There are lots of types of pipes for different purposes. These include asbestos pipe, concrete pipes, galvanized steel pipes, cast iron pipes, PVC pipes, HDPE pipes, and many more.
The concrete pipe frequently referred to as reinforced concrete, is one of the strongest material compositions. There are lots of benefit for making use of RCC pipes; they are robust, long-lasting and of excellent quality.
The RCC pipe (reinforced concrete cement pipes) is also called RCC- Hume pipe, as it was invented by the Australian inventor Walter Reginald Hume.
It’s applicable in many ways and is therefore widely used for sewage and rainwater drainage and also culverts.
They are beneficial because environmental factors don’t influence them, they don’t rust, bend or burn, and they have a strong structure, which allows the flow of large quantities of water and are inexpensive.
Categories of Reinforced Concrete Pipe Making Machine
Centrifugal, vertical extruding, hanging roller concrete pipe-making machines
Vertical Extruding Concrete Pipe Making Machine
The operational principle of this machine is that formation of the concrete is by extrusion method.
The cement pipe produced by this machine is generally utilized in urban housing, development of townships and rural area, sewerage and use of small bridges.
Centrifugal Concrete Pipe Making Machine
The functioning principle: the pipe pass on for fast operation in the concrete’s mould under the centrifugal force’s activity, beside the internal wall circulation of the mandrels to develop a tubular.
Production specifications: creation length 1000-4000mm, internal width 200-1200 mm various types of flat orifices, clusters, bearing socket etc. for many types of cement pipe. Generally utilized in high-class requirements of deep wells, community sewerage, public road and others.
Hanging Roller Concrete Pipe Making Machine
The operating principle: the utilization of the roller shaft uphold bender and the pipe in the roller pressure’s mould.
The roller shaft propels the mandrel to be driven at high speed, the cement inside the bender is conveyed in the pipe’s internal wall under centrifugal force activity.
When the internal concrete is driven to pivot by the tube mould via the roller shaft, the cement between the pipe die and roller shaft is compressed to create a pipe.
How Does the Concrete Pipe Making Machine Work?
The most common method of producing concrete pipes is the Hume-Spun pipe process, but alternative approaches are now available.
Because the production-process involves cage spinning during concreting, it is also called the Spun pipe. The concrete is manually poured, and cages are prepared for insertion into the mould, depending on the pipe’s size.
Here are some steps to explain how the concrete pipe making machine:
Raw Material: The raw-material is automatically removed from the stockpile or fed manually.
Making of moulds: The moulds are prepared before use by making them clean and ensuring the cage’s centering. They are also lubricated with brushes correctly.
Concrete mixing: The ideal mix-design is made to ensure that all essential material such as water & cement is made use of according to the weight and prepared for proper mixing. It’s important to get the mixture processed within 30 minutes, thereby ensuring resilient strength of the concrete pipes.
The spinning of the mould: The mould is set on the runner using a chain pulley. This initial piece is carried gently. The casting of the mixture is done with appropriate care and at a slow speed.
The rest of the process, however, is done at a faster rate.
Demoulding: This process is carried out using chain pulleys and involves the separation of the moulds.
Curing: This procedure is a chemical process to make the polymer material tough by cross-linking the polymer chains successfully.
It’s important that all concrete pipes are cured in a mould to thereby making sure they’re strengthened.