Case Studies

Cement Industry –Packaging Area
RAMCO – Madras Cements Ltd

Gates IndiaThe Problem
With fast paced growth in Indian economy, there is a massive need for better infrastructure. And this is being fulfilled by world-class cement manufacturers in India. One name features among the top – RAMCO, a product of Madras Cements Ltd. SANTONI was asked to develop a solution for the spillage of cement in the packaging area. Here, more than 1000 kgs of cement is packed in sacks every hour. Out of this, 100 kg is spilled every minute as the bags tear up. This causes massive cement deposits in this zone, with the need to stop the process so manual cleaning can be done.

Santoni Recommended Solution
A system was proposed with suction points provided in this zone, and Santoni systems successfully handle 3 tonnes of cement every hour. This is achieved with just a 25 HP system – this actually replaced an existing system of 50 HP which was not effective at all.

The Result
The result was phenomenal. The system delivered more than was expected, and with massive power savings. And this is reflected in the fact that today, Madras Cements has opted for SANTONI to replace ALL such system across their FOUR cement plants across India. This ensures that massive spillages can be removed within minutes.