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A clinker silo is a special silo type that features the following application description:
After the raw meal is burned, the emerging clinker of varying consistency is stored for further processing. In addition to the intense dust generation, the sometimes very high product temperatures and the strong abrasion place heavy demands on the measurement technology. Depending on the production capacity of a cement plant, the clinker silos can be of considerable size, often reaching a height of over 50 m.
The clinker silo at the Vassilico Cement Factory features concrete piles, a prestressed concrete wall, a steel roof with cellular beams resting on spherical bearings.
mageba received an order of 34 RESTON-SPHERICAL bearings to ensure the controlled transfer of the forces between the silo’s superstructure and substructure.
Since these bearings are exposed to uplift loads, they are equipped with special clamps that ensure the integrity of the bearing.
Thanks to the use of ROBO-SLIDE high-grade sliding material instead of PTFE, the bearings are as small and compact as possible. ROBO-SLIDE is made up of a patented modified ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene and offers increased wear-resistance and load capacity. It is thus particularly suitable for use in sliding bearings for bridges and buildings.
RESTON-SPHERICAL uplift bearings
Vmax = 450 kn, Vmin = –150 kn, equipped with ROBO-SLIDE high-grade sliding material
Vassilico Cement Works
Medon Construction Ltd.