Ceramic Drying Systems Product Services Guide




            Dryers, Drying Systems and Equipment
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Company Profile of the CDS Group


Technology for the Sanitaryware Industry

 Continuous tunnel dryers
 Batch...
Company Profile

THE CDS GROUP is widely regarded as the               Although the company is based in the UK, the group’...
Sanitaryware Chamber Dryers

                                                               Over the past twenty years, si...
Sanitaryware Tunnel Dryers

Tunnel dryers for continuous production
CDS are the world’s leading experts in the design and ...
Sanitaryware




  Environmental control for a capillary casting shop      Environmental control in the manual casting are...
Sanitaryware

Airless drying for sanitaryware
CDS are continually investing in new technology, both to improve the perform...
Sanitaryware Fettling, Clay Inspection, Dust Collection




  Clay inspection booths, as part of a complete line          ...
Sanitaryware

Particular emphasis is always placed on the            As no two applications are the same, all CDS dryers a...
Heavy Clay




  A block of seven chamber dryers                                                     Batch dryers for bric...
Turnkey Projects




Turnkey projects and process linking
CDS projects offers a range of services to give the complete ‘tu...
Tableware

 CDS TABLEWARE TECHNOLOGY is a division of CERAMIC DRYING SYSTEMS which,                                       ...
Tableware

• Semi and fully automatic casting
  machines/plants for all types of castware,
  producing up to 8000 pieces p...
Tableware

 A major new innovation and breakthrough to              The ability to operate with synthetic type moulds as w...
Porcelain Insulators




                       Continuous mould release dryer for disc insulators                        ...
Ceramic Drying Systems Product Services Guide




