County Armagh, Northern IrelRapidmix Gibsons - Copyand, 6 January 2015 – Rapid International Ltd (County Armagh) has recently supplied local road contractor and quarry group Gibson Bros (County Down) with a new Rapidmix 400CW mobile continuous mixing plant. The Group will commence using the plant on the new Belfast Harbour Development Scheme. The new Rapidmix will provide the Gibson Bros Group with advantages to meet the demands and requirements of its future contracts. Gibson Bros will also add the Rapidmix to its existing fleet of rental plant available for short and long-term hire.

The new Rapidmix plant is currently on-site at Belfast Harbour, where Gibson Bros is undertaking development of the Victoria Terminal 3 Hinterland site for Belfast Harbour Commissioners. This 20,000m2 pavement project will form an integral part of the harbour re-development when completed in February. A key part of the pavement construction will be the installation of a Hydraulically Bound Mixture (HBM). Semi dry mixes, such as HBM, are typically less economical to produce in a conventional static batch plant. The Rapidmix mobile continuous mixing plant solves this problem as it is specifically designed for semi dry mixes such as HBM’s, ensuring a high output of high quality homogenous material at all times. The on board high speed Rapid Twin Shaft mixer contains chill cast steel mixing paddles which are intermeshed in a specially phased relationship to optimise mixing action, whilst maximising throughput.

The new Rapidmix 400CW plant produces high quality controlled mixtures for utilisation in a range of Civil Engineering applications – from airport runways and contaminated land treatment to dam construction and soil stabilisation. The mobile nature of the plant combined with the technically advanced design is most advantageous in meeting the supply and demand requirements on projects. The Rapidmix 400CW provides a cost effective solution on those on-site projects where high specification compliance coupled with a high volume fast throughput are critical.

Fully mobile and self-contained, the Rapidmix 400CW from Rapid International offers a complete plant powered by its own power source, with on-board compressor and generator. Fitted with a self-erecting system, using hydraulics, the plant can change from travel mode to fully operational within a few hours. Available with outputs of up to 600 tonnes per hour, the Rapidmix provides feed rates that are fully adjustable for the aggregate, cement and water systems.

The recently updated unit incorporates full weighing options for all materials – aggregates, cement and water – which means the new generation Rapidmix 400 CW offers record keeping that is automated, precise and detailed.

Notes to the Editor:

Established in 1969, Tandragee based Rapid International delivers high quality, reliable equipment to the concrete, construction and environmental industries. Today, with a presence in more than twenty countries worldwide via an ever expanding international dealer network, Rapid is a trusted partner to a wide variety of customers ranging from multinational construction groups to small concrete producers.


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 Rapid’s vast experience over the last four decades ensures the highest quality design and manufacture of all equipment. Quality, reliability, efficiency and technological advancement are the greatest aims of Rapid’s workforce, based at its impressive 50,000 sq ft production facility and headquarters in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Always innovating, Rapid’s emphasis on product development is driven by the needs of its wide reaching customer base, and the company’s in-house technical team consistently strive to meet the demands of total quality while exceeding customers’ expectations.

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Address: Rapid International Ltd, 96 Mullavilly Road, Portadown, Co Armagh. BT62 2LX

Telephone: 028 38 840671

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