Concrete Pump

What Is A Concrete Pump?

A concrete pump is a piece of equipment used for conveying freshly mixed concrete to any location in a construction site where concreting or casting is required. The pump in the concrete conveying equipment helps in constantly transferring liquid concrete through pipelines or hoses to locations in the construction project that are not easily accessible. They are especially useful in safely conveying concrete to heights.

A concrete pump mainly consists of pumps and conveying pipelines. The main benefit of high-pressure concrete pumps is that mortar can be pumped to the target site easily and rapidly. This fast and efficient method is precisely what the rapidly expanding modern construction industry needs today.

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The family of concrete pumps is expanding. Nowadays various types of concrete pumping machines are being invented by understanding the characteristics of liquid concrete. The wide application of these machines greatly improves the speed with which construction can be completed, and brings lucrative returns to investors.

Concrete pumps have already been used widely for large-scale construction projects such as skyscrapers, tall buildings, bridges, dams, etc. They are also used for medium and small-scale construction projects like roof slabs, swimming pools, sidewalks, etc.

Overall, concrete pumps play a vital role in every aspect of urban and rural construction projects.

How Many Types of Concrete Pumps Are There?

Along with the wide usage of concrete pumps in modern construction, the demand for better functions and configurations has also increased. Engineers are constantly designing various types of ready mix concrete pump products to meet rising construction needs. Different types of concrete pumps are used for different construction applications. In general, there are two types of concrete pumps:

Concrete Line Pump

The first type, the concrete line pump, is usually mounted on a truck or a trailer. It is named so owing to the conveying hoses or pipelines equipped on the concrete line pump. Liquid concrete can be easily pumped to any location on the construction site. Since the hoses are flexible like a snake line, the concrete line pump can be parked at a convenient location at the construction site. The hoses can then be extended to go around obstacles and through narrow alleys to the desired location, which is usually inaccessible to trucks and trailers.

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Concrete Boom Pump

The second type of concrete pumps, the concrete boom pump, is equipped with a long automatic robotic arm. Just like a crane, the arm can be controlled by operators to extend and move it to the desired location.

The arms are flexible so that they can be moved in any direction. Once the arms are extended into the sky and moved to the desired location, concrete mortar can be easily pumped up vertically to high-rise construction projects, which are inaccessible to other types of concrete pumps.

Construction projects can save a lot of time by using the concrete boom pump. After the concrete has been pumped, the giant extended arm can be swiftly withdrawn, accomplishing the tedious task of conveying concrete to great heights efficiently. The unparalleled working speed and outstanding performance of the concrete boom pump steal the show make in the field of concrete conveyance.

All equipment related to the concrete boom pump is compactly installed on a truck. This allows it to be conveniently transitioned to various sites and keeps its high working efficiency high.

Concrete pumps are also classified into two types based on the host power engine types:

Luton can provide concrete boom pump with 13m to 100m. 

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How Much Does A Concrete Pump Cost?

Primarily based on the concrete transfer pump TYPES, MODELS and CONFIGURATIONS, the cost of concrete pumps range from $15,000 to $48,000. The table below gives a direct look at the configuration of the diesel and electric concrete pump.

Specification For HBTS Series Of LUTON Diesel Concrete Pumps

Model

Parameter

HBTSB40-10-66R

HBTSC40-10-82R

HBTS60-12-82R

HBTS80-16-129R

HBTS80-13-129R

Main oil pump

Kawasaki

Kawasaki

Kawasaki

Kawasaki

Kawasaki

Main pump

displacement

112 ml/r

112 ml/r

112 ml/r

112×2 ml/r

112×2 ml/r

Theoretical displacement

40m3/30m3

(High/Low)

40m3/30m3

(High/Low)

60m3/36m3

(High/Low)

85m3/50m3

(High/Low)

85m3/50m3

(High/Low)

Diesel engine

Yuxing

66KW

Weichai 82KW

Weichai 82KW

Weichai 129KW

Weichai 129KW

Control system components

Schneider

Schneider

Schneider

Schneider

Schneider

PLC

Omron

Omron

Omron

Omron

Omron

Price range

$20,000

~ $22,000

$22,000

~ $23,000

$23,000

~ $25,000

$34,000

~ $36,000

$36,000

~ $38,000

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Specification For HBTS And BS Series Of Electric Concrete Pumps

Model

Parameter

HBTS60-13-90

HBTS80-13-90

HBTS80-16-110

HBTS40C

BS30D

Main oil pump

Kawasaki

Kawasaki

Kawasaki

Kawasaki

Jinda Rexroth

Main pump

displacement

112×2 ml/r

112×2 ml/r

140×2 ml/r

112 ml/r

71 ml/r

Theoretical displacement

60m3/h

80m3/h

80m3/h

40m3/h

30m3/h

Electric Motor

90KW

90KW

110KW

45KW

37KW

Control system components

Schneider

Schneider

Schneider

Schneider

Schneider

PLC

Omron

Omron

Omron

Omron

Omron

Price range

$25,000

~ $27,000

$26,000

~ $28,000

$29,000

~ $32,000

$16,000

~ $18,000

$15,000

~ $20,000

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The cost of a concrete rmc pump is not just the cost of the rmc concrete pump price but also includes other costs such as production, maintenance and management. It is advisable to pay attention to other aspects that affect the cost before making a purchase decision. These aspects include

