LINGL UK has successfully completed the commissioning of a new Double-deck Kiln Car Cleaner to Ibstock Brick Ltd, the largest brick producer in the United Kingdom.
The new automatic ‘low level’ kiln car cleaning machine will clean and help maintain the new kiln car fleet at Ibstock’s newly-built Chesterton factory in Staffordshire which produces stiff extrusion bricks. The machine is equipped with the latest drive technology and incorporates our ‘Automatic Fall protection’ systems for maximum safety.
The machine will systematically clean the refractory draught blocks before removal and storage by means of a ‘low level’ travelling device which holds and aligns the draught blocks.
This eliminates all the dangers of managing draught blocks & equipment at un-safe high levels. Cleaning of the refractory deck then takes place before the ‘low level’ travelling device reassembles the draught blocks in reverse order, ensuring precise positioning of refractory.
The system is also equipped with special lateral nozzles for thorough cleaning of the kiln car lateral sealing blocks in order to increase the life span of the kiln labyrinth.
The kiln car cleaning machine has been engineered to an extraordinarily high standard of efficiency, flexibility and with a total cycle time of 15 minutes per kiln car.
The dust extraction systems supplied meet all the latest dust particle exposure regulations and each system is delivered ready to use offering a highly-efficient filtering unit for dust and particle separation. The machine incorporates a reverse jet cleaning system for self-cleaning of the extraction unit filters and also features a special non-mechanical valve for the discharge of waste into the tilting collection bin which is equipped with a separate level probe.
The stand-alone control system design complies with current EN standards and provides direct access to the machine functions via an operator touch screen panel and standard controls. The cleaning system carries CE markings for Europe as well as the UL certificate for the American market.
LINGL UK has again proved to be one of the market leaders in the design and production of ‘Kiln Car Cleaning Systems’ with over 25 machines delivered around the world since 2010 and many more customer orders currently in the pipleline.