New Offerings for Best Production
BY AsphaltPro Staff
As you update the asphalt plant, tank farm, testing lab, crushing site or recycling areas, new equipment is probably on your “to buy” list. Even before we get to World of Asphalt/AGG1 next month, manufacturers and service providers have new components and updated parts on offer to make top quality mixes easier for your crew to produce, load out and track. Check out the most recent updates from these providers:
Asphalt Drum Mixers Inc., Huntertown, Indiana, updated the latest version of the EX120 asphalt plant in 2017 for asphalt production. The manufacturer stated: “The EX120 asphalt plant is a solution for producers who need a portable counterflow plant that can process high percentages of RAP. Featuring single-drum counterflow technology, the compact 120-TPH EX Series plant meets all federal and state emission regulations. The EX120 boasts long aggregate drying and mixing times…In addition, the plant is capable of processing as much as 50 percent RAP. Counterflow technology with separate drying and mixing zones allows the EX120 to achieve maximum heat transfer and fuel efficiency. The system virtually eliminates unsafe carbon emissions. ADM further reduces emissions by designing the counterflow system to reintroduce gases back to the drum’s combustion zone.” Check it out here.
For more information, contact Jeff Dunne or Mark Simmons at (260) 637-5729.
Ahern Industries Inc.
Ahern Industries Inc., San Antonio, Texas, offers the service of transitioning from an actuated damper on the baghouse exhaust fan to a fan-cooled UL certified enclosure for 300-horsepower VFD since September 2017. The proprietor stated: “Variable frequency drive for 300 HP baghouse exhaust fan allows exhaust fan to gradually speed up and slow down to conserve power consumption and alleviate undue stress on exhaust fan motor, blade housing components and belts. Operator able to increase asphalt plant production under more even controlled speed with VFD.”
For more information, contact Patrick Ahern at (210) 240-8395.
Conveyor Components Company
Conveyor Components Company, a division of Material Control Inc., Croswell, Michigan, released its belt speed detector (BSD) for use in quarries and asphalt and cement plants Dec. 1, 2017. The manufacturer stated: “The Model BSD is a “traction action” motion control that indicates when a conveyor belt has slowed or quit moving altogether. The unit can be adjusted as an overspeed, underspeed, or zero speed control. The output of the Model BSD can be wired into a PLC or DCS, or to the optional RMS controller (or MSD controller) which has a DP/DT relay to control up to two separate circuits, one for machinery shutdown and one for an alarm. No drilling or tapping of tail pulley shaft required, unit is shielded between top and bottom of conveyor belt, and the unit can be placed anywhere on the conveyor belt.” Visit here for more details.
For more information, contact Rich Washkevich at (800) 233-3233 or email@example.com.
Heatec Inc., Chattanooga, Tennessee, released the In-line Blending System to the market June 2017. The controls are part of the terminal controls. The static mixer is located near the truck loadout/scales. The manufacturer stated: “Heatec’s new in-line blending system provides the ability to simultaneously send multiple products to the loading rack at an asphalt terminal or an HMA plant. Using Heatec software, customers can customize formulas for their specific blends of stock materials. Each material in the blend is assigned a ratio in regards to the max flow rate. Flow meters on each pipe line control the flow rate and totalize the material as it is delivered to the loading rack. Once the materials enter the valve manifold, they flow directly through a static mixer to ensure a homogenous blend before entering the truck. The max flow rate to the loading rack is 500 gallons per minute.” Check it out here.
For more information, contact Steve Munson at (423) 821-5200 or (756) 210-2570.
KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, Yankton, South Dakota, introduced the ProSizer® 3600 September 2017 as a standalone crushing and screening portable plant that is designed to be used in recycled asphalt, recycled concrete, aggregate quarrying and mining applications. The manufacturer stated: “The all new ProSizer 3600 is a single-load crushing plant for processing virgin aggregate and recycled materials. Its 36- by 46-inch horizontal shaft impactor can be paired with a 5- by 20-foot conventional screen or a 6- by 18-foot high frequency screen to meet your application needs. This crushing plant can be powered by diesel, electric or hybrid power. The hydraulic drive allows for variable rotor speed without loss of power, providing up to 25 percent more production.” Check it out here.
