How To Choose The Best Asphalt Plant?

There are many factors needing to be taken into account when you endeavor to choose the best asphalt plant, such as your project's properties, your procurement budget, capacity, model of asphalt mix plant for sale,etc., each one of which has a huge impact on the final decision so that each one needs to be considered twice.

Whichever Asphalt Mix Plant Suits You Is The Best

How TO Choose Asphalt Plant Rightly

When choosing an asphalt mix plant, the one with high-capacity, top-of-the-line configuration is not the best, and the one that suits you most is the best!

  • Capacity of asphalt mix plant should suit the scale of your project.
  • Batch type or drum type, which one meets your project quality requirements most.
  • Stationary type or mobile type, which one suits your project characteristics most.
  • Procurement budget should be appropriate for your project cost.
  • The overall size of asphalt mix plant should suit your site area.
  • Removal effect of the dust collectors should meet your local environmental protection requirements.
  • The fuel used in the burner should be suitable for your energy accessibility and cost budget.

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5 Steps To Help You Choose Asphalt Mix Plant

Step 1. Determine the Use and Type of Asphalt Mix Plant

Determine the use and type of asphalt mix plant firstly, basing on project requirements.As shown below:

1. If the project is a large-scale and high-grade new road, LB asphalt batch mix plant or ELB environment-friendly asphalt mix plant should be selected; if the scale is small, no additives are required, and the grade is not that high, you can choose DHB asphalt drum mix plant.

2. It is more suitable to select YLB mobile asphalt mix plant or MDHB mobile asphalt mix plant if the road project has long mileage and narrow road surface,and needs asphalt mix plant to relocate several times in a short time. If the mileage of the target segment you are undertaking is not particularly long, the road surface is more than 4 lanes in both directions, the fixed asphalt batch mix plant or asphalt drum mix plant is more suitable.

3. SLB asphalt drum mix plant and QLB mobile asphalt plant will suffice if some small pits on the old road need to be repaired.

4. To make a large-scale regenerative repair of the old road, it is best to choose RLB asphalt recycling plant.

5. If the project is in a hilly area, the installation space is limited, small-capacity mobile asphalt mix plant is a smart choice, such as SLB asphalt drum mix plant and QLB mobile asphalt plant.

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Step 2. Determine the capacity of Asphalt Mix Plant

Given the scale of the project, calculate the average output per hour of the mix plant. If the calculation result is 40 tons, you should choose a mix plant with the capacity of 50tph or 60tph. If the output in 8 working hours must reach 3,000 tons, it is best to choose a plant with a capacity of 400tph. The ideal ashalt mix plant is able to operate at 80-90% capacity most of the time.

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It is extremely easy for large-capacity asphalt mix plant to fill up the finished mixture cabin.It has to be shut down at this time to leave time for the transport truck to empty the finished mixture cabin, which will reduce production efficiency and increase costs. Small-capacity asphalt mixing plant does not have such problems.

Step 3. Determine Whether It Can Meet Local Road Construction Standards, Environmental Protection and Energy Saving Requirements

Different countries and regions have different road construction specifications. For exemple,the particle size of cold materials used for paving are explicitly stipulated in the specification, according to which the mesh size of the screens needs to be adjusted. Different countries and regions also have different environmental protection and energy conservation standards. If it fails to meet the standards, it may have to bear the risk of being ordered to shut down. Hence an environment-friendly asphalt mix plant is costly, but in the long term, the investment benefits are even more impressive.

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  • Environment-friendly asphalt mix plants, such as JNW series and JJW series, will save resources by adding insulation layers to the bitumen tanks and pipes, recycling and reusing old powders, and feeding ingredients intelligently to eliminate flash.
  • Environment-friendly asphalt mix plant has a high degree of intelligence, which helps itself solve the shortcomings that traditional asphalt plant takes a long time to weigh hot aggregate, improving the production efficiency. As production increases, investment returns naturally increase.
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Step 4. Determine Price Range

The procurement budget directly determines the capacity and type of asphalt mix plant you can choose. In order to fully determine the budget or make full use of the budget, you must consider the cost-effectiveness different types of asphalt mix plants manufactured by different manufacturers.

