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Communication Feature | August 2012

Batching Plants & Transit Mixers

With three manufacturing facilities in Chennai, Schwing Stetter India has the biggest manufacturing facility for batching plants in South Asia.

The growing demand for ready mix concrete and the growing need for a range of batching plants to chose from, both these requisites of a customer can be solved by Schwing Stetter India one of the pioneer manufacturer of Ready mix concreting equipments in India. This German company which is the leader in the manufacturing of concrete production, placing and transit related products for the construction industry which include batching plants, concrete pumps, and transit mixers. With three manufacturing facilities in Chennai, the company has the biggest manufacturing facility for batching plants in South Asia.
Batching plants are machines which mix the different ingredients of concrete homogenously to produce a perfect mix of concrete. Schwing Stetter manufactures a wide range of batching plants that can be broadly classified with respect to their design, batch size, material storage (aggregate storage), and mixer technology. Schwing Stetter India analyses each customer’s requirement and guides the customer to opt for the batching plant which would suffice his needs of concreting from the wide range available. There are five different types of batching plants that are manufactured by Schwing Stetter India, which include wheel-trailer/truck mounted, compact plants, mobile plants, and horizontal plants.

Wheel-trailer/truck mounted

The on-wheels concept has been introduced by Schwing Stetter, keeping in mind the easy transportability of the batching plant between sites. This design is available in the 18 m3 segment, which is also known as the ‘CP18 on wheels’ which can be a trailer or a truck-mounted batching plant.

Compact plants

The compact plant design houses small capacity plants which includes the CP30 (30 m3 productivity rate). This plant is available in star, compartment and in-line Silo configurations.

Mobile plants


The mobile plants are known for its easy assembly and erection at the site like the M0.75, M1, M1.25, M2, M2.25, and M2.5. Wherever construction sites have to be supplied for any length of time with larger quantities of high-quality concrete, mobile mixing plants from Schwing Stetter are ideal. It does not matter whether they are used for the construction of traffic routes, dams, landfills or airports, the M series plants have been designed to handle the task. They can be quickly moved, transported on low-bed semitrailers and quickly set up again, thanks to the fully installed, pre-assembled compact units. The current development status of the Mobile plant benefits from our vast experience worldwide.

Horizontal plants

Stetter horizontal concrete mixing plants H1N, H1.25N, H2.25N, H3N, H4N and H6 incorporate the experience of over 47 year in mixing plant technology. Depending on the requirements, the HN-type series is equipped with a pan mixer or a twin-shaft mixer. While designing the plant, high importance was attached to the access thereby facilitating maintenance. In addition, the generously dimensioned space allows this plant to be offered in a wide variety which can be taken from a modular system. H 5 & H 6 is plants are for mass requirements and can be suited to the individual demands by adapting the design.

Production

Plants made by SSI have an output varying between 18-240 cu m per hour.

Aggregate storage

Schwing Stetter batching plants store aggregates in three different ways: compartment in-line silo, and star /partition walls. With respect to the availability of space on the site the customer can chose the storage option. Schwing Stetter offers compartment type storage in all the compact and mobile plants, the Star type storage is available in the 30 m3 segment. The in line silo/bin storage is available in selected models of compact plants and whereas it is available for all models of horizontal plants.

Mixer technology

The objective of any concrete production is a homogenous mix of concrete, without a homogenous mix one can give way to a series of problems which will be faced by the end users of concrete. There are two mixer technologies which help achieve this homogeneity, they are pan mixer, and twin-shaft mixer.

The turbo pan mixer used by Stetter is famous for the mixing quality thanks to its gearbox driven arms while the twin-shaft mixer is preferred wherever vast quantities of concrete are to be produced. It is also important to understand that all these plants are operated using control systems which range from Semi-Automatic (MCI35) to Fully Automatic (MCI360). The state of the art technology of the batching plants and their reliable quality has helped Schwing Stetter earn its place as the leader in the ready mix concrete equipment industry.

Applications

From residential, roads, dams, bridges, canals to nuclear projects Schwing Stetter equipments have widespread applications and are called the first and the best choice of the RMC industry. These equipments have played a vital role in the fabrication of precast barriers for metro rail and airport projects across the country. Schwing Stetter batching plants also produce temperature controlled concrete for nuclear power plant applications.

Achievements

Schwing Stetter India has proved its metal amongst all odds by holding and making records in the industry. The company holds the all India record for mximum pavement quality production in one day of 5,050 m3 at Dhancore where the Yamuna Express way is under construction. Schwing Stetter India also clinched the record in dam concrete production with 6,020 m3 of concrete at Subhansri.

With service and spares support across the country and a customer centric manufacturing facility. Schwing Stetter India’s mission and vision is customer satisfaction. A customised solution provider and a brand known for high quality and prompt after sales support, Schwing Stetter India has been rated as the best take in the market for providing solutions pertaining to the concreting Industry.

Transit mixer

Stetter truck mixers are the result of experience gained over decades accompanied by permanent advancement and optimisation. The truck mixers which are manufactured by Schwing Stetter have proved to be reliable all over the world. Stetter truck mixers are characterised by low-maintenance technology in a modern design, simple handling, techno commercially efficient and cost effective in maintenance and service.

Technology

Mixers are available in C, C2 and N version, the time spent on filling, discharging and cleaning is reduced to a minimum, thus you save time and money. Stetter truck mixers are available with mechanical or electronic control unit and help a customer chose a mixer appropriate for his requirement.

The mixers have Reliable drive components that guarantee smooth operation. The truck mixers are available with a nominal volume of 3 to 10 m3 with slave engine or PTO driven.

Characteristics and advantages

Stetter transit mixers have high loading volume as they have a high water line. Due to a low centre of gravity of the mixer these possess optimum drive characteristics. The feed hopper, discharge funnel and swivel discharge chute are designed with wear resistant plates.

Equipped with 5 mm mixing spirals in the main wear zones Stetter T-protect wear protection (30 x 8 mm) on the mixing spirals these mixers are long lasting. The Stetter mixers are highly fuel efficient due to their compact design and balanced weight distribution.

Maintenance cost of truck mixers is very minimal. The usual routine includes change of engine oil and washing of the Drum and that is all it takes to keep the mixer running for years. With a large service network and skilled service engineers attending to numerous needs of the market, All kinds of support has been rendered to the customers by Schwing Stetter.
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