Thursday 17th Oct, 2019

thyssenkrupp to automate one of the world’s largest cement producers

One of the largest global cement manufacturers has selected thyssenkrupp to deliver new automation systems for two of the biggest cement plants in the world.

One of the largest global cement manufacturers has selected thyssenkrupp to deliver new automation systems for two of the biggest cement plants in the world.

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions will supply Chinese company Anhui Conch Cement with four new polab laboratory automation systems, two of which will be installed in the Wuhu and Tongling plants in eastern China.

China alone manufactured around 2.2 billion tonnes of cement in 2018, making up more than half of the world’s total production.

The polab laboratory automation system uses industrial robots to ensure a high-quality product is manufactured consistently with minimal costs.

It allows manufacturers to respond to changing quality and environmental requirements, such as including substitute materials in cement production. The polab system can record and monitor data about the product’s quality and intervene in the production process if necessary.

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By automating the process, the company aims to provide a high level or reproducibility and avoid errors.

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions CEO of Cement Technologies, Pablo Hofelich, said more and more cement manufacturers are showing interest in the company’s smart factory solutions.

“Our automation systems make cement plants fit for the future,” he said.

“This order with our long-lasting client is an outstanding reference in the industry underlying the global trend for efficiency improvements. Anhui Conch Cement operates more than 120 cement lines worldwide.”