The Turkish Çimsa Cimento ordered 24 Aumund machines for the mill at Çimsa. Parts of the order are 18 deep drawn pan conveyors, five bucket elevators with central chain and a pivoting pan conveyor. With five plants in Mersin, Eskişehir, Kayseri, Niğde and Afyonkarahisar, a mill in Ankara and two cement packaging plants in Marmara and Malatya, Çimsa is one of the leading companies of the Turkish cement industry.
All Aumund machines will be used for clinker transport: the deep drawn pan conveyors have a pan width from 600 to 1400 mm, axis-centre distances between 17 and 139 m and they work with a conveying capacity from 106 to 548 t/h. The five bucket elevators with central chain have axis-centre distances from 26 to 42 m and have been designed for a transport capacity from 240 to 472 t/h.
The pan conveyor of type SPB (axis-centre distance: 108 m, conveying capacity: 180 t/d) is built by only two producers worldwide. It makes the simultaneous transport of material in the upper and lower run possible. With the reversible steel pan conveyor, sliding back of the material conveyed is prevented by welding baffles to U-shaped pans. The material to be conveyed can be discharged anywhere by remote control into intermediate discharge stations. The pan conveyor being delivered to Çimsa Cimento will be equipped with six discharge stations.
The pivoting pan conveyor makes the loading of silos by fixed discharge stations possible. The design of the pans is for charging several silos and bunkers simultaneously. Thus several otherwise necessary drive and tension stations, complete steel platforms to accommodate the stations and dustproof transfer chutes can be saved.