Nutec Bickley has many years of experience on designing kilns to fire abrasive wheels, segments and special shapes.

Tunnel Kilns, Shuttle Kilns and Carbell® kilns can be used for this purpose offering improved product quality and the lowest energy usage.

Our kiln design can incorporate a thermal oxidizer to incinerate volatile organic compounds generated during the firing process.




  • Debinding or Burnout: A low temperature process for slowly removing binders and pore creators from a grinding wheel without altering the shape or characteristics of the wheel. These can be naphthalene or other organic materials. Volatiles are usually given off and these need to be treated with thermal oxidizers.
  • Firing: A higher temperature process to form strong ceramic bonds which are critical to the strength and performance of abrasive materials and grinding wheels. Uniform firing leads to more consistent fired products which are critical for grinding wheel safety. Volatiles are also given off in this process and they need to be treated with thermal oxidizers.

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We have extensive experience designing and manufacturing tunnel kilns shuttle kilns and Carbell Kilns for the Abrasive industry.