Project Overview

Worked with a business partner to design and fabricate a 12-3/4” OD x 16’ long pilot kiln for a material process testing lab. This design concept was based on a scaled-down industrial model.

Project Specifications

  • This specialty kiln used a C-276 nickel alloy drum for high-heat processing with an adjustable slope via screw jacks.
  • Interchangeable drums for different materials.
  • Lifting beam included for drum changeout.
  • Hardened trunnions.
  • Full alignment control – Just like the big stuff!
  • Sprocket drive system designed for custom RPM range with user-friendly speed control and replaceable sprockets.
  • Performed in-house testing to ensure proper rotation speed, function, and alignment.

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