The limestone is crushed in the first crusher called a jaw crusher and then fed into the second crusher called an impact crusher with mixing of clays to reduce particle size below 50mm. The discharged raw mix (limestone 70%, clays 30%) is fed onto a belt conveyor and passed across a bulk material analyzer. The raw mix is fed into a circular storage unit called a raw mix storage. Then, the mix is extracted transversely from the stockpile by reclaimers and conveyed to a raw mill bin called the raw mix bin for grinding.
The other raw materials that are used in cement manufacturing, called additives, are high purity limestone, sand and iron ore. The high purity limestone is crushed in a lone in jaw crusher and then crushed more in a secondary crusher to reduce the size to completely pass through a 50mm sieve. Then, it is stacked by a limestone stacker into a longitudinal storage unit called the limestone storage stockpile. Finally, the limestone is extracted transversely from the stockpile by reclaimer and conveyed to a raw mill bin, called the limestone bin, for grinding.