For the purposes of this discussion, a “fast firing” is defined as a firing duration from ambient to ambient within 180 min or less. The primary benefits of implementing a fast-firing protocol include: significantly reducing energy consumption per payload, reduced scrap and re-fire, lowered labor costs, shorter production lead times, and more reliable product consistency.
J.J. Stevenson shares insights regarding Deltech, Inc.'s new small-scale electric tunnel kilns.
March 1, 2017
Many, if not most, of our new products over the years have come about after we’ve been approached by a current or potential customer with an application requirement that required some R&D on our part. In this case, an existing customer needed to scale up, but in a way that ensured reproducibility of the outcomes they were getting from their Deltech benchtop furnaces. A small-scale tunnel kiln seemed to offer a good solution.
Several important factors, such as concern for the environment, economic competitiveness and technology, have converged over the past 25 years to cause both industry and government to constantly reassess the cleaning phase of manufacturing processes.
Refractories manufacturers are likely well-versed in the special requirements that these products have for shipping purposes. While these materials can be transported via different modes (e.g., ground, ship or air), intermodal shipping is a great transportation solution (depending on the shipment lane).
Ceramic Industry’s 2015-2016 Data Book & Buyers’ Guide contains the most comprehensive information available for the manufacture of traditional and advanced ceramics, pottery, structural clay products, refractories, and glass.
Months or even years of planning have gone into buying your company’s new thermal processing equipment. The executives have cut ribbons and pictures have been taken. Now the countdown begins; degradation starts as soon as the installation is complete and the equipment is turned on. The equipment is heading toward its first failure.