First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Cemex UK's new Rapidmix 600CW mobile continuous concrete mixing plant from Rapid
has supplied Cemex UK
with a new Rapidmix 600CW mobile continuous concrete mixing plant/pugmill for production of cementitious mixes including roller compacted concrete (RCC) and cement bound granular material (CBGM) at various sites.
Cemex, the global manufacturer of building materials, is said to be the biggest Mexican investor in the UK, with 3,000 people employed across 450 sites nationwide.
It is also one of the UK’s leading providers of aggregates, cement, ready-mixed concrete and rail sleepers, with annual sales of around £1 billion (€1.14 billion).
The latest Rapidmix 600CW from the County Armagh, Northern Ireland company is the second Rapidmix to be added to Cemex’s UK fleet in recent years.
Cemex’s new Rapidmix 600CW plant is to be utilised for a wide range of applications throughout the UK, including, a Veolia UK composting facility in Nottingham and an Able UK port development in Killingholme, county Lincolnshire, England.
Due to the large-scale nature of the company’s projects, Cemex’s key plant considerations included speed of mixing and mobilisation.
“The speed of mixing is most important as we need to lay large quantities of material and (especially for RCC) the speed of installation is key to ensure the workmanship of the finished product is suitable,” says James Playford, cementitious business manager, Cemex Paving Solutions.
“The mobility and design of the machine are the important bit for us. We need to be able to move and mobilise a high production plant very quickly and the Rapidmix 600CW, is a great asset to achieve this.”
Fully mobile and self-contained, the Rapidmix 600CW is a complete plant powered by its own power source, with on-board compressor and generator. Fitted with a self-erecting system, using hydraulics, the plant can change from travel mode to fully operational within a few hours.
Featuring outputs of up to 600tonnes/hour, the Rapidmix provides feed rates that are fully adjustable for the aggregate, cement and water systems.
With the addition of optional cold feed bins, Cemex’s storage capacities were improved and the company also benefitted from the option of utilising a third aggregate.