Enamel slip properties

The consistent liquid enamel slip properties is a critical parameter at any automated wet application process.

Unfortunately enamel rheology is known to change easily under the influence of particle size, specific weight, temperature, milling additives and/or pretreatment chemicals.

Failure to maintain its properties within measurable tolerances, may result in inconsistent enamel layer thickness and eventually even enamel defects.

Do you really believe that you can “feel it” with your fingers as demonstrated on the picture below, or do you rather prefer a more precise testing method ?!

Measuring enamel slip characteristics by hand
Old fashion way
Rotational Viscometer with temperature sensor
Rotational Viscometer with temperature sensor

Ultrasonic thickness measurement

With ultrasonic thickness measurement, you may detect the thickness of individual layers within a multi layer coating.

This may be of great help, when troubleshooting e.g. a two coats / one fire vitreous enameling process.

See our webshop for more details about this and other film thickness gauges.

ultrasonic thickness gauge
ultrasonic thickness gauge

 

Sourcing critical spare parts

The availability of spare parts is essential for keeping your enameling plant up & running.

DTC has 30+ years experience with the design, delivery & installation of equipment for industrial porcelain (vitreous) enameling plants.

Over these years we have developed a broad industrial network, which enables us to source criticial spare parts for enamelling equipment previously supplied by :

  • Ferro Holland
  • Smit Ovens
  • Smit Sinus Enamelling
  • Alliance Enamel Engineering
  • Allied Enamel Supplies

Please contact DTC, if you have any difficulties to find replacement parts for your enameling facilities.