APPLICATIONS

 

 

 

BEARING

 

POSITIONING

VACUUM COMPONENTS

MACHINE COMPONENTS

Ceramic components are used in places where the specific properties of ceramics - such as hardness, strength and wear-resistance - have an added value.

 

 

PROPERTIES

stiff

hardness

chemical resistant

wear resistant

electrical insulator

thermal conductor/ insulator

 

MATERIAL

aluminum oxide

silicon carbide

silicon nitride

aluminum nitride

zirconium oxide

 

PRODUCT

waferchuck

sliding bearing

structural part

precision part

 

INDUSTRY

machine and equipment

mechatronics

semiconductor

Ceramics are very hard, lightweight, have a high mechanical strength, an excellent wear-resistance and low friction - all necessary for positioning.

 

 

 

PROPERTIES

hardness

mechanically strong

stiff

 

 

 

 

MATERIAL

zirconium oxide

silicon nitride

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT

waferchuck

piezoelectric

linear guide

 

 

INDUSTRY

machine and equipment

mechatronics

semiconductor

Ceramic parts are very well suitable for use within bearings, to carry loads at combined rotational and linear movements under extreme conditions.

 

 

 

PROPERTIES

hardness

chemical resistant

wear resistant

 

 

 

 

MATERIAL

silicon carbide

silicon nitride

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT

ball bearing

sliding bearing

precision ball

linear guide

 

INDUSTRY

pump

machine and equipment

chemistry

food

mechatronics

 

In order to position accurately in vacuum - as in applications with extreme ultraviolet light (EUV) - high stiffness, low expansion chemically resistant ceramic materials are necessary, with high purity that do not degas.

 

PROPERTIES

chemical resistant

stiff

wear resistant

 

 

 

 

MATERIAL

silicon carbide

silicon nitride

aluminum oxide

zirconium oxide

 

 

PRODUCT

waferchuck

linear guide

piezoelectric

precision part

 

INDUSTRY

machine and equipment

mechatronics

semiconductor

 

 

ISOLATING

SEALING

 

DOSING

CONDUCTING

Ceramic materials do exist with a very low heat or electrical conductivity, that consequently isolate thermally or electrically.

 

 

 

 

PROPERTIES

thermal insulator

elektrical insulator

 

MATERIAL

aluminum oxide

zirconium oxide

silicon nitride

 

PRODUCT

structural part

precision part

isolator

 

INDUSTRY

machine and equipment

mechatronics

semiconductor

energy technology

In many dosing applications, specific properties of ceramics are important, such as dimensional accuracy, wear-resistance and chemical resistance.

 

 

PROPERTIES

wear resistant

chemical resistant

 

MATERIAL

aluminum oxide

zirconium oxide

silicon nitride

 

PRODUCT

precision bal

valve

precision part

 

INDUSTRY

chemistry

food

pharmaceuticals

 

Ceramic materials offer good wear-resistance and chemical resistance as well as near perfect limited lubrication properties in sealing solutions.

 

 

 

PROPERTIES

wear resistant

chemical resistant

 

MATERIAL

silicon carbide

silicon nitride

aluminum oxide

 

PRODUCT

valve

dosing valve

plunger

 

INDUSTRY

machine and equipment

food

chemistry

petrochemistry

 

Depending on the composition, ceramic materials can have a very high heat conductivity or a rather high electrical conductivity, and hence can be good heat or electrical conductors.

 

PROPERTIES

stiff

tribological properties

 

MATERIAL

zirconium oxide

silicon nitride

 

 

PRODUCT

linear guide

precision ball

 

 

INDUSTRY

machine and equipment

mechatronics and semiconductor

energy technology

SEPARATING

HANDLING

 

MIXING

CUTTING

In most mixing processes, there is a close contact between the mixed substances and the mixing equipment. Wear-resistant and chemically inert ceramics can offer many advantages here.

 

 

PROPERTIES

wear resistant

chemical resistant

 

 

 

MATERIAL

aluminum oxide

zirconium oxide

silicon nitride

silicon carbide

 

PRODUCT

precision ball

lining

nozzle

 

INDUSTRY

food and pharmaceuticals

chemistry and petrochemistry

In all handling processes, we strive for constant quality, reliability and maximum productivity. Ceramic materials with good wear-resistance and high mechanical strength are indispensable here.

