With the rising cost of diesel and increased regulation on emissions, it makes it increasingly expensive to utilize new diesel power packs. As such, Cemco offers a few different options for the primary drive system of the plant. The standard is still a John Deere diesel engine, and we feel that the portability gained from having the diesel engine mounted right on the plant is still the most desirable scenario. However, with more and more of our plants being utilized primarily as a stationary concrete batching plant, we also offer a 100HP electric motor drive in lieu of the diesel engine. It comes with the starter panel factory pre-wired and simply needs to be plugged into 3-phase 440/480 Voltage. For safety, we still utilize 12 VDC for nearly all functions and simply step the voltage down right at the electric motor. Furthermore, in order to increase efficiency, we can provide a motor starter right at the batch house, so when the plant is going to sit for a few minutes, the operator can simply shut off the motor. Since Cemco utilizes a load sensing hydraulic system, the pump (i.e. the electric motor) does not have to start under load.
If a customer wants the ability to switch between the diesel drive and the electric motor, we have designed a stand-alone diesel and electric power pack. This means that your plant can be configured with either the electric motor or the diesel engine on your plant and the alternative power pack would be built onto a skid. All hydraulic connections can be quickly connected from either source and the user simply needs to open or close a few ball valves depending on the drive source. With two independent drive sources, it greatly reduces the chance for downtime.