                     Ceramic Drying Systems Ltd
              Cinderhill...
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  1. 1. Ceramic Drying Systems Product Services Guide Dryers, Drying Systems and Equipment for the Ceramics Industry
  2. 2. Contents Company Profile of the CDS Group Technology for the Sanitaryware Industry Continuous tunnel dryers Batch loaded chamber dryers for ware and moulds Environmental control systems Pre-kiln glaze dryers Modular drying systems Airless Dryers for the sanitaryware industry Complete glazing lines, including spray glazing equipment, clay inspection/fettling booths and dust collectors Technology for the Heavy Clay Industry Continuous tunnel dryers Batch loaded chamber dryers for clay bricks, brick ‘specials’, roof and wall tiles and clay pipes Kiln pre-heaters Turnkey Projects and Process Linking Technology for the Tableware Industry Elevated leatherhead and whitehard ‘swing tray dryers for flat and holloware Complete range of dryers including conditioning dryers for cup/mugs, pre-kiln dryers, compartment dryers, glaze dryers, carrousel dryers Casting plants for holloware Airless Flatware and Holloware Dryers Technology for the Porcelain Insulator Industry Batch dryers for all sizes of insulator Conditioning dryers Mould release dryers De-humidification dryers Our commitment to the highest standards of engineering excellence are demonstrated by the company’s accreditation to BS EN ISO 9001:1994 applicable to the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of drying and environmental control systems, in conjunction with all ancillary and associated equipment.
  3. 3. Company Profile THE CDS GROUP is widely regarded as the Although the company is based in the UK, the group’s activities are supported worldwide by a network world’s leading supplier of advanced process of local agents and regionally located partners, this regional representation again ensuring the highest equipment and drying systems for the quality of service and support. whole of the ceramics and allied industries. Included in the CDS Group are also companies specialising in the other disciplines of the The company was formed in 1983 at a manufacturing proceed, so that now the group is perfectly equipped to offer either individual components time when drying was viewed by many people or the complete production line. These other companies within the group comprise: as a relatively low priority in the production • Bricesco Ltd - shuttle and tunnel kilns process. Since that time, however, the importance • Thermic Design Ltd - casting and alternative drying systems of a well-designed and thermally efficient drying • CDS Fabrications - in-house manufacturing and specialist engineering system has been universally recognised as an • Tuffplant - glass tempering kilns essential component in the manufacture of • Kilns and Furnaces Ltd - kilns for ceramics, glass and metal ceramic products. New technologies have been • Airless Process Systems LLP - energy solutions to the world including airless drying developed and tested, some with more success than others, and the industry has shown a ready When the strength of these companies product range is added to CDS’ unrivalled experience acceptance of these advances. Whilst still in all forms of process drying and glazing lines, then all aspects of the manufacturing chain are available concentrating on its strengths and further from the group. developing and improving its existing product As the various sectors of the ceramics and allied industries have become so diverse, in recent range CDS have continually been at the forefront years the company has also arranged internally into a number of divisions, so that the unique needs in developing alternative technologies for drying of each sector can be served in the most professional and competent manner. These divisions, all ceramic products, most recently through this staffed with experts in each industry comprise the following: development and proving of airless drying. • CDS Technology From the company’s headquarters in • CDS Tableware Technology Stoke-on-Trent, CDS provide a fully • CDS Projects - a total project management service comprehensive service to the industry from • CDS Group Parts and Maintenance Division - a complete spare parts and aftersales service conceptual design through to project implementation and after-sales service. Ceramics, The range of products and systems is extensive and are fully illustrated in this brochure. with its constant search for high quality and However, a brief introduction to CDS’ products are listed below: efficiency has become as diverse and demanding • Batch loaded chamber dryers for all ceramic products, both ware and plaster moulds as our own considerable expertise, which now • Continuous tunnel dryers for all ceramic products embraces a group of companies serving the • A comprehensive range of dryers for the tableware industry for holloware, flatware and moulds aspirations and requirements of the entire industry • Environmental control systems for casting shops, particularly sanitaryware on a worldwide basis. The industries served by • Pre-kiln glaze dryers the CDS Group including the following: • Complete spray-glazing lines to incorporate glazing booths, clay inspection booths and dust collectors • Sanitaryware • Airless dryers for all ceramic and non-ceramic products • Heavy Clay (including bricks and tiles) • Tableware All drying systems manufactured and supplied by CDS are ‘bespoke’ individually designed • ‘HT’ Porcelain Insulators against each customer’s requirements. There is no such thing as a standard drying system. As often • Industrial or ‘Special’ Ceramics there are a number of options or alternatives available, CDS will always study the situation and offer the most appropriate system, often providing the customer with these options for full consideration A major factor in the success of CDS and appraisal. is the high percentage of repeat business, with The scope-of-supply can range from a complete ‘turn-key’ package to a situation where only many of our customers returning to us as their ‘key’ components are supplied by CDS, leaving the customer to supply the manufactured parts locally production increases or capital becomes available against our comprehensive detailed engineering drawings. for further modernisation. A sure sign of complete customer satisfaction.
  4. 4. Sanitaryware Chamber Dryers Over the past twenty years, since the company was formed, CDS have designed and built more than 400 dryers, processing in excess of 72 million pieces of sanitaryware a year. The reasons for this success are many and diverse; unrivalled product quality, operational reliability, technical innovation and continual development and customer care, to name but a few. ‘HT’ shuttle chamber dryers for pressure cast sanitaryware The dryer control panels The CDS ‘HT’ Shuttle dryer - Batch loaded chamber dryers for the sanitaryware industry Chamber dryers for ware and moulds Batch drying for both greenware and plaster moulds is performed by the ‘HT’ Shuttle Dryer, which In the case of drying new plaster moulds the offers drying speeds as fast ad 6-10 hours for sanitaryware (with ware entering the dryer at 25% cycle times are generally in the range of moisture contents and leaving below 1% moisture content). The faster cycle allows the dryer to 48-64 hours, where waste heat from the kiln complete two drying cycles per day in most cases. The dryer is equipped with full humidity control is often used to increase the thermal efficiency. and humidity injection system, which protects the freshly cast ware from damage during the early Moulds may be loaded by fork-lift truck on pallets part of the drying cycle. The dryer also incorporates a unique system of air circulation which can be onto internal stillages, or by the use of cars or automatically adjusted between 0-100% throughout the cycle. Combining this approach with the highly conveyors. insulated structure, has the additional benefit of making the ‘HT’ Shuttle Dryer the most thermally efficient dryer available in the market. The dryer is suitable for ware transported on trucks, buggies or skids, or can be fitted with a wide range of automatic transportation systems. The design is based on a modular construction for increased flexibility and future developments and can installed either as single or multiple units. Chamber dryer for plaster moulds
  5. 5. Sanitaryware Tunnel Dryers Tunnel dryers for continuous production CDS are the world’s leading experts in the design and implementation of tunnel dryers for sanitaryware and have many successful installations operating throughout the world. Similar fast drying principle as are employed in the ‘HT’ Shuttle Dryer once again the dryer is designed to accept all forms of conveyorised or alternative transportation systems. Typical control panel Ware transported on powered roller conveyor Ware transported on power and free monorail conveyor Some of our clients using CDS Group Tunnel Dryers include: • American Standard - Rugeley, UK • Cersanit SA - Poland • Eczacibasi - Turkey • Eljer Industries - USA • Gerber Plumbing Products - USA • Hocheng Corporation - PR China • Inax Corporation - Japan Ware transported on hydraulically pushed, steel frames • Jacuzzi Bathrooms - UK • Kohler (Karat Sanitaryware) - Thailand • Kohler Company - Brownwood, Tx, USA • Kohler Co (Sanimex) - Mexico • Mansfield Plumbing - USA • RAK Ceramics - UAE • Roca Radiadores - Spain • Roca Radiadores - Portugal • Sarreguemines - France • Tangshan - PR China • WC Industries - USA Ware transported on modified trucks
  6. 6. Sanitaryware Environmental control for a capillary casting shop Environmental control in the manual casting area The centralised control room for the environmental control system Environmental control in the casting shop All too often the proper and concise control of the ambient conditions in the casting shop are overlooked. Not only is this important for operative comfort, but is essential for thorough drying of the ‘working’ moulds and ‘conditioning’ the cast pieces. The CDS environmental control system is a multi-functional process, which combines space heating, ventilation, basic dust control as well as mould drying/ware conditioning into an all embracing system. To accommodate a wide variation in climatic conditions throughout the world, the system is designed in accordance with local data of temperature and relative humidity. The system is equally applicable to all casting techniques including Environmental control and exhaust ductwork in the casting shop manual casting, battery casting and capillary casting, both plaster and synthetic moulds. Mould drying enclosures for closets Kiln car with dry ware leaving the glaze dryer Pre-kiln glaze dryers CDS manufacture a range of pre-kiln glaze dryers, designed to dry the glaze on the surface of the sanitaryware before entry into modern fast-fire kilns.The glaze dryers can be installed either immediately before the kiln or alternatively around the kiln return track.The