The ACM Prime provides the quality control benefits of a high-capacity plant yet comes in a fully mobile package. The main plant fits on two, two-axle trailers – and remains on them upon arrival and during operation. When it’s time for relocation, the trailers are simply attached to trucks and moved.
The new ACM Prime is a continuous plant that is “100% mobile,” meaning accessories such as tanks, RAP feeders, self-erecting storage silos and the control house are also on wheels. With previous models, some of these elements were stationary.
The shift to 100% mobility is in response to the needs of the North American market, where fast and effortless relocation is essential to many businesses.
All components are manufactured in the U.S., with the exception of the trailers, which are sourced from Latin America. The U.S. manufacturing ensures quality and eliminates supply chain issues.
Many start-up asphalt plant manufacturers utilise the ACM Prime because it gives them the flexibility needed to reach new customers. The cost of this compact plant is also less than a traditional stationary plant, making it easier for small businesses to enter the market.
More established businesses use the ACM Prime because of its mobility, convenience and small footprint upon arrival.
The plant is ready to work quickly. It arrives assembled, and plug-in components make setup extremely fast.
While the ACM Prime is highly mobile, it produces high-quality mix. The plant has successfully manufactured mix for airport runways, where quality is of the utmost importance.
Production capacity is 180 U.S. tons per hour with 5% moisture. Mixing times are adjustable, based on the recipe and desired output. The plant can utilise RAP, produce warm mix, and incorporate filler, fibers and other additives.
The Ammann as1 Control System is the brains of the plant. The proprietary system is highly advanced, yet extremely intuitive. It helps improve quality while reducing material waste and energy consumption.
A proven, reliable and robust fieldbus system is included.
Fuel efficiency is another benefit. Heat exchange is optimised between hot gases generated by the burner flame and aggregates. Enclosed gaskets between the dryer and chamber are well insulated. Air pressure is controlled inside the drum and burner – and dryer and burner settings are precise to minimise fuel burn.
The ACM Prime Plant is built for long life and reliability. A low-pressure, gentle cleaning process reduces bag wear. Engineering ensures easy access for service and maintenance.
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