Recent developments, such as the trade war between USA & China, the COVID pandemic and the blockage of the Suez channel, have demonstrated us how fragile international supply chains have become.Continue reading “Reshoring & nearshoring production”
The Italian Porcelain Enamel Institute (CISP) has just published edition 1/20 of SMALTO PORCELLANATO. Continue reading “SMALTO magazine edition 1/20”
Identifying the correct type of enamel defect is the first & perhaps most important step when troubleshooting industrial enameling processes.
For this purpose we have invested in a digital microscoop and associated software.
Below some images of common enameling defects.
Mr. Bernd Reinmüller of DIN (the German Institute for Standardization) was interviewed by Besser Lackieren and made the following interesting statement :
” Select only appropriate quality standards
and execute them correctly”
See https://www.besserlackieren.de/Technik-Produkte/Mess-Prueftechnik/Normen-richtig-nutzen for the full interview in German language.
Blisters is a common enamel defect, which is characterized by appearance of circular holes & bubbles in a cooled enameled surface.
May occur as a group, cluster or line of blisters.
Blisters are typically caused by gas evolution during firing, as a consequence of :
- Poor steel quality
- Scratches or damage on base steel
- Large welding seams
- Insufficient cleaning
- Over pickling
- Over blasting
- Impurities in enamel
- Too thick enamel film
- Too high viscous frits
- Contamination of furnace atmosphere
- Under firing
Stordy/Hauck gas burners of Ferro enameling furnaces are operated with cold combustion air and have therefore low NOx emissions.
These burners may run “forever” provided their setting are regularly checked and when applicable adjusted.
In case of any damage, we may provide all necessary spare parts for such burners.
See http://industrial-enameling.shop for more info.
Our technical services include conducting preshipment inspections for industrial enameling equipment.
Below an example of a batch type spray-degreaser, made of stainless steel, which we recently inspected.
The world is in anticipation of a fourth industrial revolution.
This revolution is driven by giant leaps in ICT innovation and promises to radically alter the face of industry in the coming decades.
Automated production systems using advanced robotics increasingly communicate with each other on detailed aspects of production, joining up hitherto fragmented manufacturing processes.
By linking all steps in the value chain, a world of possibilities opens for companies, old and new.
See https://smartindustry.nl/english/ for more info about this topic.
Flow-coating is a very efficient method, which is frequently used for applying wet enamels on e.g. cookware & water tanks. Continue reading “Flow-coating systems”
The Italian Porcelain Enamel Institute (CISP) has just published edition 1/19 of SMALTO PORCELLANATO. Continue reading “SMALTO magazine edition 1/19”