Asphalt Drum Mixers Offers Stationary and Self-Erect Asphalt Storage Silos
| December 16, 2009 |
HUNTERTOWN, Ind. — Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc., offers stationary and self-erect asphalt storage silos, which are compatible with both its own and similar competitive models of asphalt plants. Storage silos receive freshly mixed asphalt from a conveyor and keep it at a constant temperature until it is discharged. The stationary and self-erect designs allow them to be used in various asphalt plant configurations, and multiple capacity options are available to accommodate the output of any operation.
The capacity of ADM’s self-erect silos ranges from 30 to 75 tons, and stationary silo models hold between 100 and 300 tons of asphalt mix. All models are equipped with alarms to alert operators when asphalt levels are high, and they feature a fiberglass blanket insulation to provide superior heat retention while the mixture is stored. Optional oil or electric heating systems are available to ensure asphalt is kept at the desired temperature.
Each silo features a heavy-duty steel design and the barrel is continuously double welded at the seams. It steeply tapers to a 30-inch discharge opening where a pneumatic batcher with a dual clamshell gate greatly reduces the occurrence of product segregation and coning.
Self-erect silos are transported on a gooseneck trailer with a fifth-wheel kingpin hitch. Large units feature a trailer with a quad-axle and air ride suspension. Small and midsized trailers use leaf spring suspension and either a tandem or tri-axle. The unit’s design allows the silo and conveyor to fold into the upright position quickly and easily.
Safety features on all models include skid-resistant maintenance platform, top perimeter guardrail and solid-steel toe-stop kickplate. All silos can be equipped with low material signal alarms and LC1000 loadout computers, which work in conjunction with truck scales, weight batchers or reverse (negative) weigh systems. The LC1000 allows operators to access truck loading data, job files, silo inventory and more.
Additional options for self-erect silos include remote location lubrication systems and drag conveyors with chrome carbide casing liners. Options for stationary silos include a gooseneck trailer, cone liners, loadout weigh batchers, safety discharge gates and silo recovery systems.
A family-owned company since 1974, Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. offers asphalt plants, auxiliary equipment, parts and service. For more information, contact ADM, 1 ADM Parkway, Huntertown, IN 46748, call 260-637-5729, fax 260-637-3164, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.admasphaltplants.com.