Concrete Products

JUL 2017

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Page 50 of 107 July 2017 • 49 FEATURE SCHLUTER SYSTEMS BMH Systems equipped the Thin-set batch plant with four 150-ton silos and a single horizontal shaft Arcen mixer. The 3-meter model features a powerful gearbox and 125-hp motor; reinforced ST52 steel vat; shaft bearings on both sides; double face mixing paddles of anti-wear material; pneumatic operated discharge door; two access doors on the front side; and, access platforms and stairs for one manual additives feed door on the mixer top. TIMELY TURNKEY All production aspects were in place for the Schluter SET, ALL-SET and FAST-SET launch and order book, thanks to mobilization at Plattsburgh resulting in construction of a 47,500-sq.-ft. bagging line and warehouse plus a high output batch plant. Working under a turnkey contract, Montreal-based BMH Systems designed the latter around an MEH 4500 Arcen mixer and 600 tons of bulk storage. In addition to two cement and two sand silos, along with companion weigh hoppers, BMH supplied a holding hopper, central dust collection, control system and plant enclosure, while performing founda- tion design, erection, installation and start up services. "At the beginning of the project, we did a world wide search for a prospective batch plant source. BMH is located close to our Plattsburgh facility and has a family business style approach similar to ours," says Ludwig. "The company has quality, well organized vendors, and executed on our time line." With its home base still in Iserlohn, Ger- many, he adds, Schluter Systems continues to thrive as a family-run business that reaches many countries around the world. Schluter North America set up shop in Plattsburgh in 1989 with two employees and a 13,000-sq.- ft. warehouse. It presently occupies nearly 600,000 square feet of warehouse and office space, and employs more than 500 through- out the U.S. and Canada. Bagging line and warehouse enclosure construction began in the second half of 2016 with a hard February 2017 deadline for Schluter Thin-set production start up. The new facility extends a campus Schluter Systems North America has developed over nearly three decades. PHOTOS: BMH Systems

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