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Menzel's replacement motor ends downtime within three days at Cambridge plant

03 February 2016, Published under Cement News

In November 2015 electric motor manufacturer Menzel Elektromotoren from Berlin ended a serious production interruption at a cement plant in Cambridge. After three days following the failure of both the mill drive and the existing reserve motor, the plant operators suddenly faced a full-scale production shutdown. On a Friday night, they turned to German motor manufacturer Menzel with a request for the construction and delivery of a replacement motor – and by Monday, a new identical motor wi...

ABB to supply Semen Bosowa Maros

12 January 2016, Published under Cement News

ABB has won an order from Tianjin Cement Industry Design & Research Institute Co Ltd,  a subsidiary of the Sinoma Group (China), for its variable-speed drive solution for a dual-pinion ball mill at the PT Semen Bosowa Maros cement plant in Indonesia. ABB was selected for that project because the end customer is satisfied with earlier deliveries for the first cement grinding line at the plant, including a gearless mill drive (GMD) and a vertical mill with ABB slip ring motors, the power and...

Hanson Ketton benefits from Siemens control system/integrated drive solution

05 October 2015, Published under Cement News

A control system/integrated drive system solution from Siemens at Hanson Cement’s Ketton plant in the UK has produced a number of significant benefits for the cement giant and has improved the operation’s sustainability, reports Siemens. The clinker cooler upgrade project at Ketton carried out by Siemens has resulted in an annual CO2 reduction of 771t and over GBP86,000 saved in energy use, much of it through the use of variable speed drive technology and Siemens‘ integrated drive systems t...

CG signs global supply agreement for electrical motors with Lafarge

08 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Avantha Group company CG has signed a global supply agreement with cement major Lafarge for electrical motors. "We are extremely pleased to have entered into this agreement and have CG as a preferred partner for Large Motors. CG’s ability to provide flexible designs, high quality and cost effective solutions were key factors that Lafarge considered while making this decision," said Michel Edmont, Senior Vice President - International Sourcing, Lafarge Cement. For decades,CG has been provi...

Menzel delivers seven motors to North African plant

07 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Menzel Elektromotoren has engineered and delivered six new motors between late 2014 and June 2015 for a North African cement plant. A seventh will follow in August 2015. All of the motors are replacements for legacy drives in the plant, the largest being a six-pole size 800 slip-ring motor with 4800kW rated power, 11,000V rated voltage and a speed of 992 min-1. As the customer wanted to retain the old starter for this motor, the new motor needed to feature completely identical rotor da...

TMEIC to supply MV drive systems for McInnis Cement, Canada

22 May 2015, Published under Cement News

TMEIC announces an order from ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (USA) Inc to supply MV Drive Systems for McInnis Cement. The TMEIC Dura-Bilt5i MV series of medium-voltage drives have been selected for the forthcoming Canadian greenfield plant. The new 6000tpd plant is currently under construction in the Port-Daniel-Gascons area of Quebec. ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (USA), Inc has been contracted to supply a full cement line. It will be complete with a POLCID proprietary process con...

Metso acquires certain IPR from Rexnord

27 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Metso has acquired from the US-based company Rexnord Industries, LLC certain intellectual property rights (IPR) related to Rexnord's Falk Mill Products business. The acquisition allows Metso to provide replacement gears and pinions for its customers utilising original equipment manufacturer (OEM) drawings and specifications for mills and kilns purchased through Metso and certain other end users. The acquisition also includes some key Mill Products specialists to support the business. The val...

Siemens surpasses motor milestone with UltraTech order

17 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Siemens Limited announced that it has surpassed a key milestone in manufacturing and delivering International Efficiency (IE) class industrial motors by handing the 100,000th motor to UltraTech Cement Ltd. in India. This translates to energy savings of 300GWh, which is equivalent to the power required by 80,000 average Indian households for an entire year, since the launch of the motors in January 2012, Siemens said in a statement. Siemens Ltd was the first company in India to launch local...

Menzel delivers customised replacement drive to Albanian producer

26 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Berlin-based drive manufacturer Menzel has delivered a customised replacement drive that covers two different motors to an Albanian cement plant. After the drive was extensively tested in Menzel’s load test field in the presence of the customer, the motor was shipped in April 2014. The plant operator required a spare motor for two existing high voltage slip ring motors: the main drive for the raw mill and the drive for the raw mill fan. While these systems have similar performance rating...

Siemens wins Holcim Indonesia Tuban II contract

25 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Siemens has received an order from ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG to supply an Integrated Drive System for the expansion of PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk’s cement plant in Java. As one of the top three cement producers in the country, with a capacity of 8.2Mta, the cement producer is expanding its facilities with a second production line which will have a capacity of 4000tpd of cement. Operation is due to commence mid-2015. The supplied Integrated Drive System will comprise low- and medium-...