We are specialized in the development and production of industrial furnace plants
for almost all applications and fields of application.

Our plant portfolio for industrial furnace systems is characterised by high economic efficiency and an interesting price/performance ratio. It offers optimum solutions for a wide variety of heating/thermal processing methods.

Sophisticated heating systems and high efficiencies form the basis for the low specific energy requirements of industrial furnace systems. One of the most outstanding quality features of Birk industrial furnace systems is the above-average temperature accuracy, i.e. only minimal temperature deviation, over the entire usable space due to the self-developed circulating air distribution and control system. This guarantees an even and high heat transfer at the product and thus optimum product results - minimum waste.

As a special feature, we can offer a complete system specially designed to meet your process requirements, which also includes the entire plant periphery of exhaust gas disposal (e.g. TNV), waste heat utilisation, plant charging and other equipment. The production of the entire plant system, as well as the periphery, takes place completely in-house.

Excerpt from the range of services - Industrial furnace

chamber furnace

Retort furnace

Bell-type furnace

bog hearth furnace

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⇒ Maternity furnace

The objective of debinding is the complete removal of an organic binder from the moulded/constructed parts. This must not affect the component geometry or the chemical purity of the material. Debinding is usually effected by thermal extraction of the polymer in an inert or acidic atmosphere, which is referred to as thermal debinding. A debinding furnace from Birk guarantees gentle debinding with the shortest possible process times. The most precise guidance of the circulated furnace atmosphere and maximum possible temperature stability in the process chamber are the unique selling points of our debinding furnaces - for best results at the customer.

⇒ Coking oven

Coking, like debinding, is the complete extraction of the organic binder from moulded parts. The primary objective of this process is not to influence the component geometry or chemical purity. Coking is a thermal process which is usually completely inert, i.e. in the absence of air. A Birk coking oven guarantees an optimum coking process with the shortest process times. We guarantee the most precise system gas supply and the best possible temperature constancy in our coking ovens - even with a round process chamber design.

⇒ Carbonization furnace

The carbonization process is basically comparable to that of coking. Carbonization is also a thermally controlled process under an inert atmosphere, which is usually carried out over a larger temperature range than coking. A carbonization furnace from Birk enables the best carbonization processes with the shortest possible charge duration and this guarantees you optimum circulating air distribution and temperature stability, even with process control up to 1050°C in the furnace atmosphere.

⇒ Decoating furnace / Paint stripping furnace / Ashing furnace

The aim of decoating/delacquering is the complete removal of organic materials, such as lacquers or polymers, from metallic surfaces/components or other non-organic materials. This must not affect the component geometry or the metallic microstructure properties. As a rule, decoating is carried out by thermal extraction of the polymer in an inert atmosphere, known as thermal decoating or thermal paint stripping. A Birk decoating furnace guarantees you a decoating process that is gentle on the material/raw part with the shortest possible batch duration, without specifying the impurity thickness in or on the components. You avoid thermal stresses or changes to the component surfaces, as well as the use of chemicals and solvents. Also our decoating furnaces work with our self-developed circulating air system for precise system gas guidance and offer the best possible temperature constancy in the entire process chamber.

⇒ Pyrolysis/protective gas furnace

Pyrolysis (pyrolytic decomposition) is basically comparable to the carbonization and coking process. Pyrolysis is a thermo-chemical decomposition of organic compounds in a temperature range up to 900°C in an oxygen-free atmosphere. A pyrolysis furnace from Birk offers you the best possible process conditions, even for the most complex component geometries. We guarantee you optimum circulating air distribution and temperature constancy independent of the process chamber design.

⇒ Preheating furnace, hardening furnace, annealing furnace, tempering furnace, heat treatment furnace

The processes preheating, hardening, annealing are processes/measures to achieve defined material properties in different temperature windows. They are mainly used in the treatment of steel. A Birk heat treatment furnace offers the best conditions for the most precise heat input into the product. The unique selling point of our heat treatment plants lies in the free design of the type of heating, process chamber design and atmosphere movement/distribution, there are no limits.

⇒ Sinter furnace

The aim of sintering is to convert a component made of loosely bound powder into a solid composite, i.e. the almost complete "fusion" of the powder particles into a dense component. Sintering is a thermal treatment process in ceramics (sintered ceramics) and metallurgy (sintered metals), usually up to just below the respective melting temperature. With a Birk sintering furnace you get the best possible plant conditions, even for the most complex sintering processes.

⇒ Burning kiln

A kiln is usually used when it is necessary to convert materials into a thermal material transformation by means of high temperatures. Kilns are used in the production of: lime, bricks, porcelain, ceramics, glazes, enamels, etc. A firing process is usually oxidative, i.e. the material to be fired reacts with the oxygen from the furnace atmosphere or the firing/heating system. With a Birk kiln you get a production plant that is optimally and precisely matched to the required firing process, which guarantees you best results and shortest batch times.

⇒ Bell-type furnace

⇒ Bog hearth furnace

⇒ Rotary hearth furnace

⇒ and many other applications possible

⇒ Combination of the above-mentioned applications in an industrial furnace system

Unique selling points of our industrial furnace plants

  • Compact design
  • Innovative, advanced and integrated design
  • Direct recirculation operation up to 1,050 °C
  • Protective gas/inert operation or supply air operation
  • Combination: Protective gas/supply air operation
  • Various material combinations - optimally matched to the process application
  • Various versions of the process chamber - directly or indirectly heated
  • Variable process chamber sizes - adapted to customer specifications
  • Process chamber design: rectangular form, retort form vertical or horizontal - adapted to the customer's process
  • Heating: electric or gas-fired
  • Heating: via clean gas supply in recirculation mode
  • Heating: via preheated supply air by means of clean gas heat exchanger
  • Remote Diagnosis Systems / Remote Maintenance
  • Advanced technology for minimal maintenance
  • Portfolio of cost-effective "standard" industrial furnace plants in specified sizes and applications

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