Ceramics and related materials offer the best solution for abrasion, wear and damage in all types of machine components and equipment. Selecting the appropriate material and getting the application right is essential. In this field, there is no substitute for experience.
In many cases, individual consultation is extremely important to ensure that the most suitable solution is selected and applied. We often find that detailed consultation with our customers enables us to offer them a solution which is not only the cheapest and most cost-efficient, but also the most beneficial from a technical standpoint.
We supply rectangular tiles, mosaic tiles, pipe sections, bends and molded components in a range of ceramic materials. These are used both in new plant construction and as replacement parts. Our goal is to minimize wear and improve plant availability by collaborating with our customers.
The following production methods are used:
- Axial dry pressing
- Isostar hot and cold isostatic pressing
- Slip casting
- High pressure and low pressure injection
- Chilled casting
Green or biscuit machining (drilling, turning and milling)
Ceramic is sintered in special furnaces, using firing processes that are specific to the particular type of ceramic. Ceramic products in the hard, fired condition are machined by grinding, lapping or polishing using diamond tooling. Extremely fine tolerances and high standards of surface finish can be achieved.
A wide range of these components is available. They are extensively used in machines and equipment which require the following properties:
- Extreme hardness
- Wear resistance
- Corrosion resistance
- Resistance to high temperatures and/ or
- Resistance to temperature fluctuations
Typical applications include:
Material slides, feeder trays, conveying pipes, mills, fans, chutes, separators, screening machines, cyclones, shut-off valves and many other applications that are subject to extreme wear due to corrosion or abrasion.