Rapid International, which unveiled its new Trakmix mobile concrete mixing plant, described it as the first of its kind in the market. The tracked machine was designed in response to growing demand for a mobile continuous mixing plant that provides easy transportation without the need for special transport permits.
Patent pending features include a controls system that weighs all materials and a double hopper cement weighing system. The Portadow, Ireland-based manufacturer says that other design highlights include low friction surface lining on hoppers, bottom conveyor for easy cleanout and out-loading conveyor for easy discharge.
Trakmix offers outputs of up to 250 tons per hour via a continuous Rapid twin-shaft mixer and 423 cubic feet (12.0 cubic meter) aggregate hopper, which includes a division plate for two different types of aggregates.
Full weighing capabilities are provided via an integral control system. Adjustable feeder gates from the aggregate bins are provided in addition to a variable speed belt feeder to aggregate weigh belt. Powders are fully weighed via a twin hopper system with twin-screw discharge and the flow-meter provides metering of the water. An integral 600 litre water tank and provision for admixtures are also included as standard.