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Staying At The Cutting Edge Of SANITARYWARE Firing

Nutec Bickley has continued to consolidate its leading position in the arena of ceramic kilns with the successful completion of a prestigious contract for a world-renowned sanitaryware manufacturer with factories across the globe.

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Mining Company

When visiting the customer’s facilities to collect the necessary information, we observed that production downtime and the constant degradation of ceramic fiber due to gas leaks and high temperatures could be eliminated by installing a new combustion chamber.

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Continuous Galvanizing Furnace Lines Manufacturing

Year 2017-2018. Fabrication of 25 modular sections of a continuous galvanizing furnace line. Preheating and Radiant Tubes Heating Sections. The project scope included all steel works, supply and install of insulation material, including inner sheets and mechanical assembly of radiant tubes and all casing accessories.

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PROVEN QUALITY LEADS TO REPEAT BUSINESS

FINKL STEEL –Sorel, formerly Sorel Forge part of the forge group FINKL STEEL along with formers A. Finkl and sons and Composite Forge – has been benefiting over the past three years from the installation of a state-of-the-art, gas-fired car bottom Heat Treating batch furnace designed and manufactured by Nutec Bickley.

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GAS-FIRED BOX FURNACE REPLACED WITH HIGHER CAPACITY AND ENHANCED PERFORMANCE MODEL

A company with over 25 years’ experience in heat treating aluminum – and operating several heat treatment furnaces of various sizes and capacities – asked for our help to improve its process efficiency and use of resources.

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RINGS OF FIRE

Nutec Bickley has recently installed another new rotary furnace at the Bensalem, Philadelphia, USA plant operated by Specialty Ring Products (SRP), the leading provider of high performance quality forgings and machining to the aerospace, defense, energy, industrial and bearing industries. The furnace will be producing steel ingots weighing between 1kg and 23kg (2 lb and 50 lb), used for the manufacture of alloy steel rings.

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Recent Projects

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Remodeling a kiln control system

This company, one of the most renowned sanitaryware manufacturers in the world, wanted to update the control system on one of its older tunnel kilns.

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Installation of 17 high and low temperature ovens and kilns

This project consisted on the design, manufacture and installation of 13 low temperature ovens and two kilns with temperatures ranging from 200°C to 1,650°C (390°F to 3,000°F), as well as retrofits for two kilns, all of this being part of a major redesign at our client’s facility.

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Roller furnace for automotive parts manufacturer

The customer for this contract is a company in the Mexican automotive industry dedicated to the manufacture of forged parts by means of heat treatment (normalizing) for automotive parts and other motor system components, for instance for coaches and truck tractors.

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High performance Shuttle kiln with lighter kiln furniture for Sanitaryware

This contract is further evidence that we are the go-to kiln manufacturer for the world’s ceramic sanitaryware industry. We work extremely closely with our customers, we understand all the important parameters, and our team can be relied upon to come up with state-of-the-art, bespoke solutions.

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TWO CARBELL KILNS FOR FLOW CONTROL REFRACTORIES

This client wanted to increase its production, so it requested three new furnaces of the same size as already existing in its plant, optimized with the latest technology.

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Annealing furnace for steel wire coils

Our client is dedicated to the manufacture of wire, wire rod, nails, electro welded mesh, special platform grilles and other steel materials for construction.

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Dual-function furnace for faster heating and cooling cycles

Our client wanted to increase production but did not have enough space for a conventional furnace. It had very fast cooling and heating times, which considerably lengthened its production cycles.

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Nutec Bickley receives order for high temperature elevator kiln

Our client is dedicated to the manufacture of specialty technical ceramic items. The company began production of these ceramic pieces in order to guarantee the supply of a very complex component made of high alumina.

