Concrete Plant, also known as a Batch Plant, is a device that combines various ingredients to form concrete. Some of these inputs include sand, water, aggregate (rocks, gravel, etc.), fly ash, potash, cement, and other ingredients to create concrete. There are two types of concrete plants, ready mix plants and central mix plant. A concrete plant can have a variety of parts and accessories, including but not limited to: mixers (either tilt-up or horizontal (or in some cases, both), cement batchers, aggregate batchers, conveyors, radial stackers, aggregate bins, cement bins, heaters, chillers, cement silos, batch plant controls, and dust collectors (to minimize environmental pollution).
A Ready Mix plant combines all ingredients except for water at the concrete plant. This mixture is then discharged into a ready mix truck (also known as a concrete transport truck). Water is then added to the mix in the truck and mixed during transport to the jobsite.
A Central Mix plant combines some or all of the above ingredients (including water) at a central location. The final product is then transported to the jobsite. Central Mix plants differ from Ready Mix plants in that they offer the end user a much more consistent product, since all the ingredient mixing is done in a central location and is computer-assisted to ensure uniformity of product.
There are two main events for manufacturers of concrete plants, World of Concrete and ConExpo-ConAgg. Whereas World of Concrete occurs every year, ConExpo-ConAgg occurs only once every four years and is the largest concrete exhibition in the industry.
temporary batch plant: similar to the central batch plant but it can be constructed in large site.
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