A new era on asphalt plant! NEW CIBER iNOVA 2000

The iNOVA® 2000 introduces 5 major highlights that, acting separately or together, innovate and break some paradigms of mobile asphalt plants for continuous production flow.

More than manufacturing and supplying equipment’s, it´s key to present technical solutions for each application, and currently there are an extensive portfolio of products and solutions for a wide range of applications in construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of asphalt pavements.

In each construction step, choosing the right equipment ensures productivity and overall quality of work. Technological innovations add even more efficiency and security, walking side by side with new techniques for civil engineering, which are continuously developed to maintain and build roads faster, at lower costs and higher quality.

With 58 years’ experience in manufacturing paving equipment´s, Ciber Equipamentos Rodoviários, a Wirtgen Group company, operates in all Latin America countries, Africa, Oceania and Southeast Asia. Ciber is a reference in technology and equipment for the production of asphalt mixes, having already produced and delivered to job fields more than 1.800 plants in four continents, incontestable proof of the Ciber know-how on asphalt plants.

Ciber, supported by its experience and after intensive research on components and requirements of different asphalt mixes, developed a revolutionary plant that adapts completely to the inputs and outputs. Before that, a particular plant productivity was achieved according to the characteristics of the inputs and the final product. With the new Ciber iNOVA® 2000 maximum productivity has become a constant, regardless of the characteristics of inputs and requirements of the asphalt mix.

Innovations

The iNOVA® 2000 introduces 5 major highlights that, acting separately or together, innovate and break some paradigms of mobile asphalt plants for continuous production flow. Highlights include the largest production capacity in two mobilities; efficiency in fuel consumption; maximum performance in special mixes; ease of operation and optimized maintenance.

The highest production capacity in just two mobilities

iNOVA® 2000 combines the concept of ultra mobile plant with high production capacity. The plant is transported and installed in two chassis and output ranges between 100 to 200 t/h. Thus, land and sea transport costs are significantly lower as well as installation costs compared to plants of the same production size. Also, the plant adapts to most construction sites and presents a less complex install procedure.

Efficiency in fuel consumption

Unique technologies have been developed for the purpose of minimizing the energy consumption required for drying aggregates. The first technology is the aggregate drying time control through the variation of the dryer drum rotating speed. This technology provides the exact drying time required for each type of aggregate, always resulting in lower fuel consumption. The second difference is the automatic control technology for gas flow required for combustion from a closed-loop system. Thus, the exhaust will only provide the necessary air for burning, reducing energy consumption and ensuring perfect combustion, reducing fuel consumption. The Ciber’s Total Air burner ensures that only the air required for the combustion is heated in the drum, also resulting in lower fuel consumption.

High performance special mixes

One of the major challenges faced in the equipment design was to create a plant capable to ensure maximum heat exchange between the burner and the aggregate regardless of the type of aggregate and asphalt mix produced. The engagement between the drying time required on a size curve of the aggregates and drying time in the plant constantly provides the maximum thermal efficiency. With the iNOVA® 2000, efficiency is constant considering traditional dense mixes and special mixes such as SMA or GAP GRADED. Another feature is the external pug mill mixer with dry mixing stage, essential for the occurrence of a pre-homogenization of the aggregates before the injection of the asphalt cement, important requirement for dense mixes and essential for the production of SMA mixes requiring addition of cellulose fibers. You can also vary the aggregate mixing time according to aggregate and asphalt mix requirements. For example, a project with aggregates that do not have good adhesiveness with the CAP can stay longer mixing.

Ease of operation

Ciber plants have always been at the forefront of automation systems, featuring industrial computers with adequate strength to the work environment, operating screen with touch screen interface and digital data transmission systems (network). In addition to these technologies, iNOVA® 2000 introduces the new EasyControl® system, which makes operation much more intuitive. Auto production occurs with total management of production activities by the plant computer, including automatic variation of the flame intensity according to aggregate heating.

Optimized maintenance

Technology should be aligned with the robustness of the plant. With that in mind, the main wear components are designed to last and, when necessary, provide accessibility for maintenance. Mixer blades, for example, have special geometry that reduces the impact of aggregates with the metal structure. Also, high abrasion resistance materials were applied, reducing maintenance downtime and increasing productivity of the plant. Systems already established as the EasySpin® tool for rapid exchange of the sleeves also reduce maintenance time and the innovative fault diagnosis system detect potential failures accurately, significantly increasing the response time for any unplanned maintenance and enable resuming production in a shorter period of time.

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