Smart Industry opens a world of possibilities

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.

Smart industry

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.

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European Energy Efficiency Directive

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.
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Automatic enameling plant for water heaters

Depending upon the annual production volume, it might be interesting to reduce labor cost by integrating all equipment of an enameling plant for water heaters and/or solar boilers.

Such integration may be done with traditional monorail conveyors in combination with automatic transfer devices, like on the picture below.

Automatic transfer unit for large boilers
Automatic transfer unit for large boilers

Alternatively a so-called power & free conveyor system may be used.

This conveyor type consist of two conveyor tracks above each other.

Example of power and free conveyor

On the lower level free cars may run, while via the power chain at the upper level the free cars may be (dis)connected and transported.

Nowadays there are P+F systems, which thanks to a very special transfer system even include the transport of products within the enameling furnace.

Furnace with Power & Free conveyor
Enameling furnace with Power & Free conveyor

DTC may assist with the evaluation, which solution is most suitable for your vitreous enameling project.




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.

independent consultancy services

Ditmer Trading & Consulting BV was incorporated by Ronald Ditmer on November 20, 2007 and aims to provide professional Business-To-Business services.

We are fully registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Rotterdam under license number 24422998 and are focused on rendering process & equipment know-how and project support to international customers in the porcelain enameling industry.

Thanks to 30+ years accumulated practical experiences with exporting custom-build capital equipment for the finishing industry and moderate overhead expenses, DTC may provide truly independent consultancy services with an attractive price/quality ratio.

Contact us now to discuss your questions/requirements.

Industrial standards for the enameling industry

Compliance with governmental regulations & guidelines and voluntary industrial standards is getting increasingly important in order to sell your (enameled) products both domestic & international.

At the same time, these regulations & standards are introduced and/or modified at a faster space then before and keeping up with all these developments is challenging for most organisations.

This website may assist you by providing an overview of recent developments via automatically aggregated information from multiple sources.

Feel free to contact us, if you require any further information and/or assistance.

Successful implementation of industrial enameling plant projects

Successful implementation of any new industrial enameling plant requires :

• Enamelable products

• Appropriate enameling process(es)

• Reliable equipment with correct capacities & lowest Total Cost of Ownership

• Logical plant layout

• Well trained people

• Smart process & quality control

• Adequate project management

DTC may assist with know-how & hands-on support to accomplish your enameling plant project in time and within budget & specifications.

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