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Corporate Member Profile Schwing America Inc. Schwing America is a member of the Schwing Group, a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and distributor of premium concrete production and handling equipment, headquartered in Herne, Germany. Schwing is committed to supporting its customers’ success. The company excels in producing high-quality concrete equipment used in the most demanding construction applications, through innovative engineering, premier manufacturing, and optimum after-sales support. Schwing offers industry-leading concrete pumps, truck mixers, batch plants, reclaimers, and genuine parts for distribution in North and Latin America. For the wet-mix shotcrete industry, Schwing brings three different valve types to the market for every type of application—from pool builders to commercial contractors. All models are built at the company’s White Bear, MN, factory. Choose the simplicity of the mechanical ball valve with the SP 88 or a hydraulic ball valve with the SP 160 to pump grout, lightweight concrete, flowable fill, shotcrete, and slurries. A logical upgrade from a ball-valve pump is the transfer tube valve with hydraulically driven components that apply up to 1060 psi (7.3 MPa) on the material. Rock Valve™ pumps are excellent entry-level performers, as well as seasoned professional machines pumping grout, shotcrete, and structural concrete with output up to 118 yd3/h (90 m3/h) to impressive distances. With all models, durability and performance come standard. Long-term use is backed by Schwing’s Call Center, where knowledgeable staff provides service and parts information 12 hours per day. A fully stocked parts department can dispatch orders the same day. Schwing’s in-house engineering department continues to refine the legendary Schwing shotcrete pumps using the latest techniques to extend performance and durability. Manufacturing of stationary pumps for shotcreting is in a dedicated area where the highest level of craftsmanship is applied to every machine. All pumps are powered by CAT diesels for reliability and convenient servicing. The SP 500 model can be ordered with a 74.5 hp CAT C3.4B Tier IV diesel for California compliance or wherever lower emissions are required. Schwing pumps are in use everyday in shotcrete applications. Some of the most notable projects include: • Parcel A of the Streets of Buckhead project is larger than a city block and required soil retention along two sides measuring 350 x 450 ft (110 x 140 m) of the 50 ft (15 m) excavation, which became five levels of below-grade parking. To provide structural walls, the contractor used a top-down shotcrete method in 5 ft (1.5 m) lifts. The company placed 35,000 ft2 (3250 m2) of vertical surfaces 10 in. (250 mm) thick with finished interior walls of the structure using a Schwing SP 750-15. • The University of New Mexico Olympic Pool shotcrete mixture consisted of a 3/8 in. (10 mm) basaltic rock, known to be a difficult pump Fig. 1: More than 400,000 ft2 (37,000 m2) are dedicated to world-class manufacturing at Schwing’s White Bear, MN, factory 58 Shotcrete • Spring 2016


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