- THE MAGAZINE
Ceramic Industry's July 2012 New Product Highlights showcases five great products from these five great companies:
- L&L Kiln Mfg. Inc. - Kilns
- Deltech Inc - Rotary Furnaces
- Thermal Technology - Sintering System
- Union Process Inc. - Horizontal Bead Mill
- Harper International - Vertical Conveyor Furance
L&L Kiln Mfg. Inc.
The eQuad-Pro series features this company’s new Quad element system with four rows of elements per 9-in. section and very heavy gauge elements; full-featured DynaTrol with Dynamic Zone Control; extra power with branch fusing for high production work; type K 8 gauge thermocouples with ceramic protection tubes; full-support 14-gauge aluminized steel stand; solid peephole plugs with full view (no tappering); hard ceramic element holders; brick coating; “easy-lift” stainless steel full-support spring hinge; and mercury-free relays. Phone (856) 294-0077 or visit www.hotkilns.com.
Custom rotary furnaces for operating temperatures up to 1700°C are now available from this company, with single and multiple tube systems. Furnaces can be designed and built to the optimal size and configuration the customer requires.
Features include fully integrated control panels, customized speeds, customized gradients, and optional feed and exhaust systems. Phone (303) 433-5939, fax (303) 433-2809 or visit www.deltechfurnaces.com.
This company is currently building a 100-ton, 36,000-amp direct current sintering (DCS) system that will be integral in its customer’s study of ceramic composites.
Direct current sintering has multiple commercial applications. Like spark plasma sintering (SPS), heat is generated internally, as opposed to conventional methods of materials densification such as hot pressing, wherein the heat is external to the sample.
While traditional methods of materials processing require hours to reach peak temperature, SPS and DCS reportedly take only minutes. Benefits can include significant time and energy savings, as well as the ability to retain nano-structures. Phone (707) 571-1911, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thermaltechnology.com.
Union Process Inc.
Horizontal Bead Mill
The new DMQX™ horizontal bead mill features an enhanced disc/rod design that can significantly improve grinding efficiency. The new proprietary design can allow for a fast, efficient grinding solution for producing materials in the sub-micron or nanometer range. Milling effectiveness is increased by shorter process times and lower shaft speeds. The end result is less wear on seal faces and other wearing parts, which in turn results in substantial cost savings, as well as reduced maintenance and downtime. Phone (330) 929-3333, fax (330) 929-3034 or visit www.unionprocess.com.