Concrete Products

AUG 2015

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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42 • August 2015 INNOVATIONS REPORT FILTER PRESSES 692 West Conway Rd, Suite 24, Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Tel: (231) 439-5000 Fax: (231) 439-5001 Microwave Moisture Measurement Technology Reliability Service and Support Nobody Does It Better! After Concrete Washout System testing, Ready Made plant staff and McLanahan engineers determined that excess sand in the slurry was limiting the effciency of the overhead beam flter press and its 630-mm x 630-mm recessed chamber plates. The producer added the Mc- Lanahan Separator, a cyclone ftted with an underfow regulator that improves the recovery of sand from the washout water before transferring cement fnes and water to the flter press. The Separator equips the flter press to live up to its potential for rapid conversion of slurry to recyclable water and cakes of primarily cement fnes composition. McLanahan has calibrated the flter press to operate at 80–100 psi and yield 35-mm thick cakes. cakes are easy to handle and manager, and a far cry from the slurry Ready Made was used to dealing with. Additionally, the producer has been able to utilize clean, recycled water from the filter press in concrete production and plant operations, especially truck wash- out. With the need to maintain a small pro- duction footprint and closely monitor water consumption, plant team members are also developing new uses for the recycled wash water. "We are grateful we hooked up with a worldwide company willing to send a crew of three or four out to our little operation in Salt Lake City," Philips notes. "Every time there's been an issue, McLanahan people have been here to help us and work through it." — McLanahan Corp., Hollidaysburg, Pa., 814/695-9807;

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