RMC Batching Plant

What Is An RMC Batching Plant?

RMC is the short form of ‘ready-mix concrete’, one of the various types of concrete. An RMC batching plant is also known by different names – namely ready mixing concrete plant, ready mixed concrete plant, RMC plant, concrete batching plant, concrete mixing plant, etc. It is a combined equipment plant for producing various recipes of concrete products.

The main components of a ready mix concrete plant include:

  • Aggregate/powder feeder
  • Measuring equipment
  • Aggregate/powder conveyors
  • Additive and water pump
  • Main mixer
  • Weighing scale
  • Cement storage system
  • Water storage system

Generally, the RMC plant is located near the project site. If the plant is located far away from the project site, concrete truck mixers are used for transporting ready mixed concrete to the project site.

The most common types of RMC plant are:

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RMC Plant Capacity

The capacity of an RMC batching plant is one of the most important character indexes that describe the RMC plant. The production capacity of the plant means the efficiency to produce concrete and is calculated based on the quantity of concrete produced per hour.

The production capacity of the batching plant is one of the biggest factors in determining the price of the batching plant. The ready-mix concrete plants are designed to suit various production scales.

Based on the production capacity index, the ready-mixed concrete plants manufactured by Luton are named HZS25, HZS35, YHZS60, etc.

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How Much Does An RMC Plant Cost?

The price of RMC plant starts from as low as $5,000 to $500,000. However, considering a batching plant price as the whole price of that plant is not correct.

The total cost for a concrete plant depends on various factors such as –

  • Production capacity of the plant
  • Project location
  • Current cost of raw materials
  • Other expenses like labor (varies in different regions)
  • Estimated hours in operation

Some crucial costs you will need to account for are:

  • Cost of manpower (employee and operator wages)
  • Cost of insurance, land and building expenses
  • Cost of trucks/transportation
  • Raw material costs – sand, rock, cement, water, etc.

The specifics of your project are huge variables in the formula to determine the cost. We will work with you to come to an accurate projected final cost. Please feel free to contact us with your detailed requirements so that we can provide you with the best estimate on a customized RMC batching plant.

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How To Reduce The RMC Plant Cost?

We all know that the present price of concrete is not very high. With more and more batching plant manufacturers entering the market, this virtually increases the competitiveness of the RMC market.

Reducing the cost of concrete produced in the batching plant is very important in every aspect to try to save cost. Some measured that can be adopted are:

  1. Perform routine maintenance work on your equipment, which will eventually save on high maintenance costs due to breakdown
  2. Avoid wastage of raw materials during the production process and consumption
  3. Recycle as many things possible, starting from the production of raw materials to the construction process for effective use
  4. Another step is to save on variable costs such as water and electricity

Though the cost of the equipment cannot be reduced much, these are some aspects of the savings that will eventually bring you surprises and help you save on running costs.

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Technical Parameters Of Skip Hopper Type RMC Batching Plant

Model HZS25 HZS35 HZS50 HZS75
Capacity 25m3/h 35m3/h 50m3/h 75m3/h
Mixing system Twin-shaft concrete mixer
Aggregate feeder Bucket (Skip hopper)
Discharging height 1500-3800mm 3800mm 3800mm
After-sale service Erection & commissioning, operator training
Warranty 12 months after erection
Concrete mixer JS500 JS750 JS1000 JS1500
Discharging volume 500L 750L 1000L 1500L
Charging volume 800L 1200L 1600L 2400L
Mixing cycle 72s 72s 72s 72s
Max. mixing size 80/60mm 80/60mm 80/60mm 80/60mm
Aggregate batching machine PLD800 PLD1200 PLD1600 PLD2400
Storage bins quantity 2 or 3 or 4 sorts 3 or 4 sorts 3 or 4 sorts 3 or 4 sorts
Aggregate scale hopper 800L 1200L 1600L 2400L

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Technical Parameters Of Belt Type RMC Batching Plant

Model HZS60 HZS90 HZS120 HZS180
Capacity 60m3/h 90m3/h 120m3/h 180m3/h
Mixing system Twin-shaft concrete mixer
Discharging height 3900mm 3900mm 3900mm 4000mm
After-sale service Erection & commissioning, operator training
Warranty 12 months after erection
Concrete mixer JS1000 JS1500 JS2000 JS3000
Discharging volume 1000L 1500L 2000L 3000L
Mixing cycle 60S 60s 60s 60s
Max. mixing size 100/80mm 100/80mm 100/80mm 120/80mm
Aggregate batching machine PLD1600 PLD2400 PLD3200 PLD4800
Storage bins quantity 2 or 3 or 4 sorts 3 or 4 sorts 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 sorts 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 sorts
Aggregate feeding to mixer by Belt conveyor

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RMC Plant Manufacturers

The first ready mixed concrete plant was established in 1934. Over the past 87 years, there has been significant growth in the manufacture of construction plants and the demand for concrete mixing plants.

