A Portable block machine utilizes a vibratory system for filling of concrete in the mold and compaction of the concrete products. The generally smaller sized machine can be taken and set up directly for operation on the job site. Producing the blocks on site at the same location where the concrete products are being used eliminates the freight cost.
Simple Portable Block Making Machine 1
The Mobile block making Plants have been in the past an affordable solution to manufacture on site, erosion control units, interlocking street pavers, concrete building and mortarless blocks. With the Mobile Plant, you are able to produce up to 1000, 8" x 8" x 16" (20 x 20 x 40 cm) units per hour and 1600 sq.ft. (148 m2) of pavers per hour!
The automated plant comes complete with:
- Mobile block machinery
- Mobile batch plant
- Mobile cement silo
- Portable generator
- 2000 production pallets
Keep in mind, the mobile block making plant can be broken down into smaller elements to reduce startup investment. In some cases, output remains the same and additional labor is all that is needed. I can also insert renovated equipment to lower the investment and still provide warranties and service as if it were new.
Portable Block Making Machine Working principle
Supplying almost 9000 sq. ft. of Interlocking Street Pavers a day to a project 1000 miles away causes no logistical problems for a Paver Producer.
What is shipped are not the concrete pavers, but only the equipment needed to make them. The 30 tons of machinery is permanently mounted on a 40-foot "low-boy" trailer and ready to be moved to any job site.
The process begins with washed raw materials which consist of 6mm. crushed limestone and a clean washed sand. The aggregates, stored in open bunkers in the yard, are collected by a front-end loader and fed into the 30 Cubic Foot Plant Mixer. Cement is fed direct from the 20- ton portable silo into the same Mixer. Mixing takes about 4 minutes, after which the mix is discharged into the belted conveyor. The conveyor, full of freshly mixed concrete is then conveyed directly into the feed hopper on top of the block making machine. The machine is controlled either manually or automatically by the machines solid state programmer.
When the blocks leave the machine on their production pallet, they are collected, 2 pallets at a time, by the Auto stacker, which lifts them 11 clear of the production conveyor, withdraws a few feet, and then builds up a stack of palleted blocks on a single forklift truck pallet. Even at this stage the newly pressed blocks are strong enough for each succeeding row of units to be placed directly upon the preceding row. When the cube has reached 18 layers high, it is collected by a forklift truck and carried to a suitable position, where it remains until the following day. No artificial curing is employed, but because of the very dry mix vibration and pressures involved, very high strengths are achieved and the units are ready to be handled the following day.
This unique setup is not only capable of producing ASTM Quality Street Pavers, but over a thousand different products with a simple change of molds. Several reasons for producers choosing for their equipment needs are:
Simple Portable Block Making Machine 2
I would foresee a mobile plant to be very simple. On a much smaller trailer mount the mixer and block machine. See below plant that we could fit into containers and you take directly to job site.
Concrete blocks or pavers are made by mixing of Cement, Sand, Aggregate and Water. These ingredients are mixed together in appropriate proportions with a metered quantity of water. This mix is then pressed through the block machine to form a concrete unit which when cured is ready for installation in 3-5 days to reach full compression strength of unit.