In the world of road maintenance and paving, as well as construction, the issue of recovering material deriving from demolition and scarification is becoming increasingly urgent, with the dual objective of combining environmental protection with economic savings. Those who work in the sector are well aware of the huge costs of transporting and disposing of asphalt and material from demolition, as well as the costs for the purchase and transport of new raw materials to the site. Now, as never before, it is necessary to realize the sector features its own circular economy, particularly in regards to bituminous conglomerates: road paving can be recycled several times, in full compliance with the regulations in force.
Simex has chosen to focus on the recycling of asphalt milling, more correctly called today bituminous conglomerate granulate by the legislation (called RA or RAP - Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement), beginning from its expertise in the field of crushing and screening waste materials from demolition, creating a new specific bucket for the recovery of bituminous conglomerate and other construction site aggregates. As always, developing this new equipment stems from actively listening to the market, to our dealers as end users, who, every day, must handle new application requirements, regulatory restrictions, administrative constraints and costs for the disposal of materials.
From cold milling, to the wide range of road milling machines for compact track loaders and excavator arms, to the crushing and volume reduction of aggregates, Simex can now offer multiple solutions for recovering bituminous conglomerate on site. The conglomerate recovered can also be processed in appropriate plants: for the latter case, there are in fact specific grain size classifications that must be followed.
The Simex R&D department has combined the concept of milling drums with rotor crusher bucket technology, giving life to the range of CBA asphalt granulator buckets, available in two models: CBA 30 for 18 to 28-ton excavators, and CBA 40 for the 25 to 40-ton range. The equipment features a cylindrical drum consisting of interchangeable teeth, driven by large displacement radial piston hydraulic motors, in direct drive. The rear grid determines the grain size of the material output and is available in several configurations, to meet the different characteristics required for the milled material by the regulations in force in various countries. Finally, the device for the automatic reversal of the drum rotation guarantees operational continuity and high productivity.
The CBA asphalt granulator buckets aim to ensure broad autonomy for operators engaged on a daily basis in road maintenance works, crushing aggregates and filling excavations for laying underground utilities. Cutting down the time and costs related to transport, minimizing the purchase of new raw materials, means optimizing the logistical and economic dynamics of your site, while keeping a watchful eye on the issue of environmental impact and the recovery of those materials which, subject to specific local regulations, could be considered a resource and no longer waste.
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