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
By C. Schmelzer – Cement production involves a good deal of bulk material handling. As the base materials, and especially their handling behaviour, are prone to humidity, special action must be taken to keep these materials moving in the course of the production process. Continue reading Limestone in a Silo: OK – but out? Resolving Material Accumulation in Cement Plant Limestone Silo
Mansfield, UK – Martin Engineering has expanded its UK and Scandinavian operations, allowing it to offer wider service, faster equipment delivery and extensive employee training to customers. Martin Engineering’s new facility located near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire includes a new office, training centre, production area and warehouse.
By R. Felde – A US cement factory faced serious problems with caking and build-up of hot clinker beneath the kiln discharge. Air cannons could fight this issue, but due to their positioning material backflow arose, necessitating extensive and awkward maintenance works. A retrofit and repositioning of the cannons reduced these efforts to almost naught. Continue reading Martin Engineering: Innovative Air Cannon Positioning at Clinker Cooler for easier Maintenance