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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...

ABB improves production process for Podilsky Cement, Ukraine

02 March 2012, Published under Cement News

ABB has successfully commissioned integrated electrical, control and automation systems at one of the biggest cement plants in Ukraine. JSC Podilsky Cement, part of the Irish building material group CRH, is located in Kamyanets-Podilsky, approximately 420km southwest of Kiev and operates the biggest line in Ukraine. ABB supplied electrical and automation systems including medium-voltage switchgears, intelligent low-voltage (LV) motor control centres (MNSiS MCC), LV variable-speed drive...