Besser at Icon Expo 2018

The Besser Team at ICON Expo, (some members are not picture due to conflicting schedules)
Figure: Besser

The Besser Team at ICON Expo, (some members are not picture due to conflicting schedules)
Figure: Besser
“Dream Big!” were the instructions given by Pat Dubbert, CEO and Darryl Winegar, Chief Operating Officer for Midwest Products Group to their staff prior to their visiting ICON Expo – Machinery & Equipment Show, 9 – 10 February 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Besser booth provided lots to dream about and lots of staff ready to share information about the equipment and services on display.

The highlight of our 3000 square foot booth was the Servopac Select. The machine greeted attendees as they entered the show floor. The Select is the newest member of the Servopac Family of Machines. It provides selected features from the Servopac Classic, including quick mold and height changes. It can be installed in a new installation and as a direct replacement for any existing machine using the existing machine foundation. With standard Advanced Servo Vibration, the Select brings the ultimate in production to producers whose product line is diverse. The Servopac displayed will be installed at Consumers Concrete Corporation in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Many Consumers staff traveled to Indy to get a sneak peek of their new machine.


Software, batching controls, robots

The Besser team has the experience, knowledge and tools, including proprietary kiln mapping software, to elevate the effectiveness of curing in precast plant facilities. At the ICON Expo Besser displayed a new vapor generator that will be installed at the plant of Tensolite SA, Los Pocitos, Argentina later this year.

Likewise, batching controls are critical to producing the highest quality product – Besser’s newly designed Easy Blend batching system panel was onsite to show how simple batching can be. This panel was shown courtesy of Acme Building Brands in Dallas, Texas.

Two robots, supplied by Besser’s newest Strategic Alliance Partner, Slab Innovation provided attendees a glimpse at what is possible when robots are introduced into the concrete products production environment. A small Sicoma mixer rounded out the equipment displayed in the booth.


Besser’s alliance partners at the booth

Alliance partners, Aircrete Europe, BlockUp, ECOncrete, Omni Block and PaveDrain displayed products designed to expand producers’ product lines. These generated a lot of interest from attendees seeking to enter new markets or provide new products to current markets.

Twenty-minute “Mini” sessions held on the ABCs of Curing, 5 Tips to Prevent Downtime, Top 10 Benefits of ASV/SMD and Predictive Maintenance for Today, were presented to attendees in a compact training within the booth.

A selection of concrete products produced by Besser machines and a mold sparked discussion about how to produce the units shown, questions like “What materials were used?”, “What processes were used post-production to achieve the look?” were asked frequently.



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