin Side Detector resulting in truly superior technology with a minimal price increase.

More Rugged Design

Drop tests have shown the TS1320 to withstand drops from 5 feet or more. This is a significant improvement over the previous model. A new rugged bulb design and protective rubber boot make this meter much more durable - solving the biggest complaint users had with competing models. The instrument comes with an extended warranty period as well.

TS1320 demo blue web1More Definitive Test Results

The momentary power switch allows users to pulse the lamp, making it much easier to see the tin side glow. However, the most clever feature of the new commercial model is the patent-pending stencil insert that mounts behind the lamp. With the removable stencil insert in place, it is possible to read the words "TIN SIDE" on the edge of the glass when placed on the tin surface - even in well-lit environments.

Energy Efficient

The TS1320 runs 50% longer than previous designs while using fewer batteries. The detector also includes a low battery indicator to provide a warning when the batteries will need replaced.


When placed on the tin side of glass, the fluorescing lamp image glows visibly. When placed on the non-tin side, the lamp image appears normal. The instrument can test clear float glass or glass that has other specialty coatings applied to it in most applications.

• Custom designed UV source that is more rugged and efficient than previous models.

• Powered by 3-AA batteries and runs 50% longer than competing models.

• Patent-pending stencil insert makes it much easier to get definitive test results in well lit environments.

• More durable - successfully drop tested from 5 feet.

• Protective rubber boot included.

• Momentary power switch helps conserve energy. Users can pulse the power on and off - making it easier to identify the milky white glow when placed on the tin side of glass.

• Made in the USA.


About Tin Side
During the production of float glass, one side of the molten glass comes into contact with a bath of molten tin. Traces of tin or tin oxide metal are deposited on the surface of glass as it is removed from the molten tin bath. This surface of the glass is identified as the "TIN SIDE" surface of the glass. The opposite side of the glass is denoted as the "AIR SIDE".

The presence of the tin is invisible to the human eye. Glass processors find it beneficial to know which surface of the glass is the tin side surface, since the tin side of the glass results in a smoother surface (among other reasons).

When the Tin Side Detector lamp is placed on the tin side surface, the tin will fluorescence and produce a milky white image that is visible to the human eye. If you place the lamp on the non-tin side of the glass, the lack of tin results in no fluorescence and therefore only the duller image of the lamp is seen.




TS1320 | Commercial Tin Side Detector

  • Product Code: TS1320
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $199.00

  • 5 or more $191.00
  • 10 or more $181.00

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