Tandragee, County Armagh, 7 July 2015 – Rapid International Ltd, a leading UK manufacturer of concrete, construction and environmental machinery has announced the launch of its latest innovation, TRAKMIX. TRAKMIX is a track mounted, totally mobile and self-contained, fully weighed high volume mixing plant. The recent launch event, attended by many senior figures within the local civil engineering industry, took place at the company’s County Armagh headquarters in Northern Ireland in July 2015.
TRAKMIX was designed in response to the growing demand for a mobile continuous mixing plant that provides easy, cost effective transportation and eliminates the need for special transportational 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.
The innovative new TRAKMIX tracked continuous mixing plant is the first of its kind to market. Patent pending features include 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.
The TRAKMIX has been designed with total ease of mobility and set up in mind. The machine possesses an entirely self-contained design mounted on tracks including on-board genset, providing the ultimate in mobile flexibility.
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. The mixer’s specially phased shafts and paddles offer an outstanding homogenous mix for a variety of applications within the concrete, construction and environmental industries.
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 the flow-meter provides metering of the water. An integral 600 litre water tank and provision for admixtures are also included as standard.
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.
A further UK mainland TRAKMIX launch and demo is expected to take place late summer/ early autumn at a site to be confirmed in England.
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Rapid International Ltd
Established in 1969, County Armagh 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.
RAPID IS A GLOBAL LEADER IN THE MANUFACTURING OF:
- Pan, Planetary and Twin Shaft Concrete Mixers
- Mobile Continuous Mixing Plant/Pugmills
- Specialised Mobile Continuous Mixing Plant
- Mobile/Fixed/Bespoke/Compact Batching Plants
- High Pressure Mixer Washout Systems
- Spare Parts
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.
Address: Rapid International Ltd, 96 Mullavilly Road, Portadown, Co Armagh. BT62 2LX
Telephone: 028 38 840671
PR Contact: Kelly McCollum