Applications for KITTEC kilns and furnaces

 

Much more than “just ceramics”

The classic use case for kilns and furnaces was, and is, the firing of ceramic wares. But over the years, many new industrial use cases have been found.
Below we’d like to present some interesting examples to you, covering various temperature ranges.

POTTERY, CERAMICS, CLAY AND GLASS

The firing and finishing of the surface not only make the pot durable, but also give it fascination, value and meaning. Be it ceramic, glass or porcelain – you can fire successfully right from the start with reliable firing procedures.

Selected use cases

Bisque firing

Bisque firing, which is also known as biscuit firing, is the initial firing of ceramic products, i.e. the firing of the dried, unglazed biscuit … [read more]

Glaze firing with KITTEC kiln

Glaze firing: Since glazes react very sensitively to temperature differences, uniform temperature distribution in the kiln is vital for the subsequent … [read more]

Raku firing technique

During Raku firing, the ware is bisque fired and usually glazed before the glowing item which has been heated between 750 °C and 1,050 °C … [read more]

Glass fusing

Do you want to create artistic glass objects? With our high-quality glass fusing kiln, you can melt fusing glass into individual, colourful works of art … [read more]

LABORATORY, DEVELOPMENT, DENTAL

High temperature uniformity and maximum precision characterise our furnaces for the laboratory and dental area. We have developed these furnaces in collaboration with laboratories, and thoroughly tested them in everyday continuous operation in workshops and laboratories. Extremely short heat-up times are another characteristic of our KITTEC laboratory and muffle kilns.

Selected use cases

Development and sample construction

Development and sample construction: Kilns can be found in the laboratories of the majority of manufacturing companies. They are used at regular … [read more]

Application Dental technology

Dental technology: Particularly metals and ceramics are often used in the dental medicine and dental technology area. The manufacture of special alloys … [read more]

Application science and research

Science and research: Temperature plays an important part in material research in the manufacture and processing of materials and … [read more]

Soil science and geomorphology

Soil science and geomorphology: Particularly muffle kilns are frequently used in the area of geomorphology and soil science analysis. One particular … [read more]

INDUSTRY, HEAT TREATMENT, LOST WAX MELTING, PROTOTYPING

Over the past 40 years, we have supplied many industrial customers with the right solution for a wide variety of applications with our KITTEC kilns. This experience is now reflected in our model series, which we have specially designed for industry. Be it for heat treatment of metal or glass, lost wax melting for prototyping or precision casting, stress relief and solution annealing or for hardening and tempering, normal or protective gas atmosphere operation, with electric or gas heating: KITTEC now provides a wide range of industrial kilns.

Selected use cases

Ferritizing is mainly used for cast iron workpieces in order to achieve a soft, ferritic microstructure, which is necessary, e.g. for the… [read more]

Hardening, tempering and annealing of ferrous materials (steel and cast iron) is used to increase their hardness, and can be achieved by combining, among other things, … [read more]

Solution heat treatment: When processing austenitic, stainless steels, undesirable changes in the material structure may occur, which may affect the material properties… [read more]

Pearlitizing is mainly used on cast iron workpieces to produce a fully or partially pearlitic microstructure, thereby increasing the strength… [read more]

Stress relief annealing reduces internal stresses in a workpiece, which occur mainly in metallic workpieces which… [read more]

Cleaning particulate filters: Diesel particulate filters can become clogged with too much soot, especially if the vehicle is only used for short distances … [read more]

Of course, Kittec also offers suitable kilns and furnaces for all these applications.

In our Industrial-Line product line, you’ll find our range of annealing and hardening furnaces. We’d like to point you specifically to our CLM and CLU , as well as to our bogie hearth furnaces of the CTH model series. You will also find useful equipment like hardening tables in our product catalogue.

Depending on what application you have for them, our customn construction department is here to develop tailor-made custom solutions for you. Our experts will be happy to advise you individually  and to help you find a suitable solution from our wide range of products.

For more than 40 years, we have been specialists in kilns for a wide range of applications, from private use to industrial production. We will be happy to advise you personally which of our kilns is best suited to your needs. Our selection of kilns varies in design, size and desired temperature range.

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