Erie Strayer Concrete Batch Plants
All steel used in construction of the Erie Strayer plants is a minimum of ASTM A36. Many competitive plants are fabricated of "mild steel" with low carbon content resulting in lower strength and rapid corrosive attack.
All steel liners used in the Erie Strayer plants is a minimum of 1/4" AR400 which is a minimum of 400 Brinell hardness. Most competitive plants utilize 3/16" AR225 or 235 Brinell which is an average hardness and not guaranteed.
Steel preparation, prior to painting is by use of Wheelabrator shot blast booth assuring complete removal of all mill scale and other foreign contaminants prior to application of prime coat. Surface profile is greatly enhanced assuring the bond of paint to steel. Most competitive plants receive power tool cleaning only.
All Erie Strayer plants are factory wired and plumbed to a level far beyond the industry standard. This results in time and expense savings at time of installation. All major sections of the plants are completely wired to a terminal box and plumbed to single point for interconnection. Many competitive plants are not wired nor plumbed,requiring all connections to be made in the field at time of installation.
Erie Strayer plants are equipped with superior purchased components such as Ingersol-Rand air compressors; Parker hydraulics, pneumatic cylinders, solenoid valves; Goodyear belting; Dodge shaft mounted reducers and bearings; Bray butterfly valves. All Erie Strayer pneumatic components, e.g., air cylinders, solenoid valves and air vibrators are permanently lubricated which does not require the use of an air line oiler. Air vibrators are all rotary turbine. Many competitive plant manufactures utilize components that are off brand and not available universally throughout the world.
All Erie Strayer plants and mixers are factory assembled and tested prior to shipment, assuring proper fit and operation. Mixers, belt conveyors, water systems, scale systems, etc., are all run and checked for proper operation prior to shipment. Customers are encouraged to participate in this assembly and test procedure.