Types of Concrete Batching Plant

Concrete batching plant, as an important construction equipment for concrete production, has been playing an important role in our life since its appearance. According to different classification standards, there are different types of concrete batching plant. What are the types of concrete batching plant? Let’s walk into the theme of this article – the types of concrete batching plant.

What is a Concrete Batching Plant

When it comes to a concrete plant, you must first understand its series of names. The concrete plant has many alternative names such as concrete batch plant, concrete batching plant, batch plant, ready mix concrete plant, concrete mixing plant and so on.

Luton types of concrete batching plant-belt    batching plant

The concrete batching plant is a complete set of special equipment for producing fresh concrete. Its function is to feed, transport, store, batch, weigh, mix and discharge the raw materials of concrete according to the specified proportion, and produce finished concrete meeting the quality requirements. The raw materials of concrete include sand (fine aggregate), stone (coarse aggregate), cement / fly ash (binder), water and additives. After learning the contents on the concrete batching plant, this article will present the detailed types of concrete batching plant in the following paragraphs.

Types of Concrete Batching Plant

The types of concrete batching plant can be classified from the aspects of purpose, structure, mobility and automation.

hopper concrete batching plant

Hopper Batching Plant

Model: YHZS25/35/50/75

Capacity: 25/35/50/75 cm3/h

HZS90 belt concrete plant

Belt Batching Plant

Model: HZS90

Capacity: 90 cm3/h

stationary ready mix plant

Stationary Batching Plant

Model: HZS 120

Capacity: 120 cm3/h

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Mobile Batching Plant

Model: YHZS35

Capacity: 35cm3/h

dry concrete batching plant

Dry Batching Plant

Model: HZS 35

Capacity: 35 cm3/h

commercial/wet concrete batching plant

Wet Batching Plant

Model: HZS 50

Capacity: 50 cm3/h

automatic batching plant

Automatic Batching Plant

Model: HZS 180

Capacity: 180 cm3/h

ready mix concrete plant

Semi-automatic Plant

Model: YHZS 75

Capacity: 75 cm3/h

The specific types of concrete batching plant are described as the following contents:

Concrete batching plant can be divided into commerical mixing plant and engineering mixing plant according to the specific purpose; it can also be divided into hopper type concrete plant and belt type concrete plant on the basis of the structure; the concrete batching plant can also be categorized as stationary batching plant and mobile batching plant depending on whether it can be moved.; according to whether there exists human intervention in the whole production process, it can be divided into semi-automatic and automatic type batching plant; at last, it can be classified as dry concrete batching plant and wet concrete batching plant based on whether there is a main mixer in the batching plant.

Engineering/Hopper 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

Feeding height of batching machine

1850mm-2900mm

Hopper batching plant is defined according to concrete feeding method and its structure. The hopper plant is fed by bucket lifting rather than belt conveyor. Hopper feeding is widely used in HZS25, HZS35, HZS50 and HZS75. The hopper batching plant has the characteristics of small size, simple and convenient installation, low requirements for terrain and easy operation.

Luton types of concrete batching plant-hopper type rmc plant

Small Volume

Easy Installation

General Quality

Low Requirements for Terrain

Simple Operation

Besides, the mixing cycle of each batch in the hopper batching plant is 72 seconds. The hopper feeding time is slow and the mixing cycle is long. It can product 50 tank cement. It is mainly used in the industrial concrete mixing plant where the temporary production requires an error of ± 2% for concrete. The industrial mixing plant mentioned above is called the engineering batch plant. In this type of batching plant, the batching machine is generally cumulative metering. There are three types of batching machines such as two bin, three bin and four bin. The batching is carried out by means of intermediate discharge.

