Blastcrete Equipment’s refractory paddle mixer to deliver speed and reliability
Published by Lucy Stewardson,
Blastcrete Equipment LLC, longterm manufacturer of shotcrete and gunite mixers and pumps, have developed a refractory paddle mixer to deliver fast mix times.
Able to work with mixtures including aggregates of up to 13 mm (half an in.) thick, the hydraulic machine can mix up to 227 kg (500 lbs) of refractory castable in under 2 minutes. The machine has good performance in form-and-pour jobs and other applications that involve precast shapes, mortars, and grouts.
An oversized, heavy-duty chain-and-sprocket drive system is able to provide years of reliable use in harsh conditions. The hydraulic dump is controlled by a pair of easily-accessible levers, which also allow the system to be operated both in forward and reverse.
The machine, weighing 862 kg can be paired with a variety of power operations for safe indoor use, as well as to meet global needs. There are three electric motors that customers can choose from, including a 7.5 kW electric motor with starter disconnect, a 270 or 480 volt, or a 380 volt motor. Customers also have the option to choose to power the paddle mixer with a 14 hp Kohler gas engine. The refractory paddle mixer’s trailer is 4 ft (1.2 m) wide and features a single axle for easy towing. Alternatively, it can be skid mounted.
“The market lacked a small, heavy-duty refractory mixer,” said Tripp Farrell, President of Blastcrete Equipment. “We intentionally designed and built this paddle mixer to fill this void in the market. We want our customers to have the tools they need to be as successful as they can be. Time is money. The faster refractories can mix castable and get the job done, the faster they can get back to making a profit.”
Blastcrete Equipment manufacture safe, reliable, and user-friendly solutions for the refractory and shotcrete industries.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/15102018/blastcrete-equipments-refractory-paddle-mixer-to-deliver-speed-and-reliability/
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