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Under Extreme Conditions – Level Measurement in High Temperature, Harsh and Abrasive Ambience

By J. Skowaisa Non-contact microwave sensors can be used in various industries. Through the use of simple mechanical tools and components, they sensors can be easily adapted to harsh operating environments with high temperatures, extreme dust generation or abrasion. Continue reading Under Extreme Conditions – Level Measurement in High Temperature, Harsh and Abrasive Ambience

BEUMER Group commissions Germany’s highest Bucket Elevator

Beckum, Germany BEUMER Group has successfully delivered, installed and commissioned the highest bucket elevator in Germany at HeidelbergCement AG in Schelklingen near Ulm. The order is part of a project by thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, with the objective to extensively modernise the cement plant and comply with the new limit values for pollutant emissions. Continue reading BEUMER Group commissions Germany’s highest Bucket Elevator

New Challenges for Material Blending and Homogenising – Bed Blending Efficiency, adding Value with Stockyard Systems

By H. Lieberwirth The drive of end-users towards efficient raw-material sourcing leads to a growing number of often worldwide spread sources with varying material characteristics. Yet, new boilers, kilns or blast furnaces require a feed material quality of even increased consistency to achieve high process efficiency and product quality. Continue reading New Challenges for Material Blending and Homogenising – Bed Blending Efficiency, adding Value with Stockyard Systems

Fresh Air for Cement Plants – Loosen, Mix and Transport Powdery Goods with Compressed Air

By N. Barlmeyer Compressed air is often essential for transport, loosening and/or homogenisation tasks in producing powdery goods. This also applies to cement plants, where large numbers of screw compressors and positive displacement blowers are used in the production process. Continue reading Fresh Air for Cement Plants – Loosen, Mix and Transport Powdery Goods with Compressed Air

Bulk Handling at Mongolia’s Sainshand Industrial Park – An Approach to Materials Handling for a very large Industrial Complex

By M.A. Thomet A large, integrated industrial park being planned at Sainshand in the southern Gobi. Major primary transformation industries will be located there to supply the country’s basic needs, as well as earn export revenues. A central material handling and storage facility is being planned to serve all the plants. Continue reading Bulk Handling at Mongolia’s Sainshand Industrial Park – An Approach to Materials Handling for a very large Industrial Complex

Improving Raw Material Storage Plant Performance – Highly cost-effective Process with Cranes Operating 24/7

To increase the performance of its Lixhe operation the Belgian cement manufacturer CBR, a subsidiary of the Heidelberg Cement Group, has automated its raw material storage by installing a warehouse management system together with a new 9-t process crane. Continue reading Improving Raw Material Storage Plant Performance – Highly cost-effective Process with Cranes Operating 24/7

Material Buildup? Blow it away – Air Cannons hammer Preheater Buildup at Nebraska Cement Plant

By R. Felde An American cement producer faced severe problems of material buildup in his preheater. Manual hydro-lancing meant process disruptions. So they approached Martin Engineering for a more sophisticated solution. Continue reading Material Buildup? Blow it away – Air Cannons hammer Preheater Buildup at Nebraska Cement Plant

New Storage Feeder System – Samson Feeder from Aumund in New Operation

By J. Birnbaum The Samson feeder has found an additional application as surface storage feeder SSF, thus making operations of a cement mill much less complex and much more cost effective. It adds increased flexibility in handling different materials and in adapting the plant layout to changing production demands. Continue reading New Storage Feeder System – Samson Feeder from Aumund in New Operation

Pipe Conveyor for alternative Fuels – Operational Gains with minimal Disruption and without any Material Loss

By M. Schweizer At its cement plant in Bernburg Germany Schwenk Zement KG installed an elevated pipe conveyor system to transport alternative fuels to the feeding system of the main burner. A pipe conveyor was selected because of its high reliability and zero product loss. Continue reading Pipe Conveyor for alternative Fuels – Operational Gains with minimal Disruption and without any Material Loss

Twist and Run – Europe’s longest Belt Conveyor for French Cement Factory

By S. Hoheisel Reducing the number of transfer points in long distance conveying results in lower energy requirements as well as in improved product quality due to lower particle attrition. Due to their patented technology a French supplier was able to install Europe’s longest belt conveyor with both flights running side by side, creating a very low construction height. Continue reading Twist and Run – Europe’s longest Belt Conveyor for French Cement Factory