In industrial work settings, success is found at the convergence of a well-optimized strategy and properly selected machinery. The bigger the project, the more crucial it is for project managers get these two elements right. As a recent project in the City of Denver, Colorado shows, Astec aggregate processing equipment is more than capable of providing industry-leading technology that perfectly aligns with the right strategy.

Case Study: Astec Machinery Excels in Denver

When it comes to operating in the middle of busy cities, municipal officials are very often concerned with space and efficiency. Unfortunately, a lot of equipment is either too large or lacks the energy efficiency to meet environmentally conscious standards. Thus, when Astec approached the City of Denver with a bid to handle its plans for a full-service asphalt recycling plant, the team had its work cut out for them. But it didn’t just meet expectations – it far exceeded them.

Doug Legg, manager with the City and County of Denver, was looking for a machine that could “feed, crush and screen all on one chassis to keep the overall footprint compact.” He also wanted something that had the flexibility to operate on electric power only, to prevent the challenges that come with oil dust plugging and overheating engines. Furthermore, the machine’s production capabilities were crucial, needing the capacity to crush and screen 250-300 tons of materials per hour.

ProSizer 3600The solution was the ProSizer 3600 impactor plant, which has revolutionized the city’s approach to asphalt recycling.

“From start to finish, we rotomill our own streets, bring the millings to this yard, process them through the ProSizer 3600 plant, and haul them across the street to our asphalt plant, which is a 300 tons per hour double-drum,” Legg says. “We’ll haul that asphalt back out to our internal crews and lay it back on the street.”

The team began crushing in April 2018, and quickly mastered the machine, which has led to faster projects, better results, and fewer wasted resources.

Amaco: Ontario’s Provider of Astec Machinery

At Amaco, we’re proud to supply Ontario with Astec crushing and screening equipment that can be used in a variety of settings and capacities – including aggregate crushing, screening, material handling, and washing. For more information on our products and how we can supply you with the right equipment for your project, contact us today!

Amaco is Ontario’s heavy equipment specialist and has helped municipalities, contractors, and owner-operators across the province find the right machine solutions for them. Contact us today to discuss your needs!

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Jeff MacDonald