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» DOSING

» MEASURING

» CONDUCTING

» POSITIONING

 

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» ALUMINUM OXIDE

» SILICON CARBIDE

» SILICON NITRIDE

 

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» LINEAR GUIDE

» PIEZOELECTRIC

» LINING

 

Machines and equipment often are operated longer and are loaded heavier than designed for. In those cases, the tool life of metal wear parts is getting too short. The maintenance costs are getting higher and higher, and especially the unpredictable operation disturbs the production process.

 

THE APPLICATION OF CERAMICS FOR WEAR PARTS IS AN EFFECTIVE SOLUTION. OFTEN, THE TOOL LIFE INCREASES FROM MONTHS TO YEARS.

 

 

In machines where many products are processed per time unit, ceramics can have large advantages. For example in paper processing, textile machines, thread production and packaging machines.

 

Also in measurement and control equipment, ceramics are often used.

 

MECHATRONICS & SEMICONDUCTOR

Many applications in mechatronics and the semiconducting industry are not possible without ceramics. Examples are (the production of) LCD's, solar cells, optical components, lamps and IC's. The properties of ceramics are fully exploited in this application area. Especially the following combination of properties in one type of material is unique:

 

 

        low weight

        electrically isolating

        not magnetisable

        wear-resistant

        low thermal expansion

        high stiffness

        no degas in vacuum

 

CERAMICS ARE PROCESSABLE DOWN TO MICRON LEVEL. HIGH PURITY AND ACCURACY OCCUPY CENTRE STAGE.

 

The use of ceramics within mechatronics and the semiconductor industry is very broad. Ceratec cooperates with many module and system manufacturing companies.

 

 

 

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PUMP INDUSTRY

Ceramics have full play within the pump industry. Each of the properties of ceramics are important, and together they give a unique combination.

 

PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS

 

         HARDER THAN SAND PARTICLES

         GOOD CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

         LUBRICATION BY THE PUMPED MEDIUM

 

Magnetic coupled pumps for abrasive, agressive liquids cannot operate without ceramic sliding bearings. Also pump houses, pump shafts, wear rings, high-pressure plungers, valves and bearings are made of ceramics.

 

Ceramics are used in all kinds of pumps: cooling water, mud, chemical, spin, displacement, load pumps and mixers.

 

FOR CERAMIC PUMP COMPONENTS WE REFER TO THE WEBSITE OF CERATEC CERAMIC BEARINGS, THIS IS A SISTER COMPANY OF CERATEC TECHNICAL CERAMICS, SPECIALISED IN CERAMIC PUMP COMPONENTS.

 

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AUTOMOTIVE

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DID YOU KNOW THAT AN AVERAGE CAR CONTAINS OVER 50 CERAMIC COMPONENTS?

 

The most well-known ceramic parts are the catalyst and the soot filter. Less known - but still important - are ceramic bearings, valves and balls. But also sensors and other measurement and control equipment contain ceramic components.

 

 

 

Also in the manufacturing of cars and trucks several ceramic tools are applied:

CERAMIC PARTS ARE USED FOR POSITIONING DURING WELDING

CERAMIC TOOLS ARE USED DURING PRESSING AND PUNCHING

CERAMIC LUBRICANTS ARE USED DURING THE MANUFACTURING OF CAR WINDOWS

 

FOOD & PHARMACEUTICALS

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Ceramics have been approved by the United States Food & Drug Administration, and hence have been accepted as construction material. The material is chemically inert, and is found everywhere in food, beverage and pharmaceuticals industry.

 

Examples are the production of baby food, candy, coffee and tobacco, and the processing of fish, meat, fodder, cosmetics and medicine. Also manufacturing equipment as well as control and analysis equipment contain many ceramic components.

 

 

EVEN IN THE FINAL STAGE - THE PACKAGING OF THE PRODUCTS - CERAMICS ARE ENCOUNTERED. PACKAGING IS OFTEN DONE BY USING CERAMIC KNIVES AND PARTS.

 

 

Many industrial applications contain mixing, transporting, filling or dosing as process staps. Ceramic products are mainly applied because of their unique properties.

ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

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Energy technology is often characterised by high temperatures or high electrical voltages. Temperature resistant and electrically isolating ceramics are then extremely suitable as construction material.

 

Conventional energy applications such as (nuclear) power stations and motor & turbine manufacturing contain many ceramic components.

 

 

IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SUCH AS SOLAR, WIND ENERGY AND BIOMASS, CERAMIC IS A FAVOURITE MATERIAL. CERAMIC IS A SUSTAINABLE AND DURABLE MATERIAL.

 

 

For cleaning processes such as water treatment, desulfurisation and waste water purification, ceramics are widely applicable.

CHEMISTRY & PETROCHEMISTRY

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CHEMIE & PETROCHEMIE

Within chemistry, technical ceramics are often used due to the specific properties of the material.

 

IMPORTANT PROPERTIES IN THIS INDUSTRY:

 

         WEAR-RESISTANCE

         HIGH-TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE

         CORROSION RESISTANCE

 

MEDICAL

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» WEAR-RESISTANT

 

MATERIAL

 

» ALUMINUM OXIDE

» ZIRCONIUM OXIDE

 

PRODUCT

 

» HIP BALL

» JAW JOINT

» TOOTH

» KNIFE

Ceramics find their way in many corners of the medical world. There are ceramic parts in examination equipment such as X-ray equipment and MRI scans. Also in dentistry ceramics are present: crowns and bridges are often made of zirconium oxide, a relatively strong ceramic.

 

IN SURGERY, CERAMIC HIP BALLS ARE USED. THESE ARE COMMON FOR HIP JOINT PROSTHESES.

 

 

AEROSPACE

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Ceramics are light and long-lasting high-temperature resistant. Therefore, ceramics are often encountered in motors, for example as turbine parts and coatings. Also in satellites ceramics are applied for parts such as bearings. In measurement and control equipment, ceramics are very well suitable for sensors and valves.

OFFSHORE

IN ON/OFFSHORE, GAS INDUSTRY AND PROCESS INDUSTRY CERAMICS ARE APPLIED.

 

Hard and chemically aggressive raw materials make high demands on production and transport. These materials include minerals, catalysts, polymer powders, half-finished fertilizer products and pigments. But also fodder, food products, concrete, stone, paper (pulp), glass and mining products.

 

IMPORTANT PROPERTIES IN THIS INDUSTRY:

 

         WEAR-RESISTANCE

         HIGH-TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE

         CORROSION RESISTANCE

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