Material Feed

From bins to conveyors and sampling devices, Astec material handling equipment stands up to abrasive material and is built to perform. This equipment is available in sizes and configurations to suit any type of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) facility. Custom design for special installations is offered, and a wide variety of options can be supplied. Feed rates can be computer controlled and governed by the central facility control.

  • Astec cold feed system

    Cold Feed Systems

    Standard features - such as the protected walkway access at the backside of the belt feeders, steeper bins with better flow and cable trays - give you even more value for your money. We build every piece of our asphalt plants, including our bins, to be the most durable, productive and user-friendly you will find.

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  • Astec recycle system

    Recycle Systems

    Take advantage of the savings realized through the use of recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) with Astec RAP systems. The systems are offered in a range of configurations, with a variety of conveyors, screens, grizzlies and crushers. The simplest system consists of one bin, a scalping screen and a conveyor that goes directly to the drum mixer.

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Additional Equipment

  • Belt Conveyors & Scalping Screens

    • Astec belt conveyors and scalping screens
    • Astec belt conveyors and scalping screens
    • Astec belt conveyors and scalping screens
    • Astec belt conveyors and scalping screens
    • Astec belt conveyors and scalping screens
    • Astec belt conveyors and scalping screens
    • Astec belt conveyors and scalping screens
    • Astec belt conveyors and scalping screens

    Astec inclined belt conveyors feature super-strong I-beam construction. Portable conveyors come with built-in single or double deck scalping screens. Skid-mounted, relocatable models and stationary models can also have screens mounted on their ends.

  • Drag Conveyors

    • Astec drag conveyor
    • Astec drag conveyor
    • Astec drag conveyor
    • Astec drag conveyor
    • Astec drag conveyor
    • Astec drag conveyor
    • Astec drag conveyor
    • Astec drag conveyor

    This feeder lets batch plant operators enjoy the cost savings provided by RAP (Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement). Higher RAP percentages can be used because this feeder prevents severe steam reactions, which have previously limited the amount of RAP that could be used in batch mixes.

  • Traverse Conveyors

    • Astec traverse conveyor
    • Astec traverse conveyor
    • Astec traverse conveyor
    • Astec traverse conveyor
    • Astec traverse conveyor
    • Astec traverse conveyor
    • Astec traverse conveyor
    • Astec traverse conveyor

    Horizontal traverse conveyors route the hot mix asphalt from the drag conveyor into the selected silo. Astec traverse conveyors feature the same tough construction as the drag conveyors and the same two million ton guarantee. Insulated and outfitted with hot oil heating (electric heating is optional), traverse conveyors can be built in configurations to feed up to nine silos.

  • Screw Conveyors

    • Astec screw conveyor
    • Astec screw conveyor
    • Astec screw conveyor
    • Astec screw conveyor

    Screw conveyors are used to move fine material through auger action. In Hot Mix Asphalt plants these conveyors move baghouse dust to storage or back to the mix. Zero speed switches on these conveyors alert the operator in the case of a blockage or stoppage. Astec dust screws feature extra thick shafts which eliminate hanger bearings for most models. Reduction of hanger bearings means less maintenance.

  • Bucket Elevators

    • Astec bucket conveyor

    Bucket elevators move dried aggregate to the top of batch towers. Sized to fit the facilities' output, Astec bucket elevators are designed for long service life and easy maintenance access. Super-tough wear materials and a special entry chute design make Astec bucket elevators superior performers.

  • Vane Feeders & Tipping Valves

    • Astec vane feeders and tipping valves
    • Astec vane feeders and tipping valves
    • Astec vane feeders and tipping valves

    These devices meter fine material, such as baghouse dust or lime, into processes. Gravity chutes and valves, automatic tipping valves and rotary airlocks are included in the product line. A dust blower can be part of the systems. Configurations are selected depending upon the application.

  • Batch Plant RAP Feeders

    • Astec batch plant RAP feeder

    This feeder lets batch plant operators enjoy the cost savings provided by RAP (Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement). Higher RAP percentages can be used because this feeder prevents severe steam reactions, which have previously limited the amount of RAP that could be used in batch mixes.