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New Products & Processes New Putzmeister Mixkret 5 Low- The MX-10’s hopper handles up to 2500 lb (1134 kg) of Profile Concrete Mixer for Mining material, and its high-speed hydraulic agitator keeps materials blended and in suspension as the material flows to the pump. Since its foundation in Ger- The unit’s 3 in. (76 mm) swing tube piston pump operates many more than 50 years with up to 2200 psi (15 MPa) for consistent installation of as ago, Putzmeister has been a much as 12 tons (10,800 kg) of material per hour. The high- leading provider of concrete pumping and placing equipment. pressure pump also allows customers to achieve vertical With this know-how as a vantage point, Putzmeister has devel- pumping distances in excess of 300 ft (91 m) when installing oped a range of mining and tunneling machinery, including refractory materials. shotcreting equipment, as well as low-profile concrete mixers 2 (2 m2) platform provides 50% moreThe MX-10’s 22 ft (“Mixkret”) to complement the concrete spraying process and space than competitive equipment to give operators ample optimize shotcrete logistics in mining. room to maneuver easily. The electrical controls are mounted Putzmeister has now extended its Mixkret series by the on the platform and positioned away from the mixer to remain Mixkret 5 model, offering a concrete mixing and transport free from debris and water. capacity of 6.5 yd3 (5 m3). The machine will be presented at The unit is mounted on dual 7000 lb (3175 kg) capacity EXPOMIN, Santiago, Chile, this year. With this new launch, axles with electric braking and lights for enhanced safety Putzmeister offers a compact machine equipped with a powerful when traveling. Lifting eyes on the platform allow operators Caterpillar 6-cylinder diesel motor (168 kW/225 hp), providing to use a crane to lift the machine and place it on a flatbed for great traction force and climbing ability. traveling longer distances. It also allows users to place the Thanks to the automatic altitude compensation system unit on work platforms in larger factories. Blastcrete offers (AAC) of the diesel motor, Mixkret 5 is able to operate at high the MX-10 with an optional skid-mounted framework that altitudes without loss of performance. This has been proven by reduces the overall length, width, and height of the machine. the numerous Mixkret 4 equipped with the same system (diesel- The new MX-10 can be equipped with a John Deere motor Caterpillar C6.6 with 130 kW/174 hp), which are cur- 4045T 99 hp (74 kW) or Deutz BF4M 2012 102 hp (76 kW) rently working in the toughest conditions at altitudes of up to water-cooled diesel engine. Blastcrete also offers the unit 16,000 ft (5000 m) above sea level. with electric motors. The engine on the MX-10 is placed For customers who also wish to optimize their shotcrete away from the mixer and receiving hopper to prevent thermal additive logistics, Mixkret 4 and Mixkret 5 optionally include transfer that causes refractory materials to set prematurely. a liquid additive discharging system, including an additive The MX-10 is faster and easier to clean than traditional tank and pump. In this way, the concrete mixers can feed any swing-tube piston pump units. The swing-out receiving hopper concrete spraying equipment not only with concrete but also provides easy access to the lower hopper and swing tube section with additives, reducing working time and increasing safety for cleaning and maintenance. Blastcrete offers an optional in the operation. 2000 psi (14 MPa) hydraulic pressure washer for easier cleanup For more information, contact info@putzmeisterunder- and an automatic lubrication system to ensure proper greasing ground.com or visit www.putzmeisterunderground.com. of the swing tube pump. The MX-10 is CE-certified to meet European Union safety standards for equipment operation. Blastcrete has been manufacturing safe, reliable, and user-friendly solutions for the refractory and shotcrete indus- tries for more than 60 years. With a complete product line consisting of concrete mixers, pumps, and related products, the company serves the commercial and residential con- struction, ICF and SCIP building systems, refractory, and Blastcrete Upgrades MX-10 Mixer/ Pump for Greater Efficiency The upgraded MX-10 Mixer/Pump from Blastcrete Equipment Company delivers greater speed and torque to quickly and effectively mix dense refractory materials in less than 2 min- utes. The new system provides greater efficiency that leads to faster and greater ROI on demanding refractory, wet shotcrete, and pump-cast applications in foundries, power generation, petrochemical, steel mills, and cement-manufacturing facilities. 52 Shotcrete • Spring 2014


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