Types of Asphalt Plant

How many types of asphalt plant are there?

Based on the mixing methods, asphalt mix plant is divided into batch type and drum type.

From the perspective of mobility, asphalt plant is categorized as stationary and mobile type.

According to production capacity, asphalt mixing plant consists of small asphalt plant, medium hot mix plant and large bitumen mix plant.

Based on the treated aggregates, the hot mix production machine is divided into new aggregate hot mix processing plant and recycled asphalt plant.

However, the most commonly-used facility is the batch hot mix plant and the drum tar mixing plant currently.

The introduction of each type in details is as below.

Asphalt Batching Plant

types of asphalt plant - stationary batch hot mix plant

Asphalt batch mix plant is the most commonly used hot mixture production equipment all over the world. It manufactures the asphalt mix in batches every 45 seconds.

Due to the high flexibility of component specification and stable oil ratio, the prominent advantage of the batch type hot mix plant is the premium finished products. The LUTON batch types of  asphalt plant range from 40 t/h to 320 t/h.

Brief Working Flow

Cold aggregates from the stockpiles are fed into the aggregate hopper, then are sent to the dryer drum to remove the moisture. After being sieved, weighed and mixed with mineral fine particles and bitumen, the finished asphalt mixture is produced batch by batch.


1. Counter flow technology used in dryer drum ensures less heat loss.

2. High performance and efficiency.

3. Automatic control system makes operation easy.

4. Precise screening technology and accurate weighing system avoid the waste.

5. Premium finished products.

6. Adaptable to all sorts of the additives and agents.

7. Dual dust catching systems for environment protection are adopted.

8. High adapatability with reclaimed asphalt pavement material.


It performs well in construction sites such as high grade roads, municipal roads, urban roads, jumbo airports, ports, etc,.


ModelsLB500 ~ LB4000; YLB800 ~ YLB2000
Production Capacity (t/h)40 ~ 320
Hopper Capacity (m3)4 x 4.5 m3 ~ 6 x 15 m3
Collect Belt Capacity (t/h)60 ~ 360
Fuel Consumption (kg/h)70 ~ 2500
Vibrating Screen (Layer)4 ~ 6
Aggregate Metering Hopper (kg)500 ~ 4000
Mineral Flour Metering Hopper (kg)120 ~ 700
Mixer Capacity500 ~ 4000
Cycle Time (s)45
Bitumen Metering Hopper (kg)100 ~ 500
Dryer Capacity (t/h)60 ~ 360
Filter Area (m2)230 ~ 1350
Total Power (kW)170 ~ 865

Drum Asphalt Mixing Plant

drum bitumen mixing plant for sale

Drum plant is also named continuous mixing plants.

Based on the drum numbers, LUTON drum mix plants are divided into 2 types, single drum asphalt plant and double drum hot mix plant.

Based on the heating methods, LUTON drum asphalt plants include parallel flow drum plant and counter flow asphalt mixing plant.

Each type of drum plant works in a continuous method, making sure that you can get large volume of finished products without interruption in a short time.

LUTON drum plant capacity is 20 t/h to 80 t/h.

Brief Working Flow

Cold aggregates in different sizes and types from the aggregate containers are sent to the continuous rotary drum.

In the first section of the drum, the aggregates are heated whilst in the second section of the rotary drum, the aggregates are mixed with mineral powder and the liquid bitumen.

The continuous drum rotating produces the finished products uninterruptedly.


1. Less fuel consumption during the production process.

2. Parallel flow and counter flow drum dryer to choose from.

3. Less heat loss.

4. Easy and low cost in maintenance.

5. Manufacture finished products quickly.

6. Modular design for easy installation and dismantlement.

7. Small occupation area.


1. Suitable for small construction projects.

2. Good for rural road building, bridge building, parking lot construction, etc.

3. Contractors who need large quantity of hot asphalt mix.


ModelsLTD-20 ~ LTD-80; LTDY-20 ~ LTDY-80
Production Capacity (t/h)20 ~ 80
Fuel Power Total Power (kW)34 ~ 135
Fuel Coal Total Power (kW) 40 ~ 165
Aggregate Bin3.5 m3 x 1 ~ 6.5 m3 x 4
Finished Asphalt Storage Bin (t)3 ~ 7
Asphalt Temperature (℃)120 ~ 180
Fuel Oil Consumption (kg/t)5 ~ 7.5
Fuel Coal Consumption (kg/t) 13 ~ 15
Asphalt Tank (t)10 ~ 30
Control Room (m)2.2 ~ 3

Mobile Hot Mix Plant

mobile compact asphalt batching hot mix plants

Both drum types and batch types of asphalt plant can be designed and developed to a mobile asphalt mixing plant.

