Simulator Training

The SIMULEX® cement plant simulator for training plant supervisors, foremen and control room operators was developed by VDZ and KHD Humboldt Wedag. For over ten years VDZ has been using the simulator within the framework of training courses and has been continually supporting the further development of the system with practical input from the industry. As a result, the simulator provides a realistic reconstruction of a production plant with a state-of-the-art supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA).


  • Heating up and operating the kiln
  • Operation of the raw, cement and coal mills
  • Optimising production
  • Managing process disturbances and special situations


  • Presentations, interactive exercises
  • Scenario-based training using simulator
  • Team work, group discussion

The training course is led by experienced engineers and highly specialized researchers. Upon successful completion of the training course the participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

    Target group

    (Min-max):    10 - 20

    • Production personnel
    • Control room operators
    • Young engineers


    VDZ gGmbH
    Tannenstraße 2, 40476 Duesseldorf


    nearest Airport: DUS International

    How to find us

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    Duration, dates and costs

    Five-day classroom training

    23 - 27 April 2018

    2,500 € per participant

    General conditions for seminars apply.

    Learning objectives

    To learn how to handle a cement plant control system and to understand the influence of process parameters on the cement manufacturing process.

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    Julia Volchkova

    Julia Volchkova

    +49-211-45 78-402

    +49-211-45 78-400


    Christiane Schmetz

    Christiane Schmetz

    +49-211-45 78-252

    +49-211-45 78-400

    Technical Training

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    Have a look at our Technical Training Courses and Workshops 2017/2018 for the Global Cement Industry.

    Press report

    World Cement 11/2011 – Coaching the control room

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