Mobile Concrete Plants: Everything You Need to Know
Construction companies need concrete plants that are more flexible, easier to transport, and easier to install than the traditional stationary concrete plants.
They need to transfer their plants from one place to another as they complete their projects, and mobile concrete plants have been designed to satisfy these needs.
When you hear “mobile concrete plant” you’re probably thinking of a portable concrete plant. Although they sound the same, they’re actually very different.
Portable concrete plants are the traditional styles of concrete plants you’re used to. It simply means you can move the concrete plant from one place to the other, but not easily. It consumes a significant amount of labor and time.
Mobile concrete plants consist of portable shaft mixers designed to be moveable and are installed on a towable chassis with wheels for maximum mobility and quick setup.
What is a Mobile Concrete Plant?
The mobile batch plant is a portable, productive, reliable, and cost-effective piece of equipment used to produce batches of concrete at almost any location.
With the ability to be used at almost all construction projects, concrete can now be produced on-site with precise weighing and high mixing technology.
Aggregate, cement, water, and additives are weighed precisely in accordance with the concrete recipes determined as per laboratory tests. It’s mixed homogeneously by high efficiency fast concrete mixers to produce high-quality concrete.
Mobile concrete plants can be used wet or dry, and have a wide array of configurations. It’s by and large the best choice for temporary site projects or even stationary locations where the equipment height is a factor, or the required production rate is lower.
A Mobile Concrete Plant consists of the same units as a stationary concrete plant, where these units are fixed on a chassis with axles and wheels. When this chassis is towed by a truck tractor, the mobile concrete plant can easily be transported.
Mobile concrete plants are perfect for temporary construction sites or construction projects where the equipment would only be needed for specific and brief portions of the projects. It can be easily installed and dismantled, which means it requires very minimal preparation or setup before use.
- An aggregate hopper where the aggregate is stored
- An aggregate weighing conveyor on which the aggregate is weighed
- A cement-weighing scale
- A water-weighing scale
- A chemical-weighing scale
…and a concrete mixer for mixing all these materials homogeneously and quickly are placed on the main unit.
The European motorways standards are taken into consideration to determine external dimensions when designing the Mobile Concrete Plant; thus, the unit is suitable for transportation to distant countries by road with a special permit.
The mobile plant can be easily shipped to any country by means of maritime transport. The main unit is shipped as an open load but other units are easily placed inside the container.
The truck tractor can be attached to the kingpin located at the front of the main unit and can transport the main unit. The axles and wheels are placed on the back of the main unit.
Advantages of Mobile Concrete Plants
- BETTER STRUCTURE: The compact structure and the trailer hanging unit are focused on all procedures of concrete production.
- EASY TO USE: The manual-machine interface is easy to understand, work execution is reliable, and it can still be steady in an assortment of harsh environments.
- HIGH CAPACITY: The twin shaft mandatory mixer has high ceaseless operation capacity, mixing direction is far-reaching, mixing quality is high, mixing uniformly and rapidly.
- FAST TRANSPORT: The entire arrangements of hardware can be quickly transported to the construction site through the whole hanging structure and assembled on-site without debugging.
- TOP NOTCH MECHANICS: The high level of mechanization, solid mobility, straightforward operation, great stability.
- ADAPTABLE: The structure is firm, the spacing format is compact and sensible, and adaptability is ensured while the production limit is ensured.
The electricity cabling and water and pneumatic system piping on Mobile concrete plants are generally installed during the production of the plant at the factory.
This saves a considerable amount of time at the place of installation and shortens the installation time of the mobile plant.
A stationary concrete plant with medium capacity can be installed in 14-21 days, whereas the mobile concrete plant installation can be as fast as 60 mins.
*Note*: Installation times can vary depending on the plant model.
A thin and flat surface is usually good enough for setting up Mobile Concrete Plants. There is no need for concrete foundations with a certain height or cranes, which is required for Stationary Concrete Plants.
This provides the user with a significant advantage in terms of concrete foundation costs.
Mobile concrete plants are equipped with weighing conveyors and weighing hoppers of high weighing precision. All concrete production processes are carried out with a fully automatic and computerized PLC control system.
With SCADA-based concrete production software, concrete can be produced in accordance with the concrete recipe, and all parameters can be controlled and recorded. The concrete mixer with high weighing precision and high technology directly affects the quality of concrete.
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Determined to discover a better process despite others telling them it wasn’t possible, the founders searched globally for an answer.
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