Astec, Inc.

Dillman Baghouse

A 3-minute 23-second animation of Astec-Dillman, Inc.'s (Chattanooga, TN) Baghouse showing assembly and internal operation. This fixed installation unit removes all the fine, particulate dust from the gravel drying process that is exhausted in the hot air of the Dillman Unidrum Asphalt Mixer. The dust (or fines as they are called in the asphalt industry) is feed back into the Unidrum and mixed into the asphalt product.. Rendered at 720 HD resolution using global illumination.

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720 HD MP4 version

 

Universal Concrete Plant

A 4-minute 20-second animation of Astec, Inc.'s, Chattanooga, TN, Universal Concrete Plant showing assembly and internal operation. This portable plant allows contractors to produce conventional concrete, structural concrete, roller compacted concrete, or cement treated base that is superior to anything else available today. Its self-erecting design eliminates cranes and reduces mobility costs. Precision water control produces consistent concrete strength. Continuous blending results in homogeneous mixing. Rendered at 720p HD resolution using global illumination and upwards of 4 million particles.

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720p HD MP4 version

 

Baghouse

A 3-minute 23-second animation of Astec, Inc.'s, Chattanooga, TN, Baghouse showing assembly, internal operation, and airflow. This unit removes all the fine, particulate dust from the gravel drying process that is exhausted in the hot air of the Double Barrel (below). The dust (or fines as they are called in the asphalt industry) is feed back into the DB and mixed into the asphalt product. Rendered at 720p HD resolution using global illumination.

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Double Barrel Green Asphalt Mixer

A 3-minute animation of Astec, Inc.'s, Chattanooga, TN, Double Barrell Green asphalf mixing machine showing its assembly and internal operation.  Rendered at 720p HD resolution using global illumination.

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Self Erecting Bin

A 3-minute animation of a mobile unit for loading dump trucks with freshly mixed asphalt.  The animation starts with the unit in its collapsed state being pulled to a work site. Its hydraulic system is activated, lifting the bin and integrated drag conveyor into operating position. Rendered at 720p HD resolution using global illumination.

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Asphalt Storage Silo

An animation showing operation of air-tight seals of a hot asphalt storage silo.

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Belt Sampler

A 20-second "turn-table" style animation of a ingenious little device that periodically scoops a "shovel" full of gravel from off of a conveyor belt.  Though not shown, the gravel falls into a chute and collected by the AGU (Automatic Gradation Unit) below for quality-control testing.

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Automatic Gradation Unit

A 1 minute animation showing a unit that collects gravel that is periodically scooped off of a conveyor belt and tests it composition by shifting it through six filters, each having a progressively smaller screen size.  The weight of the material collected by each screen is individually measured after squentially being dumped into the square, conical chute

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