THE CHALLENGES OF FEEDING TWO BATCH PLANTSAugust 11, 2014
Six different aggregates being feed simultaneously into twelve different bins on dual high production concrete batch plants. A common challenge for any concrete producer is how to feed the concrete batch plant quickly, efficiently, and without high maintenace. Changing markets are adding specialty aggregates to the ever changing concrete mix designs. These 3rd and sometimes 4th materials cannot slow down the material feed process.
By incorporating a aggregate “top hat” that covers both plant aggregate bins, 6 feed conveyors can be used to feed 12 different bins. Each conveyor feeds two bins with a common high level indicator to start and stop the belt. Hand-off-Auto controls are used for local feed controls. The belts are designed to be started and stopped with a full load of material.