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  • Augers & Trough Liners

    In applications where augers are used for materials transport, wear is a factor. Taylor Ceramic Engineering can provide solutions to extend the wear life of both augers and trough liners.

    Depending on the application and material passing over the auger, the auger structure can be manufactured predominantly from Ultra High Purity Alumina with a metal shaft insert, or can simply be tiled on the edge as in the case of an auger shoe.

    In rare cases for specialty industries like microwave, the auger can be entirely manufactured from Ultra High Purity Alumina.

    The troughs can be lined with Ultra High Purity Alumina tiles in whatever thickness is required and can also be manufactured to contour to the geometry of the trough.

    Angers and Trough Liners
  • Bearings, Bearing Protection Sleeves and Shafts

    A bearing is usually a support, guide or locating component for a rotating device most commonly a shaft. The best bearing performance and longevity is where the bearing and shaft are manufactured from the same material and are lubricated.

    Taylor Ceramic Engineering can provide Ultra High Purity Alumina solutions such as monolithic components for both the shaft and bearing, or even in some instances, tiles can be supplied to line complicated shaft or bearing geometries.

    We have the capability to machine bearings to tight tolerances of a few microns for very accurate shaft location, or provide a nett formed size with more relaxed tolerances.

    Lubrication holes or channels can be added to any bearing as well as location flats and keyways to prevent the bearing spinning during use.

    We supply various types of bearings including;

    Hanger or Split These bearings are usually made in halves. In the case of the hanger bearing, it usually sits underneath a shaft that is ‘hanging’ in the air and guides its path. Split bearings can be used where a shaft needs to be guided only partially or where the bearing needs to be fit over an existing shaft that has difficult access.

    Full or Cylindrical These bearings are cylindrical in shape and are usually slid over the shaft before the shaft is affixed.

    FlangedThese can be either hanger, split or cylindrical bearings with a flange at either or both ends.

    Taylor Ceramic Engineering can also RETROFIT or REFURBISH current shaft and bearing components from previously scrapped assemblies.

    Bearings, Bearing Protection Sleeves and Shafts
  • Brick Cores, Sleeves, Die Boxes & Shaper Caps

    In the heavy clay industry, brick and tile manufacture is coupled with significant challenges relating to the wear of processing equipment and materials transfer equipment.

    In 1980 with these challenges in mind Taylor Ceramic Engineering developed the first ceramic lined extrusion die to be produced in Australia. The extrusion die, lined with Ultra High Purity Alumina was in operation for 14 years without requiring replacement.

    This can only be possible because Ultra High Purity Alumina is significantly harder and longer lasting than conventional hardened metals or tungsten carbide and even other lower grade ceramics.

    With our advanced nett forming technology, a virtually unlimited range of shapes and lining configurations are possible yielding a product range that includes;

    - Auger Linings
    - Bridge Sleeves
    - Chute Liners
    - Core Buttons
    - Die Boxes
    - Gouging Tips
    - Pug Knives & Mixing Blades
    - Scraper Blades
    - Shaper Caps

    Taylor Ceramic Engineering can also RETROFIT or REFURBISH current equipment to suit your needs.

    Brick Cores, Sleeves, Die Boxes & Shaper Caps
  • Crucibles and Microwave Ware

    Ultra High Purity Alumina Crucibles are almost essential for laboratory wear and microwave applications. The almost zero levels of impurity in the Alumina allow for low to zero contamination with the materials being examined. The Crucibles can also be used at elevated temperatures, approximately 1600oC for extended periods or 1800oC for shorter periods without failure of the vessel.

    Ultra High Purity Alumina Crucibles are also ideal for highly acidic and alkaline conditions due to high corrosion resistance. Ultra High Purity Alumina has high wear resistance naturally lends itself to being suited for mortars and pestles.

    In microwave applications, the Ultra High Purity Alumina alumina is almost invisible to the microwaves, making it an ideal microwave chamber.

