The Mixing Tower: the main characteristic of the Batch Mix Asphalt Plant
Once they are dried, the aggregates reach a temperature of 150-160°C in the dryer and are then transported to the reselecting screen by means of a bucket elevator.
In the vibrating screen, the materials are newly separated by the meshes on the basis of the size required. Once separated, the hot aggregates are fed into the appropriate compartment (4 to 6) and are kept as hot as possible until they are ready to be weighed.
The mixer consists of an armoured hopper, on the inside of which there are two rotating arms with paddles. The counter-rotation of these two arms mixes the aggregates, bitumen and filler until a homogeneous mix is produced.