PMSA and ABECE launch roof tiling machine for Africa

RooftileThe roof tiling machine is capable of producing between 3,000 and 5,000 tiles per nine-hour shift. (Image source: PMSA)Concrete brick, block and paving machinery supplier Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) has introduced a range of concrete roof tiling machines to the southern African market

The first model that was introduced is the SPS712 roof tiling machine, manufactured by Swedish-based roof tile expert ABECE, which has teamed up with PMSA for the project.

PMSA marketing and sales manager Quintin Booysen noted that the machine has been developed specifically for the African market as part of a joint effort between the two companies.

Booysen said, “Special considerations had to be taken into account, especially with regards to low skill levels, climate and specific requirements in Africa. As a result, the SPS712 is equipped with special features such as a dual stop and start function, which requires the operator to use both hands to start or stop the machine, thereby ensuring that hands are safe at all times.”

In an attempt to ensure ease of maintenance and cleaning, Booysen added that the extrusion head of the machine flips upwards. “The SPS712 roof tiling machine is also easily repairable, as all working parts are easily accessible and do not require any special tooling to remove parts,” he pointed out.

The SPS712 roof tiling machine uses an aluminium palette to shape the tiles, and is capable of producing between 3,000 and 5,000 tiles per nine-hour shift, depending on plant configuration. The machine is best suited for small to medium-sized businesses.

Although the SPS712 roof tiling machine was initially manufactured by ABECE, Booysen has indicated that PMSA will manufacture the model locally according to demand. He said, “PMSA has identified a gap in the southern African market for roof tiling technology and expertise. Having developed a reputation as a supplier of equipment and solutions for concrete product manufacturers in Africa, we are confident that the SPS712 roof tiling machine and SPS range of plants will complement our existing range.”

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