New Riedhammer Tunnel Kiln Helps Sanimed Improve Quality and Productivity
Sanimed, a Tunisian company belonging to the Abdennadher Group, recently installed a 90-m Riedhammer TWS 90/300/100-G tunnel kiln equipped with a pre-kiln DWS 9/300/100 W dryer at its Sfax plant. With a 22-hour firing cycle at a maximum working temperature of 1250°C, the tunnel kiln ensures an output of 1,570 pieces per day and a specific consumption of less than 900 kCal/kg.
The Riedhammer kiln was efficient in the first firing of a body mix of considerable complexity in terms of shape and size: the kiln load (average weight 30 kg) consisted of a vitreous china bathroom set made up of large fine fireclay pieces such as counter washbasins, kitchen sinks and shower trays. With the new tunnel kiln, Sanimed has been able to push its output capacity well beyond 1 million pieces per year.