Spanish cement company group, Cementos La Unión, placed an order with Germany’s Haver and Boecker for a Type 16 RCC Haver Rotoclassic® to be installed at its plant in Valencia. The 16-spout packer replaces a Type 8 RS MEC Haver Roto-Packer® built in 1997, which will be put into operation at the company’s Point Noire in Congo (Republic Brazzaville).
Due to the 16 RCC’s compact design, it was possible to install the new packer in the same spot as the significantly smaller 8 RS MEC. Components such as the bucket elevator and the screening machine were taken over after partial modifications. In addition to the packing machine, a Type 5000 Haver Radimat bag applicating machine, a complete bag discharge and handling line with bag cleaner, belt check weigher, and bag diverter with bag shredder were installed. The plant is laid out so that it can fully, automatically pack the customer’s entire product spectrum of normal standard “grey” cements (3700 to 4500Blaine) into 25kg and 35kg bags. A further Haver packing machine (also a Type 8 RS-MEC) of this company, which has been a customer for years, will remain in the plant and operate during peak production times.
The new system, which was put into operation at the start of October, is characterised by its high performance. With 25kg bags, a continuous speed of 5700 bags/hr is reached, and 4700 bags/hr with 35kg bags. Of particular note is that the packing machine uses only a single bag discharge line and is supplied with empty bags using only one bag applicating machine.
Another sign that the customer is convinced by the new HAVER-RCC-technology is an additional order for an eight-spout Haver Rotoclassic® packer from Spanish subsidiary company Haver Iberica for a plant in the Dominican Republic (Cemento Santo Domingo).