The BA 3000 delivers 400 t/h thanks to its huge silo
Cajot has operated a BENNINGHOVEN mixing plant of type BA 3000 with a mixing capacity of up to 240 t/h in Leudelange since 2005. At this location, the company produces asphalt for roads of all sizes, car parks, industrial sites, private premises and airports. The plant previously had one silo with a storage capacity of 300 t of asphaltic mixture. That was no longer sufficient for Cajot because “it’s not uncommon for us to receive orders for volumes of 3,000 –4,000 t per day. The new silo now gives us a larger buffer for supplying 400 t per hour all day long,” explains Marco Claus, Managing Director. To ensure that its 15-strong team could produce and supply the various mixtures economically, Cajot had the mixed material loading silo designed and built by BENNINGHOVEN. Although no project of this type had ever been implemented on this scale, it did not faze either Cajot or BENNINGHOVEN. Cajot can now produce mixture in advance and store it in the eight bins each with a capacity of 100 t from which four trucks can be loaded simultaneously. “That gives us greater latitude at the planning stage and ensures greater process reliability for large construction projects,” says Achim Keller, Sales Manager from the sales and service company of the WIRTGEN GROUP in Windhagen, Germany, pinpointing two key benefits.