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The quarry of tomorrow

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Are full-scale digital solutions for small- to medium-sized mining operations talk of the future or have they already become a reality? The OEM agnostic smartQuarry suite by German start-up firm talpasolutions uses automated data acquisition from networked mining machines and analytics tools to help operate the quarry of tomorrow. By Dr Michael Suciu and Alexey Shalashinski, talpasolutions, Germany. Figure 1: mounting the datalogger talpacortex on mining equipment When it comes ...

Siemens and Schaeffler to cooperate on drive system diagnostics

12 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Siemens and the automotive and Schaeffler have started cooperation on intelligent diagnostics for drive systems. Through this collaboration Siemens combines its IIoT platform Sidrive IQ with Schaeffler’s decades of experience and expertise in designing, manufacturing and servicing bearings. Sidrive IQ integrates a number of functionalities into one seamless solution and augments drive systems with AI-based analytics and digital content.   For the customer, this means the ability to make...

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...

Egyptian promise

01 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Egypt is among the leading companies in the domestic building materials sector with a long-standing history in the country. Despite current market headwinds and the impact of COVID-19, Solomon Baumgartner-Aviles, the newly-appointed CEO of Lafarge Egypt, explains why the country holds much promise for the group globally and the MEA region, and outlines strategies for overcoming challenges. By Lafarge Egypt, Egypt. Lafarge Egypt provides an insight into the effects of the COVID...

LafargeHolcim to hosts European open innovation day

28 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The European Innovation Council (EIC) and LafargeHolcim are launching a joint EIC Corporate Day dedicated to sustainable construction. With both organisations committed to building a 'net zero' future, they are gathering some of the most innovative start-ups in Europe in their first digital forum together. LafargeHolcim partners with hundreds of start-ups around the world in a unique open innovation ecosystem to scale-up breakthrough ideas in green construction.   The European Commission...

World Cement Association Committees set their 2021 agenda

19 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association’s Professional Committees (Safety & Health, Environment & Climate Change and Technology & Innovation) announced their goals for the global cement industry in the new year at the WCA’s 4th General Assembly Meeting in December, taking the opportunity to review progress made so far and set priorities for the year ahead.   Climate change, decarbonisation and sustainability challenges facing the cement industry led the agenda for the Environment & Climate Change C...

ACC and Ambuja Cements looks to optimise supply chain

18 January 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements have contracted Blue Yonder, a leading digital supply chain provider, to implement a supply chain optimisation and digitalisation process. The software company is expected to help improve sales and operational planning (S&OP) by gaining visibility into daily demand, production and dispatch plans to better predict demand fluctuation and scheduled maintenance, alongside improving logistics and transportation capabilities. "The objective of this project is ...

The 21st-century cement plant: greener and more connected

07 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement plant of the future will embrace digitisation and sustainability trends to earn a competitive advantage and build resilience. By Eleftherios Charalambous, Thomas Czigler, Ramez Haddadin, Sebastian Reiter and Patrick Schulze, McKinsey & Co Inc, Germany. Smart technology will enable the 21st-century cement plant to be greener and more efficient There has never been a more important time to build resilience into the core of the cement value chain: the cement plant. The c...

Anhui Conch works with China Telecom and Huawei to roll out 5G smart plant

05 October 2020, Published under Cement News

A 5G end-to-end smart factory system developed by China Telecom and Huawei is enabling Anhui Conch to reduce its energy consumption and increased its productivity, resource utilisation and profitability, according to Conch Group Deputy General Manager, Hé Chengfa. It has taken two years to develop and implement the smart factory concept, with the first going into production in Chuzhou, Anhui province. "The cement factory has been transformed into a smart factory end-to-end," said Mr Hé...