Pin Latch Belt Cleaner

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The Pin Latch Secondary Belt Cleaner, a tungsten carbide-tipped secondary cleaner that slides in and out for service without requiring any tools, features a square, tabbed mainframe with segmented blades connected by a simple pin mechanism, allowing easy access and quick blade replacement by semi-skilled personnel. The pin latch design by Martin Engineering provides adjustable tension for varying conditions, such…

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Low-Profile Bulk Bag Discharger

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A new series of Flexicon Bulk-Out Half-Frame Bulk Bag Dischargers feature low-cost frames of variable heights and offsets to fit restricted areas previously utilized for dumping of smaller containers such as sacks, pails, drums, boxes and bins. The low profile dischargers are engineered to straddle downstream blenders, feeders, tanks or other equipment in areas with limited headroom, restricted floor space…

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Using Rope Access Teams

21 CementPlant

For Inspection, Repairs And Maintenance In Hard-To-Reach Places, Rope Access Teams Are Like Navy SEALs. By John Susong When going after the world’s most infamous fugitive terrorist in 2011, the U.S. government theoretically could have sent in the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, with enough troops and firepower to blow Pakistan – and much of the rest of the Middle East – off the map. Instead, it sent…

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Capturing Fugitive Material

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Mexican Cement Manufacturer Addresses Conveyor Carryback. By Mark S. Kuhar It took innovative belt cleaning technology to help a Mexican cement manufacturer resolve fugitive material buildup caused by a variety of alternative fuel resources (AFRs). The second largest cement producer in the country, Holcim Mexico, increased the use of solid and liquid AFRs at one of its facilities, but the…

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An Eye on Energy

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How Choosing The Right Component Can Save Energy In Your Cement Plant. By Keith Kressley, Gary Werth, Frank Speck and Markus Locher Energy saving is becoming ever more important in the cement industry. Fortunately, today’s components for pneumatic conveying provide significant saving opportunities for manufacturers in this industry. Especially the development of new surface wear protection coatings for conveying abrasive…

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Advances in Conveyor Technology

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Producers Can Expect Improved Efficiency, Capital And Operating Costs, And A Conveying Process That Is Environmentally Friendly And Sustainable. By Simon Shipp The modern industrial process plant is often more sophisticated than the bulk transport method connecting it to its raw materials. Advances in overland conveyor technology have improved efficiency, capital and operating costs, and made the conveying process more…

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HeidelbergCement Explores New Technology to Capture CO2

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HeidelbergCement’s Lixhe Plant in Belgium. HeidelbergCement launched a promising project in the field of sustainable cement manufacturing. A cutting-edge testing facility is to be set up at its at its Lixhe plant in Belgium to comprehensively assess new technology for the capture of CO2. The project is taking place under the auspices of the LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement)…

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Former Cemex Plant to See New Life

For more than a century, Cemex’s Davenport, Calif., plant supplied cement for numerous major infrastructure projects, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the California Aqueduct, before closing in 2010. Santa Cruz County is now exploring how to reuse the decommissioned plant, which is still owned by Cemex, reported the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

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