In manufacturing plants key focus is normally on equipment with complex processes such as e.g. the pyro or grinding process in cement manufacturing.
Material handling equipment (such as e.g. belt, apron, chain, screw conveyor, air slides, pneumatic transport systems etc.) involves (a lot of) small equipment and is therefore often considered as ‘auxiliaries’ of a process.
Therefore, those links are often found one of the weakest elements (often invisible) in the production chain or a large contributor to increased production costs.
Examples of opportunities in manufacturing plants:
Typical symptoms as shown here indicate that there are potentials for optimization:
Reduced production capacity due to auxiliary equipment limitations:
Reduced grinding capacity due to conveyors, chute blockages, unexpected break down, high bucket elevator Amp’s or air-slides restrictions.