Schenck Process has upgraded three cement factories to smart factory standard in less than three months. This is the next successful step in the long-standing, excellent customer relationship between the Darmstadt-based specialist in measuring and process technology and the Swiss construction material producer LafargeHolcim Ltd. The experience gained by both companies last year in implementing the LOGiQ dispatch automation solution in 18 cement factories on the East European market has greatly sped up the process of retrofitting the former Cemex factories for the Holcim Deutschland group. The systems in Dortmund, Duisburg and Beckum went live without any hiccups.
By deciding to control and monitor the dispatch of construction materials with automation software from Schenck Process, the cement manufacturer made a conscious move towards a closer collaboration. At Holcim’s request, the Darmstadt-based firm developed a uniform software solution with standardized workflows for the dispatch of cement and incoming raw materials based on the LOGiQ series of software modules. The long-term effect of long-term partnerships has now been confirmed by the German factories switching over to this solution.
LOGiQ delivers flexible
and intelligent automation
The LOGiQ dispatch automation solution networks the local intelligence of matched hardware and software modules for logistics solutions in the bulk materials and cargo industry. The system automates processes and flows of goods at all points between ordering and dispatch. At the same time, the software controls information flowing from and to production processes and commercial systems and interactions with the people and machines involved. If the customer’s requirements change, the system can be flexibly reconfigured. By working with LOGiQ, companies are developing smart factories.
The Holcim cement factories in Dortmund, Duisburg and Beckum received the following from Schenck Process (quantities adapted for the factory in each individual case):
LOGiQ software modules for controlling the driver self-service and automation with links to the SAP, Logon and process control system
Terminals for driver self-service with functions for registration, weighing, loading and production of delivery slips
Truck scales, including installation and calibration, equipped with the latest Disomat Tersus weighing electronics
Control equipment for controlling traffic and loading
Understanding and networking
production and commercial processes
LOGiQ is the flexible solution for the
automated turnover of goods. Through its modular system, it produces logistics process chains with custom-designed processes and complete documentation; it runs 24/7.