In the competitive cement production market, technology improvement is vital to increase production and revenue. While you face the significant challenges of globalization and increasingly stringent environmental regulations, you must ensure exacting quality standards. You want to avoid downtime and wasted energy. Our team of knowledgeable professionals combined with scalable control and information technology and solutions can help you meet these challenges.
A standard approach to process control reduces engineering risks and is easier to operate, maintain and modify. The PlantPAx® distributed control system (DCS) is a plant-wide, scalable, secure and information-enabled process solution. Perfect for new installations and DCS migrations, the PlantPAx DCS provides a modern approach to process control for the cement industry. Features include:
Our rugged solutions can optimize your cement operation, from system design through maintenance, and from quarry through packing and dispatch. Information-enabled solutions, motor control technologies, and powerful operator workstations help reduce emissions, per ton costs, and achieve needed functionality. With our Integrated Architecture® system, you can span multiple control disciplines in a single, easy-to-use programming environment. Intelligent Motor Control devices help protect assets, improve motor performance, and reduce energy consumption. Our FactoryTalk® software suite gives you access to the real-time information you need to improve operational flexibility and maximize productivity.
Our Process Optimization Model Predictive Control (MPC) application can be applied to any process area in cement production. The application:
Vulcan Materials Company works to provide the highest quality product, reduce material and energy costs, and meet stringent environmental regulations. The company also strives to continually achieve process efficiencies and tighter control through its existing equipment and technology infrastructure. However, it was faced with the limitations of a manual approach to optimizing its finishing circuit. It wanted to move to automated process control.
Integrated information, process control, motor control, and safety are all important disciplines. In our solutions for cement production applications, they are seamlessly integrated. Combined with model predictive control for advanced optimization, our Integrated Architecture system helps propel your controls to a new level of performance.