A new Riedhammer TWS tunnel kiln has been installed at Bien Banyo equipped with the latest generation EMS 400 system. The goal is to project the brand, already a leading name in the Tiles sector, into the ranks of the main international players in the Sanitaryware market.
Bien Banyo counts on SACMI-Riedhammer technology to help meet its objective to reach the top levels of the local and international markets for quality ceramic sanitaryware. Part of the Ercan Group, the “Bien” brand operates from its main headquarters in Bozüyük, main city of an industrial region of the same name in the Bilecik province of Turkey. Already an important partner of SACMI as regards its tiles plants, the Turkish company has extended its factory installing the best technologies available on the market for the production of sanitaryware too.
In particular, the customer chose the Riedhammer TWS 111/360/75-G kiln model equipped with DWS 12/360/75-W pre-drier. The kiln is provided with pulse firing burners and EMS 400 system; the top of Riedhammer’s range for reduction and optimization of energy consumption. This supply is a confirmation of the excellent reputation of the Riedhammer solution already supplied to other Turkish market leaders in the region.
The new tunnel kiln has a production capacity of 2500 pieces per day with 18-hr cycles and will be used by Bien to handle a wide production mix including complex WCs (wall-hung and back-to-wall), washbasins and console basins in both Vitreous China and Fine Fire Clay. Upon the customer’s request, the kiln has been set up to allow for both first firing and re-firing of the pieces; a choice made by Bien’s management to optimize the performance of a machine which, at full capacity, would enable the company to have a saleable output of 1 million top quality new pieces per year.
The customer also made an important decision regarding sustainability by choosing the EMS 400 system which, thanks to a combination of factors (re-use of excess hot air and pulse firing burners in the pre-heating area, electronic control of the gas/air ratio, etc.) is able to guarantee the lowest consumption and emission levels on the market. The overall result is a specific consumption per kg of fired product of just 730 Kcal.