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June 2022

The June issue of World Cement begins with VDZ providing analysis of the state of the German cement sector. This is followed by a Cover Story from Klüber Lubrication, which looks at the benefits provided by energy efficient lubrications. The issue then moves on to cover a range of topics, including: Materials Handling, Quarrying, Grinding & Milling, Pyroprocessing (including World Cement’s Burner Q&A), Air Pollution Control, and Gears, Drives & Motors. The issue ends with an interview with the CEO of STELA Laxhuber as the company celebrates its 100th Anniversary.

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Rising To The Challenge
Dr Martin Schneider & Dennis Behrouzi, VDZ, explain how the German cement industry is caught between geopolitical tensions and industrial transformation.


A Multi-million Dollar Opportunity
Markus Burbach, Klüber Lubrication, explains how energy efficient lubricants can unlock overlooked energy saving opportunities in cement plant grinding mills.


Are You Paying For The Name?
When comparing the cost of belts bearing the name of a major European brand against unbranded imported belting, some may believe that this is simply an example of ‘paying for the name’. Conveyor belt specialist Leslie David explains how the gulf in pricing is actually being achieved.


Success On The Surface
Joe Parsons, Trencor, explains how surface miners can play a key role in improving the sustainability of cement production operations.

The Importance Of ESG
Naveen Kumar Sharma and Jitesh Singh Darmwal, Udaipur Cement Works Limited (UCWL) – a subsidiary of JK Lakshmi Cement Limited, discuss what can be done to ensure the sustainability of mining operations.


Surface Detail
Janardhanan Ananthakrishnan, FLSmidth, reveals how a ball mill upgrade project at JK Cement’s Mangrol plant utilised new wear surfaces to more than double production, whilst reducing specific energy demand.


The Importance Of Inspection
Luis Sucre, Vezér Industrial Professionals, gives detailed guidance on the various maintenance and inspection procedures required to ensure reliable operation of the clinker cooler.

Minimising Emissions, Maximising Alternative Fuels
Dr. Stefan Kern, A TEC Production and Services GmbH, details the conversion of the kiln at Lafarge Retznei and shows how an optimised calciner design allowed for 100% alternative fuel usage.

World Cement Burner Q&A
World Cement asked experts in the field of burner design to give their views on a series of related topics. Contributions come from: FCT Combustion, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, & Unitherm Cemcon.


Capturing Clinker Cooler Emissions
Nathan Schindler, Evonik Corporation, explores the importance of evaluating the total cost of ownership of filtration equipment when controlling clinker cooler particle emissions.

Finding The Pulse
Thermax Ltd investigates a new pulsing system that is designed to extend fabric filter bag life and improve operational performance.

Digital Decarbonisation
Berkan Fidan, OYAK Cement Concrete Paper, explains how artificial intelligence and machine learning made it possible to cut annual CO2 emissions by 200 000 t.


Getting Into Gear
This news roundup feature includes updates from leading producers of gears, drives, and motors. Featuring announcements from: Menzel Elektromotoren, Hägglunds, Nord Drivesystems, Bonfiglioli Group, Gebr. Pfeiffer, and Flender.


Thomas Laxhuber, CEO of stela Laxhuber GmbH, answers some questions about the past, present, and future of the company.

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