Bowman Lehrs

E.W. Bowman

Annealing Lehrs, Decorating Lehrs & Thermal Solutions

HFT’s Bowman Team utilize over 60 years of Lehr building experience within the global glass industry, coupled with the latest technology to supply highly efficient and robust Annealing Lehrs, Decorating Lehrs, and Thermal Solutions for the global glass industry. Further complementing its product line up, Bowman offers complete turnkey installations, start-up support, training, annealing consultation, overhauls, servicing, upgrades, and replacement parts.

Bowman Lehrs modular recirculating design offers unparalleled versatility with belt widths up to 5.6m (18.5ft) and speeds of up to 18m/min (60ft/min).

Bowman Lehrs feature high quality stainless steel interiors, belt frames and ducts in all heated modules; direct drive recirculation fans; heating via highly efficient gas package burners or electric heating elements; mineral fiber board and ceramic fiber insulation for maximum heat retention; heavy duty state-of-the-art drive systems; fully automatic digital controller instrumentation or PLC/HMI touchscreen interface; long warranties and exclusive production guarantees.

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No other lehr supplier offers up to ten (10) year warranties or can rival our exclusive First Bottle Annealed and Set Point Empty Guarantees. Please contact us for more information on how a Bowman Lehr can add value to your production line.

  • 10 year warranty
  • First bottle annealed
  • Global compliance
  • Efficient and robust design
  • Over 1200 lehrs in 57 countries


  • Annealing Lehrs
  • Ceramic (High Temperature) Decorating Lehrs
  • Organic (Low Temperature) Decorating Lehrs
  • Dual Belted Lehrs
  • Glass Block Annealing Lehrs
  • Glass Bending Lehrs
  • Glass Fiber & Insulation Lehrs
  • Hardening Lehrs
  • Striking Ovens
  • Special Heat Treatment Kilns
  • Burn Off Ovens
  • Glass Forming Mould Pre-Heating Ovens
  • Lehr Belt Cleaning Brushes


  • Container Glass
  • Tableware & Pressware
  • Fiber Glass
  • Lighting Glass
  • Pharmaceutical Glass
  • Borosilicate & Tubing Glass
  • Kitchen Ware
  • Lighting Glass
  • Specialty Glass


After sales support is a responsibility we take very seriously, supporting our customers with value-added services worldwide. That includes our ability to upgrade Lehrs to increase their productivity and fuel efficiencies. And regardless of the make of the Lehr, Bowman has developed a highly efficient system for Lehr upgrades that ensures fast turnaround to restore production in minimal time.


Bowman has always being synonymous with quality. However, even the highest quality equipment still requires minimal periodic maintenance to maintain its efficiency and productivity. Our experienced technical staff is on hand to provide efficient, professional and reliable servicing on Lehrs regardless of the make. We also offer a full range of spare parts for both new and existing legacy equipment. Contact for a quotation.

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