QCX® Automated Samplers

QCX® Automated SamplersQCX® Automated Samplers

Automated samplers delivering premium quality control to your cement plant

We are the supplier of choice for sampling solutions in the cement industry, providing a wide range of powder and granular material automated samplers. We offer a complete product programme, covering all facets of process sampling, from raw material to cement despatch.

What we offer

Take control of your plant quality – all day, every day

You can trust our pragmatic approach to sampler design. We deliver well-performing and proven sampling solutions that support the production process throughout the cement plant – this includes monitoring chemical processes and product quality, process optimisation, and checking your finished cement ready for despatch.

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We understand the rules of correct sampling practices, as well as applicable industry standards. We combine smart sampler design with deep knowledge of relevant processes and industry-specific experience. What does this mean for you? Practical, efficient and cost-effective sampling solutions.
Fit-for-purpose samplers
We also understand the challenges you face, with sampling being the critical first step in the quality control chain. Without correct sampling, then preparation and analysis are compromised. It has been calculated that 80% of quality errors can be sourced to poor sampling, making the need for fit-for-purpose samplers paramount. Our range of specialised sampling devices service all the routine sampling programs across the cement plant. They are designed to operate at frequent intervals (every ½, 1, 2, 4, 8 hours or longer) during normal operation. These samplers are permanently installed at designated locations and usually operate fully or semi-automatically.
Manual and automated collection samplers
We distinguish between: Manual collection samplers – permanently installed, which are automatically operating samplers for routing sampling with manual sample collection. Automated collection samplers – permanently installed, which are automatically operating samplers for routing sampling with automatic sample collection via our QCX® AutoSampling tube transport system. In our experience, well over 90% of all sampling requirements can be solved by selecting one of our pre-engineered standard solutions. In the remaining few cases, a customised project solution may be built from a wide range of standard components available.

QCX® Automated Samplers

Don’t disrupt productivity and jeopardise product quality by poor sampling

Typical routine sampling points and analysis & test program for the cement making processTypical routine sampling points and analysis & test program for the cement making process
Product Features
Ensure that your entire cement plant has the best sampling solutions

Many of our sampling solutions are built around two key sampling mechanisms: the PSM chute sampler and the PSA air slide sampler.

Chute samplers
A sampling screw (auger) rotates slowly and continuously extracts powder material from the sample process stream in a vertical or close-to-vertical chute section. A mixing tank – on the same axis as the screw – collects the material for a composite sample. The mixing tank has internal lifters rotating with the auger, which means that the sample material in the tank is constantly well blended. The variable frequency motor can be adjusted, so that the time it takes to fill the mixing tank is within ½ to 2 hours (with ½, 1 or 2 hours as the typical sampling intervals).
Air slide sampler
A sampling tube, with a thin slot, is placed with the slot located opposite the direction of the material flow. With intervals of a few minutes, the tube is rotated 180 degrees, so that the slot is focused on the material flow and a small sample increment is collected and routed to the mixing tank. The tank has rotating internal lifters that ensure the collected samples remain thoroughly mixed. The amount of filling required to equal a ½, 1 or 2 hour sampling frequency is controlled by the time interval of rotating the sampling tube.
Sampling points in the cement plant
The extent of sampling and testing considered necessary at a cement plant varies considerably from one plant to another, depending on the raw materials at hand, production machinery and the quality assurance and control (QA/QC) requirements as defined by plant management. Sampling and/or analysis points are located along the complete cement production process. They include: Raw materials Mixing bed Raw mill feed Raw meal Electrostatic precipitator or filter dust Kiln feed Hot meal Coal meal Kiln outlet Clinker Cement mill Cement silos and cement dispatch. We provide you with reliable solutions to ensure that correct sampling occurs at each and every critical point along the process – reliably, accurately and safely.



Dry Process Sampling - QCX AutoSampling

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