The “Newton” Cremator has undergone several changes since its introduction in 1980, but a common thread links every stage of its development – INNOVATION.

As the original “Newton” Cremator was one of the first to feature fully computerised control and quickly established Furnace Construction Company as a world market leader, so the latest “Newton” is packed with unique and innovative features that will ensure it continues to set the standards against which all other designs are measured.

Advantages of a “Newton” and its successor, the “Joule”, Cremator over other designs –


The “Newton” and “Joule” are cost effective. It’s high throughput, low fuel usage and low labour input means the “Newton” and “Joule” Cremators have the lowest unit cost of any furnace in the industry while simultaneously meeting the most stringent emission guidelines. Its comprehensive control system ensures optimum performance without the need of manual intervention at any stage.

Fuel Efficiency

The secondary combustion zone optimises thermal efficiency thus reducing fuel consumption and heat up time. The “Newton” and “Joule” Cremators are unique in incorporating a secondary combustion zone “wrapped around” the primary chamber therefore minimal fuels required while maintaining the secondary zone at the 850°C if required.

The “Newton” and “Joule” Cremators provide compact design whilst maintaining full 2 seconds retention time.


An atomised water mist injector protects the operator during charging.

The “Newton” and “Joule” cremators improve process control. It provides improved safety during emergency shut down.

The computerized control system also incorporates numerous self-checking and
safety features to protect both the operator and the plant.

Time Taken

Cremation time averages 70 minutes

Pollution Control

The “Newton” and “Joule” cremators comply with the stringent anti-pollution requirements present in Europe. Multi element waste gas sampling also improves reliability and accuracy of waste gas emission monitoring equipment.

Ease of Control

The computerized control system is easy to operate. There is no need for the operator to be an “expert’ in the area of computers.

Training – Case study

Recent staff training undertaken by Austeng at Thorak Regional Cemetery, Darwin NT.

General Comments:

Awesome training”

“Makes cremator operations a breeze”

“We like the way Tim simplified the whole cremation operation, it left us feeling secure that Austeng is there to assist at any time”

Comments regarding the best learning outcomes:

“It became clear the cremator unit itself is robust, safe and built for most situations we could throw at it”

“Knowing the outside generator can take over the cremation operation in we lose power in the middle of the process; conversely; knowing its ok if we lose power during a cremation and we turn everything off, that’s ok too, the cremator will take care of things.”

“Raking time is variable, depending of the different circumstances”

“New short cuts”

Comments from participants when asked for other general comments to the training experience:

“The laminated A3 process chart is a great operator remender sheet to attach to the crematory wall”


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Oversize Joule Cremators at Rookwood General Crematorium (which is owned and operated by Invocare Australia Pty. Ltd.)


Front View of Joule Cremator at Catholic Cemetery Trust, Necropolis in Sydney


Side View of Joule Cremator at CatholicCemetery Trust, Necropolis in Sydney

View of Joule Cremator at Waikumete Crematorium, Auckland N.Z.

View of Creotal Cremator installed at Manchester Crematorium, U.K.

Front view of Newton Mk V cremator at City of Brisbane (Qld)

Two Newton units at Macquarrie Park, Sydney

Front view of Mk V units at Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, Perth

View of charge end of units in Geelong with automatic Charge Bier

New Plymouth, New Zealand – front load / front rake unit. 

Front view of unit in Christchurch, New Zealand showing computer screen on right hand side and rake storage on left hand side.