The ceramic and brick industries employ high temperature kilns to mass create dinnerware like plates, teapots, and vases, sanitary products like toilets and sinks, and construction materials like brick and tile (catalytic converters). Temperatures during the firing processes might exceed 1200 °C and extend for several days. Both the quality of the final product and the effectiveness of the entire process depend on the product temperature during the continual drying, pre-heating, firing, and cooling phases.
The performance of the manufacturing process depends on the product's through-process temperature profiling in ceramic drying and firing kilns;
- Understanding the precise product temperature throughout the whole thermal process can help you verify and optimise firing cycles, ensuring ultimate product quality and reducing rejections.
- Real-time process modifications may be made throughout a production run by monitoring production temperatures using RF telemetry.
- Utilize accurate process data to optimise kiln performance, including push rate, energy consumption, and load capacities, to enhance line profitability
- At temperatures as high as 1200°C, ceramics and bricks are burnt in kilns. As the product moves through cycles of drying, pre-heating, firing, and cooling, the complete procedure can take up to several days from entry to departure.
To maintain the necessary product and zone-specific temperatures throughout the kiln cycle, product temperature monitoring is necessary. The TBB-W-170 Thermal Profiling System, which includes our standard selection of thermal barriers, is intended for use in high temperature, prolonged ceramic kiln processes.
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In industrial furnaces and kilns, checking the temperature for quality assurance is standard procedure and necessary for processes that are properly documented. You may get measurements from up to 10 thermocouples with the simple-to-use TBB-W-170 Thermal Profiling System, giving you a complete picture of the surface and core temperatures that can be used to calibrate and improve kiln settings. These systems can survive short-term or long-term procedures and are intended to be installed underneath the kiln car.
- Kilns with roller hearths
Our TBB-W-170 Thermal Profiling Systems were built expressly to meet the needs of kilns that fire sanitaryware, tableware, and roof tiles . Our systems move alongside the products as they pass through the kiln, are completely water-tight, do not corrode, and have a long lifespan.