5 New Innovations for Washing Aggregate

Water restrictions. Droughts. Increasing energy costs. With odds like these, getting the most profit from your aggregate or mining operation keeps getting tougher. Thanks to new washing technology, these stressors don’t need to negatively impact your bottom line.

Here are five key things to consider when you’re looking to purchase a new washing plant.

  1. Power-Saving Designs: Lessen your plant’s energy intake with high-pressure aggregate washing designs. This new technology uses up to 15 percent less power than log washers.


  1. Water Conservation: Decrease your water consumption by upgrading your washing plant technology. The log washer design uses as much as 800 gpm in a washing cycle. High-pressure aggregate washing plants trim that down to 26 gpm and allow you to reuse as much as 90 percent of the water from each cycle.

The Hydro-Clean can process as much as 360 tons per hour


  1. Maintenance and Upkeep: Saving time is saving money, and choosing a unit that requires little maintenance does both. While older washing systems need regular service and parts replacement, such as bearings, belts and paddles, new aggregate washing machines require minimal maintenance. Plus, the machines feature sensors that stop operation when there is no longer material in the drum, resulting in less wear to your machine.


  1. Smaller Footprints: High-pressure aggregate washing plants weigh as much as 60 percent less than log washers and take up significantly less room despite the higher capacities. That makes new machines easy to fit into your operation.


  1. Rapid Processing Times: Do more faster with new machines that process as much as 360 tons per hour. Plus, you’ll remove silt and clay particles as small as 63 microns, salvaging what may have previously been waste. That means more money faster.


Want to see this technology, which not only does more but costs less, in action? Check out this video of Haver & Boecker’s Hydro-Clean wash plant, send in materials for testing or get more information.

Michael Honea About Michael Honea

Michael Honea is the process engineer at Haver & Boecker. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the Hydro-Clean, an innovative washing solution for aggregates — from testing materials at jobsites to ensuring customer satisfaction. Contact us for more information.