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CEMEX operates cement plants by remote control

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CEMEX, a building materials company, is the first to successfully operate its cement plant using remote controls .


CEMEX operates cement plants by remote control

From CEMEX Mexico’s Centro de Control Cemento monitoring and remote control system, CEMEX can operate in real time, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, tracking live data for the operation of in a number of difference cement plants, kilns, and grinding mills across Mexico, while also monitoring a cement plant in the US and Columbia.

CEMEX created the C3 to more effectively unify the control systems of all its cement plants to allow real-time optimal decisions, more conveniently share best practices, and to maximise operating performance as well as management of energy and resources.

“CEMEX applied the most modern technology to develop a system that marks a unique milestone in today’s cement industry," said Edgar Angeles, Operations Vice President of CEMEX Mexico. "The C3 is an excellent tool to promote safety in our operations and make our processes more efficient.”

The system’s uninterrupted monitoring provides information about each stage of the production process, as well as the performance of equipment installed in the cement plants, allowing C3 operators to not only monitor but also take immediate corrective actions in coordination with the company’s local operations staff.

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