Five years after the delivery of a first bridge scraper for the cement plant at Sobradinho, SCHADE was able to carry out another contract by the Brazilian cement producer CIPLAN Cimento Planalto S/A: SCHADE delivers a circular column equipped spreader with a flow rate of 1,800tph (tonnes per hour) (max 2,000tph) and a 23-metre beam as well as a belt width of 1,400 millimetres. Besides, the scope of delivery includes a SCHADE 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 700tph.

The structural steelwork was sourced by AUMUND Brazil based in Sao Paulo through AUMUND Asia in Hong Kong and delivered to Brazil. With its in-house quality control AUMUND Hong Kong guarantees the meticulous selection of the parts. The supervision of construction is provided by AUMUND Brazil in close co-operation 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 so constructed, 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 CIPLAN Cimento Planalto at Sobradinho is planned for this year. The plant produces about 1,6 million tonnes of cement per year.


The AUMUND Group is active worldwide in the conveying and storage of raw materials and solid fuels. With technically sophisticated and innovative products the AUMUND Group today is recognized as a market leader in continuous process applications demanding absolute reliability and availability. The manufacturing companies AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH (Rheinberg, Germany), SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH (Gelsenkirchen, Germany), SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd. (Ely, England), as well as AUMUND Logistic GmbH (Rheinberg, Germany) are consolidated under the umbrella of the AUMUND Group. In conjunction with the headquarters of the manufacturing companies, the global business is effectively supported through a total of eight dedicated sales/support locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America plus representatives and agents in over other 100 countries.