Unique project for the manufacturing of spleepers and steps for retaining walls in Austrlia
Outback Sleepers Australia was established in January of 2000 and is based in Adelaide with operations having recently expanded to Melbourne.
The fast growing market and the high quality concrete sleepers for retaining walls used for large civil projects, landscaping works and small retaining walls pushed Outback Sleepers to perform some necessary upgrades to machinery in the factory.
The main requirement for the Customer was to ensure smart design with assembly involving minimal use of foundation, civil work, crane, erection tools and the shortest possible downtime. For MCT ITALY, a company with 53 years of experience in the production of complex concretes, the task was well within its range.
MCM 3.1.25 batching plant equipped with moisture, plasticity and water-cement ratio control systems providing uniform concrete that meets the most strict requirements.
The humidity control system automatically detects water content both at the beginning of aggregates dosing from the hoppers and after the mixing water addition. After the introduction of an admixture the program reads and determines the mixture plasticity. All parameters are displayed on the control cabin screen, and the operator can monitor the process in real time or request a report that is saved automatically.
A mixer of 1500/1000 liters was chosen for this project as optimal for the production of a mixture within production grade of 40-45 cubes per hour.
- Type of Mixer Planetary – 1500/1000
- Concrete Production – 45 m3/h
- Number of Aggregates – 3 x 25 m3
- Aggregate Storage – 75 m3
- Automation System Compunet®
- Concrete Discharge – 4,1 m
- Composition 2 x 40’ HC Sea Containers
- Weight – 29 t
- Total Installed Power 110 kW