Automated Cement-Packaging Delivers Faster Speeds, Cleaner Operation

Haver RADIMAT5000By Mike Wilson, Carlos Schleske and Markus Lackman

While manual cement-packaging operations remain very common, more and more producers of cement, crushed stone and gravel as well as other cementitious materials are converting to fully automated packaging lines. The reasons include higher speeds, greater filling accuracy, cleaner bags, reduced labor requirements and more economical work environments.

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Surging Sustainability

Cement Sustainability Initiative Backs Responsible Sourcing Scheme  for Concrete.Cement Sustainability Initiative Backs Responsible Sourcing Scheme for Concrete.

By Mark S. Kuhar

Industry representatives from both the cement and concrete sectors recently met in Medellín, Colombia, to initiate the development of a responsible sourcing scheme (RSS) for concrete. The meeting was held during the International Concrete Sustainability Conference organized by the Ibero-American Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (FIHP) and the National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA).

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Holcim in the Driver’s Seat

At Holcim’s Ste. Genevieve Plant in Missouri, VFDs Meet the Need to perform  in a Harsh Environment.Holcim (US) operates the largest single-kiln line cement-producing facility in the world: the Ste. Genevieve plant in Missouri. When the facility went on-stream in 2009, it required 28 large variable frequency drives (VFDs), with power ratings of 350 to 5,500 hp, to power its fans, mill drives and kiln drives.

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Saying No to Noise

The installation included 13 silencer modules. Lafarge Canada’s Exshaw, Alberta, Plant
Installs a Stack Silencer That Has Reduced Sound Levels and Created Community Good Will.

By Mark S. Kuhar

In January 2012, Lafarge North America finally said “no” to noise. At that time, they saw the completion of an intensive engineering project at its cement plant in Exshaw, Alberta, Canada, by Noise Solutions that resulted in a monumental reduction in sound levels.

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