Download PDF version (717.2k). The full text of this article is available as a PDF document.
New machinery and advanced process controls result in faster mixing times. Today's plants incorporate technology that can offer both increased productivity and mix-plant quality. For expansion and replacement strategies, it is important to understand why these changes impact purchasing. The production cycle can be the key to overall efficiency. Key components of cycle time are charging time, mixing time, mixer-discharge time, and return time.