Amix upgrade with Euroblend batching plants
First of three Fast Dry 70 batching plants supplied to Amix up and running in 10 days
LANCASHIRE-based concrete and aggregates business Amix have recently taken delivery of their second Euroblend Fast-Dry 70 batching plant, with a further third plant on order for their installation in Wigan.
The company, which is part of the Armstrongs Group and operates a total of five quarries in the Lancashire and Cumbria area, produces ready-mixed concrete at its site at Horwich, near Bolton.
The first Fast Dry 70 batching plant, which is now fully operational and producing ready-mixed concrete for local contractors, replaced an old batching plant that had reached the end of its service life. The equipment was installed and commissioned in just 10 days.
‘The Fast Dry 70 is what we call a ‘semi-mobile’ plant, in that it’s capable of being easily dismantled and relocated though it is generally installed as a fixed plant,’ said Euroblend project manager Marco Severini.
Modular in design, the Fast Dry 70 comprises pre-assembled and pre-wired components that can be delivered to site on just two low-bed trailers. It is one in a range of seven concrete batching plants available from Euroblend that includes units from 30 cubic metres wet up to 130 cubic metres wet.
The Fast Dry 70 plant, as supplied to Amix, is designed for rapid installation and is operated via a fully automated command panel that uses advanced software to manage the entire production cycle.
The control system can be programmed to specific user requirements and optimized for efficient operation. All machine processes are displayed graphically on the control panel to provide concrete production status at a glance.
The batching plant is now producing mixes for Amix’s concrete business, which operates a fleet of 10 concrete trucks ranging in capacity from four to eight cubic metres.
According to Amix director Emma Armstrong, the company prides itself on providing a high-quality personalized service using the best materials and equipment.
‘Almost 60% of our current client base are regular account clients who have traded with us for many years,’ she said. ‘A small number of our clients require concrete outside normal working hours and we can provide an out-on-hours service on request at a fraction of the cost of other concrete firms.’
The Euroblend Fast Dry 70 plant installed at Amix is producing at a rate of 70 cubic metres per hour. The company has been so impressed with its performance that it has placed an order for a further two plants plants, the second of which is currently being installed.
Euroblend are the sole authorized UK and Ireland distributors for Euromecc, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of mobile and turnkey processing plants for concrete and asphalt. The Italian manufacturer produces a broad range of concrete and asphalt batching plants, cement and bulk storage facilities, handling systems and mixers.
Especially renowned for their mobile and semi-mobile batching plants, Euromecc produce both standardized and bespoke solutions tailored to customers’ requirements.