Customized tailor-made concrete batch plants
A tailor-made batch plant will allow you to custom design your plant from the ground up. This approach will result in a plant that fits your needs in terms of property layout and constraints, production needs, storage needs, and the ability to utilize your budget in the areas that are most important to you. Designing a batch plant tailor made for you is often a superior choice to the standard plant.
Buying a new concrete batch plant can be a difficult process to take on. Batch plant design, layout, capacities, options, and controlling overall cost all come into play. Plant manufacturers offer standard batch plant designs or “cookie cutter” options to make the process easy, but does it satisfy all of your needs?
Liddell Industries and Sterling Concrete Equipment work diligently to provide our customers with the batch plant that will best perform for their needs. All concrete ready mix producers’ operations are different, so settling for the cookie cutter plant design may not be the best investment. Key areas we focus on with custom designed batch plants are flow of traffic on the site, the ability of the plant to grow as your operation grows, ease of maintenance and accessibility, and ease of operator ease.
Traffic flow and management on your batch plant site is integral to a successful operation. Designing a plant that fits the site and accounts for all traffic flow will speed up your operation. No matter how fast a batch plant can batch, it’s only as fast as its slowest part. Ensuring efficient flow of traffic for the plant to receive material and load trucks is key to increasing your production.
Designing a batch plant with the ability to grow can benefit you in two ways, decreased initial cost and lowered expansion cost in the future. Building an oversized batch plant from the start will dramatically increase your overall start-up cost for something you will not immediately use. Designing a plant that fits your operational requirements now and that has the ability for planned expansion lowers your start-up investment. Planned expansion capability is the best choice for many producers, it helps them be budget friendly at the start and gives them the flexibility to grow with the market in the future.
All batch plants no matter their age require maintenance daily, weekly, monthly, and annually. Designing a plant that fits your accessibility and maintenance needs is pivotal to reducing down time and delivering for your customers. Accessibility of the batch plant reduces maintenance cost, cuts down on maintenance time, and allows for better visual inspection areas to catch problems early.
Ease of operator use of your plant through design, automation, accessibility, and personal preferences increases plant output and overall plant moral. Designing a plant with the operator in mind has great long-term benefits. Proper design of accessibility and automation decreases the daily hassles of operating the plant. This decrease results in less mistakes, better product, and less downtime.
Designing a custom batch plant made for your operation comes with many benefits that a standard plant may be unable to provide. Liddell Industries and Sterling Concrete Equipment take pride in providing our customers with batch plants that fit their needs for all aspects of their operation. Delivering value through design is something you can count on.