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In the concrete industry, the market for preparation technology is hotly contested, and the advantages of an efficient and reliable mixing system offer economic benefits that far outweigh any initial cost equations. Birkenmayer brings German technology and quality to the market with a range of locally manufactured Eirich mixers.
The Eirich mixing system delivers predictable, top-quality concrete results no matter what the need or application – wet, dry, lightweight, heavy-duty or ultra-high performance. The unique mixing principle and flow characteristics of these mixers ensure thorough, homogenous mixes on time, every time.
A product is only as good as the mixed material that goes into it. Mix quality is a key factor in producing final products of consistently high standards, and guaranteed, reproducible mixing results boost the effectiveness and cost-efficiency of any production operation.
An interesting application demanding homogenous and repeatable mixes of the highest quality was the cladding on the famous ‘calabash’ FNB Stadium, built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. An international company involved with the construction employed an Eirich mixer for this specialised mixing task.
Another mixing application for the Soccer World Cup was the preparation of concrete in an Eirich mixer for the production of elements for the “Ring of Fire” concrete structure surrounding the Stadium.
Apart from interesting projects of this nature, concrete mix preparation is equally important in everyday operations such as a brick/blockmaking plant, particularly where high-value products – e.g. smooth or coloured pavers - demand a thorough mixing action to achieve the required quality.
While the design features and operating principles of Birkenmayer blockmaking machines ensure the production of quality concrete masonry and paving products, the quality of the mix plays an equally important role in the process.
Results achieved in an Eirich mixer speak for themselves - better mixing qualities, shorter mixing times, homogenous mixes, good product strength, reduction in rejects and the many other benefits vouched for by users.
Eirich maintains a research partnership with many leading universities and training centres in various user industries, including concrete. Research results are tested in the Eirich Test Centre and incorporated into the process engineering and design of the mixers.