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Fully Automated mould change in a block machine: new patented system

To meet the requirements of the market, a key concern for the concrete manufacturer is to succeed in reconciling flexibility, productivity and safety, while offering an ever-larger range of high-quality products. It is known that manufacturing plants produce according to their stock and the specific orders they receive. However, quantities and type of product are increasingly variable. In order to react to their customers’ wishes, concrete manufacturers have to change their production several times during a shift. However, this operation has a big impact on the production. On the one hand, the overall manufacturing process is affected in that the production changeover involves a production shutdown which adversely affects the rate of production. On the other hand, this operation affects the labour force during the handling of moulds, exposing them to hazards and frequent work-related accidents.

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Fully automatic wet cast plant for a versatile production in the United States

As a market leader offering a complete line of interlocking concrete paving stones, architectural paving slabs, precast concrete products, and segmental retaining wall systems, Nicolock Paving Stones and Retaining Walls, based in New York, has steadily increased its output and product offerings to further secure its dominant position in the concrete industry. To address these concerns, the company has invested in a fully automatic factory from Quadra for the production of wet cast products. Quadra’s challenge was to design a versatile production plant to produce a board range of products with a sensible layout.

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New high performance press delivered to Saudi Arabia

Created in 1992 and based in Dammam, Khaleeg stands for high-class quality concrete products and is currently considered to be the main supplier for the precast industry in Saudi Arabia. As part of its extension, Khaleeg has commissioned Quadra to deliver and install a new production line including the vibrating presses, the transfer and curing devices and the automated cubing system. Thanks to its wide range of products, Khaleeg is able to offer a large selection. Its products (insulating blocks, building blocks, pavers, kerb stones, etc.) are available in various sizes and colours. This company therefore pays great attention both to the quality and performance of its equipment and installations.

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Wet-cast production with a fully automatic plant

Creative concrete has always been at the heart of the development and diversification strategy of the company Hermet. The company is accentuating further its efforts in this direction by putting up a new Quadra plant. This plant is fully automatic for the production of wet-cast ,products. This is the 10th wet-cast unit installed by the French manufacturer. Quadra is continuing to develop this activity on the basis of these achievements. The construction of these materials from the study to the full manufacturing is made in Quadra’s facilities. The company Hermet wanted to manufacture a wide range of products such as tiles, slabs, pool edging, wall coating, fences plates, window sills, natural stone aspect, etc … in industrial rate. The facility had also to offer pleasant working conditions in a quiet atmosphere. The challenge was to build a highly technical plant in an existing environment while having a functional and rational implementation. The company Hermet was born in the middle of the vineyards of Gaillac. Its activity is spread over four sites covering the region of Midi Pyrenees and Languedoc-Roussillon in France.