Brazil: Schade provides raw material handling solution for Ciplan

Brazil: Schade provides raw material handling solution for Ciplan
Published: 08 May 2014


Schade has carried out an order for the Brazilian cement producer Ciplan Cimento Planalto S/A at its 1.6Mta Sobradinho plant which is due to start up later this year. Schade supplied a circular column equipped spreader with a flow rate of 1800tph (max 2000tph) and a 23m beam as well as a belt width of 1400mm. In addition, the scope of delivery includes a Schade bridge scraper equipped with a harrow covering the entire area of the stockpile’s profile. The bridge scraper can be operated with a flow rate of 700tph.

The structural steelwork was sourced by Aumund Brazil, based in Sao Paulo, through Aumund Asia in Hong Kong and delivered to Brazil. The supervision of construction is provided by Aumund Brazil in close cooperation with Schade alignment supervisors.

During planning of the project, Schade built a circular stockyard with two belt conveyor bridges. The second belt bridge transports the material directly to the mill’s pre-hopper on demand. A passage straightener permits raw material flow directly to the raw mill. The control mechanism of the Schade reloader was so constructed, that the central outlet hopper will always contain raw material. Below the central outlet hopper a controlled feed belt weigher has been installed, transporting the demanded material flow directly to the raw mill.