Kiln furniture by Steuler is customer-friendly and offers a diverse range of applications with outstanding reliability.
Steuler considers the thermal, mechanical and geometrical requirements holistically and integrates them into a practical, high-quality system. For this purpose, we use a variety of raw material components including cordierite, mullite and corundum.
The service life of your kiln furniture is extended and operating costs are reduced. Our customers benefit from our decades of experience and the continual product developments carried out by our development department.
Kiln furniture for the ceramic industry
Continually rising energy costs and frequently changing products in the ceramics industry demand versatile rack systems. This is the only way that the existing kiln space can be used optimally. Variable Steuler kiln car system offers the required flexibility and stability. This means kiln car systems are also suitable for use in automatic tunnel kilns, muffle kilns and bogie hearth furnaces. When there are extreme mechanical stresses, especially during long processing periods in a tunnel kiln, Steuler has developed a special plug-in system. Racks are installed stably without mortar, so an undisturbed service cycle is guaranteed. Special interlocking nubs also compensate for temperature stresses in the heating and cooling phases.
Kiln furniture for structural and functional ceramics
Steuler kiln furniture is produced using a dry press process where all dimensions can be controlled with high precision. This ensures close dimensional tolerances in the workpieces and minimises finishing work, a definite bonus when automating production lines. The materials we use, especially cordierite, are characterised by very high thermal shock resistance – a crucial requirement for fast kiln cycles.
We can advise you and together we can then develop solutions which also minimise your production costs. Our own tool-making facilities give us great flexibility in fulfilling your requirements. As a plant operator, you can also benefit from our close contacts with kiln and machine constructors. Practical requirements can be met flexibly and innovatively by our development departments.
We offer customer-specific design and efficient solutions for use as firing and transport device. These may be saggers, batts, frames or supports, for example.
For the sintering of electro ceramics (e.g. ceramic components, capacitors, varistors, piezo-ceramics), we also produce state of the art kiln furniture. High precision thin-walled designs ensure trouble-free use in automatic cycles. Low-MgO versions, specially developed for use in roller kilns, reduce reactions with the support rollers and also with the products being fired.
For the firing of hard ferrites in roller kilns, a special low-MgO version has been developed to prevent reactions with the support rollers and the products being fired.