Volumetric concrete is a fantastic option if you’re looking for a diverse range of mixing types that are extremely cost effective and produce absolutely no wastage. With onsite mixing you can have the exact amount you require on the day and at the perfect consistency thanks to our innovative computer systems.
Volumetric concrete mixers have many advantages over traditional rotary drum concrete mixers. The following is a breakdown of the two:
- Rotary Drum Concrete Mixer
- Volumetric Concrete Mixer
Rotary Drum Concrete Mixer
Using a rotary drum cement mixer means there is only a small time frame between loading the drum to mix the concrete and delivering it to where it is needed. This greatly reduces the time you will have to work with the concrete onsite, as it will begin to set in transit. Other factors can also interfere with delivery such as traffic jams and access issues.
Using this method there is also no margin of error when it comes to estimating the amount of concrete needed. If you under-order it will be necessary to go back to the batching plant to acquire the shortfall, but remember this can cause delays to your project and incur extra charges.
The other scenario that can occur is over-ordering. In this instance concrete will be wasted and will also need disposal. This can prove a costly inconvenience as returned loads are often fully charged.
In addition, there is also a lack of flexibility with rotary drum mixed concrete as they can only produce one concrete mix at a time. This means you will be limited to a single strength and type of concrete with each mix.
Volumetric Concrete Mixer
So why choose our state of the art Volumetric Concrete Mixers? We use volumetric concrete mixers that effectively eradicate the above drawbacks. Computerised calculations are used to work out the exact amount of concrete needed.
This method allows concrete to be mixed on site so we can calibrate the precise ratios of the concrete mix. This ensures that the right amount of concrete is produced. There will be no wastage and as the concrete is fresh you will benefit from a longer working time with it before it starts to set.
The volumetric concrete mixer also has the benefit of a precise dispensing system. This makes for complete accuracy and in the instance of over-ordering the mixer can be stopped. This eliminates wastage and will also save you money as you will not have to pay for concrete you do not need.
With a volumetric concrete mixer it is possible to change the mix onsite so if several types of concrete calgary are required then this can all be done quickly and easily without the need for separate journeys to the batching plant.
How Does A Volumetric Concrete Mixer Work?
Volumetric concrete mixers blend concrete using a paddle or auger that churns the concrete ingredients with water. They employ an intricate batch metering technique which ensures the exact amounts of raw materials are measured before they enter the mixing chamber.
As the volumetric concrete mixer holds a large supply of raw materials it can travel from site to site without the need to return to base for reloading. This allows us to schedule your concrete delivery accurately so that it arrives on time, exactly when you need it.
Our volumetric concrete also has the advantage of being more environmentally friendly, as it means there is no wastage and it also saves on fuel. This has the added benefit of keeping costs low and making the concrete much more affordable.