Cement Americas

SUM 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 • Summer 2019 • CEMENT AMERICAS 29 FEATURE already had a great experience with solutions from BEUM- ER Group in other plants," said Becker. "This made it easy for us to opt for the system provider." BEUMER Group offers tailor-made systems. Based on wide-ranging experiences and customer requirements, the systems comprise the entire chain, from receiving and unloading the delivery vehicle, up to storing, sampling, con- veying and sorting solid alternative fuels. This is why the managers decided for BEUMER Group. "The main require- ments on the tire transport system were a reliable mode of operation for the differently sized tires, easy maintainabili- ty and comprehensive customer support," said Becker. Only eight weeks were scheduled to complete installation and commissioning. From One Single Source The first meeting took place in January 2015. As part of the engineering contract, a solution was developed and pre- sented by April 2015. "Based on this contract, we worked out a quote by July, the contract was awarded at the end of the month and we were able to start at the beginning of August," said Ralf Lehmkühler, senior sales manager at BEUMER Group. The manager at HeidelbergCement was convinced. Another crucial point, besides the technical details, was the fact that BEUMER Group took over the supply and the installation. "We delivered a feeding and dosing box to feed the wheel loader, hook separators, separating lines for the tires, a flat belt conveyor with corrugated side walls including a con- veyor bridge, a tire transport system or the preheater tow- er and a tire sluice," said Lehmkühler. "As well as different checking devices." The BEUMER Group team started the assembly in February 2016. The experts integrated the electric control system that was provided by the customer and were responsible for the steel structure and the mechanics. From the stockpile, the tires get to the feeding and dosing box that is equipped with a moving oor. One tire after another. The roller conveyor guides the tires to the individual stations. The hook separator ensures that the tires are not stacked on top of each other.

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