Fire Ceramic Extrusions

Extruding ceramic has a multitude of processes and applications. Industrial extrusions are common to create honeycomb for the diesel particulate filter industry, clay pipes and bricks as well as fine parts for motors and insulators. Typically an extrusion is contains a ceramic forming component made plastic by a liquid vehicle and stabilized by a cellulose binder. Less complex applications will use a simple clay body. The material is then machine driven through a die that gives it its desired shape.

Challenges

The challenges faced in the extrusion process vary depending on the project. Honey comb extrusions are very slow and need to be handled with great care.

Kilns

The most popular kiln series for this application is the Da Vinci Bell-Lift system. Having the body of the kiln lift up off its base allows for loading from three sides or loading with a forklift. If you require a different solution please contact L&L and we will advise you accordingly.

Recommended Kilns

The L&L Flagship Kiln: Six popular Easy-Fire models. Multi-Zone control. Sectional. Easy maintenance. Sizes from 2.5 to 10.2 cubic feet. Most models and voltages are Cone 10.
High Power Production version of Easy-Fire Series with "Quad" element design. Multi-Zone Control. Sectional. Easy Maintenance. Sizes From 6.7 To 10.2 Cubic Feet. Cone 10.
A Special Design Just for Crystalline Glaze. Cone 12. Multi-Zone COntrol. Type S Thermocouples. K25 firebrick. Quad elements.
Affordable front-loading kilns with professional features like an 4-1/2" K25 arched roof, door elements, cooling vent and 5" of multi-layered insulation. Multi-Zone DynaTrol. Cone 10.
Large Heavy-Duty Front-Loading Kilns. Includes 4-1/2" K25 arched roof, door elements, and 5" of multi-layered insulation. Multi-Zone DynaTrol. Cone 10.
Customizable Automatic Zoned Top-Loading Kilns - up to 45" tall. Multi-Zone control. Sectional with plug in control panel. Easy maintenance. Sizes from 2.6 to 17 cubic feet. Most models and voltages are Cone 10.
Jupiter Kilns that pull apart for easy loading of sculpture
Large Square and Rectangular Production kilns. Multi-Zone Control. Floor-standing panel. Spring-loaded hinge. Sectional. Easy Maintenance. Sizes From 5 To 34.5 Cubic Feet. Cone 10.
Bell-Lift Production Kilns
100 cubic feet Bell Lift Kilns for Industry. Cone 10.
Custom Configured and Designed for Industrial Applications