Overview of Dry Mix Concrete Plant
Dry batch concrete plant is different from wet mix applications. Also called truck mixed or dry-batched concrete manufacturing requires all of the raw ingredients to be charged directly into the truck mixer without mixing by the plant. Dry batch concrete plants a typically simpler and more cost effective according to the wet mix types. They offer both fast installation and dismantling along with high production capacity.
A Dry mix Concrete Plant, also known as Transit Mix Plant, weighs sand, gravel and cement in weigh batchers via digital or manual scales . All the ingredients then are discharged into a chute which discharges into a truck. Meanwhile, water is either being weighed or volumetrically metered and discharged through the same charging chute into the mixer truck. These ingredients are then mixed for a minimum of 70 to 100 revolutions during transportation to the job site.It is convenient in instances where the premixed concrete would need to be transported to a farther distance to the main construction site.Dry mix concrete plant is different from Wet mix plants in that Wet Mix contain a central mixer whereas dry, which can offer a more consistent mixture in a shorter time (generally 5 minutes or less). Dry mix concrete plants typically see more break strength standard deviation and variation from load to load because of inconsistencies in mix times, truck blade and drum conditions, traffic conditions, etc. With a Central Mix plant, all loads see the same mixing action and there is an initial quality control point when discharging from the central mixer. Certain plants combine both Dry and Wet characteristics for increased production or for seasonality.