From 8-14 April, Rapid will offer a unique opportunity to experience its latest innovation, Trakmix, track-mounted mobile continuous mixing plant at Bauma, Munich, 2019. The machine will be on display at Rapid’s stand, located in outdoor area FS, number 907/1. Information on the newly updated Rapid Reclaimer, reclaiming unit for the recovery on unused concrete, will also be available.

This September, Rapid, will celebrate its 50th year of delivering innovative mixing technology to the concrete, construction, mining, tunnelling and environmental sectors. Established in 1969 in Northern Ireland, Rapid’s comprehensive range of equipment includes static and mobile batching plant, mobile continuous mixing plant, pan, planetary and twin-shaft concrete mixers, high pressure mixer washout systems, concrete reclaimers and spare parts.

Product innovation

Core to Rapid’s continued success is product innovation. The company aims to release a new product or redesign/update an existing one on an annual basis. In 2019, the Rapid Reclaimer will be reintroduced to the market. Originally launched in 1991 and featured on BBC’s ‘Tomorrow’s World’ for its ground breaking innovation, the Rapid Reclaimer recovers unused concrete, enabling reuse of aggregate, sand and grey water. The newly updated unit will feature a redesigned trommel to improve throughput and efficiency and new material infeed system to accommodate concrete pump filling. Further information about the all-new Reclaimer will be available on stand at the show.

Application expertise

Previously once heavily focused on concrete mixing technology, Rapid’s expertise has since diversified into other specialised mixing applications, such as tunnel finings, mine back-fill, and port dredging. The Rapid Trakmix has recently been successfully used to stabilise a fluid material for reuse, excavated during a tunnelling project in Northern England. Another recent application involved the processing of mine tailings for a backfill application in Tanzania.

Flexibility for a wide range of site types

Trakmix, is a track mounted, totally mobile and self-contained, fully weighed high volume mixing plant. Trakmix was designed in response to the growing demand for a mobile continuous mixing plant which provides easy, cost effective transportation and eliminates the need for special transformational permits. Customer demand also indicated a need for a machine providing more options on outputs on a different platform, offering flexibility for a wide range of site types and applications.

Patent pending features

Trakmix features a number of innovative, patent pending features, including a superior controls system that weighs all materials and double hopper cement weighing system. Other cutting-edge features include low friction surface lining on hoppers, bottom conveyor for easy cleanout and out-loading conveyor for easy discharge. Trakmix offers outputs of up to 250 tonnes per hour via a high volume continuous Rapid Twin Shaft mixer and 12.0m3 aggregate hopper, which includes a division plate for two different types of aggregates. The Rapid designed continuous twin-shaft mixer (pugmill) is the largest and fastest continuous mixer on the market, with specially phased shafts and paddles ensuring a homogenous mix for a variety of applications within the concrete, construction and environmental industries.

Full mobility and weighing capabilities

The Trakmix has been designed with ease of mobility and set up in mind. The machine possesses an entirely self-contained design mounted on tracks including on-board genset, providing mobile flexibility.

Full weighing capabilities are provided via an integral fully automated control system. Adjustable feeder gates from the aggregate bins are provided in addition to a variable speed belt feeder to aggregate weigh belt. Powders are fully weighed via a twin hopper system with twin-screw discharge and flow-meter provides metering of the water. An integral 600 litre water tank and provision for admixtures is also included.

Trakmix is recommended for applications where all types of binders or neutralising powders are required in the mixing process, including road construction, road paving, ground works/civil engineering, environmental stabilisation projects, aggregate recycling and many more.

Global leaders in mixing technology

“Bauma brings together the biggest and best in the industry and is the perfect platform to connect with our customers and unveil the latest exciting new product developments. We look forward to welcoming both new and existing customers on stand. Since the last Bauma, Rapid has experienced a growth surge and continues to solidify its position as one of the global leaders in mixing technology. ” says Jarlath Gilmore, Sales & Marketing Director at Rapid.

See Rapid at outdoor area FS, number 907/1 at Bauma 2019, Messe Munchen, Munich on 8-14 April.

To learn more about Trakmix, click here.