The construction company and concrete plant Martin Schwarzenbeck & Co. Bauunternehmung und Betonwerk GmbH & Co. KG, based in Gars am Inn in Upper Bavaria, Germany, operates a carousel system from Ebawe Anlagentechnik from the year 2000. Recently, the concrete batcher from a third-party supplier, that by now had gotten on in years, was replaced by the brand-new eCon Drive from Ebawe. The new concrete batcher, which operates automatically, enabled increase in production capacity within a very short time, and facilitated work in the concrete plant.
A strong partner for more than 120 years
The Martin Schwarzenbeck company started originally in 1898 as a small craftsman’s establishment and evolved in the course of more than four generations into a competent corporation with extended business areas in the construction and concrete sector. The existing carousel plant manufactures precast double walls with and without insulation, slab elements as well as solid-concrete walls. As a construction company, Schwarzenbeck has been a strong partner for more than 120 years, with numerous reference projects in the entire district of Mühldorf am Inn and beyond.
Features of the eCon Drive
The newly developed concrete batcher functions in automatic operation and is fitted with a 150-mm partition in the discharge opening. The machine delivered to Schwarzenbeck was fitted with additional butterfly valves to ensure more precise discharge when processing finer contours. This solution prevents concreting of formwork parts and achieves very high batching precision. The machine, with its modular configuration, is characterized by a higher ease of maintenance. Exchanging wear parts, for example, is possible within a very short time, reducing downtimes to a minimum.
Another highlight is the new worm and spine bearing, through which clogging material can no longer be pressed into the concrete. For maintenance of the machine, predictive maintenance in accordance with the 4.0 standard was implemented. The eCon Drive concrete batcher is also outfitted with the newly developed DuraScrew worms to ensure targeted and fast discharge from the bucket. The new material composition of the worms reduces wear and results in a much longer service life.
The company Schwarzenbeck is very satisfied with the new eCon Drive concrete batcher. The good cooperation from the beginning of the project to handover to the client found praise.
New concrete batcher leads to follow-up contract
The new machine increased the production capacity by approx. 10 %, so that more job orders can now be processed within a shorter period of time.
Martin Schwarzenbeck, one of the three Managing Directors, sums up the modernization with a smile: “The new top product eCon Drive makes us simply too fast!“ Previously the elements were cast manually with the concrete batcher that had gotten on in years, by a worker with 30 years of professional experience. With quick-setting cement and admixtures, some pallets could be charged twice a day. But the faster casting with automatic operation with the new machine created a gap. To close the gap, the company Schwarzenbeck ordered five new pallets from Ebawe, which will soon be delivered. In this way, more pallets can be charged twice daily, which also has a positive effect on production capacity.