In this article, we review the pros and cons of customizing your industrial furnace or kiln, how they work, and how they differ from standard furnaces.
What are Custom Industrial Furnaces and Kilns?
Also known as ‘tailor-made’ furnaces, these are designed and manufactured to meet specific requirements for particular heat treatment processes.
Unlike standard kilns and furnaces, which provide preset features, custom ones offer certain advantages, such as adjustable control systems for temperature, exposure time, cooling, pressure, etc. This leads to greater control over the final product and the quality of the heat treatment process.
Differences Between Custom and Standard Industrial Furnaces or Kilns
Both provide unique features and benefits that cater to customer needs and requirements. However, there are significant differences in design, flexibility, adaptability, and lead times. Check them out below.
Design & Production
- Custom kilns and furnaces. Specifically designed around a certain application or product manufacturing process.
- Standard equipment. Being mass produced, these furnaces are created to cover a broad spectrum of general purpose applications.
Flexibility and Adaptability
- Custom furnaces and kilns. Designed according to standards and international requirements for the heat source, combustion system, components, etc.
- Standard equipment. These furnaces carry preset features with fewer adjustment options, which limits their flexibility and adaptability compared to custom furnaces.
- Custom furnaces and kilns. Due to the nature of their design, engineering, and manufacturing process, they may require longer lead times.
- Standard equipment. By being standardized, the delivery time is usually faster.
- Custom furnaces and kilns. These offer superior performance due to specific design, engineering, and manufacturing process.
- Standard equipment. Although their standardized design fits a broader spectrum of applications, they can offer reliable performance.