In this article, We are going to see the Tile Manufacturing/Production Process. Ceramic tiles are economical to produce because of the raw materials used are easily available mined ceramic minerals. The Primary raw material for the tile production is Clay, Quarts and Feldspar.
The wetting machine is a consists of hollow structure inside. The material flows from top to bottom inside this structure. The water is sprayed by tubes to the material and thus it gets required moisture content.
Bell Application: In this method, there is bell-like structure which makes the glaze to fall over the surface. It is a predominantly used method which is used to produce defect-free glaze. Disc Application: In this method, the disc is employed to through glaze over the surface of the body. The quality of glaze produced by this method is quite less.
In this zone, a group of burners is employed to achieve the highs firing temperature. Verification of tiles takes place in this which provides the tiles desired strength, good finishing and also makes the tiles to be pore-free.
In this zone, the air is drawn from the atmosphere, through air fans and is thrown inside the chamber. This cool air interacts with the tile and absorbs the heat. The temperature of the tile gets reduced.
In this zone, the air is withdrawn from the chamber using air pumps. The temperature of the tile gets further decreased. It is termed In-direct cooling because there is no air cooling is involved as in the previous step.