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IMP Automation Group boosts FLSmidth mining portfolio

04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Following the approval of the competition authorities, IMP Automation Group has now officially become a part of FLSmidth. With the acquisition, first announced in February, FLSmidth completes its portfolio of automated laboratory solutions for the mining industry. "With the closing of the deal, we can now start the next phase in our product evolution. The benefits of the joint portfolio are immediately available to our customers, and our pipeline is strong. We are confident that our produc...

FLSmidth acquires IMP Automation Group

11 February 2019, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has acquired IMP Automation to increase its portfolio of automated laboratory solutions. IMP is the global leader in automated laboratory solutions for the mining industry and has a strong foothold in Australia and South Africa. "In FLSmidth we have found a partner with the right global sales network to take us to the next level. For years, we have combined profound laboratory process knowledge with automation skills and developed novel and innovative solutions. I am very excited ...

Automation: moving up a gear

18 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The last decade has seen an unprecedented build-up of Russia’s cement capacity. Over 35Mta of capacity has been added with total output potential now standing at 105Mta. However, as demand fell to 55Mta in 2017, competition has increased and to gain the edge, BaselCement’s Serebryanskiy Cement automated its logistics to improve delivery times. By BaselCement, Russia. BaselCement’s 1.8Mta Serebryanskiy Cement plant supplies cement to Russia’s key Moscow market Located in the Ryaz...

Automation for India

21 March 2018, Published under Cement News

India is the second largest producer of cement in the world and its cement producers are constantly looking for possibilities to increase efficiencies of their cement manufacturing operations. BEUMER Group supports customers with automated solutions to remain competitive within in a progressively-challenging market environment. By BEUMER Group, India. A calibrated electronic weighing unit within the BEUMER fillpac® R ensures exact degrees of filling BEUMER Group India began effo...

Reduced costs, enhanced safety

22 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Sustained economic success cannot be based on efficiency alone. Health and safety also have to be prioritised in bulk storage systems. The fully-automated polysius® storage system installed by thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions at Afyon Cimento’s plant in Turkey not only enhances the logistical efficiency of such operations, it also reduces health and safety risks for the operating personnel. By thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Germany. Figure 1: first fully-automated longitudinal...

Improved automation

08 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The implementation of the IgnitionTM automation tool by LafargeHolcim’s Trbovlje cement plant in Slovenia has empowered the works with its simplicity and versatility, providing the producer with one system and almost unlimited possibilities. By Roman Petelin, LafargeHolcim, Slovenia. LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Trbovlje, Slovenia, steps up its automation abilities with the introduction of the Ignition TM industrial application server Over the years the LafargeHolcim cem...

EPCC switches to a new era

15 August 2016, Published under Cement News

ABB recently installed an upgrade at Eastern Province Cement Company (EPCC), Saudi Arabia, adding the latest electrical infrastructure technology integrated with ABB’s 800xA automation system to enhance plant availability and reliability. By ABB, Switzerland. Eastern Province Cement Co, Al Khursaniya, Saudi Arabia, upgraded its switchgears to improve the plant's reliability and availability Eastern Province Cement (EPCC) operates its plant in Al Khursaniya, in the eastern par...

Citeureup prepares to sample

29 April 2013, Published under Cement News

PT Indocement’s Citeureup plant has come a long way since its first automated laboratory system was installed in 1996. Today, the Indonesian works benefits from the latest revamp in its laboratory section as FLSmidth carried out an extensive upgrade, which included its Centaurus combined mill and press. By Steen Tokkesdal Pedersen, FLSmidth, Denmark & Dr Vera Indrawati J, PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk, Indonesia. Close-up from inside the P6, P7, P8 robot cell. The tall unit behin...

Automation for Africa

18 July 2012, Published under Cement News

The importance and desire for automated systems in a cement plant in the developing world has to be balanced with the need of helping local employment and training staff in the understanding of process control. It is perhaps not the easiest of challenges to reconcile but the use of statistical process control could teach and advise employees of the best way to run the factory, supported by expert systems to assist correct adjustment decision-making. Cement factories in Africa now have...

New POLAB Shuttle system for Solnhofen, Germany

05 March 2012, Published under Cement News

The Solnhofer Portland-Zementwerke, Germany, contracted ThyssenKrupp Polysius to install a state-of-the-art laboratory automation system in the existing laboratory rooms.   For the Solnhofen plant laboratory, the solution is POLAB Shuttle, the new laboratory automation generation.   In addition to the mobile robot, the system will include a capsule receiving module, two POLAB APM sample preparation devices, an XRF sample analysis spectrometer, an XRD X-ray diffractometer and an automatic B...