The on site concrete batching 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 almost 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.
Why to Use On Site Concrete Batching Plant?
In the past, all of the concrete batching plants were produced as fixed concrete batching plants, even the smallest ones were transported with 4-5 trucks, they were installed in a certain area for a certain period of time, and the concrete was produced in the same place for many years without changing the location.
The increase in construction projects, the increase in the need for concrete in the projects and the necessity of completing the projects in a short time have led the construction companies to produce their own concrete for their projects.
When their projects are completed, the construction companies wanted the concrete batching plants, which they will use in their other projects, to be more flexible, mobile, easier to transport and to be installed faster than the stationary concrete batching plants. On site concrete batching plants are designed to meet these needs.
On site Concrete Batching Plant is designed to be placed on a mobile chassis with axles and wheels behind all units in a concrete batching plant. A truck tractor can pull this mobile unit and the concrete batching plant is mobilized in this way.
The Advantages of On Site Concrete Batching Plant
A concrete batching plant is a valuable asset to any construction site. Thanks to advances in concrete production equipment, many major construction projects are equipped with an on site batching plant. With the presence of a batch plant, a construction site will benefit from a constant supply of bespoke mixes of high quality concrete. This means that construction projects can be completed sooner, as workers never have to wait for concrete to be delivered to site. A steady supply of concrete is key to ensuring your construction site is as productive as possible. This then enables you to meet all your construction deadlines, while getting the most out of your workforce and any hired equipment. Relying on a concrete supplier to deliver concrete to your site can result in delays. In addition to getting your concrete at a higher cost, you run the risk of delays caused by traffic or breakdowns. With your own onsite concrete batching plant, you can ensure that your concrete is mixed to the exact specifications and quantities required. A continual supple of concrete and flexible production will result in construction projects being more efficient. With a portable batching plant, construction managers are able to disassemble the plant in a short period of time, before moving it to the next site. This is a great advantage because being able to produce your own concrete can cut down your costs, increasing your profit margin. A mobile batching plant reduces transport costs by minimising the distance needed to move concrete to where it is required, thereby driving your costs down and keeping onsite disruptions to a minimum. In the past many contractors chose centralized batching plants to ensure consistent concrete mixes. However, thanks to advanced technology, mobile batching plants can meet the quality levels previously only achievable at centralized plants.
Usage Areas of On Site Concrete Batching Plant
An on site concrete plant can produce concrete for a range of applications, including:
- 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
- Soil stabilization.
Features of On Site Concrete Batching Plant
- No Cranes Needed
- No Foundations
- 1000 BBL Storage
- Compatible with 3 Mixer Types
- Smart Plant Tech
- Gravity Cement Discharge
- 100 Ton – 4 Compartment Agg Bins
- Erects in Less than 4 Hours
How long is the total delivery time of the on site concrete batching plant?
Installation, commissioning and start of production of a modern, so called factory assembled concrete mixing plant usually takes 3-8 days. The installation time is short because in this case the equipment, thermal insulations, pipelines and electrical cables are assembled and tested beforehand at the factory. The modules and equipment only need to be connected to each other during the assembly phase and, if the connection is done by using quick connectors, the installation can be done very fast.