|Nutec Bickley Wesman Kilns Private Limited|
Nutec Bickley Wesman Kilns Pvt Ltd (NBW) is a leader in designing and supplying highly innovative and efficient industrial kilns & accessories for the ceramics industry. By applying the latest proven technology, NBW is able to provide innovative solutions that meet or exceed its customer’s expectations of quality, efficiency, and operational economy.
NBW is a joint venture company formed between Nutec Bickley S.A., Mexico/USA and The Wesman Group, India. Both parent companies are leaders in industrial heating solutions in India and around the world. With over half a century of experience, both Nutec Bickley and The Wesman Group have stood the test of time and have established themselves as market leaders in the field of industrial heating.
Formed in 2008, NBW has the technical strength of both its parent companies and a strong infrastructure base in India to support its operations. With its robust foundation, NBW is spearing ahead with its primary goal being customer satisfaction and carrying on the tradition of excellence that has been a hallmark of both its parent companies.
NBW serves a large range of Industries in the Ceramics field. The following is the list of the industries it serves:
SHUTTLE KILNS: NBW’s shuttle kilns are at the leading edge of technology and have played a significant role in pioneering batch firing for the ceramic industry. Batch firing of products offers our customers the greatest flexibility for their manufacturing operation. The kilns come in a wide range of capacities (up to and in excess of 490 m3 or 17,300 ft3) and with a choice of door, insulation, combustion system, and control designs. Multi-kiln arrangements with automatic car handling systems are also available.
CARBELL KILNS: NBW’s Carbell® kilns are a very popular concept globally. So far, over 500 Carbell® kilns have been delivered to a variety of ceramic product manufacturers worldwide by Nutec Bickley. Carbell® kilns are built in sizes of 1 to 40+ m3 (35 to 1400+ ft3) and can be fired up to 1800°C (3272°F). The absence of a door makes this a very low maintenance design. Although initially designed for high temperature operation, many customers also choose this design for lower temperature firing taking advantage of the low maintenance requirements and good controllability. In addition, the downdraft exhaust design provides for excellent temperature uniformity, atmosphere control as well as easy integration of afterburners and heat recuperators.
TUNNEL KILNS: NBW offers a wide variety of tunnel kilns and car handling equipment for firing high volume ceramic products at temperatures of up to 1850ºC (3360ºF). Each system is designed to meet its customer’s specific needs as determined by their process and layout requirements. NBW’s innovative design features, such as flexible zoning, balanced input/output cooling, and recuperative arch for ultra high temperature kilns put NBW in the forefront of modern tunnel kiln design.
ELEVATOR KILNS: NBW’s Elevator Kilns are available with updraft or downdraft exhaust designs and are ideally suited for high temperature firing of small batches. These kilns are used extensively in the technical ceramics industry and for pilot production of refractories and specialty ceramics. Elevator kilns are available in sizes of 0.34 to 1.36 m3 (12 to 48 ft3) and fire as a standard design up to 1800°C (3272°F). Just like the Carbell® kiln, the absence of a door provides a low maintenance design.
OVENS & DRYERS: Fuel efficiency and temperature uniformity are mainstays of NBW’s oven and dryer designs. When high convection is required, NBW determines the best circulation air flow pattern for uniform heat transfer to the pieces, minimizing losses and improving product quality.
Control and Data Acquisition Systems: NBW’s broad control system designs permits exactly the appropriate level of control sophistication required to meet our customer’s needs. Systems span include controllers, hybrid systems, PLC’s, operator interfaces, industrial panel PC’s, desktop computers, customized supervisory control data acquisition software (SCADA), and more. In addition to full control over the process, NBW’s control systems allow for faster service and trouble shooting by providing networking and remote monitoring capabilities.
Insulation Systems: NBW also supplies its customer with state of the art ceramic fiber jointless modules for temperatures up to 1,350ºC (2,462ºF). These modules provide for minimal maintenance, fuel economy, and extended service life over other ceramic fiber installations. Our jointless modules not only eliminate the joints between smaller modules (as commonly found in ceramic fiber linings), but also eliminate the gaps typically located around the flues which require higher maintenance.