Every three years, North America hosts CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas; and every three years, Astec, Inc. is proud to meet with attendees at the show to discuss the latest trends in asphalt production in the Astec Industries booth.
Despite the fears of COVID-19 impacting the show and its attendance, Astec, Inc. had a successful CONEXPO 2020. Here's what you missed if you couldn't make it to the show.
The Versa Jet Burner Made it's Debut
Ideal for retrofit applications or anytime versatility is required, the Astec Inc. Versa Jet Burner features an adaptable design is compatible with virtually all drum designs without complicated drum modifications.
Jack Priest, Astec Inc. North American Sales Manager, has more:
Other features include:
- One versatile platform can be quickly configured to fire at 25, 35 or 50MM BTU/hr
- Highly adaptable burner combines three burner packages in one platform which can be easily adapted for the system at the install site
- The unique platform of the Astec Versa Jet burner permits quick delivery and setup which minimizes downtime while maximizing profitability
- Streamlined design ensures that these burners are ready to ship to your site quickly and can be installed with minimal modifications needed
M-Pack® Relocatable Plant Model
We displayed a 1/8 scale model of a complete Astec M Pack® relocatable asphalt facility featuring the Double Barrel XHR high RAP drum capable of producing mix with up to 65% RAP content. For CONEXPO, the M Pack model was enhanced with an augmented reality experience providing insights into the many benefits in Astec plants and equipment.
The SiloBot Showed its Stuff
The SiloBotSM Inspection Service is a safer solution for silo inspections. Using the Astec SiloBot robot, a trained inspection technician stays safely outside of the silo while performing a thorough inspection of the silo interior. A SiloBot inspection takes less than two hours to fully inspect all silo welds, while a traditional inspection takes much longer to only inspect the bottom third. With regular inspections, you can perform preventative maintenance that extends silo life.
Voyager 140 Changing the Game
The Voyager™ 140 ultra-portable, compact asphalt plant is built around a Double Barrel® drum featuring Astec V-fights. V-flights in the drum provide greater uniformity of the aggregate veil during the drying process, which results in better heat transfer, a reduction of fuel use, and increased productivity. Thanks to the Double Barrel drum, the Voyager 140 plant is capable of producing mix with up to 50% RAP content. Watch the video below from the show to learn more:
Couldn't make it to Vegas? Give us a call and we'll be happy to help you meet your asphalt production needs in 2020 and beyond.
ASTEC, Inc. is North America’s leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art asphalt plants and is the only manufacturer to offer a complete line of portable, relocatable and stationary asphalt plant equipment, as well as, soil remediation equipment.
Equally important to the state-of-the-art technology and high quality that every ASTEC plant offers, is the ASTEC commitment to after-sales service, technical support and parts support. Service personnel are dispatched globally to support the set up and commissioning of plants, as well as, to train plant operators. For more information, call (423) 867-4210 or visit the website at www.astecinc.com.