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How Concrete Block Making Machine Proved Advantageous in Construction

In today’s world concrete blocks are been produced virtually due to its high quality and demand for economical building materials. The block making machine has been tremendously increased in the construction industry due to its various proven advantages in terms of constructive performance, building quality as well as versatility.

There is an increase in demand of the concrete block in construction, so there should be a good option to produce concrete blocks fast as well as efficiently. And hence there is the need for the block making machine. Apart from this, concrete block making machines have their own advantages as compared to general block making machines. The latest block machines are AAC Block Making Machine, automatic block making machine available in different series and model having different properties.

block making machine Following shows the different proven advantages of block making machine in construction –

  • Versatility – Concrete blocks of the block making machine are versatile that meets the high performance of building in the construction
  • Great Performance & Uniformity – Block machines provides a larger concrete block that has fewer joints that is one of the most vulnerable parts. The uniformity of the blocks produced provides accuracy of the material needed.
  • Compressed Strength & Resistance – The compressed strength of the concrete blocks manufactured by the block making machine allows a good strength that can also be used in resistant walls as well. They offer with good fire resistance and in case of fire can also retain their structural characteristics
  • Cost Efficiency – Modern machines developed reduces up to 40% of energy usage. This helps to reduce the per unit cost of blocks that gives efficient and fast production with overall profit
  • Eco – Friendly – Concrete blocks are been made from industrial waste, fly ash, gauge, slag, and other materials. This, in turn, serves the betterment of the environment by recycling with the industrial wastes. Hence it has proved to be eco-friendly as well.
  • AccuracyConcrete block making machine consist of good hydraulic pressure systems & feeding system that helps to reduce the overall time of the production. Hence this machine is highly been preferred due to its speed and accuracy.
  • Customizable – With an advanced control system, the automatic block making machines are been integrated that helps to change the molding of the design of the block according to the need and requirement
  • Thermal & Sound Insulation – The concrete blocks do not allow the outside heat or cold to enter. This means it keeps the house cool in summer and warm in winter

Why choose Apollo Zenith?

Apollo Zenith is the leading supplier and manufacturer of different types of block making machine available in different models & series. We offer the best quality products that exceed the expectation of our customers that also meets the needs and the demands of the customers. For more information about the block making machine and our different products contact us today and get acquainted with the different types of machines been used in the industry.

How to Maintain a Block Making Machine?

Block Making Machine, such as automatic concrete block making machine, are gaining attention in developed as well as developing countries, for it provides fast, reliable and robust outcomes. Rapidly growing parts of Africa and South-East Asia has a high demand for these machines, especially in the construction market. While being very effective, maintaining Block Making Machines is extremely important. These heavy machines often have to work in worst weather conditions, not forgetting sand, gravel and other micro dust these machines are exposed to. Due to these harsh conditions in which these machines have to work under, it becomes essential to provide special care during maintenance to keep the performance of machines optimum.

A variety of Block Making Machines are available in the market and depending on the variety, maintenance process can slightly differ. In this article, we will try to discuss the most common approach as well as a few special conditions that need attention during maintenance service.

While extensive care is needed, a few simple steps cannot only help prolong its life but also maximize the performance of machinery. Following are tips that need to be considered before actually moving to maintenance:

  • Never neglect abnormalities: In case of any abnormalities detected, the machine should be shut down as soon as possible and the reason for the abnormality should be investigated. A small fault can ultimately lead to break down of the whole system, so the fault should be attended in time.
  • Having trained professionals: An unskilled person performing maintenance and servicing is much worrying than not maintaining the machines at all. A fault neglect or not attended properly can result in a bigger fault in future, hence it should be made sure that every repair and servicing is done by skilled professional only.

Now that we know how to approach maintenance, let’s move to some essential steps which will help maximize the performance and also prolong the life of the machines.

Scheduled Performance Check:

It is important to have a regular performance check for every unit of machinery in block making machine.  During the checkups, it should be made sure that control systems, switches and various other components are functioning properly. In case of detection of any fault, removing the fault must be prioritized.

Before Starting the Machine:

A short performance check is necessary, before starting the block making machine, to make sure everything is working well. Things like lubrication, performance abnormalities, faulty parts, tightening and few other inspections can be performed before putting the machine into work. This will avoid break down of the whole system and abrupt the work in the middle.

