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Astec Industries, Inc.

Address 1725 Shepherd Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37421, US
Website astecindustries.com
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ASTEC announces dates for 2017 advanced customer schools

ASTEC, INC., an Astec Industries company, has announced the dates for the 2017 Advanced Customer Schools. Six weeks of schools are available. Attendees can choose to attend one of these sessions: January 9-12, January 16-19, January 30-February 2, February 6-9, February 13-16, or February 20-23, 2017. New for the 2017 schools, ASTEC will provide translation for French speakers during the schools held the weeks of January 30-February 2 and February 6-9 and translation for Spanish speakers during the weeks of February 13-16 and February 20-23.

Astec test fires largest burner to date

Astec, Inc., an Astec Industries company has test-fired the largest burner that it has manufactured since entering the burner market in 2003. Astec built the 150 MBTU long-nose Phoenix Talon burner for Milestone Construction in Indianapolis to be used in a Dillman unified drum rated at 600 TPH. The burner weighs about 12,000 pounds.

Run More Types of Mix, Improve Production and Save Fuel

Efficient and consistent drying is one of the biggest challenges in operating an asphalt plant. For example, open graded friction course (OGFC), stone mastic asphalt (SMA), or High RAP and RAS can cause high baghouse temperatures. Furthermore, virgin or low RAP mixes, dense graded mixes and warm mix cause very low baghouse temperatures. For these reasons, plant operators have found it very hard to do everything without physically changing the drum flighting – plus the consequences of these temperature changes can spell real trouble.

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