How is lime production impacted by digitalization?

Digitalization has become a buzzword in the industry. The permanent availability of abundant data on virtually any device is part of our daily life. But what is it good for? What benefits can be drawn from all these data? The article describes the importance that Maerz Ofenbau attaches to digitalization.

1 Introduction

The heart of a lime plant is and always will be the kiln. Its design and its smooth operation lay the foundation for success. All measures taken by the lime kiln operator, including the decision to have a data collection system, must therefore be evaluated by answering the following three simple questions:

Does the envisaged measure improve productivity?

Does the measure improve quality?

Is a measure beneficial to production costs?

Simply said: Do we come closer to best practice when installing system x or y?

Data collection systems today most often emphasize maintenance only. They...

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