Mobile Concrete Mixing
The growth of mobile concrete mixing has been exponential. As contractors and suppliers are looking for more ways to mix and deliver small batches of the newest mixes (rapid set concrete, lightweight concrete and flowable fill, to name a few), the need for the high quality on-site mixing has grown. To meet this market, Maxon leveraged our extensive history in the concrete industry to introduce the newest addition to the family of products, the Maxon Techcrete.
Mobile/on-site concrete production has been, up until now, dominated by the Volumetric Mixer business. But volumetric mixers have an inherent issue, they mix concrete by estimating components using gate openings and screw/conveyor speeds. When the flow rate or bulk density of any component in a volumetric mixer changes (e.g., blockage, “rat hole”, empty bin), the concrete quality will vary.
Contractors and suppliers today want equipment that is easy to operate and reduces operator errors – enter the Techcrete. To produce concrete, the Techcrete operator selects from the previously programmed mix designs and pushes the start button – quick and easy. No gates and valves to adjust, the Techcrete automatically adjusts feed rates of each component in the mix to always remain within spec.
Reducing the cost of every yard (meter) of concrete produced is foremost on the mind of every contractor and concrete producer. The precise material delivery system of the Maxon Techcrete allows operators to achieve up to a 10% reduction in cement consumption (no over dosing cement). The Techcrete’s unique proportional load sensing hydraulic valve system requires only a 2.0 gallon hydraulic reservoir, saving weight and cost, while reducing fuel consumption and improving equipment performance.
The Techcrete prints a load ticket displaying the weight of each component utilized (not a theoretical ticket like a Volumetric mixer). The Techcrete also stores every load produced allowing you to offload the data at the end of the day and utilize the system to track material usage, improve inventory control, and oversee monthly costing.