Batch Plant Mixer Spotlight: Rapid Twin Shaft Mixer

If your ready-mix and/or precast designs do not require precision and performance, you might as well look elsewhere for a mixer. At Standley Batch, we produce and distribute only the best equipment available. That’s why, years ago, we became an official distributor for Rapid products. All Rapid products lead in mixing technology and innovation. Thanks … Continue reading Batch Plant Mixer Spotlight: Rapid Twin Shaft Mixer

Behind Material Handling Success: The Value of Plant Automation

Whether your plant produces precast and prestressed concrete, ready-mix and dry-mix concrete, concrete pavers and blocks or you run a bagging plant, customizing your material handling system with automation is the best way to ensure the success of your final product from day to day. Automation plant controls offer precise control of mixing and aggregate … Continue reading Behind Material Handling Success: The Value of Plant Automation

Conveyor Options for Your Concrete Batch Plant

Correctly distributing aggregate is dependent on conveyors customized to your plant's layout. We offer a variety of material handling conveyors to use throughout the batch making process, and we can modify our conveying standards to retrofit many existing plant designs. Shuttle conveyors can filter and deliver aggregate to multiple storage bins quickly and efficiently.   We … Continue reading Conveyor Options for Your Concrete Batch Plant

The 2016 Trend to Invest in This Year

While concrete pavers look lavish, recent innovations have shown increased benefits for communities that use them for side roads instead of asphalt. For example, in Atlanta, Georgia, a city very prone to flooding, city officials had six miles of permeable pavers installed to cut down water backup. Since asphalt is one mass, proper drainage will … Continue reading The 2016 Trend to Invest in This Year

2 Awesome Raw Material Alternatives

While fly ash and Portland cement are the big dogs in terms of raw materials for adding to cement, there are other alternatives ready to make a name for themselves. Silica fume This fine, glass-like powder is collected from electric arc furnaces. This multipurpose concrete mixture is made of water-soluble particles. These particles chemically react … Continue reading 2 Awesome Raw Material Alternatives

Dry Cast Versus Wet Cast

If you’re not well into the concrete industry, the differences in product creation and the reason for those differences can be hard to grasp. With wet cast and dry cast, the differences go further than the product’s manufacturing purposes. Wet cast is a favorite for use in the precast industry. Wet cast is better for … Continue reading Dry Cast Versus Wet Cast

Correcting Cement-Admixture Compatibility Issues

If developing concrete were easy, the world wouldn’t need professionals to tackle the job. However, a big problem facing some in the industry is cement-admixture incompatibility. For the record, when discussing admixtures, we’re referring to air-entraining admixtures, water-reducing admixtures, plasticizers, accelerating admixtures, retarding admixtures, hydration-control admixtures, corrosion inhibitors, shrinkage reducers, alkali-silica reactivity inhibitors, coloring admixtures … Continue reading Correcting Cement-Admixture Compatibility Issues