According to Harper, customers can use on-site thermal systems to gather data and fine-tune their processes with a focus on varying production rates, temperature regimes, processing times, atmosphere compositions and flow rates.
The research center has a range of thermal systems that can handle a client’s process conditions, and the facility has the ability to modify and tailor existing pilot equipment to specific process requirements. On-site equipment includes:
- Batch and
- Small kilns to
large furnaces with three temperature zones.
- Furnace conditions from atmospheric to nitrogen or specialty gases.
- Process cost
- Economics of
increased production capacity with current and future technologies.
- Analysis of the
best-suited technology for new-material innovations.
of opportunities for improved product quality and cost reduction.
- Investigation of
solutions for transition from batch to continuous processing.
- Engineering of material handling solutions for unique processing systems.