For more information, contact Patrick Reaver at (815) 626-6374.
Libra Systems Inc.
Libra Systems Inc., Harleysville, Pennsylvania, updated its Libra Silo Safety System in the summer of 2017 to accommodate trucks with trailers/pups. The system is used to prevent accidents at the silos. The manufacturer stated: “Inadvertently opening the wrong silo is one of the most dangerous and most expensive accidents that can occur at an asphalt plant. The Silo Safety System blocks attempts to open a silo above the cab. It’s independent of, and compatible with, existing automation and manual switches; requires no operator interaction—it’s always on guard; and has recently been updated for trucks with trailers/pups.” Learn more here.
For more information, contact Ken Cardy at (215) 256-1700.
Meeker Equipment Co. Inc.
Meeker Equipment Co. Inc., Belleville, Pennsylvania, released its hot mix storage silo systems in 2014 to store the “finished” product at the asphalt plant. The manufacturer stated: “Hot mix storage silos store the ‘finished’ product. Silos discharge the finished product into delivery trucks. The silos are heated to maintain temperature of the finished product. The main drag conveyor delivers the products to the silos and the transfer conveyors convey the finished product to a specific silo.” Visit here for more details.
For more information, contact Derek Garrett or Jeff Meeker at (717) 667-6000 or (888) 333-0323.
Road Science, a Division of ArrMaz, Tulsa, Oklahoma, released NovaGrip™ 1016, an asphalt additive added at the asphalt plant or terminal to lengthen pavement lift, to the market July 2017. NovaGrip 1016 is a next-generation liquid anti-stripping additive designed to extend roadway life by protecting from destructive pavement distresses such as potholes, rutting and raveling. Its chemistry is designed to pose no health risks to workers, and is both non-hazardous and non-regulated for transport. Paving crew and plant personnel comfort is also improved since it has no irritating odor and does not emit smoke in hot asphalt, according to the manufacturer. Check it out here.
For more information, contact C. Ivann Harnish at (863) 669-8765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tarmac International Inc.
Tarmac International Inc., Lee’s Summit, Missouri, released its semi-automatic cold mix bagging and sealing system to the market July 2017. The system bags cold-mix asphalt product for sale. The manufacturer listed the following features of the system: it produces consistent bags preset at 40 to 125 pounds. It includes a feed bin, conveyor to the bagging unit, gross weigh bagging station, bag closing conveyor and thermal sealing equipment. A robotic palletizer system is available as well. Check it out here.
For more information, contact Dale Callahan at (816) 220-0700 or email@example.com.
TPF Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, released its TPF Overfill System 4TPFB Probe to the marker Feb. 27, 2017. The overfill system with probe is used at the plant or terminal. The manufacturer stated: “The TPF Overfill System uses a 24-inch, stainless steel, Nitrogen-filled probe with an electrical output signal, 4-20 mA DC loop powered, which allows data to be interpreted by software on a PLC. The 4TPFB probe is based on a simple principle: When gas is heated, it expands. Because the volume of gas is held constant in the probe, the pressure inside the system increases. This increase causes a spike in the system that is converted to an electrical signal interpreted by the software. A cut-off is triggered by a rapid change in temperature, caused either by contact with the probe, or by reaching a preset temperature. Using slope intersect technology, the setting of slope can be adjusted to detect an overfill condition within milliseconds, which eliminates false trips. The 4TPFB probe temperature set point can be adjusted. Once settings are established, it’s ready to go. There are no moving parts or needed field calibration. Switching is accomplished through the site PLC. The system software has been formatted in Allen Bradly RS Logix 5000 as an AOI.”
For more information, contact Chuck Stiens at (800) 903-9968 or firstname.lastname@example.org.