Compact, highly-automated unit reduces need for workers and minimises person-to-person contact, giving operators more flexibility to serve a wider range of customers
Liebherr has started sales of its new self-service concrete plant which is designed to help building material suppliers extend their range of services and supply their customers in a more flexible manner.
According a statement from Liebherr, the new plant enables smoother supply of different types of concrete to end-customers in a time-saving manner and incorporates independent weighing of the individual components for a high output rate of up to 30cbm/hour.
Using the new self-service plant, suppliers are able to serve a wide range of customers, from marge to small professional buyers, with equal ease due to an adjustable concrete discharge, which enables the concrete to be collected by anything from small trailers right up to large truck mixers. This means that the concrete supplier can now also target the small professional customers – such as landscapers, fence construction, stone setters, civil engineering DIYers – as easily as larger projects.
The plant works in a manner that allows the end customer to select their individually required quantity of concrete from a range of different concrete and screed types from 0.15 cbm. This enables the operating company of the self-service concrete plant to meet all individual customer requirements. The entire vehicle is then positioned under the plant. The mixing process can be started easily and conveniently by QR-code. Within the next 2-3 minutes the fresh concrete is delivered directly into the trailer or truck mixer.
Other key features of the new self-service concrete plant include the supply of small quantities of 0.15 to 2.0 cbm, as well as a high degree of automation of the plant without significant additional outlay, which allows for longer opening hours due to the fact that requirements of workers are minimised.
In addition, the plant was also developed with a high degree of mobility, said Liebherr, so that both containers of the plant can be transported with only one truck, saving time and money on transport. The plant also has a small footprint in terms of area, occupying a floor space of only around 100sqm when fully built assembled.
According to Liebherr, the self-service concrete plant offers building material dealers or gravel pit/quarry pit operators “the ideal opportunity to offer their customers an additional service offering and at the same time further expand their unique selling points”.