Portlandzementwerk Wotan H. Schneider from Üxheim-Ahütte in the Volcanic Eifel has purchased a Pipe Conveyor manufactured by Beumer Group to transport clinker to its cement mill. The 200 m long conveying system is customised to fit perfectly into the local environment. Since the system is completely enclosed, no material can fall on the road or passing vehicles. Additionally, absolutely no dust is released into the air, which greatly benefits the environment, which greatly benefits the environment. Furthermore, the conveyor is economical in operation, energy-efficient and maintenance-friendly.
Approximately 380 million years ago, huge limestone reserves accumulated in the lime dell of Hillesheim in the Volcanic Eifel region of Germany. Numerous dolomite formations and several basalt and lava cones demonstrate the geological diversity of the area. At the heart of the region lies the small parish of Üxheim-Ahütte. Portlandzementwerk Wotan H. Schneider KG, informally known as Wotan Zement, has had its plant on the outskirts of the village since 1923. The family-owned enterprise has 70 employees and produces nine cement types. According to technical director Gerd Morenhoven, these include Portland cement, Portland limestone cement, Portland pozzolana cement, blast-furnace cement and Portland slag cement. These are bagged or filled into silo trucks and transported to construction sites, ready-mix plants, concrete component manufacturers and building material traders.
The enterprise mines the necessary raw materials (limestone and marl) in the Üxheim, Nohn, Berndorf and Kerpen quarries that all lie closely together in the lime dell of Hillesheim. "Due to increased demand for Portland cement we currently need to buy additional cement clinker. It is delivered in trucks to a specially built clinker receiving station", explains the technical director. The cement manufacturer needed an efficient solution for transporting the arriving material to the processing site. The new conveyor had to be optimally adapted to the existing premises; for example, it had to follow the course of the access road and not lose any material during transport, even on uphill and downhill slopes.
Beumer Group supplied and installed a system with a pipe diameter of 200 mm and a length of 213 m. It conveys up to 200 tph of material. Another system advantage is the reduced noise emission of the Pipe Conveyor. Special idlers, low-noise bearings and electric motors work very quietly. "This makes for a more pleasant working environment for our employees. Besides, the people in the vicinity are not disturbed by the noise. It is an important aspect, since the plant is located on the outskirts", notes Gerd Morenhoven.
Besides the supply and installation of the Pipe Conveyor, Beumer also took care of all the necessary solutions for ensuring flawless operation. Among other things, Beumer equipped the conveying system with a magnetic separator.
The route of the Pipe Conveyor now runs along the access road, crosses a weigh-bridge, then reaches a two-way chute. There, clinker is either transported to the mill via an existing reversible belt conveyor or taken to the existing clinker store.
Adapted from press release by Joseph Green
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/09022016/portlandzementwerk-wotan-schneider-relies-beumer-466/
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