Issue 09/2013

Content

Editorial

The sector turns on ...

The economic crisis is still not over, but generally there is already hope and a small silver lining can be seen on the horizon for 2014. Already, the...

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Spotlight

Products

Service know-how in demand at plants ­all around the world

In order to avoid financial losses, plant owners in every industry are dependent on the interrupted and trouble-free functioning of their plant systems and conveying equipment. The conveying systems represent a particularly sensitive link in the production process. If a belt conveyor fails as a result of faults or ...

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Companies

Events

VDMA and LAI on tour together

Peru, Chile and Brazil were the destinations of the Roadshow “Cement + Minerals Latin America”, undertaken by the VDMA Construction Equipment and...

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Markets and Trends

Process

Efficient down to the last detail SIEMENS AG/ Instrumentation efficiency

Cement manufacturing is an energy-intensive process. In addition to the high consumption of fuel for calcination and clinkering, which requires temperatures in the range of 1400 °C to 1450 °C, electric energy is needed to process the raw materials, cool the clinker, and grind the cement. The use of advanced technology such as rotary kilns and pre-heater has optimized the calcination process to a point where no further significant reduction of energy consumption through ...

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Materials