    Taylor Ceramic Engineering specialises in all types of crucible and microwave ware ranging from

    • Crucibles: cylindrical, classic shaped, rectangular, square
    • Reaction boats
    • Trays
    • Lids – can be supplied for all crucibles, reaction boats and trays
    • Mortars and pestles
    • Stirrers
    • Substrates
    • Furnace and thermocouple tubes
    • Equipment location spacers

    We can also custom manufacture virtually any shape required for your application, with any number of holes, slots or other geometric or dimensional requirements.

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  • Custom Manufacture & Fabrication

    Taylor Ceramic Engineering has the ability to supply custom components specific to our customers’ needs. When one size doesn’t fit all, we are the team to ‘Taylor Ceramic’ to your exacting requirements.

    Fans, rollers, battery making equipment spare parts, shower heads, slurry pump spare parts & throatbush inserts, guides, enclosure capsules for crocodile tracking equipment – we can manufacture the most unusual components.

    We are happy to accommodate small, one off pilot plant designs through to production runs of thousands, and can supply in short time frames or multiple deliveries.

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  • Cyclones

    A cyclone is virtually a tapered a cylinder with one inlet and two outlets and is used to separate solids from liquids or for classification via a centrifugal motion. Cyclones can also be referred to as cones, reducers and spigots.

    The material is usually pumped into the larger end of the cyclone at a tangent and according to centrifugal forces, the higher specific gravity fractions are forced away from the central core to the cyclone walls and move downwards to the apex and are removed as rejects or middlings.

    The lighter particles take the opposite journey and move into the middle of the cyclone vortex and are removed through the cyclone overflow outlet via the vortex finder.

    Since the materials often separated in a cyclone are quite abrasive, it’s important to have a cyclone lining that stands up to the job. Ultra High Purity Alumina can be used to increase cyclone working life and performance and can be custom shaped to suit all geometries; from the pipe work leading to the inlet, the vortex finder and apex outlet, to the conical heart of the cyclone.

    Parts of the cyclone assembly that can be manufactured in Ultra High Purity Alumina range from;
    • Cylindrical & Reducing Liners
    • Inlets
    • Outlets
    • Spigots
    • Inserts
    • Upper, Mid & Lower Cone Sections
    • Vortex finders
    • Virtually any surface that undergoes wear!

    A range of wear resistant lining techniques can be used; from monolithic inserts to tiled sections. Because most surfaces associated with a cyclone assembly are curved, Taylor Ceramic Engineering is able to engineer tiles that conform to the exact shape required.

    Flat tiles on curved surfaces often leave a series of flats radially around the internal surface of the cyclone. This not only interrupts material flow but increases wear on the tiled surfaces and thus reduces equipment life. However, using engineered curved tiles that conform to the required shape reduces the discontinuities and increases material flows and hence the equipment efficiency.

    Taylor Ceramic Engineering can also RETROFIT or REFURBISH current cyclones liners, reclaiming the housings several times.

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  • Cylinders (Full & Partial)

    Ultra High Purity Alumina cylinders can be used in numerous industries for an infinite number of applications to increase performance and wear life of equipment.

    Whether its wear, corrosion, erosion or insulation that’s required; the simple shape of a cylinder may solve all your challenges.

    The cylinder can be used with the internal surface as the working dimension, as in the case of bearings, furnace tubes, reaction vessels and protection sleeves or the external dimensions as in shaft liners or rollers.

    Cylinders can be supplied in ‘as made’ dimensions or to tight tolerances of a micron or two for accurate fitting. Taylor Ceramic Engineering also has the ability to either machine or nett-form other intricate geometric requirements, please ask us today!

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  • Nozzles

    Nozzles are used in many industries for numerous applications, and often involve fluid or gas streams where high velocities are required. In fluid flows applications with particulates are concerned. , most nozzles undergo significant wear over time.

    Almost any nozzle in industry that is subject to wear can be manufactured from Ultra High Purity Alumina, including slurry, sampler, venture injector and gas.

