Concrete is used all around us as foundation for buildings and exterior surfaces, parking lots, sidewalks, countertops, and more. Although walking or riding a car on concrete is a daily occurrence, it’s easy to overlook the basic elements that go into this essential of modern living.
Concrete is made of a few basic components:
- Sand and/or aggregate
- Cement, comprised of limestone and clay that have been crushed and mixed into a fine powder solution
Of these components, the ratio of water to cement is particularly important. Continue reading “The Importance of Water in Concrete Mixing”
With one huge scoop, you grab the rock and stone in front of you, collecting it in the bucket of your front-end loader. You move forward, ready to dump the material into the load chute of the conveyor. Someone gives a shout, arms waving and signaling you to stop: “Hold up! We’ve got a jam.” The belt conveyor is down again for maintenance, and you’ve got some time on your hands; this could mean several hours of downtime for the team.
Hauling components is an important part of the production processes of varying industries including concrete, chemical, mining, wastewater treatment, and more. Within these bulk handling operations, belt conveyors are an economical way to transport materials of varying sizes. Continue reading “Rock & Roll with Belt Conveyor System Solutions”
As we welcome the new year, we’re happy to announce our team will be attending two trade shows over the next few weeks: World of Concrete (January 17-19) and AHR Expo (February 6-8). Continue reading “Upcoming Trade Shows – Visit Us at World of Concrete and AHR Expo!”