Ceramica Rosario S.A. entrusts new restructuring project to Sacmi

Ceramica Alberdi, a long-standing Argentine ceramics company that has been doing business for over a century, has joined forces with a prestigious partner, namely the Later-Cer S.A. Group, to implement major restructuring of the production plant in Rosario. Here, back in 1899, the company laid the foundations for the start of ceramics manufacturing.

This new company operating under the name Ceramica Rosario S.A. recently entrusted Sacmi Heavy Clay with the task of restructuring the fac­tory. The plant now produces a comprehensive range of high-quality clay bricks and blocks (18 000 t/month). Key project features included, in addition to an increase in both output capacity and final product quality, a strong focus on energy saving, a key element in highly competitive markets like Argentina.

The work involved installation of a new cutting line for wide-outfeed machines. This line features all the systems and devices needed to achieve improved product quality, such as use of conveyor belts instead of rollers, on-the-move wire cutting and a cutting turret to differentiate cutting speeds and empty return speeds.

Moreover, the continuous tunnel dryer has undergone almost total restructuring. It now features a main heating chamber and a recovery circuit in the wet zone. Another key feature of the dryer is internal ventilation, which features moving, high-efficiency nozzles that keep the airflow accurately directed at the holes in the products to be dried. Modern fluid dynamic analysis systems ensure constant air speed over the full height of the dryer car. The nozzles are moved by means of continuous transmission systems.

The existing tunnel kiln has been given a complete overhaul and equipped with modern equipment such as pre-heating zone recuperation circuit, lateral high-speed Sacmi burners and a fast and slow cooling circuit with recovery of heat for use in the counter-pressure dryer.

An automatic adjustment, control and monitoring system for dryer and kiln completes the project.

The close collaboration between customer and Sacmi throughout each progressive stage of the project has ensured very fast achievement of the set goals, making Ceramica Rosario more than ready to face the competitive challenges posed by the market.

Sacmi Imola S.c.r.l.


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