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New Products & Processes Blastcrete Equipment Company as small as 200 lb (90.7 kg)—the smallest in the industry—to Upgrades 2200 Pan Mixer for finish the job. The tilt also allows for fast cleanup. Greater Efficiency voltage and hertz requirements, including those outside of theBlastcrete can customize the 2200 Pan Mixer to fit any Blastcrete Equipment Company United States. has upgraded its 2200 lb (998 kg) For more information, contact Blastcrete Equipment Com- capacity Pan Mixer for greater efficiency, easier maintenance, pany, 2000 Cobb Ave, Anniston, AL 36202; telephone: 800- and faster mixing speeds. The company designed the 2200 Pan 235-4867; fax: 256-236-9824; e-mail: info@blastcrete.com; Mixer specifically for refractory installations and manufac- website: www.blastcrete.com. turing precast refractory shapes. It can mix up to 1 metric ton (1.1 tons) of refractory castable in 2 minutes or less. In addition, Putzmeister America, Inc., Introduces the mixer can be used for dry blending materials before water is added. Upgrades to Thom-Katt® Line The new design increased the unit’s maximum mixing speed from 30 to 45 rpm, which reduces mixing times from 5 to 2 minutes or less. It also has a variable frequency drive, which Putzmeister America, Inc., has announced significant upgrades allows users to adjust the unit’s mixing speed from 0 to 45 rpm to its Thom-Katt® Trailer Pump line. The TK 40, TK 50, in both forward and reverse. TK 60 HP, and TK 70 are the first models to feature a relocated The upgraded design also increases the pan mixer’s effi- fuel tank and new control box with display. The fuel tank ciency. To avoid power loss that occurs when using hydrau- relocation will be featured on the single and tandem axle units lics, the 40 hp electric motor couples directly to two gearboxes. and will allow for increased ground clearance. The new TKs By eliminating costly hydraulic components and the upkeep will be able to go where previous models could not, allowing they require, Blastcrete has made the 2200 Pan Mixer more for better access over rugged or uneven terrain. economical to purchase and maintain. An extension ring The development of the new control box will provide for above the mixer was added to prevent material loss or spillage a more active presentation of pump information, diagnostics, during loading or the mixing process, and a Fill-Rite water and an emergency run mode. This feature allows the operators meter and 20-gauge dousing bucket allow for quick and to make sure their pumps are operating at peak performance; accurate water filling. Additionally, a new bag ripper improves and should a problem arise, the control box will minimize safety and efficiency by automatically opening bulk bags over downtime. The new control box is also time-tested and present the mixer. on current production models delivered from both Putzmeister The mixer’s durable, tubular-steel frame includes a 15 ft2 Germany and Putzmeister Brazil. (1.4 m2) operator platform and a user-friendly control panel for Putzmeister’s big boom pump expertise gives you powerful easy operation. Blastcrete offers a platform mixer extension so performance and rugged reliability in our Thom-Katt Trailer customers can discharge the mixer at various heights. A 3 hp pumps. Ideal for pumping a variety of materials, Thom Katts electric motor with a hydraulic power unit opens the bottom can handle the harshest mixtures and tackle several difficult discharge door so material free flows into a pump or mortar applications. Easy to operate and inexpensive to maintain, they pan to be transferred to a form. set up faster, pump smoother, and are easy to clean. They are The 2200 Pan Mixer also features a hydraulically powered ideal for wet-process shotcrete across a wide range of applica- mixer tilt function, which allows the user to easily mix a batch tions, including refractory, underground, and civil projects. Blastcrete Equipment Company’s 2200 Pan Mixer Putzmeister Thom-Katt Pump 72 Shotcrete • Spring 2015


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