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WEG supplies motors to Yacuses plant in Bolivia

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Brazilian manufacturer of electric motors, WEG, has installed a number of its products at the Yacuses integrated cement plant in Bolivia. WEG’s scope of supply included W22 IP66 high-performance low-voltage motors and medium-voltage slip-ring motors with a brush lifting system, suitable for continuous operation in harsh environments.

The motors will be installed on the mill drives, crushers and fans at the new cement plant. Similar motors have already been installed at several other cement plants owned by Votorantim Cimentos, one of the main shareholders in Yacuses’ owner, Itacamba.

“We at Votorantim Cimentos establish long-term relationships with our suppliers,” said Vitor Kazuo Shin-Ike, an Electrical Engineer at the Brazilian cement maker. “WEG electric motors are a good example of this approach.”

In addition to the supply of motors, WEG will offer aftersales support located in Bolivia. WEG also undertook an interchangeability study for the plant, aiming to reduce the number of different motors used onsite – and thus the number of spare motors required.

Located in the German Busch province of Bolicia, the Yacuses plant was inaugurated in February of this year by Bolivian President Evo Morales. Representing an investment of US$220 million, the plant has a production capacity of 0.95 million t.

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