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How Your Plant Can Measure Up to Your Projects

October 20, 2016

At Standley Batch Systems, Inc. we work with the best materials available to ensure your plant functions to the highest degree. The material of our choice for our plants is Epoxy-Coated Rebar.

Fast facts:

  • Epoxy-coated rebar is used in more than 65,000 bridges across the U.S.
  • Epoxy coating is the second most powerful prevention for reinforcement corrosion
  • Almost all epoxy-coated rebar produced domestically in the U.S. is from CRSI certified plants

Epoxy-Coated reinforced steel has earned its place as a favorite material among concrete manufacturer specialists because of its consistent reliability.

By choosing Standley Batch as your plant’s developer, you’ll know your customized plant shares this same materials as the bridges you and thousands of others drive over every day, and you’ll know your plant will not only stand the test of time and constant traffic but have the strength for even your most substantial jobs.

By choosing Standley Batch, you’ll know you’re prepared to tackle all of your contracts with guaranteed precision and plant dependability.

With over 76 years of experience in the concrete industry, Standley Batch knows what works. Let us get it working for you. Contact us at (800) 325-8084.

Are You Monitoring the Most Potentially Destructive Ingredient in Your Aggregate?

October 12, 2016

As a concrete manufacturer, you should be well familiar with Abram’s law: a mixture’s water to cement ratio determines the concrete’s strength. In other words, excess water means weaker concrete. 

Serious concrete producers use precise tools for measuring their aggregate contents. And if you’re not measuring moisture condition, you could be compromising your entire batch.

If you value predictability, a batch control system with the capacity to compensate for water on the surface of aggregates or water that will be absorbed into the pore structure of dry aggregates, is mandatory for your plant.

At Standley Batch, our innovative structures ensure your plant is accurately measuring the moisture level of the concrete inside our mixers. The mixer moisture control is also designed to improve plant performance and help product finish properly.

With our aggregate bin moisture control, you have the ability to measure and compensate the aggregate weighing system for moisture discrepancies in the aggregates.

Aggregate bin moisture control improves the concrete quality by delivering the proper yield of aggregate and promoting mixer water objectives.

Contact us to get your plant the moisture measurement tools it needs and to learn about the variety of options we have available.

The Controversial Pipe Materials Debate: Concrete versus Plastic

October 6, 2016


Reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) continues to provide drainage solutions for projects all across the world, but some are beginning to wonder if the alternative, corrugated high-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE), is the better investment.

On the surface, plastic pipes seem more affordable than precast pipes. However, as is the case with most products available at a lower price than a competitor’s, if you choose plastic over concrete, odds are you’re going to pay more in the long run.

For one, precast pipes comes to construction sites already meeting the standards needed for construction. Plastic pipe must be assembled on site in the presence of inspectors. Many critical elements such as load strength and soil condition must be checked and rechecked with plastic, whereas concrete has such a high threshold, we can safely predict when and where issues might occur.

Since plastic can bend under the right conditions, any absurd change in the environment can compromise the system, which means at some point you’ll have some cost intensive repairs or entire replacements to make on your projects.

Finally, concrete has history and reliability on its side, and plastic still has a long way to go before it can boast. For example, some concrete systems have been in place for well over fifty years and are still being used today.

Go with trusted materials so you don’t end up eating more costs later.

Interested in outfitting your concrete plant with precast materials? Learn more about our precast solutions here, and call us for customized solutions to fit your needs: (800) 325-8084.

How to Make Concrete Last

September 28, 2016

In Missouri, the weather has been unpredictable this past summer, and we’re sure winter will follow suit. Every month this year was the hottest on record. Last summer was set to be the wettest in 121 years, and this year the lack of rain is taking its toll on farming.

With the growing demand for concrete construction, many are wondering if the material can withstand such a diverse range of temperatures and weather. The answer: it depends on your concrete recipe.

If you’re considering concrete as your main production, there are steps you can take to ensure your product is up to the public’s standards.

By nature, concrete is more fire resistant than other materials and contributes to energy savings during the volatile seasons – hot one day and cold the next. Precast concrete is especially durable at handling not only less than ideal weather but harsh chemicals as well.

