Working with Holcim Deutschland, Schenck Process has upgraded three cement plants to ‘smart factory standard’ in less than three months. The plants in question are former Cemex sites in Dortmund, Duisburg and Beckum. They utilise Schenck Process’ LOGiQ dispatch automation solution, which is already in place at 18 Holcim plants in the East European market, having been implemented over the last year.
At Holcim’s request, Schenck Process has developed a uniform software solution with standardised workflows for the dispatch of cement and incoming raw materials based on its LOGiQ software series.
The LOGiQ dispatch automation solution networks the local intelligence of matched hardware and software modules for logistics solutions in the bulk materials and cargo industry. The system automates processes and flows of goods at all points between ordering and dispatch. At the same time, the software controls information flowing from and to production processes and commercial systems and interactions with the people and machines involved. If the customer’s requirements change, the system can be flexibly reconfigured.
The Holcim cement plants in Dortmund, Duisburg and Beckum received the following from Schenck Process (quantities adapted for the plant in each individual case):
- LOGiQ software modules for controlling the driver self-service and automation with links to the SAP, LOGON and process control system.
- Terminals for driver self-service with functions for registration, weighing, loading and production of delivery slips.
- Truck scales, including installation and calibration, equipped with the latest DISOMAT® Tersus weighing electronics.
- Control equipment for controlling traffic and loading.
“Holcim is a very good customer and has a lot of experience with LOGiQ. With the help of an integration team from Schenck Process and Holcim, our software was installed on all systems – by the customer independently too,” said Nino Stölzel, Key Account Manager at Schenck Process.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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