10 Reasons To Use A Volumetric Mixer As Mobile Batch Plant
There are many reasons to replace a concrete batch plant used alongside drum trucks with a volumetric concrete mixer. Cemen Tech discusses 10 reasons why switching to a volumetric mixer can benefit any concrete business.
1. Less Costly Than Traditional Drum Mixing
When using a mobile volumetric mixer, you’re in control of the concrete on each job. This results in accurate costs because of the exact knowledge of each ingredient used in the mix. Business expenditures reduce thanks to less employee downtime and elimination of wasted concrete.
2. No “Hot Loads” Or Limited Distance To Jobs
Concrete is made on the site due to separate aggregate storage containers on the mixer. This allows you to produce fresh and maximum strength concrete for each project.
3. More Time Efficient
Returning to the batch plant to alter applications and/or mixtures between jobs is a past hassle. The same goes for employee downtime as it’s possible to complete jobs on-demand with a volumetric mixer.
4. Consistently Produce The Exact Mix Design Each Time
Change or replicate concrete mix designs and additives at any time. Mix designs can be one-half meter to 12 cubic meters and produce concrete with low and high resistance, with a specified compressive strength of 50 psi to 500 psi. Computerized calculations make the precise quantity of concrete needed.
- Airport runway repair;
- Bridge deck overlays;
- Commercial usage;
- Continuous pours;
- Development, such as foundations and streets;
- Remote or difficult-to-access locations;
- Floor screed;
- Gunite and shotcrete
- Precast; and
- Soil stabilization.
Only using the amount of concrete needed eliminates wasting concrete ingredients. This means saving water and reducing carbon emissions.
6. Lower Investment
It’s possible to lower your initial investment by 80 percent. One may lower his initial investment by eighty percent. Instead of investing in a batch plant and drum truck, you only need a feeding system and mobile concrete batch plant.
7. Reduced Labor Costs
Only one employee is needed to run the entire system – drive the unit, feed the mobile plant, and pour concrete at the job site.
8. Store Every Mixture In The System Memory
Each uploaded mix stays in the system memory for easy navigate to frequently used designs. This includes the history of all mixtures and quantities of each.
9. Improved Location Mobility
The name says it all: mobile batch plants can reach remote or difficult to access locations since the mixer is mounted on a truck chassis.
10. Easy To Reload Aggregates
A mobile mixer can be filled anywhere. As long as there is a stock of cement sacks, sand, gravel, and water, then that location can be your hub to supply the mixer. There is no need for special equipment or a large investment.