Lycon, Inc. – Mobile 5 Central Mix
When Lycon Inc. of Janesville, Wisconsin needed a central mix concrete batch plant on short notice, they turned to their partners at RexCon. Working with their trusted RexCon sales team, they found the Mobile 5 Central Mix Concrete Batch Plant would meet their production and mobility requirements.
Lycon, a family-owned, Wisconsin-based producer of ready mix concrete, wash sand & gravel, mortars, and building products, needed a portable batch plant to support their growing business.
Thanks to RexCon’s commitment to shrinking lead times and maintaining rolling stock of popular concrete plant and mixer models, RexCon was able to install, deliver, and train the company on their new plant on short notice.
RexCon customized the Mobile 5 to include an additional auxiliary silo for a second cementitious material, aggregate bin extensions for greater productivity, a high-volume, low-pressure aeration blower to keep cement freely-flowing, and a polyurethane-lined dump cone with outboard supports to load truck mixers.
This wet batch plant also featured a newly designed 5 Cubic Yard Tilt Mixer that was first unveiled at the 2013 World of Concrete. This mixer is based on the original Rex mixer design, known worldwide for its single pivot simplicity and mixer efficiency, while introducing several new improvements. It adds on to a rich central mix legacy with new features to make concrete producers more profitable, such as eliminating an entire second motor to boost power efficiency and reducing the cost of every cubic yard of concrete while retaining high mixing quality. The mixer also features a new tilting design that increases dump height and lowers the overall plant elevation, while retaining the low-maintenance and operationally efficient single pivot tilt.
For more information on the Mobile 5 Central Mix Portable Concrete Batch Plant, visit the product page or contact your RexCon sales team today!
Dickinson Ready Mix – LoGo 12 Transit Mix
With the economy and commercial business in western North Dakota booming, Scott Olin GM / Vice-President of Dickinson Ready Mix decided his company needed to upgrade their current production to maintain satisfactory levels to service the area.
Scott looked to RexCon and bought a LoGo 12 Transit Mix Batch Plant. The LoGo 12 provided two gravity feed cements with a 1050 barrel split silo, or approximately 200 Tons of cementitious material storage. An auxiliary silo with 550 barrels (approx. 100 Tons) capacity was installed for additional storage or a third product.
With the need for higher production in mind, Scott determined a 150 Ton, four compartment aggregate storage bin and 12 cubic yard batcher would handle their needs. Each compartment has two discharge gates which leaves open the possibilities for additional compartments at a later date. Additional ground storage was provided through a multi-hopper material conveying system purchased from locally headquartered Fisher Industries.
The LoGo 12 is operated through RexCon RC3 computer batch controls. The controls were enclosed in a dust proof control room which directly views the truck loading lane. The same RC3 controls and control room are set up to remotely control their old back up plant in the near future.
Ramping the truck lane enables faster loading times for the rear discharge trucks. A drivers side overhead monitor assists drivers with positioning the rear discharge truck underneath the boot.
The entire batch plant was enclosed in precast tilt up concrete panels. Besides new administrative offices and show room, the new facility includes additional truck storage and maintenance area, a truck washdown area, a hot water heat system, and a quality control lab room.
See the November 2011 issue of Concrete Products or call the RexCon sales team for more information.