Blastcrete Introduces MX-20MT Mixer/Pump
The MX-20MT features a 1 t mixer with a high-speed hydraulic agitator that keeps materials blended and in suspension as it flows to the 10 cm swing-tube piston pump. The pump operates with up to 150 bar (2,200 psi) pumping pressure for consistent installation of as much as 20 t/h of material. Customers can vertically pump refractory material in excess of 100 m and load the hopper with as much as 1,130 kg of material.
“To achieve high output often requires a separate mixer and pump, which doubles transport cost to jobsites as well doubles the setup time,” said Tripp Farrell, Blastcrete Equipment Company president. “We resolved these challenges and built a machine that is safe and simple to use, quick to clean and maintain and very user-friendly.”
Mr. Farrell added that designing equipment around customer feedback is in Blastcrete’s DNA. The company did it in 1996 with the release of the MX-20MT’s sister model, the MX-10, which became the industry’s most popular unit.
“Our customers know we listen to them and understand their challenges, and they trusted us to provide them with a user-friendly, higher output machine, but on a smaller footprint,” he added. “They know and we know a machine must be kept clean and maintained. We make the job as easy as possible to accomplish, and our customers like that.”
Portability on industrial jobsites can come at a premium. The ability to move and set up a unit in tight spaces using a forklift can be essential. The MX-20MT can be set up with a single person, which saves labor and time.
Blastcrete preserved the popular swing-out hopper in its latest model, giving users quick cleanup and maintenance. Additionally, the 20-minute quick-change-out 10 cm flat pack provides low-cost insurance for contractors in quick turnaround installations. No other pump in the world offers these features, said Mr. Farrell.
Blastcrete offers an optional 138 bar (2,000 psi) hydraulic pressure washer for easier cleanup and an automatic lubrication system to ensure proper greasing of the swing-tube pump.
The MX-20MT’s 2 m2 platform provides 50% more space than competitive equipment to give operators ample room to maneuver for safe operation. The electrical controls are mounted on the platform and positioned away from the mixer to remain free from debris and water.
Customers can also use the unit with Blastcrete’s patented DustAway system, which consists of an innovative bulk bag design that attaches to a mixer to contain dust as the mixer fills. DustAway helps businesses meet impending OSHA regulations for crystalline silica dust by controlling dust to within new OSHA permissible exposure limits.
The MX-20MT features electric braking and lights for enhanced safety when traveling. Lifting eyes on the platform allow operators to use a crane to lift the machine and place it on a flatbed for traveling longer distances. Blastcrete offers the MX-20MT with an optional skid-mounted framework that reduces the overall length, width and height of the machine.
The new MX-20MT is equipped with a 173 hp John Deere 6068HF engine. Blastcrete also offers the unit with electric motors. The engine on the MX-20MT is placed away from the mixer and receiving hopper to prevent thermal transfer that causes refractory materials to set prematurely.
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