Machine Automation for Cement Production Process - CBMI

CBMI (Emeishan - Shengdu)

  •  Plant: CBMI (Emeishan - Shengdu)
  •  Client: Claudius Peters Technologies, SA (CPTSA)
  •  Country: China
  •  Industry: Cement
  •  Fabrication: 2002 (2 months)
  •  Commissioning: 2002 (1 month)
  •  Services: Project, Fabrication, Factory Tests, Commissioning
  •  Products: Programmable Controllers, HMIs, I/Os, Networks & Communications, Motor Control, Safety, Drives.

Following the Chinese economical growth and consequent increasing of cement needs, CBMI built a new plant in Emeishan - Shengdu.

Global Solution

Cement production process is composed by several stages, from the raw material extraction at the quarry until the cement production and expedition. CPTSA, specialists and turnkey suppliers of material handling systems for cement and chemical industries, contract EST to project and implement Machine Automation solution for one Circular Stockyard composed by one circular Stacker and one circular Reclaimer for the raw material storage and homogenization stage.

Technical Solution

This project was implemented with Schneider Electric equipments for machine automation, motor control and drives:
  • 1 PLC Premium, 1 HMI XBT;
  • About 200 digital and analog IOs;
  • 2 Encoders for Stacker angular and vertical position control;
  • Unitelway communications for HMI.


Full automated raw material storage and homogenisation system.