However, when concrete cracks, erosion of the product begins. Once cracking starts, the product will break down faster, losing its marketable qualities. While it is impossible to prevent cracks, high quality concrete will withstand cracking longer than poorly mixed batches.

Yielding high-quality concrete is no easy task, but using equipment that allows precise control, automation and the saving of batch recipes is the first step in guaranteeing your product is consistent.

Depending on your concrete needs, Standley Batch can build a custom system for your plant with durability and lasting product in mind. Remember that concrete’s life truly depends on its thickness and mix quality. With Standley Batch, you’ll know you have the equipment to find the best mix for you.

Take a look at our website to learn about the variety of applications for which our customization techniques can be utilized. Then email or call Standley Batch Systems to learn how we can help you generate your best concrete formula. Contact us at or call (800) 425-8084.

The Ingredient Your Concrete Needs

September 22, 2016

As a baby-powder like substance, Fly Ash is becoming one of the most important substances for the efficient production of concrete.

So, what exactly is Fly Ash?

Fly Ash is the remaining fragments from burned coal. Various equipment, like electrostatic precipitators or bag houses, collect Fly Ash as it burns off coal. The exact formula varies from composition to composition, but usually the tiny particles are composed of small glass spheres.

Fly Ash is one of the most affordable substances for concrete strength and durability. Further, Fly Ash is efficient at reducing the need for water while improving concrete workability.

Because of its shape, Fly Ash is the ideal component for powder concrete mixtures. Since Fly Ash doesn’t absorb as much water as other ingredients, concrete degradation is minimal compared to other materials.

If your plant’s been using other ingredients like Portland Cement, consider making the switch to the environmentally friendly and more cost-effective option. While switching may require an initial adjustment, the long-term return on investment will be worth your while.

Here at Standley Batch, we have just want you need to get started with Fly Ash, especially with our Fly Ash Silos for storage. Contact us at or call (800) 425-8084 to learn how we can retrofit your current plant equipment to work with the latest technology and materials.

Celebrating 110 Years of One of the Best Manufacturing Methods Around

September 13, 2016

Imagine Ancient Rome. Think armor, the colosseum, marble surrounding you on all sides.

Now imagine Ancient Roman aqueducts. See the repeating arches perfect in their symmetry, spanning across the channel and overflowing with water.

Ancient Romans had it right years ago with their complex aqueduct system. They built these structures by relying on molds for consistency and quality. Sound familiar?

Precast concrete has a history of being the choice for beauty, longevity and ease of use.

John Alexander Brodie, England native, invented the precast concrete system in 1906. Even though his system didn’t take off in Britain right away, many others across the world were impressed with how quickly he could build houses using his pre-fabricated housing technology.

Many in the industry still value precast concrete for its time and money saving qualities. Because required maintenance is limited, precast concrete is an ongoing favorite for U.S. manufacturers. Without Brodie tapping into the Roman’s earlier approach of replicating structures, we may not be where we are today in terms of speed, durability and installation.


Currently, manufacturers use precast, especially when prestressed, concrete for office buildings, bridges and parking garages. The future for precast is bright. We expect manufacturers and the general public to learn more about how versatile, healthy, durable, ecological and cost-effective precast concrete is and begin to use this time-efficient method of creating lasting structures more.

Ready to get started?

If your plant isn’t optimized for manufacturing precast concrete and you’re interested in learning where to begin, Standley Batch Systems can provide custom solutions to fit your current operations. Contact us at or call (800) 425-8084 to learn more.


How We Do Color Batching

September 8, 2016

We could write all day about how great our Color Batching System.

Every batch is weighed for color consistency to the 1/100 of a pound.

Our system is fast with speeds reaching up to 1,000 RPM.

Our system can produce a lot. We’re talking up to 250 lbs. slurry or 150 lbs. g-grade or c-grade dry.

Cleaning is rapid, with quick changeover from mix to mix.

Dispensing is easy thanks to flexible tubing.

We have options: paver block systems, ready mix systems and more.

Even though we could write all day about the value of our color batching system, we know you’re more interested in how it works.


We’re proud to offer the customizable Color Batching System to meet all your concrete-coloring needs. Call (800) 325-8084 or email to order your unique system today.

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