GLASS SPECIALIST KILNS
Our specialism in the glass sector has led to us producing many specialist purpose glass kilns over the years.
Regardless of your process it is most likely that we have come across it before.
With specialist kilns we work with the customer from the first concept to the very last pin fitted. After all, a specialist kiln needs to fit your purposes exactly whilst being capable of performing the task that it is commissioned to do.
Contact us with your project requirements and we can begin the process with you.
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In the spring of 2001, we were commissioned by the world renowned Professor Zora Palova of Sunderland University to design and build one of Western Europe's largest purpose built Glass Casting Kilns.
The criteria for the order were to produce a kiln that was incredibly even in temperature, be able to cope with cycles of up to 8 weeks and be strong enough to withstand loads over 2 ton. The result is stunning. The "MOOG" internally is 2.5m x 1.5m x 0.8m, has two 3m vertically lifting sides, and now graces a brand new glass studio at the University.
On the 7th of October 2003 the University of Sunderland Glass Department began the firing of Britain's biggest single piece of cast glass to date in the "MOOG". The piece was the first in a series of six, and the mould alone contained 1.5 tons of plaster mix. The piece was finally removed some 6 weeks later, and cold working began.
Both the piece and the artist have since been featured in many of the industries publications.
Optical glass science kiln.
Produced for viewing optical glass testing.
The kiln has facility for ultra high temperature optical camera, multi controlled air inlet and outlets and rear mounted fan forced air cooling system.
Top heated glass specialist kiln to enable ultra rapid heating and cooling.
A conveyer belt runs through the kiln, carrying the high spec glass items through the process.