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October 2010

World Cement’s series of Special Issues continues in October, which takes Power & Automation as its main focus. We have articles from the leading suppliers in this field, including FLSmidth MAAG Gear, Siemens and ABB. Our Regional Report this month looks at the cement industry in India and Pakistan – two massive growth regions facing overcapacity. With the recent flooding in Pakistan, Cement Pakistan Company updates readers on the likely impact the devastation and reconstruction will have on the cement industry.

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On Target and On Time
David Hayes explains how the Indian cement industry is on target to reach 298 million t production capacity target in 2012.

Focus on India
Barry Woodbine, Aumund Group, describes the Group’s activities in the country since Aumund India was established in 1996.

Partnering Plants in India
Ragini Shah, FLSmidth, Denmark, presents highlights of the company’s recent activities in India.

Why Green Buildings?
R. Nand Kumar, ACC Limited, India, introduces the concept of ‘green buildings’ and considers their positive effect on the environment.

Corporate Profile: Jaiprakash Associates Ltd
An overview of the Group’s operations in India.

Ready for Reconstruction
Atif Munir, Cement Pakistan Company, highlights the Pakistani cement industry’s existing performance and future role following the devastating floods.

Achieving the Goal with Efficient Route Control
Roland Wieser, Siemens AG, Germany, and Christian Trips, Trips GmbH, Germany, explain how efficient route control for material transport raises productivity in a lime plant.

Recipe for Success
Massimo Paris and Ilaria Pirazzoli, Buzzi Unicem, Italy; and Peter Storer and Con Manias, FCT Group, Australia, describe continuing advances in process control.

Re-coupling for Reliability
Steve Rogan, Artec Machine Systems, USA, presents a case study where a gear tooth coupling was replaced with a flexible disc coupling.

It’s All About Timing
Robert Schultz, Baldor Electric Company, USA, explains how the installation of synchronous/timing belt drives improved the reliability of a cement manufacturer’s clinker cooler fans.

Improving Conveyor Performance with AC Drives
Pekka Pulkki, ABB Oy, Finland, tells how using AC drives on conveyors gives more reliable operation, reduces maintenance and helps save energy.

Gear Service - What’s Inside?
Rolf Opitz, FLSmidth MAAG Gear, Switzerland, outlines the elements of service that make up a comprehensive maintenance programme.

Keeping an Eye on Conveying Systems
Carl Braime, 4B Braime Elevator Components, UK, looks at the necessity of hazard monitoring for conveying systems.

Measuring Flow
Todd Melick, PROMECON USA Inc., looks into air flow measurement for the cement industry.

Lubrication - The Life Blood of Wire Ropes in Cement Plants
Jeffrey E. Turner, P.E., Executive Vice President, Lubrication Engineers, Inc., USA, details the importance of appropriate lubrication for wire ropes.

Preview: Intercem Asia

A First in China
Kenji Takayama, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, Japan, introduces the CKK System, which has been installed at the Tongling Conch plant in China.

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