Category Archives: Case Studies

North Incinerator Finds Solution to Excessive Sweep Elbow Wear

Bethlehem (PA), United States At Montgomery County’s North Incinerator plant, there was a problem several years ago. The Dayton, OH, area trash-to-energy plant was experiencing repeated shutdowns due to sweep elbow failure in its dense phase pneumatic conveying system, a component of the lime injection system in operation there. Continue reading North Incinerator Finds Solution to Excessive Sweep Elbow Wear

Smart Elbow® Deflection Elbow Installation Brought in $30,000 Under Projected Budget

Bethlehem (PA), United States At Miller Brewing Company’s Fort Worth, TX, facility, staff engineer Roy Marin was faced with an interesting problem two years ago — a problem that was solved by using the patented HammerTek Smart Elbow® deflection elbow. The Smart Elbow flow device provides change of direction in pneumatic and slurry conveying systems without the wear, plugging, product degradation or contamination problems which characterize sweep elbow and plugged-tee equipped systems — and does so in far less space. Continue reading Smart Elbow® Deflection Elbow Installation Brought in $30,000 Under Projected Budget

Pneumatic Deflection Elbows cut Wear, Dust, Offload Time for Bulk Project Contractor

San Antonio (TX), USA – Robert Ober & Associates is a specialty design/build firm that serves an international client base for bulk material handling projects that range from USD25,000 retrofit contracts to USD25 million turnkey plant projects. The company began specifying Smart Elbow® deflection elbows from HammerTek® Corp. in 2001 to reduce elbow wear and related downtime, but now also relies on them to cut offload times, reduce degradation/dust, improve safety and reduce the space needed for conventional sweep elbow installations.
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HammerTek: Ready-Mix Plants Prevent Wear and Downtime with Deflection Elbows

Severna Park (MD), United States – Concrete Plants, Inc. (CPI) has provided turnkey batch plant equipment, service and parts to ready-mix and precast concrete plants from Maine to South Carolina since 1974. For many years, customers were resigned to abrasive materials wearing through the elbows of their pneumatic conveying system elbows until 2001, when CPI began specifying HammerTek deflection elbows, in which abrasive materials are prevented from impacting the elbow wall. Continue reading HammerTek: Ready-Mix Plants Prevent Wear and Downtime with Deflection Elbows

BEUMER Group: Belt Apron Conveyors for reliable and cost-efficient Transport of Cement Clinker

Beckum, Germany From a kiln cooling system to silos: the safe and economical transportation of hot materials like clinker is crucial in cement plants. The material can have extremely high temperatures of 500 to 800 degrees Celsius. Reliable plant operation requires a robust conveying system. The BEUMER Group supports cement manufacturers with system solutions tailored for this industry, with apron conveyors for example. A special variant offered is the belt apron conveyor (GSZF): using a belt instead of a chain as the traction element allows higher speeds and a slimmer design while still delivering the same level of performance. The GSZF is therefore particularly suitable for modernisations, as can be seen with the Turkish cement manufacturer Göltas Cemento. Continue reading BEUMER Group: Belt Apron Conveyors for reliable and cost-efficient Transport of Cement Clinker

Martin Engineering: Conveyor Belt Generates Power for Air Cannons to control Build-Up

Neponset (IL), United States – The Ash Grove Cement plant in Louisville, Nebraska produces approximately 1.1 million tons per year. In order to maintain production levels, efficient material movement via conveyor is critical. The issue is especially acute when running wet raw material at the quarry. Over time, operations personnel noted accumulation in specific locations that threatened to slow material movement – particularly at transfer points – which required manual intervention on a near-constant basis. Continue reading Martin Engineering: Conveyor Belt Generates Power for Air Cannons to control Build-Up

BHS-Sonthofen: Twin-shaft Batch Mixer used on major Construction Site in Germany

Sonthofen, Germany – The concrete manufacturer Godel-Beton based in Stuttgart, Germany, has been relying on the tried-and-tested twin-shaft mixing technology from BHS-Sonthofen for decades – and is currently counting on its expertise in the Stuttgart 21 project. Continue reading BHS-Sonthofen: Twin-shaft Batch Mixer used on major Construction Site in Germany

BHS Mixers used in a major Project to build a Hydro Dam in Portugal

Sonthofen, Germany – Talleres Alquezar has been successfully using two BHS mixers in a modular plant to produce a total volume of 400,000 m3 of hydro dam concrete in Portugal since 2017. The twin-shaft batch mixer has debunked the industry myth that the technology is unsuitable for these types of concrete mixes and has shown that it is the technology of choice during this demanding major project. The Spanish plant builder was even able to surpass the high concrete requirements with regard to the suitability of the mixer for the project. Continue reading BHS Mixers used in a major Project to build a Hydro Dam in Portugal

BHS-Sonthofen: New BHS Concrete Mixer for Grand Paris Express

Sonthofen, Germany – Unibéton, a French subsidiary of the HeidelbergCement Group, is producing specific ready-mix concrete for the “Grand Paris Express” project. To optimize the production process, the company replaced a planetary mixer with a twin-shaft mixer from BHS-Sonthofen. For the first time in France, the mixer was installed with frequency converters to enhance operations. Continue reading BHS-Sonthofen: New BHS Concrete Mixer for Grand Paris Express

KOCH-Technik: Beispielhaftes System für flexible Materialversorgung mit Industrie 4.0

Ispringen, Deutschland Als die Versorgung der Maschinen im ein Werk der Procter & Gamble Manufacturing GmbH mit den vielen verschiedenen Materialien  zu unflexibel wurde, wurde die Entscheidung getroffen, in eine neue Anlage zu investieren. KOCH-Technik installierte eine zentrale Materialversorgungsanlage inklusive vier Navigatoren und zentraler Granulattrocknung. Continue reading KOCH-Technik: Beispielhaftes System für flexible Materialversorgung mit Industrie 4.0