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  • Asphalt mix plant is consist of several systems, such as cold material supply system, drying system, lifting system, screening system, weighing system, dust removal system, control system, etc..So you can roughly figure out the price range of your customized plant by adding up the price of the core components of each system.
  • Price of each type of asphalt mix plant manufactured by Liaoyuan machinery is listed as following:
Series Model Price
Asphalt Batch Mix Plant LB Series LB700、LB1000、LB1200、LB1500、LB2000
LB2500、LB3000、LB4000、LB5000
$135,000 Above
Environmental Asphalt Plant ELB Series ELB700、ELB1000、ELB1200、ELB1500、ELB2000
ELB2500、ELB3000、ELB4000、ELB5000
$152,000 Above
Asphalt Batch Mixing Plant JNW Series JNW180、JNW220、JNW260、JNW340 $500,000 Above
YLB Mobile Asphalt Plant YLB700、YLB1000、YLB1500、YLB2000 $182,000 Above
QLB Mobile Asphalt Plant QLB10、QLB15、QLB20、QLB30
QLB40、QLB60、QLB80
$59,000 Above
Asphalt Recycling Plant RLB Series RLB60、RLB80、RLB120、RLB160 $182,000 Above
DHB Asphalt Drum Mixing Plant DHB20、DHB40、DHB60、DHB80、DHB100 $70,000 Above
MDHB Asphalt Drum Mixing Plant MDHB20、MDHB40、MDHB60、MDHB80、MDHB100 $70,000 Above
SLB Asphalt Drum Mix Plant SLB8、SLB10、SLB15、SLB20、SLB30 $23,000 Above

Step 5. Determine Asphalt Mix Plant Manufacturer

The cost of operating and maintaining asphalt mix plant is relatively low if your opt for right manufacturer.How to choose out the right asphalt mix plant manufacturer?The following 6 points of view are available for reference:

  • See if the manufacturer is focused on producing asphalt mix plants. Focusing on this, the manufacturer will inevitably invest a lot of money and manpower to do research and development, the production process will be refined, and the after-sales service will be perfect.
  • See if the manufacturer has been running for a long time. In general, manufacturing companies that can survive in the market for more than 10 years are trustworthy.
  • See if the asphalt mix plant series are complete. Manufacturing companies that lack certain models are usually not too large and have poor process development capabilities.
  • See if the production process is advanced and whether the manufacturer is concerned with product details. This directly determines the product quality of the asphalt mix plant that is ultimately delivered to the customer.
  • See if the after-sales service is considerate. Manufacturers who can immediately respond to and follow up in the after-sales service can save you a lot of time and cost and increase investment return.
  • See if the manufacturer's management system and corporate culture are rigorous and inspiring. The manufacturer's corporate culture should not be ignored. It is corporate culture that injects some kinds of gene into the company and its products.

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Pay Attention To These Problems Around Asphalt Mix Plant Itself

After strategy and steps of choosing an asphalt mix plant are understood, some key issues surrounding the plant itself need to be considered. Here are some examples of key issues:

1. What fuel is used in the burner?

There are 3 kinds of fuel,coal, gas and oil. In general, you need to consider fuel supply issues in terms of both convenience and cost. Which fuel is more convenient to get, which fuel is cheaper and more cost-effective to use, your answer to these questions should be the reason why you customize the burner at the manufacturer.

2. How to deal with waste powder?

The waste powder is discharged directly from the external discharge port of the dust collector, and it is easy to pollute the surrounding environment. The recycling of waste powder is not only conducive to environmental protection, but also effectively saves resources. JJW series, JNW series asphalt mix plant can collect waste powder in a concentrated way, humidify and stir, and finally discharge into a special dust collection room, waiting for reuse.

3. How to configure the dust collectors?

Asphalt drum mix plant generally uses a cyclone dust collector, and the one with a larger capacity (greater than 40pth)is equipped with water dust collector,which has limited environmental protection effects. You can ask the manufacturer to equip an advanced baghouse filter on asphalt drum mix plant. Asphalt batch mix plant is equipped with a volute dust collector and a baghouse filter, which can better deal with dust pollution problems. JJW series and the JNW series have the best environmental protection effects due to their two more baghouse dust collectors.

4. How to choose the asphalt supply method?

Bitumen supply method is relatively rough in some countries or regions, some dig a pit on the ground for containing bitumen,some others use a barrel or a large tanker, which not only does not save energy, but also cause low quality of finished mixture.Asphalt mixing plants manufactured by Liaoyuan Machinery adopt asphalt tanks, which can continuously maintain tempreture to ensure that the bitumen is in a liquid state by directly heating or heat transfer oils.The temperature is controllable,and the process is energy-saving and the finished mixture comes out with high-quality.

5. Do you need additives?

Some projects require the use of additives such as mastic, asphalt mix plants appliable for these projects require an external powder system. No need if the projects have no such requirements.

6. Which control system do you choose?

There are two kinds of human-computer interfaces for you to choose freely, such as computer and touch screen. They all adopt PLC control system to realize manual or semi-automatic control. It is convenient and intuitive to operate, saves operating costs and has high safety.You can specify which brand of PLC control system to use on your asphalt plant.

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Asphalt mix plants are large-scale equipments, so there are supposed to be many problems such as above. If you do not understand, or have other questions, please feel free to contact us.Contact us by calling +86-377-63877798 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,or directly click on box below to leave a message, we will promptly give you a satisfactory answer.