    Most particles in a ‘wet’ or slurry situation are very suitable for Ultra High Purity Alumina. The only instance where Ultra High Purity Alumina is not a suitable candidate is that of a ‘sand blasting’ type situation, where high velocity ‘sand-like’ particles can impinge and cause premature damage.

    Nozzle apertures can be manufactured over a very large range of sizes, from sub millimetre to hundreds of millimetres with dimensional tolerances supplied as required.

    Nozzles can also be fitted into threaded housings for easy installation into existing equipment and we can also RETROFIT or REFURBISH current nozzle housings for future use.

    Nozzles
  • Dart Valve Plugs & Seats

    Dart valve plugs and seats are used in fluid flow control devices and can be subject to harsh conditions such as wear, abrasion and corrosion.

    The plug in particular can bear the brunt of the fluid flow so it’s important to use a material that’s up to the challenge.

    Taylor Ceramic Engineering can provide Ultra High Purity Alumina retrofit parts for both plugs and seats to extend valve life and performance.

    Dart Valve Plugs & Seats
  • Distributor Spigots, Spigots
    (Straight, Reducing & Flanged)

    Spigots are essentially cylinders or cones, usually with a flange on one end. They are often the joint between a pipe and another usually larger, pipe or a chamber.

    Spigots are quite often subjected to situations of high abrasion and wear, and in some cases chemical corrosion depending on the solution used in the application.

    Ultra High Purity Alumina is an ideal choice to extend spigot life and increase equipment performance and it can be used in both abrasion and corrosion situations concurrently. Replacement spigots can be custom manufactured if there are special design requirements, or off the shelf for more common designs.

    Distributor Spigots, Spigots
  • Electrical Insulators

    Ultra High Purity Alumina is an exceptional material for electrical insulation or isolation requirements, particularly compared with currently used conventional ceramics such as steatite and porcelain.

    In terms of electrical properties, Ultra High Purity Alumina compared to steatite or porcelain has;

    • a 2.6 times lower loss factor Tan δ - too high a tan δ can lead to excessive heating brought about by the incoming active power and thus to a shorter life time of the insulator
    • a Dielectric Constant of approx 1.6 times higher than Steatite - the dielectric constant affects how electronic signals move through the material; a high dielectric constant means this energy travels more slowly through the material
    • higher Dielectric Strength - the value at which the insulator, when placed in an electric field will lose its insulating properties if the field exceeds a certain critical value
    • a lower Dielectric Loss - the proportion of energy lost as heat; the lower the dielectric loss the more effective the insulator

    In terms of mechanical properties, Ultra High Purity Alumina compared to steatite or porcelain has;

    • 2.6 times higher Tensile Strength - it will outperform in tensile stress situations, like three point loading situation and stress induced by vibrations
    • 5 times higher Compressive Strength
    • 3.4 times better Modulus of Rupture (MOR) - essentially the strength of the material
    • better Thermal Shock Resistance - a higher tolerance for changing from cold to hot temperature situations

    Ultra High Purity Alumina is also suitable for higher temperature applications and generally has a limit of operation up to 1600oC. This, coupled with a high corrosion resistance makes it ideal for insulators, particularly those found in precipitators which usually have operating conditions of high temperature, humidity and acid or alkaline conditions.

    Taylor Ceramic Engineering can supply insulators glazed or unglazed as required, although unlike conventional insulating ceramics, Ultra High Purity Alumina is not porous, making the glaze requirement of the insulator virtually redundant.

    Insulators can also be supplied fitted into a housing or flange, and as an assembly with any other metal components such as gaskets, bolts, nuts, or threaded shafts.

    Taylor Ceramic Engineering can also RETROFIT or REFURBISH flanges or housings from previously scrapped inferior insulators.

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  • Knife Edge Blades

    Knife edge blades are used in many applications such as cleaning rotary vacuum drum filters and conveyor belts, and slicing or scoring products.

    They can last up to five times the life of the conventionally used tungsten carbide tipped blades.

    In the wine industry, a greater sharp-life has enabled wine makers to produce vintages without shutting down to sharpen or replace filter blades.

