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It’s a new year, and that means everyone has an analysis of the cement market. I attended the Intercem conference in Miami last October, and Colin...
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Cement Newsline

HeidelbergCement announced a succession plan that will see an early-2020 shift of executives on the managing board. Upon conclusion of his third term at the end of January 2020, Dr. Bernd Scheifele will vacate his role of chairman of the managing board, and will stand as supervisory board chair...
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Use Integrated Monitoring Networks to Reinforce Safe Working Conditions and Provide Input for Ongoing Data-Driven Mine Planning Decisions. By Phil...
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Cement Products

Increased production pressures have sparked a rise in inquiries regarding rapid dry-out materials. Often, the inquirer wants to use a rapid-fire material to reduce the downtime of their furnace equipment. However, businesses looking for a good balance of refractory properties should consider...
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Process Control Software

ABB released cpmPlus Expert Optimizer 7.0, a new version of its software for deployment of advanced process control applications to increase energy efficiency and productivity in the cement and minerals industries. cpmPlus Expert Optimizer helps customers meet production, operational and quality objectives.

The software operates cement and minerals plants more stably and efficiently by coordinating actions on the process such as rotational speed, fuels or chemical additives. It maximizes overall plant efficiency by looking at the interactions between variables and makes decisions according to the plant goals. It collects real-time data, processes it with mathematical algorithms, and coordinates the plant actuators for optimal performance.

The newest version provides the following features: non-linear model predictive control leading to better performance and lower application complexity; new tools for engineering efficiency including the ability to create user-defined libraries; better access rights control up to single strategy components for better protection of intellectual property; and support of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit version.

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