FCB Horomill® turns 25

Published 25 February 2019

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the FCB Horomill®, a breakthrough technology for raw meal, cement, slag and minerals grinding. Having actively participated in the development of the mill, Buzzi Unicem reflects on the evolution of the technology in terms of mechanical, wear protection, process and layout developments. By Giovanni Battista Auxilia &  Luigi Buzzi, Buzzi Unicem, Italy.

Buzzi Unicem’s Mexican associate Cementos Moctezuma employs the FCB Horomill to grind raw meal

and cement at its plants in Tepetzingo, Apazapan and Cerritos (pictured)

The FCB Horomill was presented to the cement world for the first time at the International VDZ Congress in 1993. The technology was designed, realised and developed through the cooperation of Fives FCB (directed by G Taberlet and later A Cordonnier), and Sandro Buzzi, chairman and technical head of Fratelli Buzzi. Their forward-thinking approach and continuous problem-solving efforts have proven to be the driving factors behind the success of the technology today. As the FCB Horomill turns 25, this milestone occasion presents the perfect opportunity to reflect on those years of learning through experience and how the equipment has evolved over time.

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