One of the most important tasks that contemporary roller kilns are put to is the development of lithium-ion battery cathode and anode materials. Research and development departments in battery production use roller kilns to make new prototypes which are ever more efficient.
The main difference between a roller kiln and a normal tunnel kiln is that, instead of a kiln car, a ceramic roller conveyor pulls saggars of product along a bed of ceramic or silicon carbide rollers. This is more efficient because no energy is needed to heat up the kiln car. Add a shorter firing cycle and the net result is that less energy is required and, in response, running costs are lowered making the RHK one of the best options for high quantity and high quality production.
Therser UK’s roller kiln is now used across a range of industries, including production of battery materials. The fact that the roller kiln does not require large rail networks, heavy linings or kiln cars, makes it able to fire product at a considerably shorter firing cycle meaning more of the product can be pushed through at a greater rate.
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