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Loesche receives new order for cement mill

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Cementos Moctezuma, Mexico, has decided in favour of the latest state-of-the-art technology for its cement plant in Apazapan by contracting Loesche for the delivery of a LM 53.3+3 C cement mill, including COPE gearbox.

Equipped with the latest technology

For the first time, in order to expand production capacity, the Apazapan plant has chosen a vertical roller grinding mill for cement grinding from Loesche. Cementos Moctezuma is a joint venture company of Cementos Molins, Buzzi Unicem and the Mexican partner Grupo Carso.

Commissioning of the LM 53.3+3 C cement mill for the expansion of the Apazapan works is scheduled for 4Q16.

The three cement plants of Cementos Moctezuma – the Tepetzingo plant in Morelos, the Cerritos plant in San Luis Potosi and the Apazapan plant in Veracruz – are all equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology, in order to meet the requirements for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly cement production.

The Loesche vertical roller grinding mill LM 53.3+3 C is used in the cement works in Apazapan for grinding clinker and will produce 205 tph CPC 30 cement at 4000 Blaine as well as 195 tph CPC 40 cement at 3700 Blaine.

Further scope of delivery of Loesche

Also included in the contract is a Loesche Dynamic Classifier, as well as the COPE gearbox, including gearbox drive motors, developed in cooperation with Renk AG.

At the motor end, the innovative COPE gearbox features a redundancy of 8 motors. With all 8 motors in operation, an output totalling 4.6 MW is achieved. The customer advantage lies in the fact that the gearbox can reach up to 100% of the mill capacity performance, even with a reduced number of motors. The gearbox has the same external dimensions as a conventional planetary gear system and thus requires no extensive enlargement of the mill foundations.

Loesche is endeavouring to meet with innovation the many varied requirements of the cement industry. Reduction of TCO, CAPEX and OPEX, as well as a resource-saving, environmentally friendly and safe operation of the grinding plant are the overriding principles in Loesche’s product development. 

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