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Mobile continuous mixing plant goes international

The Trakmix was designed in response to the growing demand for a mobile continuous mixing plant that provides easy, cost-effective transportation and eliminates the need for special transportation permits. Customer demand also indicated the need for a machine that provides more options on outputs on a different platform, offering flexibility for a wide range of site types and applications.

The mixing plant features a number of innovative, patent-pending features, including a superior controls system that weighs all materials and a double hopper cement weighing system. Other innovations include a low friction surface lining on the hoppers, a bottom conveyor for easy clean-out and an out-loading conveyor for easy discharge. The Trakmix offers outputs of up to 250 tonnes per hour via a high volume continuous rapid twin-shaft mixer and 12m3 aggregate hopper, which includes a division plate for two different types of aggregates.

The Rapid-designed continuous twin-shaft mixer (pugmill) is the largest and fastest continuous mixer on the market, with specially phased shafts and paddles ensuring a homogenous mix for a variety of applications within the concrete, construction and environmental industries.

The Trakmix has been designed with ease of mobility and set-up in mind. The machine possesses an entirely self-contained design mounted on tracks including on-board gen-set, providing mobile flexibility.

Full weighing capabilities are provided via an integral fully automated control system. Adjustable feeder gates from the aggregate bins are provided in addition to a variable speed belt feeder to aggregate weigh belt.

Powders are fully weighed via a twin hopper system with twin-screw discharge and flow meter provides metering of the water. An integral 600-litre water tank and provision for admixtures is also included.

The Trakmix is recommended for applications where all types of binders or neutralising powders are required in the mixing process, including road construction, road paving, ground works/civil engineering, environmental stabilisation projects, aggregate recycling and many more.

International launch

The international launch of the Rapid Trakmix was marked by a week of events in November 2015 at the Cenin cement factory in Bridgend, South Wales. Cenin’s headquarters provided optimal conditions for a series of concrete and hydraulically bound materials demonstrations using the company’s sustainable, consistent range of cements. A variety of activities took place, including demonstration of “Cendri” in ground stabilisation applications improving load bearing strengths in a variety of soil types.

“Cendri” is a process or pre-mixed material used to improve material recovery and drastically improve screen productivity when handling wet materials. Attendees also toured Cenin’s ultra-low carbon cement factory, laboratory and on-site renewable energy resources. The open event was attended by a number of delegates from 30 major concrete, construction and environmental companies.

Rapid International, with a presence in more than 20 countries worldwide via an expanding international dealer network, is a specialist in the manufacturing of pan, planetary and twin shaft concrete mixers, mobile continuous mixing plant/pugmills, specialised mobile continuous mixing plant, mobile/fixed/bespoke/compact batching plants, high pressure mixer washout systems, silos and spare parts. The company is based at a 15,240m2 production facility in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.

In Australia, the Lincom Pacific Group is the distributor for Rapid mixing plant products.

Source: Rapid International/Lincom Pacific Group

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