Cement

Adroit Technologies concerns itself mainly with R&D, production, marketing sales, training and support of software products for Automation, SCADA, MIS and MES solutions. Adroit Technologies have always had a very strong presence in the cement and quarry industry.  Together with the assistance of our clients, Adroit developed tools to assist efficient energy management, Overall Equipment Efficiency around cement and reports that can be used for preventative maintenance. Adroit Technologies also has a technical service division that consults, develops a customised solution and can offer onsite support to customers.

The Cement process is becoming increasingly complex and the Adroit SCADA is ideally suited to assist in the efficient and productive extraction, concentration and processing of any mineral mining operation.

The Adroit architecture and openness offer Cement processes a unique capability of not only traditional SCADA/HMI functionality but the ability to integrate all aspects of their operations. Whether the application is Mining, Crushing, Processing, Sampling or product packaging, Adroit is the ideal platform for this industry. By adopting a more holistic approach to operations management significant savings and operational efficiencies can be realised. And in an industry that manages such a precious resource Adroit is uniquely placed to ensure a superior quality of supply in all aspects of the operations and management of these facilities.

Capabilities and Benefits

  • Process visualisation
  • Process events and alarming management
  • Quality management
  • Historical data logging and trending
  • Process Improvement
  • Reporting and Analysis
  • Integration into business applications
  • Energy and OEE monitoring

Solutions in Cement

PPC Cement

Pretoria Portland Cement Company Limited (PPC) was established in 1892 as De Eerste Cement Fabrieken Beperkt. PPC Cement is the market leader in South Africa, with a product range that encompasses all applications and a technical services team that is on hand to provide industry solutions.

The history of the company is closely linked to the growth and development of South Africa. PPC has produced cement for many of the country’s most famous landmarks and construction projects. These include the Union Buildings, the Gariep Dam, Van Stadens River Bridge, the Huguenot Tunnel and much of the rest of Southern Africa’s infrastructure.

The company’s cementitious brands include the market-leading “Surebuild” brand in South Africa, “Botcem” in Botswana and “Unicem” in Zimbabwe.

PPC today produces 8 million tons a year through its  6 factories and 5 milling depots. Adroit is used in 3 of the biggest factories and in 3 milling depots.

PPC Slurry

PPC Slurry is situated near Mafikeng in the North West province in South Africa. In 1916 PPC Slurry produced its first cement. PPC Slurry have 4 process lines for producing clinker. Adroit has developed in conjunction with Slurry a driver to interface directly into the packer pack line system.

Adroit Active Cluster – 50 000 Scan Points  and 10 Remote Client Connections

PPC De Hoek

PPC De Hoek started producing cement in  1916. This factory is situated in the Western Cape of South Africa, 150 km from Cape Town. The cement factory consists of two, 5 phase production lines.  This cement factory was one of Adroit first customers and has since become one of the most impressive and detailed SCADA systems in South Africa.

Adroit Active Cluster – 50 000 Scan Points  and 20 Remote Client Connections

PPC Riebeeck West

PPC Riebeeck West is also situated in the Western Cape, 70 km from Cape Town. This factory is planned to be upgraded in the next 4 years to produce 30% more cement to the Western Cape.

Adroit Active Cluster – 50 000 Scan Points  and 6 Remote Client Connections

PPC Botswana

PPC Botswana supplies Botswana, Namibia and neighbouring countries with cement. The raw material is transported from Mafikeng by train where it is packaged in Botswana.

Adroit Active Cluster – 5000  Scan Points  and 4 Remote Client Connections

PPC Port Elizabeth

PPC Port Elizabeth supplies the East coast of South Africa and also international cement sales in Asia.

Adroit Active Cluster – 5000  Scan Points  and 4 Remote Client Connections

PPC Montaque Gardens

PPC Montaque Gardens is the cement depot in Cape Town. The cement manufactured at Riebeeck and De Hoek is transported to this sales depot for packaging.

Adroit Active Cluster – 5000  Scan Points  and 6 Remote Client Connections

AfriSam

AfriSam’s high-quality cement has made a significant contribution to various infrastructural developments in the southern African community for over three-quarters of a century. From their factories at Ulco in the Northern Cape and Dudfield in North West Province, AfriSam cement is shipped to grinding and blending plants as well as depots across southern Africa.

They produce approximately 4 million tons of cement per annum.

Adroit Active Cluster – 25 000  Scan Points  and 5 Remote Client Connections

Lafarge offers a wide range of durable, versatile aggregates from our sites across the country. Aggregates can be used in a wide variety of applications including concrete and asphalt production, sub-base, capping and drainage systems as well as for decorative purposes.

Adroit can be found on 11 of Lafarge quarries in South Africa.

Biggest system: Adroit Stand-Alone – 5 000  Scan Points  and 4 Remote Client Connections