    Ultra High Purity Alumina also has the advantage of being taste and contamination free because of its unique inert properties. It doesn’t react readily with the acidic environment associated with producing most wines or juices and it is also ideal for other food based applications.

    Each blade can be custom manufactured to the required width, length and thickness to suit all types of machines. The blade can also be manufactured in a series of smaller lengths eliminating the need to replace or re-sharpen the whole blade.

    Ultra High Purity Alumina ceramic blades are usually backed by a metal substrate and can be easily retrofit with your current system. There are some applications however, where a solid ceramic blade is used without the need for backing substrates.

    The sharp knife edge is able to be sharpened several times before a full reline is required, and the same metal substrate can be used for years without needing replacement.

    Knife Edge Blades
  • Mill Linings

    In raw materials powder processing, it is often desirable to reduce the particle size of the required powder. There are a number of methods used to achieve this outcome, namely; attrition, ball and vibratory milling. In all instances the equipment usually consists of a chamber with a lining filled with grinding media (balls, short cylinders or rods).

    The powder is fed into the chamber, and via various motions of tumbling, mechanical stirring or vibration the powder is effectively broken into successively smaller particles.

    The rate of milling is determined by the relative hardness, size and specific gravity of the media and mill lining compared to the powder. To achieve particle size reduction more expediently, reducing milling times and conserving energy requirements it is ideal to have high hardness and high specific gravity media and mill linings.

    Ultra High Purity Alumina is an ideal ceramic for this application. Its high hardness and high wear resistance yields low wear rates for media and mill linings, transferring the energy into particle size reduction rather than contamination from wearing mill and media components.

    Mill Linings
  • Nozzles

    Nozzles are used in many industries for numerous applications, and often involve fluid or gas streams where high velocities are required. In fluid flows applications with particulates are concerned, most nozzles undergo significant wear over time.

    Almost any nozzle in industry that is subject to wear can be manufactured from Ultra High Purity Alumina, including slurry, sampler, venturi injector and gas.

    Most particles in a ‘wet’ or slurry situation are very suitable for Ultra High Purity Alumina. The only instance where Ultra High Purity Alumina is not a suitable candidate is that of a ‘sand blasting’ type situation, where high velocity ‘sand-like’ particles can impinge and cause premature damage.

    Nozzle apertures can be manufactured over a very large range of sizes, from sub millimetre to hundreds of millimetres with dimensional tolerances supplied as required.

    Nozzles can also be fitted into threaded housings for easy installation into existing equipment and we can also RETROFIT or REFURBISH current nozzle housings for future use.

    Nozzles
  • Orifice & Baffle Plates

    Orifice and baffle plates are predominantly used in situations associated with materials flow. As such they are subject to abrasive, erosive and corrosive wear.

    These conditions are ideal for retrofitting with an Ultra High Purity Alumina component, increasing component life and efficiency, saving you time, energy and budget.

    Orifice & Baffle Plates
  • Reducers (Concentric, Eccentric, Round-Square)

    A reducer is usually required when adjoining pipe work of different sizes and geometries. It can be accompanied with significant abrasion; erosion and corrosion wear and is the perfect application for Ultra High Purity Alumina.

    Reducers can be either concentric, where the centres of either end are in-line, or eccentric where one centre at one end is offset to the other.

    Taylor Ceramic Engineering can manufacture both concentric and eccentric reducers in round-round, round-square or round-custom shapes.

    Reducers (Concentric, Eccentric)
  • Rods & Discs

    Rods and Discs are required in various applications spanning numerous industries. The sizes available can range from a few millimeters to hundreds of millimeters, and can be nett formed with an ‘as made’ tolerance, or supplied with high specification tolerances.

    Ultra High Purity Alumina is an exceptional material for use in the manufacture of these components; making use of mechanical properties such as electrical insulation properties and abrasion, erosion and corrosion resistance properties.

    Rods & Discs Rods & Discs
  • Spacers, Tubes & Washers

    Spacers, tubes and washers are required in various applications spanning numerous industries. The sizes and cross sectional geometries available can range from a few millimeters to hundreds of millimeters, and can be nett formed with an ‘as made’ tolerance, or supplied with high specification tolerances.