heat for this process is normally ducted into the dryer from the cooling zone of the kiln and is an excellent way of using a ‘free’ form of energy. However, for increased efficiency, the dryers are usually fitted with a separate heat source, to the switched-on automatically, should the waste heat be insufficient to satisfy the demands of the dryer. To protect the ware from dust or other contaminates, the dryers are also fitted with both pre and Heating by a combination of waste heat and gas firing absolute air filters. Our commitment to the highest standards of engineering excellence are demonstrated by the company’s accreditation to BS EN ISO 9001:1994 applicable to the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of drying and environmental control systems, in conjunction with all ancillary and associated equipment.
  7. 7. Sanitaryware Airless drying for sanitaryware CDS are continually investing in new technology, both to improve the performance of the existing range of dryers and also to develop new and different processes. The airless drying process can be successfully applied to all ceramic products, including sanitaryware and is designed not to replace, but complement, the highly successful range of fast process dryers already manufactured by CDS. Suitable for drying the complete range of sanitaryware, the dryer is particularly suited to dry the ‘luxury-end’ of the market including one piece wc combinations and also plaster moulds. The ‘airless’ drying system offers ultra fast drying cycles, operates at high thermal efficiency levels and offers a high potential for heat recovery. A batch loaded Airless Dryer for ‘luxury’ products Some current clients using the airless dryer for their production include: • American Standard Aguascalientes - Mexico plant • American Standard (Incesa) Costa Rica plant Nicaragua plant • Chongqing Swell Corp PR China • Ideal Standard Middlewich - UK • Jacob Delafon Zaragonza - Spain • Kohler Co (Sanimex) A batch loaded airless dryer for water tanks Mexico
  8. 8. Sanitaryware Fettling, Clay Inspection, Dust Collection Clay inspection booths, as part of a complete line A complete semi-automatic glazing line CDS manufacture a complete range of ‘ancillary’ The spray glazing booths are manufactured predominately from stainless steel and are available equipment for the sanitaryware industry including in single or double width to accommodate either one or two turntables. A feature of the spray booths spray glazing booths (’wet’ and ‘dry-back’), is the secondary air filtration system, which allows the exhaust air to be vented directly to atmosphere. clay inspection booths, de-dusting booths and The eliminator plates, manufactured from stainless steel, are removable for ease of cleaning and glaze clust collectors. All are designed and manufactured recovery. Glaze recovery may also be affected from the main water tank. The air filters are easily in-house. accessed for cleaning or replacement. The air extraction volume is supplied by a single, centrifugal fan The equipment is manufactured in a mounted on top of the booth taking the exhaust air directly to atmosphere. Water is circulated by complete range of sizes and capacities to match means of a self-priming pump via UPVC piping. The booths are fitted with a hidden fluorescent light, and are complete with integral control panel. Each glazing booth may be supplied with the complete all product styles and production requirements. set of ancillary equipment; spray gun, anti-pulsation chamber, glaze pump and hoses. CDS manufacture a wide range of dust collectors for use with the clay inspection booths, and other dust creating processes. The dust collectors may either be close-coupled to the clay inspection/fettling booths or be sized to accept the requirements of several booths. Dust laden air enters the collector through a connection above the dust-collecting bin, where large particles drop into the bin. The air is then drawn upwards through the filter bag, where fine particles are collected. Finally the clean Semi automatic glazing line for tanks air is drawn through the fan to be discharged to atmosphere. The fine dust deposit on the inside of the filter bag is dislodged by an automatic mechanism and falls into the collecting bin. CDS dust collectors The basis design of the CDS clay inspection - fettling booths complies with the regulations of the joint standing committee for the UK white wares industry as detailed in reg. 17(1) and protected by British patent 833,608. The booths are manufactured from galvanised mild steel sheets and finished in cream (outside) and white (inside) paint. The booths are designed in a wide range of sizes to suit the sanitaryware processed. Either single or double width, with one or two turntables fitted, the booths are illuminated by two vertical fluorescent lights manually operated. Downward air movement is achieved by an axial flow fan mounted on top of the booth, creating a velocity of 0.5 m/sec Spray glazing booth at grid level. Heavy scraps are collected in the under slung waste hopper and fine, air-borne dust is carried in the ducted air stream to a separate dust collector. The entire line comprising spray glazing booths, clay inspection booths, dust collectors and conveyor may be supplied as a complete package, either with or without the associated ductwork.