Over the years, concrete mixing plants have evolved from the first basic concrete plant to multiple automatic batching plants.

Many prominent manufactures have emerged and have spent a lot on research and development of more advanced machinery designs, proficient producing technology, scientific managing methods, sophisticated servicing, etc.

With the industrial revolution and boom in the construction industry, there arose the need for faster construction technology. Today, the ready mixed concrete batching plant comes into a flourishing era.

Top 5 RMC Plant Manufacturers In China

There are many concrete batching plant manufacturers in China and many have spread their production facilities in other countries too. Some top manufactures are:


SANY is a construction machinery and equipment manufacturer, which was founded in 1989. It is the fifth-largest engineering machinery manufacturer in the world.

Some of the products manufactured by SANY are:

  • Concrete mixing equipment
  • Excavating machinery
  • Hoisting machinery
  • Road construction machinery
  • Coal machinery


The Luton Group established in 1999, specializes in research and development and manufacturing in the construction field.

Luton Group is one of the most popular manufacturers in the field of construction products globally with a focus on construction equipment. The products are popular not only for their perfect control character, accurate proportioning, remarkable products characteristics but also for the development trend of their construction equipment.

Some of the most popular products manufactured by the Luton Group are:

  • Concrete mixing plant
  • Stabilized soil batching plant
  • Asphalt mixing plant
  • Precast concrete batch plant
  • Belt conveyor
  • Aggregate mixer
  • Concrete pump
  • Self-loading mixer
  • Dry mix motor plant
  • Crushing plant

The future of Luton Group seems bright as it is expected to lead a dramatic change in the concrete manufacturing industry with the quality of products and new development trends in the construction industry.


ZOOMLION founded in 1992 is a construction machinery and agricultural machinery manufacturer, with one of its first products being concrete pumps.

They are a continuously innovating enterprise that designs and produces infrastructure machinery and equipment that cater to:

  • Project construction
  • Energy engineering
  • Environment engineering
  • Transportation engineering

FYG (Fangyuan Group)

The Fangyuan Group is a construction machinery and equipment enterprise founded in Haiyang city of Jiaodong peninsula, Shandong Province in 1970. In the initial years, FYG focused on producing agricultural equipment before transitioning into producing concrete mixers and tower cranes.

The main products manufactured are:

  • Concrete batching station
  • Concrete aggregate batcher
  • Concrete pump
  • Tower crane


Fujian south highway machinery co., Ltd, also known as NFLG, was founded in 1997. NFLG is an enterprise engaged in the field of equipment manufacturing.

Some of the machineries manufactured by NFLG are:

  • Mining machinery
  • Construction material
  • Mining machinery
  • Construction material mixing machinery

A concrete batching station is one small branch of all businesses.

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Top 5 Global RMC Batching Plant Manufacturers


Schwing Group is an innovative and reliable supplier of concrete construction machines and services globally. Schwing is a German-based company with worldwide manufacturing facilities in Austria, Brazil, the USA, and India. For better customer service, its branches and representatives are present in over 70 countries to provide fast and professional service.

They offer an entire spectrum of ready-mix concrete technology, which includes:

  • Covered truck-mounted concrete pump
  • Truck mixer
  • Truck mixer pump
  • Concrete mix plant
  • Concrete recycling plant
  • Cleaning system for mixer
  • Environment and industry pump system


BHS-Sonthofen Gmbh founded in 1996, is a part of the Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing Industry. Headquartered in Sonthofen, Germany, the company is focusing on filtration, drying, mixing, shredding, and recycling technologies.


Liebherr is a German-Swiss-based multinational equipment manufacturer based in Bulle, Switzerland although its main production facilities and origin are in Germany. They are involved in the manufacture of products and services for the construction and mining sector.

The products range of the company includes:

  • Refrigeration and freezing equipment
  • Mining equipment
  • Material handling equipment
  • Concrete machinery
  • Cranes
  • Aerospace and transportation system

The RMC mixing plant is one small branch of its business.


CIFA, headquartered in Italy, is involved in the design and manufacture of a complete range of machines for production, transport, and placing of concrete.  CIFA became a technological leader in the concrete supply chain in 1928. The truck mixer pump was invented by CIFA in 1974.

The principal businesses of CIFA in the construction industry are concrete pump trucks, mixing plants, and so on.


