Concrete batching plants which also go by the name of batching plants or batch plants are devices that feature various ingredients such as water, sand, cement, along with other additives that are mixed to create concrete. Batching is a process that involves weighing and then adding ingredients to a mixer to develop batches of concrete. In the last few years, the batching plants have become an important part of machinery on many construction sites.
The concrete batching plants(plantas de hormigón elabrado) along with their accessories and parts work together to produce premium-quality concrete. To gain a better understanding of the working principles of these machines, the first part involves getting to know more about each component of these plants.
– The Aggregate Feeders
These are bins that hold different-sized aggregates or sand.
– Cement Weighing Hopper
These parts hold large volumes of cement. The bags of cement are placed inside the hopper. Once these bags are torn the cement falls inside the hopper. This helps to prevent wastage and spills.
– Aggregate Weigh Hopper
This part weighs all the aggregates individually, where they are then transferred for the next phase of processing. With the assistance of one or more pneumatic cylinders, these aggregates are then discharged.
– Twin-Shaft Mixer
This is a primary component found in any concrete-batching plant. The ingredients are all mixed using this twin-shaft mixture(mezcladora de doble eje). This ensures that the concrete is uniformly and thoroughly mixed so that each ingredient is equally distributed.
– The Control Panel
The operation of batching plants is also controlled with the use of a control panel. The control panel helps with measuring the ingredients accurately and quickly and to produce concrete of high quality. The modern machine also assists with saving and printing mixture material recipes.
These are liquid forms that come in 3 different types that are all tanked separately.
The metering system(sistema de medición) helps to control the water according to the volume that is required for the mixture. The water supplied works on the recipe entered into the control panel.
The Working Principle Of A Concrete Batching Plant
The process of concrete batching begins with the aggregate feeder into separate bins. According to what is coded into the control panel, each aggregate is weighed individually. Once weighed, the aggregates are fed into a mixing unit. The weigh hoppers for the additives, cement, and water are positioned just above this mixing unit, which transfers this content into the mixer. The twin-shaft mixer performs the function of mixing all the ingredients. Once the set time is up the mixing process will stop and the concrete is then loaded onto a truck.
Even though there are many different types of concrete batching plants, their basic composition and form are very similar. Today, the most popular mixing equipment for concrete(equipo para concreto) is typically a computer that serves as the control panel that controls the machine. This involves automatically mixing the ingredients, lifting, and discharge. It also provides report printing, data statistics, along with a few other types of auxiliary functions.