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Other Projects

Curing Oven

Curing Oven
  • Industry / Segment: Refractories
  • Currently installing at customer’s facilities
  • Operational Temperature: 680°C (1,250°F)

SHUTTLE KILNS FOR LABORATORY

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  • Industry / Segment: Ceramic Colors
  • Currently operating at customer’s facilities
  • Operational Temperature: 1,300°C (2,372ºF)

Water Quench System

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  • Industry / Segment: Aluminum Heat Treatment
  • Currently equipment is operating; started production on September, 2019

HIGH TEMPERATURE ELEVATOR KILN

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  • Industry / Segment: Technical Ceramics
  • Currently equipment is operating; started production on October, 2019
  • Operational Temperature: 1,621°C (2,950°F)
  • High velocity nozzle mix burners providing excellent
    turbulence and heat transfer promoting excellent
    temperature distribution and uniformity throughout
    the product

2 BOX FURNACES FOR FORGED PARTS

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  • Industry / Segment: Aerospace
  • Currently operating; started production on August, 2019
  • Operational Temperature: 800°C - 1,200°C (1,472°F – 2,192°F)
  • Process: Forging for aerospace rings and ingots
  • ‘High-low’ pulse firing system

CONTINUOUS DRYER

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  • Industry / Segment: Automotive
  • Currently operating; started production on July, 2019
  • Operational Temperature: 90°C - 200°C (195°F–390°F)

COMBUSTION CHAMBER

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  • Industry / Segment: Mining
  • Currently equipment is already operating at customer’s facilities since August, 2019
  • Operational Temperature: 1,600°C (2,910°F)

TWO CRUCIBLES

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  • Industry / Segment: Ceramic Colors & Pigments
  • Currently equipment is operating
  • OperationalTemperature: 1,200°C (2,190°F)

BOX FURNACE

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  • Industry / Segment: Alloy steel Forging
  • Currently operating; started production on September, 2019
  • Operational Temperature: 871ºC – 1,260 ºC (1,600 ºF – 2,300 ºF)
  • Process: Heating before radial forging
  • Equipped with 3 pairs of Regenerative burners

TWO TIP-UP FURNACES

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  • Industry / Segment: Forging
  • Currently operating; started production on July, 2019
  • Operational Temperature: 600 ºC – 1,160 ºC (1,110 ºF – 2,120 ºF)
  • Processes: Heat treatment of power generation steel forged products
  • Equipped with Pulse firing with variable excess air

AUSTENITIZING QUENCHING AND TEMPERING HEAT TREAT LINE

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  • Application: Austenitizing quenching and tempering heat treat line
  • Austenitizing: 910°C (1,675°F)
  • Tempering: 300°C - 700°C (572°F – 1,290°F)
  • Full automated line includes one pusher type austenitizing furnace, one water quench tank + automatic elevator system; one pusher type tempering furnace and multiple roller conveyors between those equipment

ELECTRODES DRYER

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  • Pre-drying and drying of electrodes
  • Currently operating; started production on June, 2019
  • 2 combustion chambers, each with their gas train. Cooling system also included at the end

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabrication And Installation Of 20 PyrolYsis Furnaces

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  • Equipment installation started on December, 2018 at customer’s facility
  • Steel fabrication of 20 furnaces (6.22 ton per furnace = 124.4 ton total)
  • Industry / Segment: Recycling Industry

Kiln Relining Of Two Shuttle Kilns
 

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  • Industry / Segment: Ceramic Sanitaryware
  • Replacement of insulation system with Nutec Bickley’s new Jointless® Fiber System

Heat treatment of aluminum wire
coils

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  • Currently operating; started production on December, 2018
  • Operational Temperature: 66ºC– 260°C (150ºF – 500°F)
  • Maximum temperature: 550°F (288°C)
  • Process: Heat treatment of aluminum wire coils

Solution heat treatment of aluminum wheels

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  • Currently operating; started production on January, 2019
  • Maximum Temperature: 538ºC – 566°C (1,000ºF – 1,050°F)
  • Industry / Segment: Aluminum heat treatment
  • Process: Solution heat treatment of aluminum wheels

Die preheating for aluminum forging

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  • Currently operating; started production on January, 2019
  • Operational Temperature: 288°C (550°F)
  • Maximum Temperature: 427°C (800°F)
  • Process: Die preheating for aluminum forging

FORGING FOR LARGE STEEL INGOTS

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  • Currently operating; started production on March, 2019
  • Operational Temperature: 870ºC – 1,290°C (1,600ºF – 2,350°F)
  • Industry / Segment: Forging
  • Combustion system: one pair of regenerative burners

HEAT TREATMENT OF STEEL FORGINGS

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  • Currently operating; started production on January, 2019
  • Operational Temperature: 600ºC – 960°C (1,110ºF – 1,760°F)
  • Industry / Segment: Steel Heat Treatment
  • Combustion system: pulse firing with high velocity burners