    Ultra High Purity Alumina is an exceptional material for use in the manufacture of these components; making use of mechanical properties such as electrical isolation, properties and abrasion, erosion and corrosion resistance properties.

    Spacers, Tubes & Washers
  • Tiles (Standard, Engineered and Weldable)

    Numerous industries have the need for wear resistant linings and virtually any equipment surface that has some type of contact with materials flow will undergo wear.

    It’s important to have the highest quality and longest lasting material when lining wear surfaces to increase efficiency and longevity of equipment.

    Taylor Ceramic Engineering can provide tiles of all shapes and sizes, for use in applications that operate at ambient or elevated temperatures.

    The of tile shapes we provide include;

    • Hexagonal
    • Rectangular
    • Round
    • Square
    • Specialty & Custom Manufacture
    • Grooved, Ribbed & Textured

    We are also able to custom manufacture the thickness of the tile to your requirements, meaning you’re not locked in to conventional stock-standard size ranges.

    For applications where tighter tolerances or high quality surface finishes are required, we are able to achieve dimensional tolerances of up to a few microns and surface finishes equivalent to a polish.

    Tiles (Standard, Engineered and Weldable)
  • Tru-Arc Linings, Pipe & Chute Linings

    In processing plants there are numerous chutes and pipes that are responsible for materials flow. Over time, these chutes and pipes will begin to show signs of wear, particularly if installed without a wear resistant liner.

    Chute and pipe linings may be replaced wholly with Ultra High Purity Alumina, or it may be the case that target wear areas can be singled out for replacement in order to provide an increase in efficiency.

    Pipe and chute linings can be manufactured in monolithic, cylindrical or partially cylindrical linings and for more complicated geometries engineered tiles can be used. To prevent high wear areas such as chute corners from being gouged out prematurely, corner tiles can be manufactured with straight outer edges and a radiused internal surface.

    For the most economical lining solution, flat or plain tiles can be installed. However, if the surface to be tiled is not flat, installation of these tiles will deviate from the geometry of the pipe or chute, leaving flat sections between joints rather than contouring to the shape of the pipe or chute.

    Where materials flow is critical then contouring to the exact shape of the pipe or chute may be necessary. In this case Taylor Ceramic Engineering is pleased to design and engineer tiles and linings to suit your exact requirements.

    Tru-Arc Linings, Pipe & Chute Linings
  • Wire Drawing & Thread Guides

    Wire drawing and thread guides are usually cylindrical in shape on the external dimensions with lead in and exit ends either tapered or radiused on the internal dimensions. They can also take the form of wheels with channels or grooved surfaces.

    The main industry challenge in this application is abrasion or wear, ideally suited to Ultra High Purity Alumina.

    The wire or thread guide orifice or aperture can be manufactured over a very large range of sizes, from sub millimetre to hundreds of millimetres. Similarly the internal geometry and length of the guide can be custom designed for your application.

    For applications or equipment requiring high precision, both the outer and internal dimensions of the guide can be machined to very high tolerances, and polished if necessary.

    We can also refurbish and refit guides into existing housings for easy installation, and this can be done several times over the life of the housing.

    Wire Drawing & Thread Guides
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Augers & Trough Liners
Bearings, Bearing Protection Sleeves and Shafts
Brick Cores, Sleeves, Die Boxes & Shaper Caps
Crucibles and Microwave Ware
Custom Manufacture & Fabrication
Cyclones
Cylinders (Full & Partial)
Dart Valve Plugs & Seats
Distributor Spigots, Spigots
Electrical Insulators
Knife Edge Blades
Mill Linings
Nozzles
Orifice & Baffle Plates
Reducers (Concentric, Eccentric, Round-Square)
Rods & Discs
Spacers, Tubes & Washers
Tiles (Standard, Engineered and Weldable)
Tru-Arc Linings, Pipe & Chute Linings
Wire Drawing & Thread Guides
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