HMA Storage Silos
Astec silos store mix for four days* without loss of mix quality. That's true storage. And we guarantee it in writing.
Use the silos as a conventional surge bin during the busy time of day. At day's end avoid time-consuming start/stop operations and begin filling silos while continuing loadout. The next work-day, begin selling mix right away from full silos. Nobody has to wait for mix. Uninterrupted production runs allow you to maximize equipment efficiency and reduce material waste. Incorporate multiple silos in your plant layout and you will be ready to meet customer needs for a number of different mixes. That's how Astec storage silos reduce operating costs and improve plant operating-efficiency.
*polymer modified and open-graded mixes excluded
Features & Benefits
- Guaranteed four-day storage
- Reduce operating costs and improve plant operating-efficiency
- Ships complete with drag conveyors, traverse conveyors and batchers
- Bucket elevators available
- Standard design is to Seismic Zone IIA conditions and 150 miles per hour wind velocity
- Structural engineering staff designs foundations based on soil conditions at site
Ensure Mix QualityAstec's innovative batcher helps eliminate mix segregation. It is designed to ensure that the quality of mix that leaves the drum is the same quality stored in the silos.
Outstanding Cone DesignThe Astec silo cone is exceptional. It prevents segregation and mix build-up with its mass-flow slope, it is equipped to resist wear, protected from heat loss, and its gate seals the silo for storage.
Designed for Long-Term StorageAstec silos are insulated so well because they are designed as a storage system guaranteed to keep asphalt hot for up to four days. Many operators have even reported storing mix for up to a week with no significant loss in mix quality.
Made to LastThe Astec drag conveyor is tough. Formed from steel and lined with Ni-Hard, it is made to withstand the demands of asphalt production.
Well Thought Out FeaturesThe engineers at Astec thought through the details to design silos that will stand up to the many tons of mix that you will store over time.
Choose Options for Your FacilityWith an Astec silo, you will have an opportunity to configure your facility with options to better serve your customers and your community.