More efficient production thanks to fast transportation of concrete

Recently, a new concrete conveyor system has been commissioned at Betonwerk Neu-Ulm. The bucket conveyor and the concrete distribution portal provide for fast transportation of the concrete to the mold – while in the past the system had run vice versa and a crane had carried the heavy steel mold across the production hall up to the casting station.

 About 5 tons is already the weight of the empty mold alone, that is used to cast up to five drainage channels in parallel. Until recently, the red steel giant was lifted by the operator with the aid of an Abus crane and carefully transported from the storage area to the casting station. As soon as the concrete was poured into the chambers, the filled and then even heavier mold was once again heaved by the crane for onward carriage to the curing station.

“This meant of course an enormous effort and took unnecessarily long time,” states Michael Goebel, managing partner and owner of Betonwerk...

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