Local Precast Producer requires plant production upgrade.January 4, 2022
DHE Inc. recently completed a design/build project to upgrade a worn-out drive over aggregate storage bin configuration and weigh batcher. Working directly with the customers production team, DHE Inc. was able to utilize the existing concrete foundations into the aggregate upgrades. The 3 drive over hoppers were re-designed to increase storage to 55 tons each and reduce material build-up. Command/Alkon moisture probe mounts were also incorporated into the aggregate bins for increase batch quality control. NOBLE aggregate gates with cast-iron gear segments and bolt on gate flange were used for increase production and reduced maintenance costs.
A NOBLE 5 yard Live-Bottom aggregate weigh batcher utilizing 4 compression load cells replaced the previous 3-yard weigh batcher suspended with “S” style load cells. We have found compression load cells eliminate 4-5 seconds of batch time for each load. The NOBLE aggregate weigh batcher frame is galvanized and was designed to incorporate the sloping angle of the concrete floor for the aggregate weigh batcher. Because NOBLE engineering designed the replacement pieces as modules, installation was greatly reduced providing the customer with very little downtime.
Call us today at 1.800.4.DHEINC for your next Concrete Batch Plant Retrofit needs.