When it comes to employee and equipment safety, the SHIELD silo protection system from Hycontrol has revolutionized how plants operate. This turn-key system provides control and test functions to prevent silo over-pressurization and filter blinding, and comes packed with operational advantages. #1 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: SHIELD reduces environmental emissions through properly controlled deliveries. #2 FASTER & … Continue reading 6 key benefits of Hycontrol’s SHIELD silo protection system
There’s no avoiding it: Testing silo-top equipment is essential for any plant handling powder- or dust-based materials. Most commonly, silo safety systems’ test buttons check that the beacon and alarm on the panel are working. Unfortunately, this does little to confirm actual functionality. Which is why working at height is still required to verify that … Continue reading Ground Level Testing can change the way your plant operates. Here’s how.
Each year, thousands of silo over-pressurizations occur in the U.S. - injuring employees, stalling operations and in some cases, costing millions to repair. If you work in an industry that uses powders – from cement to lime to fiber – you’re probably familiar with the risks. It takes only a small increase in internal pressure … Continue reading Insights & Innovations: An interview with silo safety expert Jim Mantz about Hycontrol’s Shield Silo Protection System
Stamped concrete and pavers have come a long way in the last few decades – so much so that experts are predicting an annual industry growth rate of 6% through 2024.* Research and Markets, a firm dedicated to understanding industry trends, reports that the stamped concrete market overshadows other sectors, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. … Continue reading Concrete Block and Paver Industry Growth
Our conveyors are not limited to concrete manufacturers. In fact, one of our customers needed a conveying solution for cheese transportation and handling. We designed a conveying system to fit without extreme changes to their current equipment setup. Industries we serve include steel/metal production power/energy mining/minerals recycled materials and, of course, cement To meet the … Continue reading Comparing material handling conveyors
The time has come to evaluate 2017’s budget and plan for next year. While the future is never certain, we’ve compiled a few predictions you should consider as you create next year’s goals. 1. Interest in decorative concrete is on the rise As the economy grows and more millennials buy homes, low-maintenance features are … Continue reading Planning for 2018: 4 Things Construction Professionals Need to Know
We try to keep most of the posts on this site purely informative, but every once in a while, we have to break the rules. This has been a great year for Standley Batch. And there are two groups of people we are feeling especially thankful for this time of year. Thank you to our … Continue reading Why We’re Thankful at Standley Batch
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
It’s no secret we’re fascinated with concrete and methods for using this versatile construction component. Learn why we believe prestressed concrete is a building material of choice in our latest blog post.
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