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”
Fishscaling is an enameling defect, which is characterized by small enamel particles chipping off.
Chipping off may happen directly after firing when cooling down or sometimes even days later.
Effected products may usually not be repaired. Due to this reason, this defect is still one of the most described topics within the international enameling industry.
Continue reading “Fishscaling of porcelain/vitreous enamel coatings”
Received earlier today a new batch of “Porcelain (Vitreous) Enamels and Industrial Enamelling Processes” book.
This classic reference book, which describes in detail many aspects of vitreous enameling technology & equipment is a must for every professional enamelist.
Please note that the current edition is nearly sold out !
This excellent book and other literature about vitreous enameling technology, may be found at our webshop (https://dtc-webshop.com) .
The latest ISO 9001 version 2015 puts a lot of emphasizes on managing competences & risks. Continue reading “Managing competences acc. to ISO 9001”
The Italian National Unification institute has published UNI 11734 as of December 6, 2018.
This standard specifies a method for measuring the hydrogen diffusion coefficient in order to determine the fish-scale susceptibility of steels, which can be used in the enamelling process. Continue reading “UNI 11734 : Determining fish-scale susceptibility of enameling steel”
The performance of industrial enameling furnaces may gradually decline over time.
This may result in higher energy consumption (read increased enameling cost) and reduced quality of the coated surface.
In extreme cases the enameling furnace may even unexpectedly break down, because insulation has been damaged and/or worn out.
Therefore we suggest regular inspections & thermal imaging to identify major heat bridges and other spots with possible insulation issues.
DTC may conduct energy audits to identify possible energy savings at your vitreous enameling plant, thanks to our broad knowledge and hands-on experience with industrial enameling processes & equipment since 1984.
Continue reading “Energy audits for industrial vitreous enameling plants”
The European Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU), also known as the EED, was established in 2012.
The aim of this Directive is to help to realise the European target set in 2007 to reduce European energy consumption by 20% by 2020.
This should contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas and air pollutants, to a decrease of energy costs, and to lower dependence on import of fossil fuel.
Continue reading “European Energy Efficiency Directive”