Loosen, mix and transport powdery goods with compressed air

In general, the production of powdery goods is not possible without compressed air as this medium is essential for important transport, loosening and/or homogenization tasks. This refers also to the production of cement.

1 Compressed air in the cement industry

The cement plant in Karsdorf near Leipzig is a good example for the manifold application of compressed air in the cement industry. This plant is part of the Lafarge Group, a company operating worldwide using compressed air for loosening, mixing and transport of powdery goods. More than 50 screw compressors (Fig. 1) and positive displacement blowers (Fig. 2) of Aerzener Maschinenfabrik (Aerzen/Southern Lower Saxonia) ensure a production process free from interferences for this complete application range. Four screw compressors and four positive...

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