CEMENT INDUSTRY EQUIPMENT SENSORS
Here at Hansford Sensors US we offer a range of Industrial accelerometers, 4-20mA transmitters and loop powered vibration sensors. Our systems are suitable for use in kiln drives, crushers, screens, conveyor belts, raw mills, elevators, separators and blowers in the cement industry.
For more information on our cement industry equipment sensors contact our team.
VIBRATION MONITORING FOR CEMENT MANUFACTURE
Manufacturing in the cement industry is one of the most demanding environments, with high concentrations of dust, extremes of temperature and severe mechanical stresses on operating equipment. In particular, the commonly produced Portland cement causes contamination at all stages of production, from the procurement and milling of raw materials to final packing and loading.
This tough operating environment means that cement plant maintenance is especially important. Techniques such as condition monitoring and predictive maintenance are the way forward, with vibration monitoring being a key tool used by process, plant, and maintenance engineers in the cement industry.
At Hansford Sensors we manufacture a full range of cement industry equipment sensors these are the foundations of a predictive maintenance strategy. They will help your business meet the challenges of monitoring and maintaining a wide range of machines used in all types of cement production systems.
Selecting the best accelerometer or vibration sensor for kiln drives, crushers, screens,
conveyor belts, raw mills, elevators, separators and blowers, depends on a number of factors. These include:
- Availability of the cement plant
- Cost of breakdown
- Criticality of the machine/impact on the production process
- Access to machine, guarding, health and safety implications
- Environmental factors
We can provide solutions for both online and offline cement industry equipment monitoring, with all our industrial accelerometers being designed for use in the toughest environments, including hazardous areas.
INDUSTRIAL ACCELEROMETERS & SYSTEMS FOR CEMENT INDUSTRY EQUIPMENT
Our HS-100 AC accelerometers, connected to PLC monitoring and control devices via sealed local junction boxes, are used widely in many of the world’s leading cement plants as part of their maintenance strategy. This allows each accelerometer to be used for real-time monitoring, alarm, and critical data analysis.
Our range of cement industry equipment sensors also includes HS-100I industrial accelerometers certified to the latest ATEX (IECEx) standards while for use with conveyors and other equipment running at under 60Hz, we offer high sensitivity HS-100 sensors with 500 mV/g outputs; this improves the signal to noise ratio.
Our 4-20mA vibration sensors and 0-25 mm/s RMS velocity sensors (HS-420 Series) are designed for connection to PLC (programmable logic controller) or similar systems. This is an ideal solution for monitoring imbalance on rotating fan and motor shafts. Similarly, our 0-2g RMS acceleration 4-20 mA sensor (HS-422 Series) offers an excellent option to protect conveyors between routine surveys.
For applications such as crushers, screens, conveyor pulleys and drives, and where access is restricted, we provide side-entry and low profile accelerometers. These sensors are also ideal for areas where debris or dust would otherwise affect the performance of a top entry device. For equipment located in sumps or containment ponds we offer a choice of fully submersible vibration sensors.
Options for all our accelerometers used for cement plant equipment monitoring include armoured or braided cable, plus quick release 2 Pin MS connectors, IP66 and IP68 cable assemblies, and stainless steel enclosures.
Typical solutions include: