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
Marine City (MI), USA – Global provider of industrial vibration equipment Martin Vibration Systems & Solutions, member of Martin Engineering, has introduced a versatile mounting solution for bins, hoppers and chutes – with no welding, drilling or tapping required – speeding up vibrator installation and eliminating the usual system downtime. Continue reading Martin Vibration Systems & Solutions: Innovative Vibrator Mounting Solution without Welding or Bolting
Schliengen, Germany – When screening bulk materials, the screening plant may occasionally become clogged. In special cases, the material congestion may reach the upstream conveyor belt – with costly consequences. The following case study shows how this can be avoided by using suitable sensor technology from SWR engineering. Continue reading SWR engineering: Transportation of minerals – Blockage Detection with ProGap S
Schliengen, Germany – SWR engineering‘s FlowJam detects all kinds of bulk solid flows with regard to material movement. The system works contactless by using microwaves.
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