Michael Cronin (Readymix) operates a CE Marked asphalt manufacturing facility at Keim Quarry, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Keim Quarry is located south of Millstreet and has a large reserve of high PSV (Polished Stone Value) sandstone chips.
The recently installed KVM Asphalt Batch Plant was commissioned in October 2007 and has a production capacity of 160 tonnes per hour. It is a modern, touch control plant with a fully automated batching system.
Production quality control is ensured by the accuracy and self check mechanism of the KVM control system and the plant itself is backed up by an extensive on site laboratory. This new facility is fitted with extensive testing equipment, allowing aggregate grading, flakiness index and binder recovery by ignition and soluble methods. Binder content and material grading is carried out daily on all production runs by the on site technician.