REPLACING A 5 YARD PLANT WITH A 12 YARD CONCRETE BATCH PLANT INSIDE OF A BARN.January 28, 2017
P&L Concrete in Northern California has been operating with a 5 yard Concrete Batch Plant for over 25 years. As their business has grown, plant production become limited with a 5 yard plant. In addition the plant was wearing thin from so many years of use. DHE Inc. was hired to upgrade the old 5 yard plant with a new 12 Yard CON-E-CO Concrete Batch Plant with Command/Alkon automatic batch controls. Applying new plant technology and automation controls, increased the end product quality control for P&L Concrete.
This would of been a typical project had it not been for the new plant to remain inside of the old concrete batch plant steel shed. The original plant was removed by the customer and the new plant was installed with the assistance by DHE Inc. A new plant concrete foundation was installed tying the new pad to the existing building pad. In addition 2 material feed conveyors were added with 10 yard loader hoppers to increase material capacity. The 3 belts automatically start & stop based on the plant aggregate high bin indicator. The larger volume aggregate weigh batcher allows P&L to meet the growing demand of specialty mix designs for new residential and housing construction. A new Mixer Truck dust collector or vacuum system was also added to reduce the amount of time drivers needed to clean the trucks prior to leaving for the construction job site. By cutting the batch cycle time in half, P&L should also see a reduction in their electrical and fuel bill.