Cement Americas

SPR 2017

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 • Spring 2017 • CEMENT AMERICAS 15 FEATURE unscheduled stoppages as a result of plugging, high vibration, and worn out machine bearing pads can mean restarting heav- ily-loaded equipment – of- ten a labor-intensive and expensive problem with both upstream and down- stream impact. Whether it's an AG, SAG or ball mill, Emerson can help achieve higher mill availability while reducing operational costs. With Emerson Rosemount instrumentation custom- ers receive reliable measurements and greater insight into operations despite harsh conditions. And, with the company's advanced control strategies, cus- tomers will be able to balance the dynamics of their mills' load and power relationship to achieve a more consistent grind while reducing energy consumption. Emerson's AMS Suite software and CSI Technologies monitoring solutions can provide early detection of excess vibration, lubrication issues, or evolving mechanical problems, allowing cus- tomers to avoid failures before they occur. www.emersonprocess.com 10. Plant Automation In the competitive cement-production market, technology improvement is vital to increase production and revenue. While companies face the significant challenges of glo- balization and increasingly stringent environmental reg- ulations, they must ensure exacting quality standards. Companies want to avoid downtime and wasted energy. Rockwell Automation's knowledgeable professionals com- bined with scalable control and information technology and solutions can help meet these challenges. The company said its rugged solutions can optimize a cement operation, from system design through mainte- nance, and from quarry through packing and dispatch. Information-enabled solutions, motor control technol- ogies and powerful operator workstations help reduce emissions, per ton costs, and achieve needed function- ality. "With our Integrated Architecture system, you can span multiple control disciplines in a single, easy-to-use programming environment," the company said. Intelligent Motor Control devices help protect assets, improve motor performance and reduce energy consumption. Its Facto- ryTalk software suite gives you access to the real-time in- formation you need to improve operational flexibility and maximize productivity. The Process Optimization Model Predictive Control appli- cation can be applied to any process area in cement pro- duction. The application: • Provides crushing or grinding optimization. • Provides performance information to help reduce pro- cess variability, increase overall production and reduce energy cost per ton. • Delivers pyroprocessing or drying information to reduce product variability and improve sustainability practice. • Helps increase throughput and improve process/opera- tional consistency. www.rockwellautomation.com 11. Vibration Analysis Vibration sensors improve machine reli- ability, so companies can maximize pro- duction and avoid downtime. Keeping processing and pollution-control ma- chines in top operating condition is a key objective of maintenance and reliability engineers in cement manufacturing. Ear- ly identification of mechanical problems keeps machines running and maximizes production. Vibration analysis is an im- portant part of machinery health monitor- ing within any effective condition-based maintenance program. Wilcoxon Research vibration-monitoring sensors have been used for decades by maintenance ex- perts around the world to detect machinery problems and avoid failure. The company supplies sensors for all types of rotating machines. • Vibration analysis. Key predictor of cement equipment and machinery health. • Preventative maintenance. Schedule repairs in a cost-ef- fective way, maintain uptime, prevent unexpected failure of critical equipment. • Condition-based monitoring. Analyze/sustain machine life, avoid expensive damage, keep operations running at peak performance. Typical vibration monitoring solutions for cement plant equipment that's used for grinding, crushing, materi-

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