 

PROPERTIES

wear resistant

mechanically strong

suitable in vacuum

stiff

 

MATERIAL

aluminum oxide

silicon nitride

zirconium oxide

 

 

PRODUCT

precision part

waferchuck

structural part

 

INDUSTRY

machine and equipment

airplane and aerospace

mechatronics

In industrial cutting processes, long tool lifes and a constant cutting quality are essential to obtain productivity. FDA approved, and bio inert materials can offer new possibilities.

 

 

PROPERTIES

wear resistant

long live time

 

 

 

MATERIAL

zirconium oxide

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT

industrial knife

 

 

 

INDUSTRY

aerospace

food

pharmaceuricals

 

The good wear-resistance and high mechanical strength make ceramics very suitable as a material for mechanical separations - especially when abrasive particles have to be separated from gases or liquids.

 

PROPERTIES

wear resistant

mechanically strong

chemical resistant

 

 

MATERIAL

silicon nitride

silicon carbide

aluminum oxide

 

 

PRODUCT

nozzle

 

 

 

INDUSTRY

chemistry

food

offshore

 

LUBRICATING

HIGH

TEMPERATURE

 

MEASURING

TRANSPORTING

 

Lubricating at high temperatures is possible by making use of hexagonal boron nitride.

Just like carbon exists in the form of hard diamond and soft graphite, boron nitride can exist in the hard cubic structure and the soft, 'lubricating' hexagonal crystal structure.

 

PROPERTIES

extremely heat resistant

good machinability

electrical insulator

thermal conductor

 

MATERIAL

boron nitride

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT

lubricant

high temperature isolator

 

 

 

INDUSTRY

machine and equipment

In precision measuring equipment, ceramic parts are indispensable. Stiffness, low weight, wear-resistance and a smooth surface structure are essential here.

 

 

 

 

PROPERTIES

stiff

lightweight

 

 

 

MATERIAL

aluminum oxide

ruby

 

 

 

PRODUCT

feeler

precision ball

 

 

 

INDUSTRY

machine and equipment

3D-measuremachine

Ceramic materials retain their good mechanical properties also at high temperatures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROPERTIES

extremely heat resistant

mechanically strong

chemical resistant

 

 

MATERIAL

aluminum oxide

zirconium oxide

silicon carbide

silicon nitride

 

PRODUCT

silding bearing

isolator

sensor

 

 

INDUSTRY

machine and equipment

chemistry

energy technology

Transport of liquids with abrasive particles causes wear to the equipment and contamination of the liquid. Wear-resistant ceramics offer a solution here.

 

 

 

 

 

PROPERTIES

hardness

wear resistant

chemical resistant

 

 

MATERIAL

aluminum oxide

zirconium oxide

 

 

 

PRODUCT

lining

dosing valve

valve

tube

 

INDUSTRY

chemistry

food

offshore

 

 

 

COOLING

To cool - and, hence, to remove heat - ceramic materials with a high heat conductivity are available. Often these materials are electrically isolating.

 

 

 

 

PROPERTIES

elektrical insulator

elektrical conductor

 

 

 

MATERIAL

aluminum nitride

silicon carbide

 

 

 

PRODUCT

structural part

 

 

 

 

 

INDUSTRY

machine and equipment

airplane and aerospace

WEAR-RESISTANT

Compared to other materials, ceramics are very hard, resulting in a good wear-resistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROPERTIES

wear resistant

mechanically strong

chemical resistant

 

 

MATERIAL

aluminum oxide

silicon carbide

silicon nitride

 

 

PRODUCT

valve

lining

plunger

gear wheel

sliding bearing

 

INDUSTRY

chemistry

energy technology

offshore

food

pump

 

DRIVING

PUMPING

Drives under specific, extreme conditions require materials with exceptional properties. Hard, strong and wear-resistant ceramics may play a role here.

 

 

 

 

PROPERTIES

hardness

wear resistant

stiff

chemical resistant

 

MATERIAL

silicon carbide

silicon nitride

aluminum oxide

zirconium oxide

 

PRODUCT

gear wheel

ball bearing

sliding bearing

 

 

 

INDUSTRY

machine and equipment

food

chemistry

 

 

Transporting a liquid, with close contact between the pump material and the liquid, can result in wear, thermal and chemical degradation. Ceramic bearings that are lubricated by the pumped liquid offer a solution here.

 

PROPERTIES

hardness

chemical resistant

wear resistant

 

 

MATERIAL

silicon carbide

silicon nitride

 

 

 

PRODUCT

sliding bearing

ball bearing

precision ball

 

 

 

INDUSTRY

pump

chemistry

food