Importance of Dryer for Ceramic Industries

High quality ceramic products are finding application in multiple domains such as pottery, archeology, construction, design & decoration, foundries, electronics & electrical and etc. as the demand of ceramic products are increasing in the respective sectors, the pressure on producers to deliver the right amount of the ceramic or compound products has increased significantly. The ceramic manufacturing (#ceramicmanufacturing)) process involves majorly 4 steps: Step- 1) Selecting the raw material Step -2) Preparation of Raw material (i.e. clay of production) step-3) providing the desired shape and size to ceramic product (i.e. Molding the ceramics) step-4) Drying (to maintain the mold shape). The ceramics materials are sensitive to the surrounding atmosphere hence drying is very important for precisely designing the mold, determining the high-efficient heating rate and maintaining the desired level of drying temperature and duration (#importanceofdrying). With the time of science of ceramic material, production process and demand are changing and accordingly the required type and rate of drying.
The quality ceramic production process requires drying during the preparation process such as grinding, mixing, granulation as first phase of drying, second phase of drying appears after the molding to remove the water/moisture level present to achieve the desired strength and maintain the mold form. The quality of ceramic is highly affected by the 1)rate of rise of temperature in dryer 2)irregular deformation and shrinking 3)irregular or none-uniform rate of drying 4)Creating of black spot or none dryable spot due to complex shape(#qualityceramicproduct). The drying processes are very important for the accurate design of molds and the achievement of highly quality majorly with the ceramic having complex shapes or large sizes in which the uniform density distribution is very difficult to achieve.
IR Tunnel OvenTunnel type dryers are typically used for continues drying of ceramics, hence the drying temperature and length of the tunnel are very critical components; hence it’s always advisable to consult the experts of the field such as KERONE of the selection best suited drying system. KERONE is holding 40 years (#fortyyearold) of rich experience in designing the critical dryers for the quality applications. KERONE’s Infrared based dryer for the ceramic to achieve the uniform and high rate of drying, but sometimes not effective with complex shapes and large thickness. KERONE’s microwave dryer helps ceramics to dry from within the material i.e. from the inner to outer part of material. KERONE (#innovationatkerone) also provides hybrid drying system for ceramic drying, for more details kindly contact us at info@kerone.com.

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