Allasso Recycling purchase new Rapidmix 400CW mixing plant
High-volume mobile continuous mixing plant offers new contracting possibilities for recycling firm
ALLASSO Recycling have taken delivery of a new Rapidmix 400CW mobile continuous mixing plant manufactured by Co. Armagh-based Rapid International Ltd. The Wiltshire-based company supplies bespoke recycling solutions for a range of customers, from local authorities and service providers to utility firms and building contractors.
The Rapidmix 400CW unit will be used to produce a range of hydraulically bound materials (eg cement bound granular material, fly ash bound material, slag bound material etc.) for use in road construction, utility reinstatements and new building projects.
Importantly, the mixtures will utilize site won/recycled aggregates (wherever possible) and employ linear quarrying principles, reducing the need for virgin materials. The hydraulically bound materials (HBM) will be produced in accordance with BS EN 14277 – Hydraulically Bound Mixtures and The Specification for Highway Works.
According to Rapid International, semi dry mixes are not typically economical to produce in a conventional static batch plant. However, the company added that its Rapidmix continuous mixing plant solves this problem because it is specifically designed for HBM, providing a high output of quality homogenous materials at all times.
Fully mobile and self-contained, the Rapidmix 400CW offers a complete plant with its own power source (on-board compressor and generator) and is equipped with a hydraulic self-erecting system, allowing it to be changed from travel mode to fully operational mode within a few hours.
Capable of mixing up to 600 tonnes/h, the Rapidmix unit incorporates weighing options for aggregates, cement and water, as well as offering automated record keeping.
The mixing plant is also equipped with an on-board Rapid twin-shaft mixer featuring chill cast steel mixing paddles that are intermeshed in a specially phased arrangement to optimize mixing while maximizing throughput.
Allasso Recycling took the decision to purchase the Rapidmix 400CW plant due to its high-output capabilities and mobile flexibility; allowing the business to target larger contracts throughout the UK. The recycling operator plans to use the machine for roller compacted concrete, soil stabilization and land remediation projects.
A spokesman for Allasso said: ‘We are producing HBM on a daily basis at our depot in Hampshire. We have been very impressed with the customer service by Rapid International, particularly the training given to staff. The machine itself is very well built and reliable.’