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.
From paper to cement, glass to food processing, industries utilizing plant automation continue to grow. And so do the advantages – like accessing data and other key information off-site. It’s no longer necessary for plant operators to manually monitor performance values and the output quality to determine the best settings for running production equipment. With … Continue reading 4 Benefits of Automation
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
Exposed aggregate concrete is a form of decorative concrete achieved by removing the top layer of cement paste and revealing the underlying aggregate. It’s a great choice for landscaping because not only is it easy to customize but it’s stain and skid resistant too. In recent years, industry leaders have pushed the boundaries with exposed … Continue reading Concrete Highlights: Exposed Aggregate
Concrete pipes go back. Way back. Blueprints dated around 1894 detail the construction of a sewer in St. Paul, Minnesota, featuring reinforced concrete pipe installed around 1887. St. Paul and other cities in Minnesota are only now replacing the infrastructure that has been in place for more than 100 years. If that doesn’t speak to … Continue reading Revisiting Concrete Pipes: Why They Continue to Dominate
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
We know you have a choice when it comes to stationary mixers. But if you want superior mixing and batching results, purchasing a Rapid International mixer is the best bet. Rapid Planetary Mixer Likes: Mixing precast, brick, glass, mortar or clay materials Body type: Compact A few words about me: Getting to my motor and … Continue reading Rapid concrete mixer profiles
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
Portland cement concrete is the most commonly used material in the construction industry. The demand for PCC is predicted to rise sharply until 2050. In that time, there is room for technology to improve and new ingredients for batch recipes to be developed.