Last edited 04 Jun 2021

Concrete batching plants

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[edit] Introduction

Concrete batching plants can assist in shortening the development process by improving the speed in which concrete is mixed.

[edit] Different types of plants

The two different types of concrete plants are central mix plant and ready mix plant. The plants operate differently, based on their function.

[edit] Central mix

A central mix concrete batching plant mixes every one of the ingredients in one location. The mixture is then transported to the construction site by concrete trucks. The main benefit of using this type of plant is the fact that each of the ingredients are mixed together at once and in one location.

[edit] Ready mix

Ready mix concrete batching plants have all of the ingredients inside the plant mixed together - except the liquid. The mix is put into a truck, and this is when the water is added. At this point, the mix becomes concrete. The concrete is then transported to the construction site.

[edit] Automation

Automation in the marketplace has resulted in more effective concrete batching plants. For this reason, more reliable performance is anticipated and maintained.

Computers are widely used to control batching plants. However, there are several ancillary facilities that are essential in making certain these products function properly.

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