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High performance shotcreting from Blastcrete

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The RS180's setup is designed to increase cleaning and maintenance efficiency

Blastcrete Equipment is introducing its powerful RS180 Mixer-Pump, which offers variable speeds from 0-14m3/hour and long-distance and high-volume pumping capabilities. The RS180 is said to be user-friendly and can be used for  grouting, cellular concrete and some wet shotcrete applications. The machine is said to offer contractors smoother material delivery for specialty applications, ease-of-use for operation and maintenance, and industry-leading durability for optimum efficiency in a variety of applications.

The firm claims that this machine has been developed to pump further and faster than competing units, without surging. In addition, the RS180 is said to be simple to operate and maintain with minimal moving parts.

To eliminate material surges and allow for higher pumping volumes, Blastcrete’s RS180 incorporates an adjustable 2L8 rotor-stator pump. The adjustable rotor-stator, or progressive cavity, design allows contractors to tailor material flow to the job at hand. By tightening the unit, operators can increase line pressure for longer vertical or horizontal pumping distances. For shorter distances, the unit can be loosened. This flexibility is said to minimise wear compared to other rotor-stator pumps and results in industry-leading longevity and durability.

In addition to the 2L8 rotor-stator, the RS180 features a powerful hydraulic spiral mixer, driven with a planetary gearbox, offering variable speed from 0-60rpm for application- and site-specific adjustments. Mixing a full load in less than two minutes, the robust mixer minimizes downtime and ensures a continuous flow of material. A large receiving hopper, easily charged with bulk bags or a skid steer loader bucket, further increases jobsite efficiency.

The RS180 features a dual axle high-speed towing trailer and durable tubular steel frame, allowing for long-distance travel and optimal maneuverability, and is powered by a reliable 41kW Yanmar diesel that meets Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions requirements.

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