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Cemtec Integrates Insitec Sensors from Malvern Instruments for Efficient Mill Monitoring and Control

Press release date: June 20, 2013

Malvern, UK: Cemtec (Enns, Austria) a specialist provider of grinding technologies for the mining, mineral and cement industries, is using Insitec real-time particle sizing technology from Malvern Instruments to provide fully integrated, automated milling solutions that deliver high efficiency at competitive cost. An exchange of equipment, between the two companies, has led to the installation of an Insitec system for the control of dry milling at Cemtec’s extensive pilot plant facility and now customers of both companies can see for themselves how real-time particle sizing can transform process performance.

“Increasingly customers are looking for us to provide turnkey, often automated, milling circuits, rather than a stand alone mill,” said Mr Plochberger, Head of RD and Process Technology at Cemtec. “Timely particle size measurement is vital for efficient mill control which is why we wanted to be able to integrate a trusted sensor within our processing solutions. Insitec is extremely reliable and enables us to provide milling plant for both wet and dry processing that efficiently meets customer goals for premium product quality and low energy consumption.”

Cemtec’s early experience of Malvern instrumentation dates back to its initial purchase of a Mastersizer 2000 from Prager Elektronik, the company’s Austrian distributor, in 2004. A defining feature of Cemtec’s approach is the company’s extensive pilot scale facilities, which enable toll manufacturing as well as rigorous process development. Good experience with the Mastersizer 2000, coupled with the high levels of support provided both by Prager Elektronik and Malvern Instruments, encouraged Cemtec to invest in Insitec when they upgraded the facility to include on-line technology.

“Cemtec manages milling and grinding projects from start to finish, from assessing the grindability of a feed through to commissioning the constructed plant,” continues Mr Plochberger. “Insitec brings value in three areas. It allows us to quantify differences in grindability, supports the development of an effective processing solution for any given material and improves the efficiency of our toll manufacturing, which is often a precursor to customer investment. The pilot plant allows us to demonstrate what we and our process equipment can deliver. Insitec is now an integral part of that.”

Insitec particle size analyzers enable the real-time measurement of both wet and dry process streams with particles or droplets in the size range 0.1 to 2500 microns. Built specifically for the plant environment they are robust and reliable, demanding minimal maintenance but delivering consistent measurement, 24/7. The resulting data provide a secure basis for automated mill control which typically reduces waste and energy consumption while at the same time enhancing product quality and increasing throughput.

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About Cemtec
Founded in 1990, CEMTEC is recognized worldwide as a specialist in wet and dry grinding technologies for the most wide-ranging bulk materials, industrial minerals and ores.

In addition to systems for grinding processes, CEMTEC's product range also includes solutions for thermal treatment (like calcinations, drying and cooling), and mechanical treatment (such as mixing, washing, conditioning, granulating and pelletizing) for bulk materials, minerals and ore. CEMTEC offers complete turnkey projects as well as single machinery.

CEMTEC manages projects in various industries such as mining, cement, industrial minerals, construction materials and steel from start to finish, right from planning through to commissioning. Our solutions are based on the individual demands of our customers and the characteristics of the raw material. Testing of the customer's raw material in CEMTEC's in-house pilot test plant and laboratory is the base of each individual, tailor-made technical and economic solution.

About Malvern Instruments
Malvern provides the materials and biophysical characterization technology and expertise that enables scientists and engineers to understand and control the properties of dispersed systems. These systems range from proteins and polymers in solution, particle and nanoparticle suspensions and emulsions, through to sprays and aerosols, industrial bulk powders and high concentration slurries. Used at all stages of research, development and manufacturing, Malvern’s materials characterization instruments provide critical information that helps accelerate research and product development, enhance and maintain product quality and optimize process efficiency.

Our products reflect Malvern’s drive to exploit the latest technological innovations and our commitment to maximizing the potential of established techniques. They are used by both industry and academia, in sectors ranging from pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals to bulk chemicals, cement, plastics and polymers, energy and the environment.

Malvern systems are used to measure particle size, particle shape, zeta potential, protein charge, molecular weight, mass, size and conformation, rheological properties and for chemical identification, advancing the understanding of dispersed systems across many different industries and applications.

Headquartered in Malvern, UK, Malvern Instruments has subsidiary organizations in all major European markets, North America, China, Japan and Korea, a joint venture in India, a global distributor network and applications laboratories around the world. www.malvern.com

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