  • Brands and manufacturers
  • Areas of application
  • Shipping and transportation
  • Local policies
  • Local market and economic conditions
  • Daily cost of maintenance and repairs
  • Cost of accessories

The above factors should be taken into consideration before choosing the concrete pumps, which will be best for your company. LUTON Group has trained and efficient staff that will provide professional solutions and relevant information for all your queries. Please contact us for more details about cement pump cost.

Concrete Pump Manufacturers

The manufacturer and brand of a concrete transfer pump is a crucial aspect to consider while choosing the right concrete pump most suitable for your investment. With the increasing number of manufacturers producing thousands of concrete pumping equipment, it is a very difficult task to undertake.

How can one choose the most suitable manufacturer or brand of concrete pumping machinery? Given below, to help you make a choice, are the top best concrete pump manufacturers.

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Top 5 Best Concrete Pump Manufacturers In China

1. SANY

SANY Group is a Chinese manufacturer with a worldwide presence. They are known for manufacturing construction machinery, concrete pumps, and a wide range of powerful machines.

2. LUTON GROUP

LUTON Group has been developing over the past 20 and is now growing into a versatile construction equipment manufacturer. They are leaders in modern design concepts and advantage-producing technology in China.

LUTON products are sold in different regions around such as India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Vanuatu, etc.

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3. XCMG

Founded in 1943 in China, XCMG designs and manufactures a wide range of concrete equipment. It is one of the largest construction equipment companies in the world.

4. LOXA

LOXA is a Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer. Its products include trucks, large and medium-sized passenger cars, light buses, pickups, construction machinery and environmentally friendly vehicles. The manufacture of concrete pumps is one of its smaller branches.

5. SENYUAN

Founded in 1992 in Henan, SENYUAN has developed a modern enterprise group over the years with 28 subsidiaries. Its business scope includes manufacturing of electrical appliances, automobiles, new energy generation, and service industry. Cement pump manufacturing is just one part of its many products.

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Top 5 Best Concrete Pump Manufacturers Around The World

1. Putzmeister

Putzmeister was established in Germany in 1958 and is now the world leader in the concrete industry. Its sales and service counters are present in more than 90 countries around the world.

2. Schwing Stetter

Schwing Stetter is a multinational group dealing with the manufacturing of concrete machinery. The company has manufacturing plants in Austria, Brazil, the USA, and India.

3. LIEBHERR

LIEBHERR is a Swiss-based manufacturer of concrete pumping equipment. It has eleven subsidiary companies distributed around the world.

4. CIFA

Headquartered in Italy, CIFA has been in the business of manufacturing construction equipment for more than 90 years. It began with inventing the truck mixer pump in 1974 and then began expanding to manufacturing concrete pumping products. It designs a full range of concrete equipment and has several branches around the world.

5. PUMPCRETE

Pumpcrete was started in Canada in 1996 with a wide product range of construction equipment. It has been developing for the past 40 years, and its branches are distributed around the world.

We hope that the above information about the best manufacturers of concrete pumps in China and in the world has been useful for you in deciding on a suitable manufacturer for your concrete pump needs. If you have questions, regarding any aspect of a cement pump, you can contact us to find detailed and accurate answers from our experienced team of engineers and sales personnel.

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Components Of A Concrete Pump

Concrete pumps are very popular for producing and conveying liquid concrete in the construction industry. It is widely praised for its superior performance, flexibility in transportation and setup, high efficiency, simple operation, and easy maintenance. Taking the LUTON concrete pump as an example, let us look at the main components of a concrete pump.

Power system

1. Power Host – Diesel engine or Electric motor

The power host is the core power source of the whole equipment and can be powered by a diesel engine or an electric motor. As seen above, concrete pumps are also known as diesel concrete pumps or electric concrete pumps. As diesel engines provide more powerful torque and stable performance, they are preferred and widely used in all sorts of concrete pump products. In addition, it does not need additional power supply units so compared with electric motor-powered concrete pumps it is more suitable in areas where there is a problem of power-shortages.

The voltage of the electric motor can be customized according to the demands of particular construction projects. Luton uses well-known domestic and foreign brands for its concrete pump products.

2. The main oil pump

Together with the power host, the main oil pump forms the heart of the concrete pump system and is the key to the whole power system. The main oil pump is usually a plunger pump.