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Comparison of Product Characteristics of Liaoyuan Machiney's Full Series Asphalt Mix Plant

After more than 20 years of development, Liaoyuan Machinery has become one of the pioneers in China's road construction machinery industry. Liaoyuan Machinery focused on the research and development of asphalt mix plants and obtained a number of technical patents. Its asphalt mix plant products cover a full range of coverage to meet a variety of deeply requirements. In 2010, Liaoyuan Machinery gained the CE certification for opening the European market and the GOST certification for the Russian market.Our products have been exported to more than 80 countries and regions. The high-end products -JNW series and JJW series asphalt mix plant have been unanimously praised by European and American markets. In 2018, Liaoyuan Machinery became the directory membership unit of China Construction Machinery Industry Association(CCMA). The detailed comparison of its product features is as follows:

Series LB Series ELB Series JNW Series JJW Series
Capacity(t/h) 60 ~ 400 60 ~ 400 180 ~ 340 230 ~ 360
Mixer Capacity(kg) 750~5000 750~5000 2000~4000 3000~4000
Mixing Method Batch Batch Batch Batch
Stationary/Mobile Stationary Stationary Stationary Stationary
Accurate Screening Yes Yes Yes Yes
Precise Weighing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Filler/Additive feeding Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mixing Tower Yes Yes Yes Yes
First Stage Dust Collector Gravitational Dust Collector Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cyclone Dust Collector Optional NA NA NA
Second Stage Dust Collector Baghouse Dust Collector Yes Yes Yes Yes
Water Dust Collector Optional NA NA NA
Fit For Road Grade Highway and Trunk Road Yes Yes Yes Yes
Subtrunk Road Yes Yes Yes Yes
Country and Local Road Yes Yes Yes Yes
Road Maintenance Yes Yes Yes Yes
Features Convenient for transportation and relocation High quantity of finished mixture The silo equipped with high-precision electronic scales and sensors Use vertical drying towers to significantly reduce cost
Adopt self-researching heating technology Can produce finished mixture with special formula Automatically control of cold aggregate supply and hot aggregate reserves to eliminate flash Precisely control of cold aggregate supply and hot aggregate reserves to eliminate flash
Elevater with plate chain design Enclose mixing tower to reduce environmental pollution Eliminate flash Eliminate flash
Hot silo with high-rise design to increase storage Optimize drum structure and make heating efficiency higher Batch production time is greatly shortened All systems are fully enclosed
Adopt baghouse dust collector Full combustion and less pollution High quantity of finished mixture Batch production time is shortened to 40s
Fault self-diagnosis feedback PLC Control system Production capacity is 15% higher than other asphalt batch mix plant of the same model Production capacity is 15% higher than other asphalt batch mix plant of the same model
Core components adopt international famous brand products Advantages of LB series are all available Advantages of LB series are all available Advantages of LB series are all available
Pass CE and Gost Certification
Series YLB Series QLB Series DHB Series MDHB Series SLB Series
Capacity(t/h) 60 ~ 160 10 ~ 80 20 ~ 100 20 ~ 100 8 ~ 30
Mixer Capacity(kg) 700~2000 ~ ~ ~ ~
Mixing Method Batch Batch Drum Drum Drum
Stationary/Mobile Mobile Mobile Stationary Mobile Mobile
Accurate Screening Yes NA NA NA NA
Precise Weighing Yes Yes NA NA NA
Filler/Additive feeding Yes Yes No No No
Mixing Tower Yes No No No No
First Stage Dust Collector Gravitational Dust Collector Yes NA NA NA NA
Cyclone Dust Collector NA Yes Yes Yes Yes
Second Stage Dust Collector Baghouse Dust Collector Yes Optional Optional Optional Optional
Water Dust Collector NA Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fit For Road Grade Highway and Trunk Road Yes No No No No
Subtrunk Road Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Country and Local Road Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Road Maintenance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Features each with a mobile chassis, convenient for transportation and relocation Accurate measurement and stable quality Compact structure, less land footprint Compact structure, less land footprint Dry and mixing drum integrated design
High quantity of finished mixture Roller reverse drying and forward rotation Discharge convenient for transportation and relocation each with a mobile chassis, convenient for transportation and relocation Roller reverse drying and forward rotation Discharge
Optimize design of drying drum and mixer for better performance Programmable control system,screen touchable Remotely control weighing sensor and variable frequency motor, make Cold aggregates proportion accurate Remotely control weighing sensor and variable frequency motor, make Cold aggregates proportion accurate Remotely control weighing sensor and variable frequency motor, make Cold aggregates proportion accurate
Compact structure, less land footprint Automatic and semi-automatic free switching
Each module is equipped with independent distribution cabinet each with a mobile chassis, convenient for transportation and relocation Dry and mixing drum integrated design, fast heating speed and less heat loss Dry and mixing drum integrated design, fast heating speed and less heat loss convenient for transportation and relocation
PLC Control system Coal and fuel dual-purpose burner, optional Fuel and coal burner,optional
Adopt baghouse dust collector Dry drum and double-shaft mixing design,evenly stirred Low initial investment and highly cost effective Low initial investment and highly cost effective Stable and easy to maintain

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