Asphalt Plant Offers Flexible Mix Designs, Fuel Efficiency

Staff | September 28, 2010

Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. offers Milemaker™ Series asphalt plants that are fuel-efficient, mix-design flexible and productive within the 160- to 425 tons-per-hour range. The dual-drum plants use counterflow technology, which operates separate drying and mixing zones to achieve the maximum level of heat transfer and fuel efficiency enabling the Milemaker to achieve a high production volume and an extremely low cost-per-ton average.

The plants, which are available in portable, relocatable or stationary versions, meet all federal and state specifications and consistently produce quality asphalt to help protect operators against out-of-spec damages. While producing the latest mix designs, the plants also come prepared for future job specifications since dual-drum systems easily can be adapted to accommodate new mix specifications.

A wide range of components further customizes each plant for particular customer needs. Available individual components include cold feed bins, hot oil asphalt cement tanks (both horizontal and vertical), direct-fired horizontal cement tanks, portable and stationary bag houses, mineral filler systems, recycled asphalt pavement systems, self-erect and stationary silos, weigh and drag conveyors, weigh batchers and fuel oil tanks.

By using counter flow technology, it virtually eliminates unsafe hydrocarbon emissions. The system produces clean stack tests and can also handle large percentages of recycled asphalt pavement (RAP), without reducing the temperature or producing blue smoke. To make the Series even more environmentally friendly, the company designed the system to reintroduce residual gases back to the drum's combustion zone.

One plant operator and one loader operator can control the entire operation plus a new operator can be trained within a few hours. On-site staff will be able to handle nearly all maintenance procedures.

The Roadbuilder Series and SPL Series are also available. Each plant can be custom designed to meet the requirements of individual sites and customers' needs.