Different types and features of concrete batching plant

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The good quality concrete construction equipment, can get quality construction work done in lesser amount of time. It can therefore cut down on its labor costs and increase profits by giving the quality construction services to its clients in a faster way. With advancement in technologies, today a number of concrete construction equipments have come up for the use of construction companies for improved construction processes.

A concrete batching plant, is an equipment that combines various ingredients to form concrete. Some of the ingredients used in concrete plant include water, air, admixtures, sand, aggregate (rocks, gravel, etc.), fly ash, silica fume, slag, and cement. A concrete batching plant can have a variety of parts and accessories, including: mixers (either tilt drum or horizontal or in some cases both), cement batchers, aggregate batchers, conveyors, radial stackers, aggregate bins, cement bins, heaters, chillers, cement silos, batch plant controls, and dust collectors.

The good quality concrete construction equipment,  can get quality construction work done in lesser amount of time. It can therefore cut down on its labor costs and increase profits by giving the quality construction services to its clients in a faster way. With advancement in technologies, today a number of concrete construction equipments have come up for the use of construction companies for improved construction processes.

How does the concrete batching plant work?

The concrete batching plant, known as: concrete mixing plant, is a machine that can combines various things like sand, cement, water, etc. to produce concrete.

These various ingredients are mixed in different ratios depending on the final model of the concrete which the company needs.

The batching plant is one of the most important equipments in the construction industry. The concrete plant has many important components which include the cement and aggregate batchers, aggregate bins, conveyors, mixers, heaters, cement silos, control panels and dust collectors. The efficiency of the batching plant is more important to get a high quality and durable concrete.

Categorisation based on the mode of functions for concrete batching plant

Batching equipment is designated as Manual, Semi-Automatic, and Automatic as defined below;

Manual

Batching equipment is charged by devices that are actuated manually, with the accuracy of the weighing operation being dependent upon the operator’s visual observation of the scale. The charging device is actuated by either hand or by power assists.

Semi-Automatic

Batching equipment is charged by devices, which are separately actuated manually for each material to allow weighing of the material. They are actuated automatically when reaching the designated mass (weight) of each material.

Automatic

Batching equipment is charged by devices which when actuated by a single starter switch, will automatically start the weighing operation of all materials consecutively and stop automatically when reaching the designated mass (weight) of each material.

Different types of concrete batching plant used

Batching equipment used in conjunction with paving operations have further requirements in addition to those specified for other types of concreting operations. Given below are few types of concrete batching plant used.

Commercial Concrete Batching plants

Commercial concrete batch plant is mainly composed of five main systems, which are the mixing host, material weighing system, conveying system, storage system and control system. he commercial concrete plant is a concrete mixing station based on commercial purposes. It should be efficient and economical, meeting environmental protection standards.

Dry mix Concrete Batching Plant

A Dry mix Concrete Plant, also known as Transit Mix Plant, weighs sand, gravel and cement in weigh batchers via digital or manual scales. All the ingredients then are discharged into a chute which discharges into a truck. Meanwhile, water is either being weighed or volumetrically metered and discharged through the same charging chute into the mixer truck. These ingredients are then mixed for a minimum of 70 to 100 revolutions during transportation to the jobsite.

Wet mix Concrete Batching Plant

A Wet mix Concrete Plant, combines some or all of the above ingredients (including water) at a central location into a Concrete Mixer – that is, the concrete is mixed at a single point, and then simply agitated on the way to the jobsite to prevent setting (using agitators or ready mix trucks) or hauled to the jobsite in an open-bodied dump truck. Dry mix differ from Wet mix plants in that Wet Mix contain a central mixer whereas dry, which can offer a more consistent mixture in a shorter time (generally 5 minutes or less). Dry mix plants typically see more break strength standard deviation and variation from load to load because of inconsistencies in mix times, truck blade and drum conditions, traffic conditions, etc. With a Central Mix plant, all loads see the same mixing action and there is an initial quality control point when discharging from the central mixer. Certain plants combine both Dry and Wet characteristics for increased production or for seasonality. le A Mobile batch plant can be constructed on a large job site.

Mobile Concrete Batching Plant

The mobile batch plant, also known as a portable concrete plant is a very productive, reliable and cost effective piece of equipment to produce batches of concrete. It allows the user to batch concrete at most any location then move to another location and batch concrete. Portable plants are 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.

Stationary Concrete Batching Plant

The stationary concrete plant is designed to produce high-quality concrete. It has the advantages of large output, high efficiency, high stability and high specification. Stationary Concrete Batching Plant adopts reliable and flexible components, making it easy to maintenance and owning a low failure rate. It is widely used in various projects such as roads and bridges, ports, tunnels, dams and buildings.

Tower concrete mixing Batching plant

Compared to traditional concrete plant, the aggregates metering system used in it reduces four intermediate link, changing to vertical unloading metering. At the same time, this method saves a lot of measurement time and improves production efficiency. In this type, Plant design is based on floor modules or containers depending on model Floor modules and containers are factory made including electric installations which enables Fast installation and commissioning. Aggregate silo volume and quantity can be adjusted according to customer requirements.

Containerized concrete batching plant

The containerized concrete batch plant is a new type of batching plant. It consists of mixing system, control system, material storage system, weighing system, conveying system and others. In addition, the container mixing plant owns the features such as small footprint, quick installation, convenient transportation and so on.

Compared with the traditional concrete plant, the container mixing plant does not need to set the legs and mounting brackets, eliminating basic design and construction. The container concrete batching plant has excellent environmental performance, convenient transportation and simple installation. It is suitable for supplying concrete production of various types such as hydropower, highways, ports, airports, bridges and other construction projects, as well as the construction of commercial concrete batching plants.

Conclusion

A concrete batching plant can eliminate work expenses and increment benefits by giving the quality construction service to its customers in a quicker manner. Choosing the correct one that suits your requirements is the key.