International manufacturer and supplier of industrial accelerometers, Hansford Sensors has offered cement manufacturers advice on using vibration monitoring to enhance the efficiency of production machinery in a recently released free white paper.
Vibration sensors can be installed for cement applications including kiln drives, crushers, screens, conveyor belts, raw mills, separators and blowers, and vibration sensors.
The paper includes the challenges posed by cement manufacturing and why these require predictive maintenance – vibration monitoring, in particular. Moreover, it outlines typical vibration monitoring methods on key components such as motor and gearbox assemblies.
The guide also highlights the importance of correctly specifying and installing the best vibration monitoring solutions, with tips for achieving this.
“Industry reports repeatedly show that world cement volumes will continue to grow over the next few years,” says Chris Hansford, Managing Director at Hansford Sensors. “This offers cement manufacturers a strong opportunity to capitalise on a growing market. However, to do this they need to maintain machine performance in what is an extremely challenging application. By using vibration monitoring to manage key equipment such as crushers, milling machines and rotary kilns it is possible to increase the efficiency and therefore reliability of the cement manufacturing plant.”
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/21072015/hansford-sensors-advises-on-cement-machinery-203/