Regular Cleaning/Lubrication of Parts:

Block making machines are often exposed to micro dust that can affect movements of various mechanical parts or even clogging the lubrication flow. Microdust and improper lubrication are most common the reasons for the underperformance of the system, in the worst condition, it can even lead to faulty parts and complete system shutdown. A regular cleaning and lubrication of machine can avoid much of the troubles and ultimately prolong the machine’s life.

Maintenance in Winter/Low Temperature:

Considering any heavy machinery, production is not the same in winter and summer, the atmospheric condition makes a huge difference and hence various changes in production are important to be considered. Often in production, water is used in materials and low temperature may cause materials to freeze. To avoid this, usage of antifreeze should be motivated and applying insulation to raw products is also suggested. Lubricants can also be affected in low temperature hence of antifreeze in lubricants is also suggested. Before placing machines to sleep, it is advised to drain all the hydraulic fluids to avoid freezing.

 

Mobile Multilayer Block Making Machine by Apollo Zenith

The trending technology demands block making machines with mobility which can underpin producers by providing versatile, rapid, accurate production with reduced cost.
One such revolutionary machine is Mobile Multilayer Block Making Machine. This is a cost-effective machine which promotes easy mobility and creates a wide range of solid bricks, paving stone, grass stone, curbstone, decorative block, hollow block, insulation block, concrete cable tray, manhole, pre-fabricated elements, and manymore.
It saves huge investment on the production boards as it cut the huge cost of transitional transferring of the blocks. Its production capacity is also noteworthy.
The article mainly focuses on different mechanisms used in Mobile Multilayer Block Making Machine for easy and controlled operation.

Block Making Machine


Batching and Mixing Control System

  • The batching and the mixing are centrally controlled. Electronic control system adopts Germany Siemens programmable controller PLC and Siemens touch panel control with easy operation and no failure.
  • The raw materials for block making could be sand, rock powder, stone slag, cinder, tail slag, coal gangue, coal and fly ash and construction solid waste. The consumer often chooses batcher according to local raw materials types from two bins to six bins.
  • The different materials are sealed and weighed automatically as per certain ratio which guarantees block quality and reduces cost.
  • Then, the mixture and screened fine sand will be conveyed respectively into the mixer for mixing trough belts by adding quantitative cement, water and chemical additives.
  • After uniform mixing, face materials and aggregates will be respectively delivered into the hopper of a block making machine for storage by the material carrier.

Hydraulic Power

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  • Hydraulic power consists of two sets of a radial piston pump with max flow and max pressure adopting proportion control technology.
  • The speed and pressure of hydraulic operation are easily adjusted and can be precisely controlled by proportional valves.

Feeding System

  • The feeding system consists of a hopper, guide rail, feed drawer, and lifting device. Its height is driven by hydraulic and the movements of feed drawer could be freely adjusted according to different moulds.
  • The hydraulic-driven mould scraper guarantees the cleanliness of product surface and supports in even distribution of concrete.
  • The adjustable cleaning brush is attached on feed drawer which is used for cleaning the tamper head. The hopper is hydraulic driven and its gate opening width and the opening time is adjustable.

 Vibration System

  • The vibration table is designed in order to have four different production levels.
  • There is a replaceable wear proof plate for protection of upper parts of vibration table. There are two vibrators attached to tamper head to achieve maximum vibration.
  • The vibrator is installed with DC braking device, the vibration force and duration are adjustable. The Dc braking device diminishes the scope of mechanical wear and tear.
  • The upper part of vibration table is two-parted in order to achieve an even power transmission and an optimum compaction of the products.

Multilayer Production System

  • The multilayer production offers great advantages. The wet production cubes can directly send to curing area for curing and packing which save many intermediate transports procedures.

Sand Scattering Device

  • Every single production layer is well-protected and separated by a layer of dry sand or plastic foil.

Four-way forklift clamp

  • It has two independent hydraulic systems to carry products cube by forklift.  The products are packed with plastic foil and send to storage yard for water curing

Menu navigation and Recipe management

  • The Menu navigation and Recipe management supports to set up and down limit of all the parameters of production process, such as time, counter, working path, hydraulic speed and pressure.
  • This optimizes production and prevent production error and operation mistake.
  • It helps to record operation data such as production time, operation time, maintenance and malfunction time as well as troubleshooting function by telecommunication

Quick Mould Change Process

  • The main machine moves in the direction of mould and corrects the steering by putting lubrication oil on the four positioning pins.
  • The guide beams rise to certain height after buckling the bottom of mould, then tamper head descend and lock with the upper mould via hydraulic. Thus, it is convenient for quick mould changing process.

