Gebr. Pfeiffer, Inc. was recently contracted to supply a complete grinding station to replace aging ball mills at the Hormicreto clinker plant in Ecuador. The new grinding solution not only helps reduce the plant’s energy consumption but also improves the overall grinding efficiency, allowing the plant to increase production from a single mill, noted the company.

Gebr. Pfeiffer supplied numerous components of the new grinding station including a MPS 2500 BC Swing Mill with “Lift and Swing” Technology, SLS 2250 BC Classifier, bucket elevator, reject conveyor belt, chutes and divert chutes, reject silo, separator, rotary locks, mill fan, ducting expansion joints and dampers, HML 1250 Pfeiffer Hot Gas Generator, MCC control and instrumentation, and related engineering services.

Delivery of the entire grinding station is expected to be complete by December 2015.