3. Hydraulic pump of mixing system

The hydraulic pump of the mixing system is used to pump high-pressure oil that drives the mixing shaft of the hopper mixer.

4. Oil cooling pump

Timely oil cooling is very crucial to optimize the performance of the equipment. High oil temperatures will directly affect the stability, performance, service life, and efficiency of the hydraulic components. Hot oil from the hydraulic tank is conveyed to the radiator line where it gets air cooled by a fan. Sometimes a water unit is also equipped in the cooling system to assist in cooling. The oil cooling function guarantees that the oil temperature remains below 70℃.

5. Hydraulic motor or cylinder

This is the final actuator of the whole system, which drives the mechanism to operate, i.e. stretch, swing, rotate, etc.

Pumping mechanism 

The main components of the pumping mechanism are the main oil cylinder, water tank, S tube valve, swinging oil cylinder, and hopper.

1. The main oil cylinder

The high-pressure oil pushes the piston rod of the main oil cylinder. This leads the other end of the piston in the concrete cylinder to constantly inhale and extrude concrete, thus continuously pumping it out. The concrete cylinder is much larger than the main oil cylinder.

2. The water tank

The purpose of the water tank is to cool and clean the piston rod. Oil can also be added into the water appropriately as required.

3. S tube valve

The S-tube valve is designed to swing back and forth along a fixed axis. One end of the S-tube valve faces and switches between two concrete cylinders, and the other end connects to the outlet from which concrete is delivered out of the machine.

4.The swing cylinder

The swing cylinder is connected to the swinging arm and finally drives the fixed shaft on the S-tube valve. The arm swings back and forth to grasp the left-right switch of the S-tube valve.

5. Hopper

The hopper is equipped with a screen mesh and a vibrator and is used to store concrete. The screen mesh filters out the larger particles such as stones to prevent blockage in the pipeline, and the vibrator allows for smooth feeding of the concrete. A separate hydraulic motor drives the mixing blades inside the hopper to make the concrete more uniform in consistency and to prevent the segregation of concrete.

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Electric control system

The brain of the entire pump body is the electrical control cabinet installed on the cement pump truck. All control instructions for the operation of the pump are issued from here.

To assist in the remote operation of the concrete pump, the electric control system is also equipped with a remote controller that can be used remotely at site. A convenient recovery function enables system restoration with just one click.

The electrical control system of the Luton concrete pump adopts the Omron PLC and Schneider electrical components. These products are international brands that assure high working performance for the pump.

Concrete conveying pipeline

The star accessory of the concrete pump that makes this concrete pump so desirable is its conveying pipeline system. It is the most important accessory of the entire concrete pump system. The concrete conveying pipeline is mainly divided into three types:

  • Straight steel pipe
  • Elbow steel pipe
  • High-pressure hose

Steel pipes are available in ordinary and seamless types and are easy to connect and assemble. The ordinary steel pipes are cost-efficient, while the thickened seamless steel pipe is expensive. Different configurations are available for customers according to their particular requirements, in accordance with international production standards.

Free accessories

Since the concrete pumps are conveniently designed for easy repair and maintenance, Luton Group supplies customers with a series of common accessories, for free. This will enable mechanics to conduct small repair and maintenance operations at the site without having to wait for professional help.

For more details please feel free to contact our professional consultants who will help you understand everything you would like to know.

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How Does A Concrete Pump Work?

To understand the answer to this question, it is necessary to understand that the key working principle of a concrete pump is its pumping process.

The concrete pumping system adopts a double cylinder and double loop hydraulic system.

First, the concrete is discharged into the hopper with the impetus from the high-pressure oil. The hydraulic motor then drives the S valve to swing left and right, which then alternately connects the S valve with the output ports of the two concrete cylinders.

The two concrete cylinders are separately connected to the two cylinders of the main oil pump through the water tank. The piston rods in the two main cylinders are alternately pushed and pulled by the main oil pump through high-pressure oil.

This drives the piston heads connected with the rods to constantly inhale and extrude concrete alternately in the two concrete cylinders. This results in the continuous pumping of concrete.

In this type of pumping, the independent main pump hydraulic oil circuit system and S valve hydraulic oil circuit system make the entire pumping system more concise, highly reliable, and easier to troubleshoot.

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A Chinese enterprise, the LUTON GROUP has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing construction machinery. With so many years of research and development, Luton has now grown to be a leader in the construction machinery manufacturing industry. Its products are exported to more than 30 countries and regions worldwide.

The people at LUTON machinery are hardworking people who keep on designing and manufacturing more and more new and innovative products in order to expand the range of products. LUTON’s products include various types of concrete pumps and their peripherals such as

  • Concrete pump trailer
  • Truck-mounted concrete pump
  • Concrete boom pump
  • Concrete mixer pump
  • Concrete mixing station
  • Self-loading concrete mixer truck
  • Cement mortar plant
  • Asphalt mixing station
  • Crusher, road roller, etc.

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