Ceramics for ballistic protection

  • extremely durable kiln lining

  • wear-free door seal

  • automatic car transport

  • outstanding temperature balance

Technical Data:

  • Setting volume: 3 m3

  • Firing temperature: 1750 °C

  • Firing cycle: 40 h

  • Temperature balance ± 5 K

The shuttle kiln is closed on both face ends by lifting doors. A wear-free door seal guarantees 100-% sealing of the lifting doors with the kiln casing.

The use of tongue and groove bricks and specially developed „anchor“ bricks guarantees an extremely durable kiln lining. In the first layer of the kiln interior, lightweight corundum bricks are used. The additional stainless steel paneling has a surface temperature of max. 20 K above the ambient temperature.

The kiln, kiln car and setting geometry has been defined to ensure optimum temperature balance in the shortest firing cycles. Firing gaps are left between the ware stacks as well as between the ware stacks and the door. The burners arranged in these gaps are combined to form temperature control groups. The temperature control of each and every firing gap guarantees temperature balance despite any variations in the setting weight.

The firing cars enter and exit the kiln as a train. It is possible to operate the kiln with two car trains in a shuttle system. The ware would then be loaded and unloaded to the left and right of the kiln. If the kiln is operated continuously, a dryer can be installed directly upstream of the kiln and the waste heat from kiln utilized.