Euromix Concrete Takes Another
- 03 April 2007
- Company & Industry News
Euromix Concrete is headquartered at Chelmsford, with a further four plants at Ipswich, Southminster (near Maldon, Essex), West Thurrock and now Greenwich. This network is capable of producing over 250,000 cubic metres of concrete per annum and is strategically placed to provide excellent coverage of the northern home counties and greater London, both north and south of the river. The company has been a member of the Quality Scheme for Ready Mixed Concrete (QSRMC) since 2000. Sister company, UK Concrete Pumping Limited, works in parallel with the Euromix plants to provide customers with either boom or static pumping services for concrete placement.
The Mobilmix 2.25 is a mobile horizontal concrete batching plant with high production outputs, features and capabilities which compare favourably with production performance normally associated with static plants. Of robust modular construction and capable of being transported on only a few vehicles, the Mobilmix 2.25 has easily assembled components for fast and safe erecting and dismantling. With all modules fully integrated - and the entire plant with inline and cement silos on their own steel foundations - the Mobilmix 2.25 can be installed quickly with minimum ground preparation and can be ready to batch within a few days.
The heart of the plant is the Liebherr twin-shaft mixer with production capacities of up to 100m³ "set" concrete per hour. Liebherr's own Litronic MPS II microprocessor control, installed in its own integrated module, regulates and monitors the plant's operation - moisture and temperature measuring devices can be included and, should cement additives be required, Liebherr is also able to supply and install an admixture weigher.
The whole plant, with mixer and weigher platforms, is designed and built to provide ample space for routine cleaning and maintenance procedures.
The configuration chosen by Euromix Concrete for their Greenwich plant is fully enclosed and entirely sheeted. The compact Thames-side site precludes any exterior stockpiling of aggregates, which are delivered by barge. Euromix specified the largest aggregate storage bins available for the Mobilmix plant to provide the solution, giving them 200m³ total storage with four 50m³ bins. The cement silo capacities are 100 tonnes each, the belt weigher load maximum is 6,000kg, the cement weigher load is 1,200kg and the water weigher load is 600kg.
Euromix Concrete's growing fleet of truckmixers are all Liebherr models, consisting of a mix of HTM 704 and HTM 804 7m³ and 8m³ capacity mixer drums - every one of them mounted onto a Mercedes chassis cab. "The Liebherr Mercedes combination is perfect for my fleet" says Steve Nicklen. "They are both renowned for their engineering excellence and I have found that they simply just carry on working without any problems at all. I don't operate with owner drivers and I need to make sure that we have the best possible and most reliable equipment for delivering our concrete - a Liebherr mixer assembly mounted onto a Mercedes chassis is the right choice for me and my team".
The Liebherr HTM mixer assembly features a drum constructed from special high wear-resistant steel with wear protection on the mixer spiral blades for extended working life. A further and important factor in extending the working life of both mixer drum and its Mercedes carrier chassis is the Liebherr developed high-quality steel frame and U-clamp fixing method.
Drum support pedestals are secured to the substantial U-channel sub-frame at the "underlay" by stirrup bolts that accommodate flexing. These are fitted close to the frame to avoid stress transference and to distribute loads uniformly to the truck chassis. The design, coupled with the side plate fixing arrangement, enables the mixer sub-frame to be rigidly attached at regular intervals over its entire length. This forms a composite strength with the chassis while still allowing the body to flex as necessary to avoid stress damage and/or misalignment occurring within the mixer superstructure. This, in effect, produces such a rigid and stress-free fit that problems of cracking or distortion on either mixer frame or truck chassis are avoided. The result is a considerably extended operating life for both mixer assembly and host vehicle.
For further information, please contact:
Liebherr-Great Britain Limited