Blastcrete Equipment LLC has introduced the RS180 Mixer-Pump with variable speeds from 0 – 18 yd3/hour and long-distance, high-volume pumping capabilities. The company has stated that it is a user-friendly, economical option for gypsum flooring underlayment, grouting, cellular concrete, and some wet shotcrete applications. It offers smoother material delivery for speciality applications, ease-of-use for operation and maintenance, and durability for efficiency in a variety of applications.
To eliminate material surges and allow for higher pumping volumes, the mixer pump incorporates an adjustable 2L8 rotor-stator pump. The adjustable rotor-stator, or progressive cavity, design allows contractors to tailor material flow to the job at hand. By tightening the unit, operators can increase line pressure for longer vertical or horizontal pumping distances. For shorter distances, the unit can be loosened. This flexibility limits wear compared to other rotor-stator pumps and results in longevity and durability.
In addition to the 2L8 rotor-stator, the RS180 features a 12 ft3 hydraulic spiral mixer, driven with a planetary gearbox and offering variable speed from 0 – 60 RPM for application and site specific adjustments. Mixing a full load in less than 2 min., the robust mixer minimises downtime and ensures a continuous flow of material. A 15 ft3 receiving hopper, charged with 1000 lb bulk bags or a 11.6 ft3 skid steer bucket, further increases jobsite efficiency.
The mixer pump’s user-friendly setup is also designed to increase cleaning and maintenance efficiency. All cleaning and wear parts are easily accessible for ease of maintenance. In addition, the mixer offers hassle-free removal, with complete detachment from the unit possible after removing only four bolts. This maximises maintenance efficiency.
The mixer pump also features a dual axle high-speed towing trailer and durable tubular steel frame, allowing for long-distance travel and optimal manoeuvrability, and it is powered by a 55 hp Yanmar water-cooled diesel engine (Tier 4 Final). It is also backed by a dedicated team of experts for customer service.
“When customers come to us with a problem, we work closely with them to come up with a viable solution,” said Tripp Farrell, President of Blastcrete Equipment. “Our problem-solving reputation is something we are proud of. The RS180 was developed as a solution to the challenges of our customers applying gypsum floor underlayment. They need an alternative to their standard squeeze pumps – a pump that could pump further and faster without surging. In addition, the RS180 is simple to operate and maintain with minimal moving parts.
“Routine cleaning and maintenance are important for keeping machines on the job and out of the shop, especially for the materials like gypsum. This is one of the main areas where we see contractors cutting corners, so we strive to make it as easy as possible. Everything on the RS180 is easily accessible, meaning cleanup is two times faster than with traditional equipment.”
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