Putzmeister, with its base in Germany, is a global leader in the manufacture of construction and mining machinery since 1958. Putzmeister constantly creates innovative machinery for pumping, distributing, placing, storing, transporting construction materials including concrete, high-density soil and mortar, and so on.

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Types of Ready Mix Concrete plant

There are many types of concrete batching plants. The classification standards for ready mix concrete batching plant depends on whether they can be moved, according to plant scale, or the producing forms.

Some of the types of RMC plants are:

1. Dry / Wet RMC Concrete Batching Plant

RMC batching plants can be divided into dry mix plants and wet mixing plants, depending on whether a central mixer is used.

Dry mix plant: In a dry concrete batching plant, all necessary ingredients, except water are combined. Water is then fed into the mixing tank and the mixing procedure is in progress when the truck is running on the way to the construction site.

Obviously, it is an effective and flexible method of producing concrete. The dry concrete plant does not have a mixer.

Wet mix plant: A wet stationary concrete mixing plant combines all the necessary ingredients including water for the production of concrete to the mixer.

The produced concrete is then loaded on the truck mixer to be transported to the worksite. The concrete produced can be assured of the accurate proportion, so the property of the products is better.

2. Mobile/ Stationary RMC batching plant

A Mobile ready mix concrete batching plant, also known as a portable concrete batching plant, is a very productive, reliable, and cost-effective piece of equipment to produce ready mixing concrete.

As the name suggests, mobile concrete batching plants are portable and designed for quick setup and maximum mobility is installed on towable chassis with wheels.

It has the advantage of being flexible and maneuverable, which allows the user to batch concrete at almost any location.

Portable RMC plants are the best choice for temporary site projects or even stationary locations where there is a limitation of equipment height or the required production rate is lower.

A Stationary ready mixing concrete plant is designed for producing high-quality concrete. The equipment is stable and steady and usually located needs at least a 1.5 meters-deep foundation under the ground. This is also known as a central ready concrete mixing plant and it suits the situation requiring large quantities of concrete.

Some of the advantages of a stationary batch plant are:

  • Strong production capacity
  • High efficiency
  • Stability working performance
  • High specification
  • Reliable and flexible
  • Easy to maintain and low failure rate

They are widely used in various large-scale projects such as roads, bridges, ports, tunnels, dams, and buildings.

3. Small RMC Batching Plant / Large RMC Batching Plant

Generally, small RMC batching plant are also known as mini concrete batching plants. They are usually set up near the construction site of the project.

Compared with large RMC batching plants, the concrete produced is special and targeted. Sometimes a small RMC plant can also supply concrete for several projects just as the large concrete mixing plant does.

The large RMC batching plant is commercially set up for producing and selling concrete, which is usually large scale and requires huge-quantity concrete production.

Due to its large production capacity, it is also known as a commercial concrete mixing station. Its products are more stable and reliable than that of the small concrete batch plants.

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How Does An RMC Batch Plant Work?

An RMC concrete batching mix plant has several parts and accessories that combine and work together to yield the right quality concrete as required.

The main components required for a fully functional concrete mixing station are:

Aggregate Feeders

The feeder unit is one of the most important components of the concrete mixing station. These are feeder hoppers built side-by-side for storing and feeding coarse aggregates and sand.

The different hoppers bins are made to hold aggregates of different sizes or sand into each individual compartment. The purpose of storing each material (size-wise) into separate bins is so that each material can be weighed separately as per desired mix ratio.

Aggregate Weighing Conveyor

The weigh conveyor is generally located below the aggregate feeder. The purpose of the weighing conveyor is to weigh the aggregates one by one and then transfer them into the mixing unit.

This is suspended and hung on load cells. Weighing systems are crucial and an essential part of the mixer design. They are periodically calibrated to ensure the quality and grade of the concrete produced.

Belt conveyor / Skip Lifting Machine

The function of the charging conveyor or skip is to carry the weighed aggregates to the mixing unit.

Cement weigh scale

The cement weigh scale weighs cement from the cement silo in the required quantity which is then transferred to the mixing unit via a screw conveyor. This is to weigh the cement before dispatching it into the mixing unit.

Water&additive Weigh Scale

The water weigh scale gets water from the water pump, which holds and weighs the water according to the recipe preset in the control panel. The weighed water is then transferred into the mixing unit.

Additive weigh scales are suspended on load cells. They are meant to weigh the additive material and dispatch it into the mixer.

Cement Silo/Hopper With Screw Conveyor

A cement silo is to store large volumes of cement brought by the bulk trucks. The silo is usually provided with safety accessories. A screw conveyor placed at the bottom of the cement silo, of suitable diameter and length, is provided to enable the transfer of cement into the cement weigh hopper.

