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Ready-Mix Production Diagram


1 RAW MATERIALS
May come in by rail or freight.
SCREW FEEDER
2 LOADING HOPPER
TO SAND DRYER 3 ROTARY KILN /
SAND DRYER
This step may be omitted depending
on set up location, materials used
Feed and season. Vent

Burner

Combustion
Chamber

Rollers Product
Discharge
SCREW FEEDER RAW MATERIALS Chain Drive
Assembly

Concrete batch plants come in a


variety of styles and
configurations designed to
accommodate a variety of
markets, technical and
environmental

5a
considerations. This
diagram offers a general
STORAGE/DISCHARGE
overview and is designed SILOS FOR AGGREGATE,
to help you identify SLAG & ASH
specific areas where
Martin products are
used.
Plants may be either high profile
BUCKET ELEVATOR

(5a) or low profile (5b). The


traditional stack up (high profile)
plant is a tall plant that has
aggregate and cement storage
bins that are filled via a bucket
nt

elevator or belt conveyor and


igh Profile Pla

C
gravity fed into batchers or
M
weigh hoppers by gravity.
Y

CM
The low profile style plant feeds
MY
the raw materials directly into
the weigh hopper, usually via
To Silos for H

CY

CMY
belt conveyor.
K Bagging may
also be done
at the plant.
These bags
will go on to
WEIGH CONVEYOR retail stores.

6
DIVERTER
PACKAGING /
To Hopper for
Low Profile Plant
DELIVERY
Trucks are loaded for
delivery to job site.

4 LOADING HOPPER FROM SAND DRYER 5b SHAKER HOPPER OR MIXER

1. RAW MATERIAL STAGING & STORAGE: Materials are some seasons). Drying takes place in a rotary kiln or sand properly proportioned and mixed together. Silos are found in
brought in by truck or rail and unloaded into the storage / dryer. Martin products found here: Sheaves, Bushings, the high profile plant (5a). Raw material is dropped on a weigh
staging area. Martin products found here: Screw Conveyors, Couplings, Gears, Roller Chain Sprockets, Accu-Torch conveyor for proper porportioning then delivered via conveyor
Screw Feeders, Conveyor Pulleys (wing or drum). (Engineered Class) Sprockets. to a loading truck. Low profile plants (5b) separate materials via
a diverter and are processed in a shaker hopper or mixer.
2. LOADING HOPPER TO SAND DRYER: Raw materials enter 4. LOADING HOPPER TO BATCH PLANT: Dried materials are Martin products found here: Sheaves, Bushings, Couplings,
the loading hopper and are transported to a rotary kiln or other transported to silo storage (5a) or the mixing hopper (5b) via Gears, Sprockets.
type of dryer. A typical hopper will utilize a drive and conveyor. Martin products found here: Bucket Elevator, Screw
conveying system. Martin products found here: Sheaves, Conveyors or Screw Feeders, Sheaves, Bushings, Conveyor 6. LOAD OUT: Conveyors move the mix to bag packaging or
Bushings, Screw Feeders, Shaft Seals, Conveyor Pulleys (wing Pulleys (wing or drum). loadout hoppers for trucks at the loading stations. Martin
or drum). products found here: Sheaves, Bushings, Gears, Screw
5. MIXING OR MILLING: Aggregates (sand, gravel, or crushed Conveyors, Conveyor Pulleys (wing or drum).
3. DRYING: (This step may be omitted in some plants or in stone), admixtures, fibers, and water (if wet process) are

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