Transform your production with our top-of-the-line Tunnel Kilns

Side view of a NUTEC Bickley tunnel kiln

NUTEC Bickley Tunnel Kilns

Tunnel Kilns comprise of a set of kiln cars or trucks passing through a hot tunnel on rails. Product is placed onto the kiln cars usually with setting furniture. The temperature rises towards the middle and then cools towards the end so the temperature profile is created by different temperatures at different sections of the kiln down its length. This type of kiln is suitable for firing big volumes of products with excellent consistency for the products. 

NUTEC Bickley's Tunnel Kilns are manufactured for ceramic production at temperatures of up to 1800°C (3270°F). With NUTEC Bickley’s equipment, process variables are under tight control from the beginning to the end of the cycle, assuring superior quality of your finished products. Our Tunnel Kilns count with high levels of control resulting in top quality products and a low energy usage offering lower cost production.

Front view of blue NUTEC Bickley tunnel kiln removing product
Side view of NUTEC Bickley tunnel kilns
NUTEC Bickley tunnel kiln. Grey, blue, and yellow
NUTEC Bickley gray and blue tunnel kiln removing product
NUTEC Bickley blue tunnel kiln efficiently unloading bricks
 Green and yellow NUTEC Bickley industrial tunnel kiln, side view
Front view of a NUTEC Bickley tunnel kiln
Side view of an industrial NUTEC Bickley tunnel kiln
Full View of NUTEC Bickley Electric Tunnel Kiln
NUTEC Bickley Electric Tunnel Kiln for Powder Products
Front View of NUTEC Bickley Electric Tunnel Kiln

Tunnel Kiln for First Fire - Technical Ceramics

First Fire Tunnel Kiln - Sanitaryware

First Fire Tunnel Kiln - Technical Ceramics

First Fire Tunnel Kiln - Sanitaryware

Tunnel Kiln - Ceramic Colors

First Fire Tunnel Kiln - Sanitaryware

Tunnel Kiln for Technical Ceramics

Tunnel Kiln for Technical Ceramics

Electric Tunnel Kiln for Powder Products

Electric Tunnel Kiln for Powder Products

Electric Tunnel Kiln for Powder Products

General Specifications

  • Dimensions

    15m³ to 140m³ (50ft³ to 460ft³)

  • Temperature

    Up to 1800°C (3270°F)

  • Insulation

    Fiber construction up to 1600°C (2900°F), insulating refractories up to 1800°C (3270°F)

  • Power Source

    Natural gas, LPG, diesel, kerosene, other liquid fuels. Electric configurations available

Key Differentiators

Temperature Uniformity: We offer the most precise temperature uniformity available in the market.

Energy Savings: Fuel consumption up to 50% lower than with shuttle kilns.

Efficiency: Tunnel kiln operation efficiency from 850 kcal/kg of product (Tunnel Kilns for sanitaryware).

Reliability: PLC controlled to make operation simple and reliable.

Technology: SCADA systems available for better process traceability.

Energy Recovery System: Preheated combustion air up to 425°C (800°F)

Firing: Increased internal air movement for a better firing environment.

Productivity: Consistent, high volume production units

Easy Maintenance: Low maintenance and minimal downtime.

Flexibility: Car handling systems designed to suit plant operation.

Versatility: Modular tunnel kiln design for easy assembly prior to shipment.



NUTEC Bickley’s proprietary ECOmbustion™ system is an innovative control methodology designed to achieve fuel savings in gas-fired kilns, bringing operating costs down and reducing carbon footprint.


With our SCADA systems, kilns operators are able to have complete control of their firing process, enhancing efficiency and productivity.

Jointless® Insulation

NUTEC Bickley’s patented ceramic fiber Jointless® modules provides for minimal maintenance, enhanced fuel economy and extended service life.

Related Industries

Brick firing

Advanced Materials (Rare Earth)

Related Processes

First Fire


Biscuit Firing

Glost Firing

Decoration Firing


Binder Burnout



Powder Firing Kilns

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Maintenance Policies

NUTEC Bickley provides Maintenance Policies for industrial furnaces all over the world. Our commitment is to keep your combustion systems in the best possible operating condition with periodic reviews and a process of continuous improvement.

Spare Parts

NUTEC Bickley provides the best Spare Parts brands for industrial furnaces, kilns and other equipment, with the highest quality components in the combustion and control areas.