Rapid concrete mixer upgrade for Lagan Tile
New RP1000 planetary concrete mixer boosts capacity, improves energy efficiency and supports 24-hour production
RAPID International Ltd have recently supplied Northern Ireland-based Lagan Tile with a new RP1000 planetary concrete mixer, which has been installed at the company’s purpose-built roof tile production plant in Lisburn, Co. Antrim.
As a previous customer of Rapid, Lagan were confident in their decision to purchase the RP1000 as a solution to their need for higher capacities and increased levels of energy efficiency. The mixer was supplied in partnership with Concrete Batching Systems, who designed, manufactured and carried out the full mechanical installation and integration of the machine.
Commenting on the concrete mixer purchase, a spokesperson for Lagan Tile said: ‘We are very happy with it in terms of reliability and production. It has integrated very well into our manufacturing processes and we found the service from Rapid to be excellent. When we have needed support there has always been someone to help us.’
Rapid’s sales manager, John Pickering, added: ‘We were delighted that Lagan chose to go with Rapid. Reliability was imperative in order to support their 24-hour production schedule and we were happy to be able to provide a reliable solution that can meet the 24/7 production that they require.’
The Rapid RP1000 planetary mixer is capable of producing 1.0 cubic metre batches but is suitable for smaller outputs as well as for precast products and semi-dry coloured concretes. The RP1000’s star mixing action, involving up to three rotating mixing stars, each with two rotating mixer paddles, ensures the production of fully homogenized concrete.
The RP1000’s other standard features include durable chill cast tiles, wear sleeves and paddles, and heavy-duty discharge door mechanisms, whilst safety concerns are mitigated with spring-tensioned mixing arms. The mixer also comes with an uprated gearbox, supplied by a specialist gearbox manufacturer.