Asphalt Production Process
We generally differentiate between two types of processes in asphalt production: continuous production and discontinuous or batch production.
In continuous production, there is no interruption to the mixing process. The individual components are continuously added to the mixing process. This process is particularly suited to large building projects requiring an aggregate or recipe that does not vary.
Mobile cold recycling mixing plants are equipped with a twin-shaft continuous compulsory mixer. The mixing plant can operate non-stop, thus continuously producing cold mix.
In batch production, the components of the asphalt mixture are first weighed before being mixed in batches in an asphalt mixer according to a specific recipe. This process is more flexible as the recipe for the mixture can be changed for each batch. What is more, a greater mixing quality can be achieved due to the more precise quantities added and adapted mixing cycles.
A quick change of recipe - necessary to react to changing demands - is only possible in discontinuous or batch production. This makes asphalt mixing plants flexible for any purpose.