- Concrete Mixer Truck
- Concrete Mixing Drum
- Concrete Batching Plant
- Concrete Pump
- Concrete Mixer
Concrete mixer truck
Concrete mixer truck is divided into front discharge mixer trucks and rear discharge mixer trucks which have led the industry with cutting-edge innovation and superior engineering that helps improve products bottom line.
Concrete mixer truck also called concrete transport trucks, the special concrete transport trucks ( in transit mixers) are made to transport and mix concrete up to the construction site. This type concrete trucks features
◆ They can be charged with dry material and water, with the mixing occuring during transport.
◆ They can also be loaded from a "central mix" plant, with this process the material has already been mixed prior to loading. The concrete mixing transport truck maintains the material's liquid state through agitation, or turning of the drum, until delivery.
◆ The interior of the drum on a concrete mixing truck is fitted with a spiral blade. In one rotational direction, the concrete is pushed deeper into the drum. This is the direction the drum is rotated while the concrete is being transported to the building site. This is known as "charging" the mixer.
◆ When the drum rotates in the other direction, the Archimedes' screw-type arrangement "discharges", or forces the concrete out of the drum.
Concrete mixer truck can connect concrete pump with high quality hose. The concrete pump for trucks function
◆ If the truck cannot get close enough to the site to use the chutes, the concrete may be discharged into a concrete pump, connected to a flexible hose, or onto a conveyor belt which can be extended some distance (typically ten or more metres).
A pump provides the means to move the material to precise locations, multi-floor buildings, and other distance prohibitive locations.
Buckets suspended from cranes are also used to place the concrete. The drum is traditionally made of steel but on some newer trucks as a weight reduction measure, fibreglass has been used. Concrete mixer truck mainly consist of concrete mixer, concrete pump, concrete dump, pipe, hose, conveying system and buckets suspended etc.