  9. 9. Sanitaryware Particular emphasis is always placed on the As no two applications are the same, all CDS dryers and drying systems are custom-built to suit accuracy and integrity of the control systems. In each client’s unique requirements. We combine our own expertise and drying experience with the either case of PLC based programmable control client’s specialist knowledge of their products and material behaviour. instruments for temperature and humidity control The scope-of-supply ranges from a complete turn-key supply project where all components or when using a fully computerised system with and engineering services are provided by CDS through to the supply of ‘specialist’ parts only. The data logging facility, sensing is always carried out second option is particularly relevant in areas of the world where import duties are high and where using high-accuracy electronic detectors. good quality, low cost, fabrication facilities are readily available, thus reducing overall capital expenditure and freight costs. The reference list of our clients includes some of the most famous names in the industry, as the following list demonstrates: • American Standard Group for their factories in: Bulgaria - Sevlievo Costa Rica - Incesa Standard Dominican Republic - Sadosa Standard Egypt - Egyptian American Sanitaryware England - Middlewich, Hull A series of batch loaded chamber dryers for sanitaryware Indonesia - Kia Standard • Crane Canada - Canada for their factories in: Mexico - Aguascalientes, Santa Clara, Mapril, • Dynasty Corporation - PR China Mexico - Sanimex Tlaxcala • DACCA Ceramics - Bangladesh USA - Brownwood Tx, Spartanburg SC Nicaragua - Incesa Standard • Eczacibasi - Turkey • Kutahya Porcelain - Turkey Philippines - Saniwares • E.I.D. Parry - India • Laufen Group - Brazil (Celite) PR China - Shanghai, Tianjin, Hui Mei • Gerber Plumbing - USA • Muthoot Ceramics - India Thailand - Rayong, Ransit • Hocheng Corporation • Madhusudan Sanitaryware - India USA - Tiffin, Ohio for their factories in: • Neycer Ceramics - India Vietnam - World Standard PR China • PT Inax Corporation - Indonesia • Armitage Shanks (now American Standard) Philippines • Sanitarios Maracay - Venezuela for their factories in: • Hokuriku - Japan • Star Sanitaryware - Thailand England - Rugeley, Cliffe Vale, Burton-on-Trent • Hindustan Sanitaryware • Sanitarios Azteca - Mexico (Qualitas) for their factories in: • Qualceram Shires Malaysia India - Delhi, Hydrabad for their factories in: • Briggs Plumbingware - USA • Ideal Seramik - Turkey England - Shires Bathrooms (Stoke-on-Trent), • Canakcilar Seramik - Turkey • IDO Bathrooms - Finland Shaws of Darwen • Caradon Bathrooms - England (Alsager) • Imperial Bathrooms - PR China • Sime Inax - Malaysia • Caroma Industries - Australia • Iporsan - Ecuador • Spring Bathrooms (Jacuzzi) - England • Cato Ceramica - Mexico • Jacob Delafon - Spain • Swell Corporation - Chongqing, PR China • Celima - Peru • Jacuzzi Bathrooms - UK • Toprak Sanitaryware - Turkey • Cersanit SA - Poland • Karat Sanitaryware - Thailand • Universal Rundle - USA • CISA Group - Chile • Kohler Company • Venceramica - Venezuela for their factories in: • Zhejiang-Apt - PR China
  10. 10. Heavy Clay A block of seven chamber dryers Batch dryers for brick specials Tunnel dryers for clay pipe fittings Dryers for bricks, tiles & refractories CERAMIC DRYING SYSTEMS have, over the years, steadily achieved an impressive track record within the industry for innovative design, in providing batch and tunnel dryers to suit a wide range of products. Each installlation is individually designed to accept the client’s preferred loading arrange, whether by finger-car, trucks, pallets or direct setting onto kiln cars. Precise control of temperature and humidity conditions together with the Pre-kiln heater/dryer provision of an intermittent air circulation system to the products, ensures that they are dried ‘safely’, economically and in the shortest possible time. The drying characteristics of the different bodies vary considerably. This, together with the The reference list of our clients includes forming methods employed, are given careful consideration whenever the system is designed. In many some of the most famous names in the cases we carry out drying trials in order to fully assess and predict the behaviour of the body or industry, as the following list demonstrates: formed article for a fast-drying process. • Hanson Group plc for their plants in: In CDS Dryers all electric motors and moving parts are located external to the dryer. This Clockhouse enables the higher temperatures to be used, necessary for rapid drying and ensures that they are Desford easily accessible for routine maintenance, promoting longevity and reliability. Heather With the application of modern techniques, it has been possible to dry soft mud bricks with an initial moisture content of 25% within a 14 hour drying cycle, and at the same time considerably Kings Dyke reduce the running costs, compared to the original system. Saxon Over the past few years, the industry, has seen production techniques move away from some Star Lane of the more ‘traditional’methods of brick production. At some brickworks one of these ‘traditional’ Tilmanstone methods is to completely dry the bricks in a Hoffman or similar kiln without recourse to formal dryers. Waingroves However, in the quest for continuous improvement quality standards and increased yields, CDS have • Ibstock for their plants in: worked closely with the manufacturers to provide new dryers and to improve these standards. Aldridge Cattybrook Ibstock (Leicester) Nostell Roughdales South Holmwood • Eternit Group • Fleming Fireclay - Ireland • Glen Gery - USA • Marshalls Clay Products • Redbank Manufacturing Brick pack (kiln units) arranged to suit configuration of the kiln Tunnel dryers for bricks set in packs • York Handmade Bricks