Some small capacity plants are installed with a cement hopper, whose opening is big for enabling adding cement from bags. Screw conveyors are provided to transfer cement from the cement hoppers into the weigh hopper.

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Main Mixer

The main mixer is the most crucial central part and heart of an RMC batching plant. This is where all the weighed ingredients are batched/mixed thoroughly for a fixed time. The concrete produced is then discharged into the transit mixer or a concrete pump.

Air Compressor

Another important component of the mixing station is a compressor. All the pneumatic operations of the RMC plant are controlled using a compressor. Some of the operations are –

  • Opening and closing of cylinders – control the feeder gates
  • Opening and closing of the mixer gate
  • Opening and closing of butterfly valves fitted with weigh hoppers

Control system

The control panel helps control the working of the machine. Modern machines are equipped with a PLC panel for ease of use. The print mix material recipes can be saved in the PLC control panel.

Fast and accurate measurements of the ingredients required for batching can be achieved by the control system. The growing demand for high-quality and accurate concrete makes it important to produce the right quality concrete efficiently without wastage. The control systems process and devices are designed to achieve more accurate measurements continually.

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Working Process of an RMC Plant

The working process of an RMC batching plant is dependent on seven primary functions:

1. Control Value Setting

A control system is very critical for any advanced machine. It enables fast and accurate operations. Prior to running the plant, all the required aggregate proportions should be fed into the computer calculating process. This will help operate the equipment accurately and efficiently to achieve the preset demand.

2. Aggregate Feeding

The required raw materials have to be fed into the individual feeder hoppers. Ready mixing concrete batching plant process starts from feeding aggregates into hoppers.

3. Storing&Conveying

Storage and conveyance here refer to the storage of cement, fly ash, etc. These materials are stored in bulk quantity and need to be transferred by screw conveyors to the weighing hoppers.

4. Powder Feeding

Powders such as cement, fly ash, and additives are added for the binding of materials. These aggregates will be weighed individually depending on the set proportion in the control system.

Cement, water, and additives are transferred into the mixer unit after weighing them separately in the weighing hopper located above the main mixer unit. Cement is transferred to the weigh hopper by a screw conveyor.

5. Water Feeding

A specific quantity of water is a must for any ready mix concrete, which will help bind the cement evenly with the aggregates. Water is pumped up into the weigh hopper.

6. Mixing

After the aggregates are weighed, the mixture will be transited into the main mixer unit and mixed and batched in the mixing unit.

7. Discharging

After completing the specified time as set in the control unit, the processed concrete will be discharged into a transit mixer or a concrete pump.

All the above steps are performed systematically. Each step is carried out for a specific time frame. The time frame starting from the weighing of aggregates to the discharge of the ready-mix material is known as a batch time which is set into the computer beforehand.

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Luton RMC Batching Plant

Ready-mixed concrete batching plants are classified into several types based on the quantity of concrete production per hour, namely –

  • From less than 30cu.m/hour
  • From 30 to 60cu.m/hour
  • More than 60cu.m/hour

Luton Group, based in China, provides all types of RMC batching plants suitable for RMC, infrastructure, roads, rural and metro applications. All the RMC batching equipment manufactured by Luton can be customized to meet your specific requirement.

If you have any requirements, get in touch with us and we can assist you in finding the perfect concrete batching plant to meet your need.

About Luton

Luton Group is a leading mobile concrete batching plant supplier in China. It is a professional manufacturer; integrating research and development, production, and sales.

Our company produces all kinds of concrete batching stations, including mobile or portable RMC batching plant, stationary RMC batching plant, mini mobile RMC batching plant, compact RMC batching plant, portable RMC batch plant, belt RMC batching plant, hopper RMC batching plant, dry RMC mix plant, wet RMC mix plant, etc.

Luton has an iron grip in the construction industry because of its advanced and accurate technology design and high quality of ready mix concrete batching plants. Luton is fully approved by customers for its –

  • High quality materials
  • Long component life
  • Tailor-made service
  • High productivity
  • Comprehensive after-sales maintenance
  • 20+ years industrial experience with pioneering design
  • 18000+ plants manufactured and sold

All the above points place Luton Group plant in the leading position in the concrete equipment manufacturing industry. Our components are reliable and of standardized construction, adaptable to various applications, either in a small project or in a large project.

Our fully-automatic design extends the life and service of equipment and reduces the operating cost.

If you would like to know more about the rmc batching plant, our company and our products, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here at your service and would love to hear from you.

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