Delcor Equipment, a Canada-based construction equipment supplier in collaboration with Denmark’s fibo intercon has developed a mobile concrete batch plant specifically designed to serve the North American market.
Sources close to the matter state that the recent development entails using fibo intercon’s B1200 mobile batching plant as a base, and further tweaking it to create the B1200CC, for meeting the concrete demands of the North American region.
As per Henrik Jeppesen, MD of fibo intercon, the company speculates possibilities for its mobile batching plants in all areas, and considers Canada to be thriving market due to its remote areas where there is a demand for quality concrete.
As per Delcor owner Joanne Bell, their firm has recently worked with fibo intercon and a consultant who knew the American Concrete Institute, Concrete Foundations Association, and Concrete Ontario standards.
Instead of just having load cells in the pan mixer, the B1200CC is equipped with a second hopper for ensuring that the powder is first loaded into and weighed by load cells and then poured into the pan mixer followed by another weighing, Joanne said.
For the record, The B1200CC produces concrete at a rate of 12 to 18 cubic meters per hour on-site. The plant’s computerized operating system allows operators to program specific recipes, and automatically adjust phases of production to ensure quality control and accuracy.
In addition, the frequency control of the pan mixer motor provides the ability to select optimal batching speed for any concrete type, as well as the option to choose a lower speed, in order to standardize batching over a longer period of time. Moreover, the batching plant is also added with a joint twin-axle bogie trailer.
The modified mobile batching plant will enable owners to produce fine concrete locally and on the spot, Jeppesen said. Sources also claim that owners will now experience a reduction in cost for importing concreate and will be able to eliminate wait times in congested urban areas.