Supporting projects and providing services in the house of HÄNDLE for more than 70 years now.

The HÄNDLE Laboratory & Pilot Plant

We work out body- and process-specific solutions for our customers in our own laboratory. For more than 70 years now, the HÄNDLE laboratory has enjoyed an especially good reputation for near-practice research.
The experience drawn from that work provides the know-how we need for on-target planning and implementation of new production facilities and for ensuring the optimal operation of existing plant and equipment. Our test spectrum covers a wide range of conventional and special ceramic products. Over the past few years, we have devised special tests for simulating the work of preparation and extrusion machines on a laboratory scale. These tests allow dependable practical implementation of laboratory findings to give our customers optimally engineered, energy-efficient production processes.
For example, HÄNDLE now uses a modernized and optimized Extruder Simulation Model (ESM) that shortens the test duration from four or five workdays to a single workday while still yielding well-founded, customer-specific, optimized process parameters for each machine tested.

At the HÄNDLE pilot plant, our customers have access to semi-industrial ways & means of production.

Defining capabilities
Testing of raw materials and bodies suitable for processing in HÄNDLE-built machines, e.g., for preparation and extrusion of heavy clay body, comminution of raw minerals, pelletizing of diverse raw / waste materials
Proving of new processes and products in the areas of structural ceramics, cement extrusion, ecotechnology and raw-material refinement
Rheological characterization of extrusion compounds by means of laboratory measuring extruder and selected dies » based on the measurement data and the performance data of the customer, the individual design of the production extruder follows
Semi-industrial mixing, extruding and drying tests at the pilot plant
Analysis of raw materials and production bodies, e.g., determination of moisture content and plasticity by various methods, screen analysis and particle-size analysis
Commissioning and training on HÄNDLE laboratory machines in our laboratory or on site at the customer

We consider basic raw material and extrusion tests to be an indispensable basis for successful projects.

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