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The digital quarry

10 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Quarries often give the impression that they have been forgotten in capital investment projects, having bypassed technological changes for several years. However, the quarry is where production starts and here, modern technology can provide savings downstream, in the kiln line. By Dr Pawel Kawalec, Kawalec Consulting GmbH, Switzerland. No longer an innovation, the use of drones is becoming more commonplace Rising environmental awareness as well as stricter local development rule...

Extending quarry life

18 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Although a key part of the cement plant, the quarry has a finite lifetime. Its longevity often depends on which material grades are required and how the faces are worked to quarry such materials. Therefore, a well-designed quarry plan can help extend the life of this valuable asset. By Fabio Coletta, Whitehopleman, UK. Figure 1: as a first step in extending quarry life, a suitable raw mix needs to be defined The life of a cement plant quarry is limited in time but can be extende...

Make the leap to the Big Data Cloud

29 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Logimine has long seen the benefit of real-time data to help improve management and operational efficiencies. The company’s TFT on-board technology for trucks and other quarry vehicles is now providing quarry supervisors with more key performance indicators to better manage their day-to-day running of the quarry and increase productivity. By Beatrice Atkinson, Logimine SAS, France. Ez-Scale is an 'on the move' weighing system for loaders delivering accuracy of ±0.5 per cent. It displa...

Elevated savings

27 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Drones have quickly become a popular tool for quarry management. From planning to operations, they are saving companies time and money by assessing and measuring raw material stockpiles quickly and efficiently. By Rosalie Bartlett, Kespry, USA. Drones are increasing quarry efficiency in several ways. One example is through stockpile measurement. In the past, many aggregate companies would measure stockpiles using a combination of employees on the ground and third-party surveyors. Sur...