Now offering full weighing options for aggregates, cement and water, Rapid International Ltd are delighted to announce the launch of their new fully weighed mobile continuous concrete mixing plant, into the USA. The new Rapidmix400CW, is the new generation of this highly acclaimed continuous mixing plant range and dealers in the USA were eager to see the new model arrive.
The first customer to try out the new model was Rollcon LLC, located in Houston Texas. Rollcon is a premier contractor that specialises in providing quality roller compacted concrete (RCC) paving solutions for both public sector and private industry clients. The new continuous mixing plant model has been put into action on the latest phase of the Port of Houston development, producing up to 400 tonnes of RCC per hour.
Rollcon are aware that the Rapidmix mobile continuous mixing plant is a key machine to ensure that RCC projects are carried out on time and within budget. It provides the mixing efficiency needed to evenly disperse the relatively small amount of water used in the mixing of Roller Compacted Concrete. Dump trucks then transport the Roller Compacted Concrete and discharge it into a paving plant, which places the material in layers up to 10 inches (250 mm) thick and 42 feet (13m) wide.
Port paving is really suited to Roller Compacted Concrete, due to its superb strength. It is capable of standing up to massive loads and specialised equipment. The machine can work on a variety of applications such as bentonite landfill sealing, dam construction, contaminated soil stabilisation as well as cement treated base for road construction.
Rollcon LLC, a subsidiary of Texas based Satterfield & Pontikes Construction.
Project Houston Port, Houston Texas – The Port of Houston is a 25-mile-long complex of diversified public and private facilities located just a few hours’ sailing time from the Gulf of Mexico. The port is ranked first in the United States in foreign waterborne tonnage (14 consecutive years); first in U.S. imports (20 consecutive years); second in U.S. export tonnage and second in the U.S. in total tonnage (20 consecutive years).