At Afinitas our mission is to provide producers with all the tools and expertise necessary for success. In many markets, a key to the production of the highest-quality concrete products is to ensure the products being produced are able to cure in a heat and humidity-controlled environment. This type of environment ensures the proper hydration of the cement and results in the strongest concrete. Afinitas offers several curing systems through its HawkeyePedershaab and BFS brands. Our systems are specifically tailored for various concrete pipe and manhole production applications. HawkeyePedershaab and BFS have designed a range of range of options from simple, open–floor-curing systems up to continuous curing systems for fully-automatic plants. With Afinitas, there’s a system to ensure effective curing for any concrete plant application.

HawkeyePedershaab and BFS Curing Systems


Canopy Kiln Curing System

The traditional solution to the curing of concrete pipe, manhole and box culverts is the Canopy Kiln System. Utilized in hundreds of factories, the Canopy Kiln System is economical, functional and extremely flexible in that it can be adapted to any type of building or arrangement. Manually operated, the Canopy Kiln is simple to use and even simpler to maintain, with minimal moving and wearing parts. The Canopy Kiln System folds up against the kiln wall throughout the production process, and when the kilns are full, the overhead crane is used to deploy the curtains and cover the concrete pipes, at which point steam may or may not be introduced into the system, depending on the wishes of the producer or the local climate. Look to HawkeyePedershaab and BFS Canopy Kiln Curing Systems for equipment that is:

  • Economical
  • Simple to operate
  • Simple to maintain
  • Adaptable to any plant layout

Telekiln Curing Systems

The TeleKiln is an accordion-style curtain kiln system that advances over the concrete products in the kiln as they are produced, covering them and keeping the wind and external environment from affecting the curing process. This system is especially popular in warm, windy climates where the ambient temperature necessitates the opening of plant doors, allowing winds to blow across the products in the kilns, drying them out and preventing proper curing. Telekiln can be remote-controlled and includes an optional misting system to keep the concrete products properly hydrated. The system also has the added benefit of operating without tying up the plant’s overhead crane. HawkeyePedershaab and BFS Telekiln curing systems are know for:

  • Immediately covering the pipe
  • Automatic misting system
  • Remote-controlled operation
  • Adaptability to any plant layout

Autokiln Curing Systems

The AutoKiln Curing System represents the most advanced concrete pipe and manhole curing system in the marketplace. Tailored to work in conjunction with a moving-floor automatic factory, AutoKiln allows for precise, zoned, computer-controlled manipulation of the temperature and humidity throughout the entire curing process, including pre-cure and post-cure processes. In addition to its ability to fully control the curing process, AutoKiln uses high R-Value, insulated walls and doors to reduce energy usage and prevent corrosive steam or humidity from leaking out of the system and affecting the rest of the factory. Trust HawkeyePedershaab and BFS Autokiln Curing solutions for:

  • Allowing 24-hour continuous production
  • Complete control of the curing process
  • Independent temperature and humidity control
  • Fully automatic operation