Cement Americas

WIN 2019

Cement Americas provides comprehensive coverage of the North and South American cement markets from raw material extraction to delivery and tranportation to end user.

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www.cementamericas.com • Winter 2019 • CEMENT AMERICAS 17 FEATURE W hen Pan Pacific Cement contacted Command Alkon for a ticketing solution at a new Cement Terminal in the Port of Sacramento, it became obvious that the JWS Apex system was an ideal fit. Pan Pacific Cement, a subsidiary of the Caillier Investment Group, was looking for a system that could meet the follow- ing requirements: • Expedite the ticketing process for a high volume of truck traffic at a facility with an estimated capacity of 1.2 mil- lion tpy. • Interface to a third-party PLC loadout system. • Interface to an existing COMMANDseries system for Bill- ing and Enterprise Content Management. • Deliver and implement on time. The system had to be ready to go when the first ship arrived. A leading supplier of ticketing and automation solutions for the bulk materials industry, JWS could leverage its experi- ence with the largest cement suppliers in North America to help design a solution that would meet all of the require- ments for Pan Pacific Cement. The final result would be a cement loadout facility with a typical load time of three minutes, far exceeding the indus- try average. Site Survey and Project Planning The first step was a site survey while the terminal was still under construction to understand the physical layout and to clarify the specific technical requirements. The terminal would have three loadout lanes, each with a two-section truck scale and two surge hoppers overhead to allow for simultaneous loading of front and back trailers. They want- ed to be able to operate all three lanes efficiently with a single loadout operator. Ticket to Ride JWS Ticketing and Automation Solutions Keep Trucks Moving at State-of-the-Art Cement Terminal. By Mark S. Kuhar Pan Pacific Cement's new terminal at the Port of Sacramento.

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