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High Performance Silicon Carbide Beams & Rollers Today, IPS Ceramics supplies the most competitive and technically-proven range of silicon carbide beams and rollers suitable for a number of demanding applications, including:

Our products are made to tight dimensional tolerances, and have excellent load-bearing ability and chemical stability in aggressive, high-temperature environments. SiSiC and RBSiC beams and rollers from IPS Ceramics offer several key

• Kiln Firing • Furnace Sintering • Lehr Processing • Calcining

advantages to the user: • High modulus of rupture and excellent bending strength. • High thermal shock resistance. • Low porosity, affording excellent oxidation and corrosion resistance. • Excellent long-term creep resistance.

Our range is manufactured from Silicon Infiltrated Silicon Carbide (SiSiC) or

• High degree of reliability and economy in service.

Reaction-Bonded Silicon Carbide (RBSiC), exhibiting superior properties and

• High wear resistance.

in-process performance compared with the recrystallised (RSiC) and nitride-

• Low mass.

bonded (NSiC) alternatives.

• Superior surface quality.



Typical applications for this

Rollers are designed to provide high

product are as support elements

thermal-shock, oxidation and

and posts for kiln car

corrosion resistance at high

superstructures, beams for two-

temperatures. They have excellent

channel kilns, joining systems for

strength and creep-resistance even

combustion chamber roof insulation, as well as complete support systems for

after prolonged use in tableware, sanitaryware, magnetic materials and many

firing, sintering and calcining.

other high-temperature roller kiln applications.

A number of different beam cross-sections have been designed to suit a

Carefully-controlled manufacturing by slip-casting or extrusion ensures that

wide range of loading conditions. The excellent performance of the IPS range

tight dimensional tolerances can be achieved.

of beams and their high degree of reliability in service make them ideal for ceramic sanitaryware and other applications such as electrical porcelain (e.g. insulators), which involve superstructures carrying heavy loads. Products are typically extruded or slip-cast, depending upon the size and shape required. Both production methods are able to meet tight dimensional tolerances.

Typical Technical Specification Application Temperature:

up to 1380°C



Open Porosity:

≤ 0.1%

Bending Strength:

250 MPa (20°C) / 280 MPa (1200°C)

Modulus of Elasticity:

330 GPa (20°C) / 300 GPa (1200°C)

Thermal Conductivity:

45 W.m-1K-1 (1200°C)

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion:

4.5 x 10-6 K-1

Dimensional Tolerances:

Cross-section ±0.5mm, Length ±1.5mm, Straightness ≤ 0.1%

Please contact us today to enquire about your own particular requirements: Sales Department, IPS Ceramics Ltd. Shelton New Road, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 6EP England. Tel: +44 1782 711511 Fax: +44 1782 717078 Email: Skype: ipsceramics

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