Did you know there are 6 ways to pay for your control system in a matter of weeks? Unbelievably, DID YOU KNOW that many companies only calibrate their belt scales once a year (if that)? How would you like to have a built-in calibration deviation alert for both your belt scales and your liquid A.C. metering?
Complete Plant Control Being in control is always a good thing. We have all heard the terms cruise control, access control, climate control and of course self control. When we have control over the things around us it gives us a sense of peace that we can deal with any situation that may arise.
When you purchase a new car and the engine light illuminates as you drive off the lot, it would be considered a lemon. It has many manufacturing defects and those defects effects its performance. Unfortunately, even hundred-thousand-dollar asphalt plant equipment can be lemons. A large multi-national asphalt producer purchased a new counterflow drum
The Problem. As operators, you know that many factors can affect the result of your mix. Things like humidity, extreme heat or cold and the quality of ingredients just to mention a few. These factors can also affect your equipment, and if your machinery is not working at a premium, your output will
ConExpo - What is It? Over the last few weeks we have been promoting on Facebook and Linkedin the fact that we will have a booth at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. Some of our followers may not know what CONEXPO-CON/AGG is. If you fall into that category, here is what the event is all about! CONEXPO-CON/AGG
Equipment rotating on an inclined support develops a downhill axial thrust from the weight of the unit and product. Most rotating equipment is designed so that this axial thrust needs to be offset by force developed from skewing the trunnion rollers in a precise manner. The T-Trac® Alignment System establishes a properly skewed trunnion
It is so important to have the most knowledgeable and best trained employees possible. Situations at any place of business can surface that can put operations in jeopardy. Having properly trained individuals to solve those situations is imperative. Recently, a long-time veteran in the asphalt industry was out visiting a number of plants. During
A major asphalt company that operates several batch and drum plants converted one of their set-ups to a rotary recycle mixer plant. The conversion included screening and weigh bridge, recycle bins, new total plant controls an upgraded dryer shell and a new 3-silo system that included slat conveyors. After the conversion, the producer was getting
A company operating in multiple states contacted Stansteel/Hotmix Parts & Service to help them buy a new plant. When our technical team started asking questions about the existing plant the customer said, “He ran very inconsistent mix and he’d been fighting it for a very long time.” He also mentioned his CMI Triple Drum
Knowing how much mix is in your silo is a critical component to the overall efficiency of your entire plant. Without constant and accurate monitoring a catastrophic event could be in the making. For example, there was a contractor who had a six silo system that consisted of two rows of three silos in