For the drum type asphalt plant, due to the relatively small capacity, the production capacity of mobile drum type is the same as the stationary type.

For the batch bituminous plant, the maximum output of stationary ones is twice as the mobile ones.


1. Convenient relocation and installation.

2. No need to lay concrete foundation.

3. Quick installation.

4. Each component fits with a chassis with single axle.

5. Hassle-free operation.

6. Low maintenance cost.


It is suitable for frequently changed construction sites that have a short-term production schedule.



  • Mobile drum asphalt plant, from models of YLB-800 to YLB-2000.
  • Mobile batch asphalt plant, from models of LTDY-20 to LTDY-80.
  • Mobile simple batch plant with drum and mixer, from LTJY-10 to LTJY-80.
  • Mobile double drum asphalt plant, from LYS-10 to LYS-30.

Stationary Asphalt Plant

LUTON asphalt batching plant

Stationary asphalt hot mix plant is a set of fixed components for hot asphalt mixture production for civil and rural road construction, speedway building, airport construction and port building.

Identically, stationary asphalt plant needs to lay concrete foundations for stability and safety operation.


1. High production capacity.

2. No need extra cost on transportation.

3. Long service time.

4. Get more profits in the long term.


1. Mostly used for large construction projects.

2. Suitable for fixed work sites.


  • Static drum asphalt plant, from models of LB-500 to LB-4000.
  • Stationary batch asphalt plant, from models of LTD-20 to LTD-80.
  • Static simple batch plant with drum and mixer, from LTJ-10 to LTJ-80.
  • Fixed double drum asphalt plant, from LTS-10 to LTS-30.

Small Hot Mix Production Plant

small portable asphalt plants for sale

It is known that the small asphalt plant below 40 t/h is suitable for mini construction and building projects.

In LUTON, the mini hot mix plants are categorized as mini drum asphalt plant, small double drum plants and small simple batch plant with drum and mixer.


1. Low initial investment.

2. Small in size contributes to ease of operation and maintenance.

3. High adaptability to various working conditions.


1. Suitable for tight job sites.

2. Should be used in mini construction projects.


ModelsLTJ(Y)10 ~ 40; LTD(Y)20 ~ 40; LTS10~30; LYS10~30
Production Capacity (t/h)10 ~ 40
Fuel Power Total Power (kW)34 ~ 65
Burning Coal Total Power (kW) 40 ~ 75
Aggregate Bin (m3)3.5 m3 x 1 ~ 4 m3 x 4
Finished Asphalt Storage Bin (t)3
Asphalt Temperature (℃)120 ~ 180
Fuel Oil Consumption (kg/t)5 ~ 7.5
Asphalt Tank (t) 10 ~ 40
OptionsWater Dust Collector, Baghouse Filter,
Cyclone Dust Filter, Gravity Dust Collector

Recycled Asphalt Mixing Plant

reclaimed asphalt plant for sale

Recycling asphalt mixing plant is to produce new hot mixture for road rehabilitation at a low cost.

The plant, except for the virgin materials, utilizes RAP equipment to deal with reclaimed asphalt pavement, which saves a large amount of cost and is a solution to the question of the resource waste.

LUTON reclaimed asphalt mixing plant is able to be added up to 30% to 50% of old materials and can reach a 100% utilization ratio.


1. Fuel efficiency.

2. Pollution prevention.

3. Suitable for small and medium sized construction.

4. Compact design.

5. Less heat loss.


Production Capacity (t/h)60 ~ 160
Coal Fuel Consumption (kg/t)13 ~ 15
Diesel Fuel Consumption (kg/t)6 ~ 8
Weighing AccuracyDynamic: ±2.5%; Static: ±0.5%
Installed Power (kW)130 ~ 280
Particle Size of Finished Products (mm)0-5 (0-3; 3-5); 5-10; 10-16; 16-25