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Republic Cement launches AI tool to optimise raw mix

24 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based Republic Cement is rolling out a new AI tool to all its cement plants to reduce its CO 2 emissions and produce a stronger cement. The tool will optimise concentrations of raw ingredients in the cement mix by harnessing complex algorithms to save time and resources in its Bulacan and Batangas works as well as running the software as a pilot in its Teresa works in Rizal. “Our next step is to deploy this in all sites by the end of the year,” said Republic Cement’s Vice Pres...

FLSmidth’s smart moves

26 April 2021, Published under Cement News

With the launch of ECS/ProcessExpert ® V8.5, FLSmidth brings artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to advanced process control. But what exactly does this mean for cement producers? Javier Pigazo Merino, FLSmidth global product line manager, provides the low-down on the new process control software and the importance of AI to the future of industrial digitalisation. By FLSmidth, Denmark. FLSmidth: enabling AI solutions for smarter cement plants FLSmidth recently released t...

INFORM forms joint venture with Chilean partner

20 April 2021, Published under Cement News

I NFORM , an internationally-known software development and business process optimisation specialist with US regional headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, has set up a joint venture with its Chilean partner, Workforce Solutions SpA. The new company has officially been operating as   Indorm Software SpA since 12 April   2021.   The aim is to continue the over 50 year-long success story of I NFORM 's Digital Decision Making technology based on Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence...

Connected manufacturing

20 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The abundant and growing quantity of operational data and events collected in real time opens the door for improvements across the cement manufacturing process instead of only in specific areas. Operational data from existing devices and sensors that support automation and control systems can help increase asset availability, reduce energy costs and improve process efficiency. However, this is just the start of the potential offered to the industry by new technologies based on operational da...

AI boost to core assets

04 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Artificial intelligence (AI) can boost the performance of cement companies’ heavy assets, such as cement mills and kilns, and increase the profit per hour. McKinsey highlights how these improvements can be made. By Robert Feldmann, Patrick Schulze and Thomas Czigler, McKinsey, Germany, and Eleftherios Charalambous, McKinsey, Greece. Figure 1: many heavy manufacturing sectors, including cement, are late adopters of artificial intelligence and are only starting to catch up In v...

Cement logistics: the end of the beginning

18 July 2018, Published under Cement News

In 1988 Commodore still sold over one million units of its C64, nicknamed “The Model T of personal computers”, and commercial logistics software was in its infancy. We have come a long way and our industry is now starting to use artificial intelligence (AI) in its supply chains. INFORM takes you on a journey to the past, present and future of cement logistics. By Dirk Schlemper and Thomas Bergmans, INFORM GmbH, Germany. Figure 1: logistics planning tools in 1988 In 1988 the firs...