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SPR 2018

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4 CEMENT AMERICAS • Spring 2018 • www.cementamericas.com CEMENTSCOPE EP/EPP – APRON FEEDERS Heavy duty apron feeders designed to convey and extract blocks, crusher feeding EM – ARMOURED CHAIN CONVEYORS Armoured drag chain conveyors designed to extract bulk materials from hoppers The complete range of bulk solid mechanical handling technologies 1919 - 2018 99 YEARS OF WORK AND EXPERIENCE A N N I V E R S A R Y 99 th According to CW Research's recently published World Cement Equipment Market and Forecast Report, the glob- al market of milling equipment (including upgrades) will reach $1.3 billion in 2022, accounting for 14 percent of the global cement equipment market size in the same year. The expansion of the cement grinding/final grinding milling equipment segment will be encouraged by the rising num- ber of grinding facilities relative to the sluggish installations of integrated plants in the next five years. Typical ton-per- day capacity of mills has remained largely unchanged in the past few years, standing at around 5,000 to 6,000 tpd. As observed by Robert Madeira, CW Group managing direc- tor and head of research, "Milling is one of the few areas of cement process equipment where innovation continues to be ripe. It may seem that the vertical roller mills were the last game-changing innovation, but we are seeing equip- ment manufacturers going beyond business as usual and paying more attention to niche segments whose needs for mobility, ease of usage and super fineness were poorly catered for in the past." Improved performance and efficient electricity usage will enable vertical roller mills (VRMs) to be the most popular mill choice to the detriment of ball mills. Even though VRMs' large footprint is often considered as one of their major drawbacks, VRMs will still be preferred over the high main- tenance and electricity-hungry ball mills. The latter will experience half of their current market size in USD by 2022. The market size for roller presses, considered difficult to operate and not used to grind fuel, yet enabling high perfor- mance and efficient energy consumption for raw meal and cement grinding, will increase since brownfields account for a large part of future projects. Niche segments, such as container and mobile mills, and mills enabling superior fineness will become more inten- sively catered for by equipment manufacturers. The trend is for cement producers' specifications to require tailor-made solutions, rather than off-the-shelf ones. Auxiliary/additional equipment such as classifiers, already in their third generation, are now provided by mill manu- facturers. Driers are also needed in situations where the Milling Equipment Market to Reach $1.3B by 2022

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