In recent years, with the acceleration of domestic manufacturing upgrades, digital factories are quietly changing the traditional manufacturing methods of production, and promoting the development of the manufacturing industry to a high degree of digitalization and intelligence.
As a traditional “two high and one capital” (high energy consumption, high pollution, resource consumption) industry, the cement industry has been an eternal mission in the development of the industry to achieve more effective use of resources through technological upgrading from the moment of its birth.
Since the birth of the new dry cement (precalcined kiln) production process in the 1970s, it has become the most mature method of cement production with the highest resource utilization rate and the lowest production cost. Today, after 50 years of development, the precalciner kiln technology has been continuously improved through continuous technological improvements, and the energy efficiency has already exceeded the dust of the “predecessors” such as shaft kilns, wet kilns, and dry rotary kilns.
However, with the continuous deepening of the understanding of the production process, relying solely on the improvement of the equipment level, the improvement of the new dry cement resource utilization potential is facing a bottleneck. In this context, digital production methods have attracted the attention of the industry, and many experts and leaders of large enterprises in the industry believe that they are the “door” to open the future sustainable development of cement and the “key” to realize an epoch-making change in cement production technology.
In recent years, under the wave of digitalization, the domestic cement industry has also accelerated the pace of digital transformation. Thanks to this, the production efficiency and anti-risk ability of cement enterprises have been comprehensively improved. Public reports show that digital transformation covers all aspects of the company including production, sales, supply, transportation and daily management, creating conditions for companies to effectively respond to changes in the external environment. Especially during the epidemic, the needs of remote office, video conferencing and other mobile office scenarios were well met. Employees can work flexibly anytime and anywhere via the Internet.
On June 6, 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued four 5G commercial licenses, marking my country’s official entry into the 5G commercial era. The wave of digitalization is setting off a profound change in the cement industry. The use of 5G, big data, artificial intelligence and other technologies to empower cement companies and realize the digital transformation of the industry is a general trend.