Commercial/Belt Batching Plant

Model

HZS60

HZS90

HZS120

HZS180

HZS240

Theoretical Productivity

60m³/h

90m³/h

120m³/h

180m³/h

240m³/h

Mixer Model

JS1000

JS1500

JS2000

JS3000

JS4000

Mixer Discharging

1000L

1500L

2000L

3000L

4000L

Maximum aggregate size

80/60 mm

80/60 mm

80/60 mm

80/60 mm

80/60 mm

Aggregate Storage

7m3 x 4

15m3 x 4

15m3 × 4

20m3 x 4

20m3 x 4

Aggregate Weighing Capacity

±2%

Separate

Weighing

±2%

Separate

Weighing

±2%

Separate

Weighing

±2%

Separate

Weighing

±2%

Separate

Weighing

Powder

Weighing Capacity

600L

±1%

1000L

±1%

1000L

±1%

2000L

±1%

2000L

±1%

Water

Weighing Capacity

300L

±1%

500L

±1%

500L

±1%

700L

±1%

1200L

±1%

Additive

Weighing Capacity

45L

±1%

45L

±1%

45L

±1%

75L × 2

±1%

100L × 2

±1%

Pneumatic System

Air Compressor

W-1.6/10

Air Compressor

V-2.0/10   

Air Compressor

V-2.0/10   

Air Compressor

V-3.0/10

Air Compressor

V-3.0/10

Screw Conveyor

Capacity

Ф219

45t/h

Ф273

65t/h

Ф273

65t/h

Ф325

65t/h

Ф325

110t/h

Powder Silos

100t

Welded Type

with

Dust Collector

100t

Welded Type

with

Dust Collector

200t

Welded Type

with

Dust Collector

200t

Welded Type

with

Dust Collector

200t

Welded Type

with

Dust Collector

Electric Control System

Full Automatic

And Manual

Full Automatic

And Manual

Full Automatic

And Manual

Full Automatic

And Manual

Full Automatic

And Manual

The commercial concrete mixing plants mainly refers to the belt types of concrete batching plant. Belt types of concrete batching plant refers to the batching plants that use inclined belt conveyor rather than hopper elevator for feeding. Inclined belt feeding is applied to HZS60, HZS90, HZS120, HZS240 and above. Inclined belt feeding has the advantages of stable transportation, accurate batching and high work efficiency. The mixing period of the belt plant is very short. The mixing time of each batch is 60 seconds, and 60 cans of cement can be produced per hour. It is mainly used in commercial concrete batching plants.

Stable Transportation

Accurate Batching

High Efficiency

Good Performance

commercial/belt concrete batching plant

The plant is composed of a single four bin batching machine ( HZS60 has also used a four bin batching machine with through belt metering due to cost problems), an inclined belt conveyor, a waiting bin, weighing on the upper part of the main machine (cement, water, additives, etc.), a mixer, a cement screw, and a cement bin. In such plants, the unloading height of the main machine is generally 4.2 meters, the cement screw length is 8 meters according to the center distance from the inlet to the outlet, and the unloading height of the supporting cement silo is 7.4 meters. The quantity of cement screw and silo can be provided by the customer according to the demand.

Stationary Batching Plant

Stationary types of concrete batching plant refer to the batching plants that are fixed in one place for a long time to produce concrete. The stationary mixing station is close to the construction sites, and the construction sites around it are often concentrated. In addition, the stationary mixing plant can produce concrete in large quantities with high quality.

stationary concrete batch plant

However, it should be noted that the stationary plant needs to lay the foundation, which is also an important reason for its higher cost than other types of concrete batching plant with the same configuration. It is featured by large output, high efficiency and high stability. The stationary batching plant are widely used in various projects such as roads and bridges, ports, tunnels, dams and buildings.

Mobile Batching Plant

The mobile batching plant, also named portable batching plant, is one of frequently used types of concrete batching plant and it is developed on the basis of stationary batching plant. It concentrates the material storage, weighing, conveying, mixing, unloading and full-automatic control system of the concrete plant on the semi-trailer unit, with compact structure and good overall performance.

mobile concrete batching plants

On the premise of meeting the output and quality of cement concrete mixing, it has the characteristics of flexible movement, rapid disassembly and assembly, small floor area. It allows the user to batch concrete at almost any location, then move to another location and batch concrete. It is applicable to various outdoor mobile sites such as roads, bridges, dams, airports, etc.

Dry Batching Plant

Dry types of concrete batching plant, also known as transit mixing plants, weigh sand, gravel and cement in weighing batching machine through electronic induction or manual scale. Then, all ingredients are discharged into the chute, and then discharged into the mixing tank truck through the chute. At the same time, the water is weighed or volume measured, and the water is discharged into the mixing tank truck through the same feeding tank.

dry concrete batching plant

During transportation to the construction site by the mixing tank truck, these ingredients are mixed for at least 70 to 100 revolutions. Compared with the common concrete plant, the dry batching plant has no main mixer and the process of mixing is finished in the mixing tank truck. Due to no main mixer, its cost is fairly low among the types of concrete batching plant.

Wet Batching Plant

Wet concrete batching plant, as one of commonly-used types of concrete batching plant, is used for most of the construction sites. Compared with the dry concrete mixing station, the wet concrete plant is equipped with a mixer, and the whole production process of concrete from feeding and batching to discharging finished materials is carried out in the whole batching plant.

Wet types of concrete batching plant can manufacture premium concrete due to it typically adopts twin shaft mixer, planetary mixer, or SICOMA twin shaft forced concrete mixer as the blending main engine. They are featured by high efficiency and good quality, dependable performance, and financial investment as well as long service life. They are widely used in medium-sized construction sites, prefabrication plants, commercial concrete production plants and many other concrete construction projects.

wet concrete batching plant

Automatic Batching Plant

For the automatic types of concrete batching plant, the whole process from the feeding of ingredients to the automatic unloading of the mixer are fully automatic under the effect of computer and control panel. The control panel can operate the whole device by press several buttons. The modern control panel can store a variety of recipes according to customers’ requirements. The weighing of all ingredients is completed automatically. Once the specified weight is reached, the finished materials will be discharged immediately. The automatic batching plant can set the batch time of the materials and discharge the mixed materials immediately after the mixing time is finished.

automatic concrete batching plant

Semi-automatic Batching Plant

The configuration of semi-automatic mixing plant allows some functions to be executed automatically, while others require manual intervention. Generally it refers to the small types of concrete batching plant. Differentiated from the automatic batching plant, the semi-automatic batching plant is only equipped with automatic batching device control panel and it’s a small-scale mixing plant with a weighing sensor, but the feeding is carried out manually, and manual intervention is required to stop the feeding. What’s more, the operator need to monitor the working condition all the time. As soon as the required weight is fed into the hopper, the indicator light will flash and the worker must stop feeding.

semi-automatic batching plant

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