Block & Pipe Making Machines Designs That Have Dominated the Industry

The concrete blocks are manufactured either through manual method or with the use of block making machine. Manual manufacturing method involves concrete moulds kept in a row and concrete is poured and compacted in the mould with a vibrator. Over time this method has been seen to be slow for mass production of blocks and this led to the development of the block making machines.
This machine has a replaceable gang mould system that can produce many blocks at the same time. The quality of the blocks shows that they are superior in strength and have a better finish due to better control of equipment during the compaction phase of the process.

Critical Design Parameters for the Block Making Machines
Achieving the right compaction of a concrete block is an important criteria affecting the block quality and resulting strength. The compaction of a mould depends on the frequency, amplitude and duration of vibration.  In essence, ready mix concrete with coarse aggregate requires a lower frequency of vibration and higher amplitude while that of finer fractions will require higher frequency and lower amplitude.

Design Features

  • The equipment may be equipped trolley wheels, with the front pairs connected to a steering system for easier movement from one point to another.
  • Incorporation of a horizontal power shaft connected to an electric motor through a v-belt system and pulleys for off loading the completed blocks.
  • Moulding section is equipped with several slots/ cavities to enables machine deliver more than one block per cycle.
  • Fitting pads have been equipped with built in with vibration isolating devices that help confine the vibrations to the mould block.
  • With these salient features, an output of more than 150 blocks per hour can be achieved with better compaction and strength.

Pipe Making Machines Design Features
The concrete pipe making machine is another important product from the Apollo Infratech company. The development of the vertical cast process for manufacturing of concrete pipes has proved very efficient and cost effective. It has also proven to be the best automation technique requiring lesser labor force while achieving faster production, consistency and higher quality of product.

Some of the important innovations that will enhance the efficiency of the machine and improve production include;

  • Automated swivel arm operation and the concrete feeder
  • Hydraulic press / rocking functionality
  • Stationary control panel
  • Pneumatic system for casting of lined pipes
  • Elevation and cooling system for the vibrator
  • Double and triple casting stations for greater output per cycle
  • Hydraulic vibrator, with a modern frequency control system.

The incorporation of these innovative features in the pipe making machine makes the equipment extremely versatile and efficient, able to manufacture long lasting concrete pipes, culverts, manhole systems, reinforced and non-reinforced concrete pipes, non-circular pipes, manhole risers and many other related products. These machines are able effectively utilize the ready mix concrete with reduced wastage, leading to profitable operations.

Concrete Solutions with Concrete Equipments, Spun Pipe

Concrete Solutions with Concrete Equipments

Fast infrastructure development needs high end concrete equipments for mixing and preparing concrete solutions. Concrete mixer that is also known as transit mixer is one of the widely used concrete equipments for construction that not only mixing the concrete materials well but also transporting the same to the development site. The homogeneous concrete solution is prepared in the truck mounted unit is called as transit mixer. Sometimes the transit mixer is attached as trolley to the tractor or other vehicle. Continuous rolling drum mixing the aggregates thoroughly to make the mixer uniform. The truck mounted concrete mixers are categorized in two ways. One is traditional transit mixer where the rolling drum is mounted on back of the truck and need to place truck at the position to place the concrete solution at right place. This type of transit mixer is used for preparing small amount of construction solution for small projects. But second type of transit mixer is at front side to make the movement of rolling drum in any direction with the guiding remote in the cab of the truck. This way chute can be moved in any direction to place the concrete without placing the truck properly. This one is the advanced concrete machinery solutions to make the work easily and fast.

Spun Pipe

Spun Pipe is a known traditional way of making RCC pipe. Spun pipe making machine is conventional machine invented before two decades by the Australian scientist named Walter Reginald Hume. Based on his name, spun pipe is also popularly known as Hume pipe in construction industry. Now days instead of these traditional pipe making machines, advanced technological process of vertical cast, have been utilized for speedy and high quality, strong concrete pipes. Vertical cast is more automated and trust worth process to create the concrete pipes than spun pipe. Still this process has been used in many countries where labor is cheap and resources are more to handle the process. Industrial construction needs the equipments with modern features to speed up processes with quality works to handle the complex construction tasks with varieties of concrete equipments like concrete batching plant, mounted concrete pump, shotcrete machine and pre-cast applications etc. for further details and technical specification for concrete machinery equipments and building construction solutions, visit – www.apolloinfratech.com

Apollo Infratech – Supplying Concrete Pipes Manufacturing Machines in Indian Market

Apollo Infratech believes that change is the need of the time and so it has joined hands with world’s leading vertical cast pipe machine manufacturer HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies Worldwide and formed a company named Apollo Hawkeye Pedershaab concrete Technologies Pvt. Ltd. This company will be manufacturing concrete pipe manufacturing machines of international standards. These concrete pipe manufacturing machines are also known as RCC pipe manufacturing machines (Reinforced Concrete Cement Pipe manufacturing machines). This joint venture of Apollo Infratech has enabled the company to provide international standard machineries in Indian market at a very competitive rate. In this way, the company has also contributed to the economic growth of the country in infrastructure development.

CAP 150 – Vertical Cast Concrete Pipe Machine

This concrete pipe making machine can enable versatile production of pipe, culverts and complete manhole systems of up to 1500 mm (60”) in diameter for circular units and up to 1500 X 1500 mm (60” X 60”) for square units. This machine will be made in India by Apollo Infratech under the license from HawkeyePedershaab and will be launched in April 2012. This vertical cast concrete pipe machine is manually operated machine and can manufacture high quality concrete pipe, box culverts and complete manhole systems which include reinforced and non-reinforced pipe, circular and non-circular pipe with “bell” or in-wall joint, lined pipe, jacking pipe, box culverts, manhole risers, cones, base sections and cover slabs.

Various optional features can be installed in this concrete pipe machine in order to improve production and handle the machine easily, which are Swivel automation for swivel arm and concrete feeder, including pendant switch for operation of concrete feeder, vibrator and swivel arm, stationery control panel, hydraulic pressing/rocking function, R4 headers, top ring system, lifting hole equipment, reinforcement centering equipment, pneumatic equipment for casting of lined pipe, elevating system, cooling system for the vibrator, double and triple casting stations, hydraulic vibrator and frequency controlled vibrator speed.

This concrete pipe making machine is versatile which enables table vibration or central core vibration and has Falcon control. It is designed with the state-of-the-art components making it suitable for all types of concrete pipes of different shapes and sizes. The capacity of this machine depends on the kind of concrete pipe being produced, the material used and the local conditions. With the help of this machine all concrete pipes and manhole systems are manufactured with an inner lining of PVC, PE or GRP with special mold attachments. This versatile concrete pipe manufacturing plant comes with a special feature of manufacturing more than one pipe diameter per production day due to its build in system for quick mold changes down to 15-30 minutes. This machine is manually operated by 1-2 workers which also depend on the specific products being manufactured, layout of the machine and selected optional features.

So, now by launching this versatile concrete pipe making machine, Apollo Infratech is going to bring a new revolution in concrete pipe manufacturing industry.