  11. 11. Turnkey Projects Turnkey projects and process linking CDS projects offers a range of services to give the complete ‘turnkey’ package: • Feasibility studies • Factory design and layout • Raw material evaluation • Ceramic product design and development • Key personnel recruitment and selection • Process linking • Leading edge technology • Training • On going back-up and commitment • Optimum returns and production costs • CDS supplies an comprehensive range of the world’s most advanced ceramic plant equipment
  12. 12. Tableware CDS TABLEWARE TECHNOLOGY is a division of CERAMIC DRYING SYSTEMS which, The Vitesse dryer has the facility to although specialising heavily in the drying aspect of the production line, is fully equipped to offer a accommodate a dehumidification support system, comprehensive service relating to the whole production process. which enables close control over rapid fluctuations The company’s services range from initial consultancy and plant design, through to installation in ambient humidity. Major benefits of this and commissioning. dehumidification system are: CDS Tableware Technology is dedicated to resolve all individual clients requirements • Elimination of alterations to production schedules through the use of our specialist expertise and ‘state-of-the-art’ technology, working closely with the • Drying efficiencies remain constant customers unique knowledge of their own product.This technical and management partnership ensures • Reduced ware loss that the most cost effective and efficient solution is devised and put into practice. • Increased mould life Having specialised in complete turnkey projects, encompassing design, manufacture and process • A complete range of Flatbed conveyor dryers commissioning of all forms of ceramic production lines for a wide and diverse range of products, CDS are available, in various configurations. Conveyor has unrivalled experience and track record within the industry. At every stage throughout the production dryers have a wide range of applications including process, projects are handled by fully qualified and specialist engineers. the drying of glazed ware, castware and other Over the years the company has designed and provided equipment ranging from ‘simple’ specialist products. A choice of belt material is improvements and existing machinery to the overall plant design, project management and implementation. available ranging from slatted steel, steel meshed CDS Tableware Technology offers a wide range of dryers and services as the following or plastic belts to suit different applications. product range illustrates: • A range of ‘VITESSE’ fast dryers for leatherhard and whitehard drying of both flat and holloware. These dryers are manufactured in either the ‘traditional’ overhead, swing-tray arrangement or as horizontal conveyor dryers. The standard dryer has a mould capacity of 240 giving a production rate of up to 16 pieces per minute. Larger capacity dryers are available to cater for greater production requirements, ‘difficult’ shapes and various clay bodies resulting in effective and efficient drying. Casting plant for holloware Whitehard dryer for holloware Our commitment to the highest standards of engineering excellence are demonstrated by the company’s accreditation to BS EN ISO 9001:1994 applicable to the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of drying and environmental control systems, in conjunction with all ancillary and associated equipment.
  13. 13. Tableware • Semi and fully automatic casting machines/plants for all types of castware, producing up to 8000 pieces per shift. Specifically designed to meet differing requirements, each machine can encompass varying degrees of automation, drying and mould conditioning • Kiln pre-heat dryers for all whiteware applications, reducing the final moisture content before firing, particularly in fast-fire kilns • Conventional chamber dryers or dehumidification chamber dryers for ‘special’ applications across the whole spectre of whiteware production, ideally suited when ‘difficult’ products and shapes require relatively slow and gentle drying processes, for example specialist giftware, terracotta, stoneware and plaster moulds • Infra-red plaque dryers for flat and holloware Chamber dryer for porcelain figurines • Holloware conditioning dryers Pre-kiln glaze dryer • Glaze dryers • Conveyorised wicket dryers for single and double width lithograph printed transfer sheets • Heating and ventilation systems including environmental control Glaze dippers dryer for holloware Infra-red conditioning dryer for cups Flatware glaze dippers dryer
