Five years after the delivery of a first bridge scraper for the cement plant at Sobradinho, SCHADE was able to carry out another contract for the Brazilian cement producer CIPLAN Cimento Planalto S/A. The contract comprised a circular column equipped spreader with a flow rate of 1800 tph (max 2000 tph) and a 23 m beam, as well as a belt width of 1400 mm. SCHADE will also deliver a bridge scraper equipped with a harrow covering the entire area of the stockpile’s profile. The bridge scraper can be operated with a flow rate of 700 tph.
The structural steelwork was sourced by AUMUND Brazil based in Sao Paulo through AUMUND Asia in Hong Kong and delivered to Brazil. The supervision of construction is provided by AUMUND Brazil in close cooperation with SCHADE alignment supervisors.
During planning of the project, SCHADE built a circular stockyard with two belt conveyor bridges. The second belt bridge transports the material directly to the mill’s pre-hopper on demand. The raw mill was not equipped with a larger storage hopper; instead a passage straightener permits the passage directly to the mill. The control mechanism of the SCHADE reloader was constructed so that the central outlet hopper will always contain raw material. Below the central outlet hopper a controlled feed belt weigher has been installed, transporting the demanded material flow directly to the raw mill.
Initial operation at the 1.6 million tpa cement plant is planned for this year.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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