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Total Engineered Solution from Siemens Continues Best Practice at Hanson Ketton

A control system/integrated drive system solution from Siemens at Hanson Cement’s Ketton plant in Rutland has produced a number of significant benefits for the cement giant and has improved the operation’s sustainability, in keeping with its record as a responsible UK manufacturer. The clinker cooler upgrade project at Ketton carried out by Siemens has resulted in an annual CO2 reduction of 771 tonnes and over £86,000 saved in energy use, much of it through the use of variable speed drive…

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The challenges of designing gearboxes for the mining industry

Mining across the globe takes many forms but one factor is common to all of them, the need for robust and reliable machinery. From open cast coal mining in USA to underground gold mining in Australia, there is an on-going quest to find and extract all the minerals available to fulfil growing demand. Mining, in all its forms, requires the equipment to be designed and built to withstand the harsh mining environment, while the mining business requires efficient and reliable…

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