Claudius Peters has unveiled its new PACPAL range of packing technologies which provide a state-of-the-art packing capability for any plant, and which also enable the company to offer a complete end-to-end ‘new plant’ capability (see graphic, above). The high-performance modular PACPAL range comprises a Roto Fill, Bag Applicator, Inline Fill, Bag Loaders, Big Bag Fill and a choice of different palletizer units capable of layering up to 5,000 bags per hour, depending on bag and unit type. These products, designed to adapt to any conceivable plant configuration, combine low-maintenance and optimized energy consumption with high availability and easy, interactive operation, utilizing the most innovative design technology available today.

Claudius Peters sales and technology Director Stephan Oehme said:“As well as promising significant new productivity benefits for our customers, these new technologies allow us to offer complete plant solutions, further underlining Claudius Peters’ reputation as the world leader in its industry.”

A decision in 2011 to install a new Claudius Peters ETA Cooler in Holcim’s 20 year-old plant at La Union in Northwest Philippines, continues to deliver multiple efficiency benefits for the plant today.

Cooler-related kiln stops created by the plant’s existing cooler had created a bottleneck resulting in around ten days per year of cooler-related stops. Instead of reconditioning the cooler, the decision was taken to install a new Claudius Peters ETA Cooler.

This delivered immediate improvement in all operational parameters, including reduced fuel costs, increased cooler availability and a significant reduction in maintenance costs.

Commenting on the benefits that this decision was still bringing to the La Union plant, Andre Vos, Claudius Peters sales manager said:“This installation is an ongoing success story at Holcim’s plant at La Union. The combination of a simple aeration concept, controlled side aeration, independent lane movement and high clinker bed make the ETA Cooler’s process unbeatable. Low-cost modification of an old cooler may seem to be the most economical option, but the ETA cooler has brought much better results long term.”

Claudius Peters is to provide bulk and bagged cement storage, packing and dispatch facilities for a new grinding plant currently 

being built by CMS Clinker Sdh Bhd in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. The grinding station will store cement in two Claudius Peters Expansion Chamber silos, with their ‘first in, first out’ design providing guaranteed reclaim rates of over 98%.

The Claudius Peters PACPAL Roto Fill, with its latest generation integrated and independent weighing system, will act as the heart of the packing plant, delivering a rate of 3,000 50kg bags per hour. The Roto Fill features advanced de-dusting technology, with dust diversion occurring directly at the filling spout.

The dispatch facility incorporates the Claudius Peters fully automated palletizing system and the Claudius Peters PACPAL Big Bag Fill and flow control gate achieving a weighing accuracy to exacting OIML standards.

The facilities are expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2015 and from 2016 on, the grinding facility will be able to supply the growing Sarawak market for the next decade. Commenting on his company’s partnership in the development of the new plant Stephan Oehme Sales Director of Claudius Peters said:

“Our storage, packing and dispatch systems are the ideal technologies for this CMS state-of-the-art grinding plant. Projects like this are enabling us to set new industry benchmarks for cost and output efficiency.”

CMS Clinker Sarawak is a leading clinker manufacturer and trader and is wholly owned by CMS Cement Sdn Bhd, part of the Cahya Mata Sarawak Group. The new CMS grinding plant is the third grinding plant for the CMS Group.