Nurock deliver ‘baby’ mixer
Nurock Mixers have announced that their NUVM 1.5 compact volumetric machine will be available from March 2010 in the UK and worldwide through selected dealers.
A pre-production prototype attracted interest when it was exclusively revealed in April 2009 at Intermat.
The NUVM 1.5 mixes 1m³ of concrete in under 3min using hoppers in combination with a hydraulic system. It can also produce screed, mortar or process recycled aggregates with a constant production rate at any cement content.
The purpose-designed machine incorporates all the compartments for sand, stone and cement in one main hopper, rather than the customary two, and stores water underneath a removable hopper, helping to reduce its overall footprint by around 25%.
By replacing the chains, sprockets and other mechanical components that usually make up the mixing technology with a hydraulic arrangement, a much quicker production rate is possible with less maintenance and servicing.
The NUVM 1.5’s hydraulic system is said to provide both productivity and efficiency benefits. Output is always at a constant speed, no matter what cement content or strength of concrete is required.
An optional onboard computer holds up to 50 preset mix designs and, with additional memory, is able to store the user’s individual ‘recipes’. Once the mixer has delivered its product, it records the ingredients used, producing a printout for accountability purposes.
The NUVM 1.5 is available in three different versions - a static unit for smaller, precast applications; a trailer-mounted model that can be towed to remote locations or building sites and reloaded; or one that is mounted on a 7.5-tonne truck for use in urban areas where access is a problem for larger mixers, or the delivery of small loads is required.
The unit carries all the unmixed ingredients in separate compartments before mixing the exact quantity required on site. The mix design can be changed on site for any requirement, including pigmented, admixtures, fibre-enhanced and foamed concrete.
Nurock Mixers, 4 Nexus, Randles Road, Knowsley Business Park, Knowsley, Merseyside
L34 9HX; tel: (0151) 548 4422; email: [email protected]