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Laticrete Middle East launches pump truck

New system designed for speed and cost effectiveness, company says

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PHOTO: The MBU mixes the self-leveling cement formula at the job site using a computer-controlled on-board system. Credit: Supplied

Laticrete Middle East has launched its first pump truck, which aims to enable speedier completion of new concrete slabs or leveling existing ones and reduce costs in the process, the company has announced.

Managing director, Sujit Singh, said Laticrete’s new offering – the Supercap Mobile Blending Unit (MBU) – is the “technology of tomorrow” in the Gulf region.

“Given the speed at which the region is growing, it is necessary to adopt this time and labour saving technology, which is green, dust free and cost effective,” he added.

The new equipment was demonstrated live by product experts from Laticrete USA to prominent architects, consultants, contractors and applicators from the UAE at the launch event, which was held at Dubai’s Meydan race course.

The MBU mixes the self-leveling cement formula at the job site using a computer-controlled on-board system and then delivers the mix from street level to heights of over 50 stories at a rate of up to 15t of material per hour, making installations of 4600 square metres possible in a single day and eliminating the need for hauling unmixed materials into the building, Singh said.

According to Laticrete, the equipment’s applicators utilise the pump trucks from ground level to blend and deliver material quickly and efficiently directly from the hose to the floor on large-scale surface preparation and remediation projects. Deliveries and technical support are available throughout the region.

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