ALOTEC® advanced ceramic is a highly specialized material for industrial corrosion and wear protection that is used throughout the world.
ALOTEC® is used for example in transport chutes and slides, oscillating conveyors, drum mills, concrete mixers and distribution chutes as a large-surface liner based on precisely dimensioned slabs and tiles. In applications such as transporting blast-furnace coke ALOTEC® linings can easily achieve a service life 12 times that of steel alternatives. Service life increases enormously in granulation chutes for blast furnace slag or in plate and twin-shaft mixers.
Using ALOTEC® advanced ceramic in mills as mill feed enables short grinding cycles, iron-free grinding and – combined with high grinding capacities – maximum operation efficiency. Due to its chemical composition ALOTEC® is non-toxic and can therefore also be used in the pharmaceutical and food industries. ALOTEC® advanced ceramic is also ideal as wear protection for processes where high impact energy plays a role, e.g. for transfer hoppers, funnel tubes or skip cars for blast furnace feeding. In composites with other suitable materials such as polymers it can even be used in applications with extremely high impact energy.
ALOTEC® is used widely to protect pneumatic pipe systems from wear. Highly turbulent areas in particular, arcs, pipe necks, manifolds and inlet pipe ends often experience extreme wear. ALOTEC® achieves a service life up to 10 times that of steel in such applications. In addition to the assembly and supply of linings CeramTec-ETEC also offers complete parts (including ball valves) and steel-ceramic composite systems.
ALOTEC® advanced ceramic has proven itself in the transport of solids in corrosive media that can increase abrasion and erosion. Typical applications include conveying chutes for suspensions (for example raw coal), mixing tanks, pipe systems or screw conveyors and decanter screw centrifuges for discharging highly abrasive slurry. Ceramic composite systems are applied both for this and for other kinds of applications involving specific requirements in order to tap the full potential of ceramic materials (combined with rubber or PU, for example) and provide optimized solutions to our customers. Examples include flexible tube elements or drive rollers for conveyor belts.
The wear protection experts at CeramTec-ETEC deliver solutions in all application areas for the specific needs of individual customers in various industries. They focus on both the development, production and installation of wear linings for tanks and pipe systems as well as on complex ceramic components for machinery and equipment such as measuring and control devices, ball valves, hydrocyclones, bearings, nozzles, pitot tubes, lances or ceramic composite systems with steel, PU or rubber.
CeramTec-ETEC’s state-of-the-art production methods allow the company to design and make complex ceramic components for a wide range of applications, even in small quantities. Optimized integration into existing systems and composites with other materials such as steel and cast iron is generally key. Here as well, CeramTec-ETEC’s expertise is the basis for a variety of application and customer-specific developments in state-of-the-art wear and corrosion protection technology based on advanced ceramics.
Comprehensive customer consultation ensures long service life and maintenance intervals for maximum efficiency – all based on CeramTec-ETEC’s reliable and dimensionally accurate components manufactured within an ISO 9001 certified process at the company’s high-tech facilities in Lohmar, Germany.