Precast Concrete, is also called PC components in the field of residential industrialization, refers to the concrete products produced through the standardized and mechanized process in factory, is widely used in construction, transportation, hydraulic engineering, etc. In contrast, standard cast-in-place concrete is poured into site-specific forms and cured on site.
Compared with standard cast-in-place concrete, precast concrete has more advantages:
- Safety and Protection: For construction workers, working in the relatively stable factory is safer than at the complex environment of construction site;
- Consistent Quality: The quality and technology of building materials manufacturing can be better controlled by mechanized production;
- Ease of Installation: The standardization performance of precast concrete’s size and characteristic can significantly simplify the installation and construction speed ;
- Economical: Compared with the traditionally prepared on-site mold tools, the molds in factory can be used repeatedly. Additionally, the demand for workers in mechanized factory is small, so the general cost is lower;
- Reduced Weather Dependency: Precast concrete increases operating efficiency because weather will not delay the production and weather conditions have a reduced effect on the schedule because precast requires less time to install than alternative methods such as cast-in-place and EIFS;
- Environmentally friendly: Using the precast concrete can decrease the workload in construction site, which can reduce the influence on environment, such as dust pollution and noise pollution.
Camelway twin-shaft batch mixer can be used to produce precast concrete materials. Short mixing time, uniform particle size and other advantages make it an ideal choice for precast concrete producing. Compared with mixers equipped with vertically arranged mixing tools, the twin shaft mixers are also more wear-resistant and usually have lower specific power consumption.