RAP System Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Asphalt Drum Mixers Offers Recycle Systems
To Enhance Cost-Efficiency
LAS VEGAS (March 7, 2017) — Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. offers four models of portable
and stationary recycle systems to enhance asphalt plants’ cost-efficiency. Recycle systems allow
plants to use milled material in hot mix asphalt (HMA). Since recycled asphalt pavement (RAP)
is much cheaper than virgin aggregate, the result is a less expensive finished product that
maintains the high quality of a pure virgin aggregate mix.
ADM is showcasing its recycle systems March 7 – 11 at booth S5428 during CONEXPOCON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas.
The 15-ton-capacity recycle bins stand strong with continuously welded seams. ADM reinforces
the bins with angle irons and midsection stiffeners and incorporates steeply sloped sidewalls to
prevent material from plugging or bridging. A tapered discharge opening leads to the direct-drive
belt feeder, which includes a 5-horsepower motor, multi-ply belt, self-cleaning tail pulley and
adjustable skirt boards.
The recycle system transfers RAP from the bin with a heavy-duty weigh conveyor that features a
channel frame and wind shroud protection for accurate weighing. The conveyor is 2 feet wide
and, depending on the model, between 45 and 65 feet long. It introduces RAP to the dried
aggregate mix after the heating process. As much as 50 percent of the HMA can contain recycled
pavement, depending on the conditions and type of plant.
Portable units feature a heavy-duty I-beam frame on a gooseneck trailer with a fifth-wheel
kingpin hitch, single axle and air brakes. The trailer includes hinged support legs and a
hydraulically controlled incline conveyor.
An optional lump breaker breaks down large pieces of RAP into useable sizes. It features an
adjustable steel breaker plate and replaceable tungsten-tipped teeth, and is powered by a 30horsepower, high-efficiency motor with an open-mesh-covered V-belt drive. Single- and doubledeck scalping screens are also available to ensure oversized material does not enter the aggregate
mix. Other options include air cannons, grizzlies, bin extensions, adjustable legs with sand shoes,
and a skid with bolt-on support legs.
A family-owned company since 1974, Asphalt Drum Mixers offers asphalt plants, auxiliary
equipment, parts and service in dozens of countries on six continents. For more information:
Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc., 1 ADM Parkway, Huntertown, IN 46748; call 260-637-5729; fax
260- 637-3164; [email protected]; www.admasphaltplants.com; Facebook or
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to enhance asphalt plants’ cost-efficiency.