This Bailey Foundry kiln is owned by Steve Harman whose studio is in Alberta, Canada. Steve's cart floor allowed modification for adding extra drain ports to access the collection of wax below the cart.
Bailey Investment Foundry Kilns
Bailey Foundry Kilns are built for investment castings. They have essentially the same features as our pottery gas kilns except that provisions are made for the collection of wax that melts out of the investment molds. Some universities are using their Bailey shuttle kilns to fire ceramics and for investment burn out.
The floors of the shuttle beds have several openings in the center area about 4.5" square. These openings in the refractory floor also continue through the steel floor of the cart. A collection pan is placed under the shuttle to collect the wax.
The floor of the shuttle cart has a layer of high alumina shelving on top to protect the insulating brick below. Investments are raised up about 5" on hard brick to allow a steel channel to be placed under the drain point on the mold. These channels are sloped downward to the drain points in the floor which directs the flowing wax into the pan underneath.
Front loading foundry kilns are also available.