A concrete pump is a very important piece of equipment used in large construction projects. This is the most effective way to transport concrete to a liquid construction site. In some construction projects, the placement of concrete by the pump is the only acceptable method of delivering the concrete.
In addition, the rate of work performance when using a concrete pump plus their ease of use of the pump means it is the most economical option for delivering the concrete. The concrete pump is generally used on large projects and provides the fastest possible use of concrete and reduces total cost, energy, and manpower.
Truck Mounted Concrete Pump
The system is installed in a truck and has a pump attached to the rear of the truck and controls the placement of the concrete using a remote control robot. Their capacity to pump large amounts of concrete in a short time means efficiency and cost effective especially while undertaking large building projects such as large overpasses. Note that the improved technology such as mechanized and automated robotic arms enables accurate control when emptying liquid concrete.
Note truck-mounted concrete pump can hold up to 100 cubic meters of volume in the piping and various accessories, allowing you to work in relatively long distances and in places where Conveyers may not work. Their sizes can be specified according to the clients needs to meet their specific concrete requirements needs. The location and the working space of the site also determine the size of concrete pumps needed.
Most truck-mounted concrete pumps ( autobomba de concreto ) have a large extension hence making them operate in a fixed place on the work site. This is advantageous in that that the concrete ingredients transport trolleys can easily unload concrete components directly into the pump tank in a central position. This simultaneous work implementation ensures the work is done relatively faster which in turn makes the construction cost very economical.
Stationary Concrete Pump
A stationary concrete pump ( bomba de concreto estacionaria ) is a distinct unit with a trailer-like configuration and the vehicle is required to pull the pump to the construction site. It has rubber hoses used to apply liquid concrete to the desired location area. These rubber hose systems are frequently connected manually either to adjust their size by increasing their length to reach a longer distance of at some times they are disconnected to reduce their size for the accurate discharge of liquid concrete.
Their rate of discharging the liquid concrete is relatively much lower than that installed in a truck and is, therefore, a preferred system for small installations. such as concrete slabs, sidewalks or pools. They usually pump concrete in less quantity than truck-mounted concrete pumps though they are are more flexible so they can be used in places where the truck-mounted concrete pumps cannot reach.
Special concrete pump
The purpose of a Special concrete pump is to operate in the toughest conditions, such as tunnels or mines. They have special extensions and appliances such as automated pressure gauges that enable them to effectively regulate the amount of concrete required at various intervals hence smooth performance in such situations.
Advantages of concrete pumps
In the case of pumping concrete, the advantage is that the concrete is transferred faster to the construction site than by the conveyor ( transportador ). This is useful if you have a large project that requires a continuous supply of concrete such as building slaps and walls that requires very specific supply rate of the concrete.
It also reduces the time it takes to unload concrete, so you can save on labor costs. Due to the likely rapid placement of concrete, it reduces and possibly quality compromises such as cold joints and castings.
Concrete can be delivered to the construction site outside the concrete mixer, for example in seawater or across the roads.T his is made possible due to the rubber hose pipes being adjustable to various lengths and diameters in these machines.
When using a concrete pump, there are many ways to choose a specific location to apply the concrete thus reducing wastage. Note using a concrete pump, less water is added, which significantly reduces shrinkage cracks and loss of concrete strength. The concrete pump also eases workplace traffic thus reducing scattering dirt across the workplace.