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Cement Industry Faces Challenges

Cement is a backbone industry that supports the growth and development of our cities around the world. In today’s landscape, cost efficiency, quality and environmental responsibility are high priorities.

The cement production process is a complex, highly variable operation involving many steps and specialized machinery. Additionally, after cement is produced, it is costly to transport to distribution centers or final customer locations. in the Cement Industry

Our award-winning artificial intelligence solution for the cement industry is used by top global cement manufacturers, including CEMEX, to improve their production processes. In fact, in 2019 Petuum and CEMEX jointly received the “Cement Project of the Year” award from the International Cement Review at CemTec for our Petuum Optimum installation. This prestigious accolade is awarded to the cement industry project that demonstrates innovation, engineering excellence, and exceptional project design and execution.

Petuum Optimum for Cement Manufacturing

Reach operational excellence with artificial intelligence forecasting and optimization models.

  • Pyro Process with Primary Emissions and Alternate Fuel
  • Ball Mill
  • Vertical Mill
  • Cooler

Other Artificial Intelligence Applications for Cement and Concrete

  • Demand forecasting
  • Capacity planning
  • Resource optimization
  • Intelligent procurement
  • Inventory management
  • Asset and process optimization
  • Quality prediction
  • Raw material feed
  • Anomaly detection
  • Thermal image processing
  • Ready-mix fleet optimization
  • Network balancing
  • Order fulfillment and prioritization
  • Natural language indexing
  • Smart alarming
  • Chatbots

Proven AI Results at Cement Plants’s Optimum AI software helps cement manufacturers:

  • Enhance decision-making and human-based processes to gain consistent, repeatable and predictable results
  • Increase yield and improve product quality and consistency
  • Increase energy savings and recovery, optimize alternate fuels and reduce emissions to reach sustainability goals

Industrial AI helped us achieve something we didn’t think was possible at this time. We now expect our yield improvements and energy savings to be up to 7%, from the connected AI-based autopilots (, previously Petuum, Optimum), which is game-changing for our industry. Additionally, this is a giant step in digital transformation toward safe, highly standardized operations, which will help us strengthen our high-quality products portfolio while also ensuring we meet our operational and sustainability goals and minimize costs. 

On top of getting better heat recovery, we’re getting additional yield. The higher the production rate across each site, the higher the benefits. Once you factor in this, the numbers multiply very fast and this will be a big path for CEMEX

— Rodrigo Quintero, Operations Digital Technologies Manager, CEMEX