  14. 14. Tableware A major new innovation and breakthrough to The ability to operate with synthetic type moulds as well as standard gypsum moulds on all types of the production of tableware has been the body formulae makes the airless system an extremely competitive option for the industry against development of the airless drying system high capital, high maintenance systems. that provides rapid mould release and whitehard Both batch and continuous dryers are available, all individually designed to suit customer drying for most tableware products. production procedures. Using the patented technology, the dryer has the ability to mould release in 2-3 minutes Many of the world’s leading tableware • Hartstone Pottery - USA and whitehard dry in a further 5-6 minutes. manufactures have commissioned CDS to build Whitehard dryer for holloware their dryers including: Handle casting dryer Operating in this airless environment, • Aynsley China - UK Glaze dryer the dryer demonstrates that in excess of 170 ‘L’ type dryer Combination leatherhard/whitehard dryer for fills are possible from conventional plaster moulds. Glaze dryer flatware The airless technology drying system • Berkshire China - UK • John Tams - UK will also provide rapid whitehard drying of Combination whitehard/glaze dryer Handle casting machine castware products such as tea pots, coffee pots, • China Ceramics Co - China Whitehard dryer for holloware Various drying systems Glaze dryer soup tureens, figurines, etc. in typical drying times • Churchill Hotelware - UK • Josiah Wedgwood - UK of between 30 minutes to 2 hours depending Whitehard dryer for pressure castware Cup conditioning dryer on the products. Whitehard dryer for large flatware • Kasalong Ceramics - Thailand • Churchill Group Queens Fine Bone Handle casting machine China - USA • Lennox China - USA They drying technology can be adapted to most Holloware casting machine (15 pieces per Dryer for holloware production requirements by providing continuous minute) • PT Cookson Matthey - Indonesia conveyorized designs for vertical, overhead or Whitehard holloware dryer Wicket dryer flatbed carrousel systems. Newly made mould drying chamber • PT Doulton Multifortuna - Indonesia Cast product drying chamber Flatware dish carousel dryers The dryer can be easily adapted to • Corfu Ceramics - Greece Whitehard dryer operate with all types of forming machines from Whitehard/mould release dryer Whitehard dryer for holloware a single to multi-head units, providing production • Crown Ceramics - Thailand • Porsuk Tabii - Turkey rates of between 8-16 pieces per minute. Whitehard dryer for holloware Handle casting machine A major benefit of the airless system • Crown Trent - UK • Porvair - UK is the signification reduction in the quantity of Glaze dryer Mould dryer • C.R.E.M.A. - Phillippines • Roffenmark - UK new moulds required, as the dryer typically uses Combination leatherhard/whitehard dryer for Wicket dryer between only 40-60 moulds for carrousel type flatware • Royal Doulton - UK dryers and 70-90 moulds for elevated swing- • Duraline - UK Infra red dryer for gilder ware tray dryers. Glaze dryer • Royal Doulton John Beswicks - UK In shop drying system • Royal Doulton - Paladin Works - UK In shop drying system • Spode - UK Flatware drying room • Syracuse - USA Whitehard dryer for holloware and flatware • Villeroy and Boch - Luxembourg Mould drying systems • Wade Ceramics - UK Holloware casting machine The CDS airless flatware dryer in production
  15. 15. Porcelain Insulators Continuous mould release dryer for disc insulators Dehumidification drying of ‘HT’ Insulators Internal view of a batch dryer CERAMIC DRYING SYSTEMS is the Including in our range of drying systems for the ‘HT’ Porcelain industry are: world’s leading supplier of advanced drying • Conditioning dryers for clay extrusions prior to turning systems for the ‘HT’ Porcelain industry. • Continuous swing-tray mould release and leatherhard dryers for disc insulators In the field of process drying ceramic • Whitehard, high temperature, drying chambers for the complete range of ‘HT’ porcelain ware products it is generally recognised that drying of • Dehumidification dryers for ‘special’ products clay insulators is one of the most ‘difficult’ due Each and every drying system is individually designed for the specific application, taking into to their widely different shapes, sizes and varying account the body type, body formation and process requirements. wall thickness. In order to ensure thorough and Using ‘state-of-the-art’ technology, drying conditions are closely controlled throughout the consistent drying with minimal losses, it is pre-determined cycle, with drying curves carefully planned to sympathise with the nature of the imperative that the process drying of these product. products is performed to the highest standard This criteria enables the following benefits to be achieved: with close control over temperature, relative • Products may enter the dryer a relatively short period after forming, without the need for a ‘holding period’ humidity and air circulation. CDS ensure that all prior to the drying process these factors are carefully controlled, resulting in • The drying process is not affected by local ambient conditions a consistently dried product, at high yields, from • Increased utilisation of factory floor space a highly thermally efficient dryer. • Increased product yield • Reduction in inventory or work in progress • Improved product quality • Reduced energy consumption by greater thermal efficiency CDS has successfully applied the above principles to ‘HT’ Porcelain dryers supplied to manufacturers throughout the world including: • Allied Doulton Insulators - UK • Asian Insulator Co - Thailand • Celico - Mexico • Emco - Pakistan • Hoechst Ceramtec - Germany Two dryers for ‘HT’ Porcelain insulators • WS Insulators - India • Standard Insulators - Thailand One of eight batch dryers for ‘large’ ‘HT’ Insulators
  16. 16. Ceramic Drying Systems Product Services Guide Ceramic Drying Systems Ltd Cinderhill Trading Estate, Weston Coyney Road Longton, Stoke-onTrent, Staffordshire. ST3 5JU England Tel: +44(0)1782 336666 • Fax: +44(0)1782 599279 cdsemail@cds-uk.co.uk • www.ceramic-drying.co.uk

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