Conclusion


The fully automatic mobile multilayer machine can produce a wide range of blocks and pavers which is apt for a great extent of application.
It has unique advantages, high efficient production and low maintenance. The machine is widely applauded due to its optimum quality control, easy control system, and security protection.


Why Choose Us?


Apollo Zenith is the joint venture of Apollo Inffratech and QGM Zenith. The alliance offers an integrated solution of Block and Paver by providing varied block making machine, paver making machine with high range capacity.
The joint venture came into existence to provide high quality and cost-effective concrete products solutions to the clients across the globe.

Block Making Machine: Diverse Range, Features & Applications

Block making machine is used to produce different kinds of blocks. They are used widely in infrastructural developments projects, hence demanded worldwide.
Earlier, the concrete blocks were utilized as a building material in construction of walls, but now with the advancements in technology, the blocks are used for versatile purposes such as:

  1. Concrete blocks are used as security barriers at special events, building, job sites, etc.
  2. They are applied to construct roads and pavements.
  3. They are used to control traffic through roadway construction zones.
  4. They are applied in construction of material bins to store salt, sand, and various other products.
  5. The heavy purpose-sized concrete blocks used to tie down tents, as they are heavy enough to keep the tents in place.

To cater diverse application of concrete blocks, the block making machines were evolved continuously. As a consequence, there are now available in various types.

Block Making Machine: Varied Series with their Features, Manufactured by Apollo Zenith
ZN400 Automatic Block Making Machine

  1. The machine is manufactured using German Technology.
  2. It is perfect for producing Hollow Concrete Blocks, Paver, Glass Bricks, etc.
  3. The production capacity of this machine is good. It is used in Building, Road paving, Gardens, etc.
  4. It is a cost-effective machine and hence, the ideal choice for start-ups.

ZN600 Automatic Block Making Machine

  1. The machine is versatile, equipped with great features.
  2. It is operated with Frequency Conversional Control Technology, which prevents overheating due to long term operation. It also saves power by 30%.
  3. It promotes stable and reliable performance as it is controlled by PLC Control System.
  4. It is used to make Solid Blocks, Color Paver Blocks, Interlocking Paver, Landscaping products, etc.

ZN900 Automatic Block Making Machine

  1. The marvelous machine is designed by German Engineers.
  2. It has the most advanced vibration technology which guarantees the high quality of concrete products.
  3. It has fully automatic control which helps in easy operation and ensures high reliability.
  4. It is equipped with highly efficient hydraulic system which can adjust oil speed and pressure.

ZN1000 Automatic Block Making Machine

  1. The German designed machine is known for its high production capacity.
  2. It is equipped with Frequency Conversion Vibration system with double vibration motors.
  3. It is outfitted with branded PLC control system, Touch screen and other electrical components for high quality production of blocks.
  4. It operates with compulsory feeding which reduces the feeding time. The feeding frame, bottom plate & mixing blades are made of excellent quality steel to prevent material breakage.

Besides this, there are few other automatic block making machines manufactured by Apollo Zenith. They are:

  1. Fully Automatic Mobile Single layer Block/Brick Machine
  2. Fully Automatic Mobile Multilayer Block/Paver Machine
  3. Fully Automatic Stationary Multilayer Machine
  4. Fully Automatic Stationary Single Pallet Machine

Why Apollo Zenith?

Apollo Zenith is a new the joint venture of Apollo Inffratech (India) and Zenith (Germany). The company is spread across over 42000 sq. mt area located in city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

The organization came into existence to provide state of art integrated solution for manufacturing Blocks and Pavers made from innovative German Engineering which is considered as highly robust and reliable.

We strive to get maximize customer satisfaction by providing block making machine at competitive rates to our well-regarded clients across the globe.

All About AAC Block Making Machine

What is an AAC Block?
Autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC), also popularly known as autoclaved cellular concrete (ACC) is a lightweight, foam concrete building material. AAC products include blocks, wall panels, floor, roof panels and many more.

AAC was ameliorated in the mid-1920s by the Swedish architect Dr Johan Axel Ericksson and Professor Henrick Kreuger at the Royal Institute of Technology. The production of AAC started in 1929 at the city of Yxhult, Sweden. Today, aerated concrete is produced in many counties, particularly in Europe and Asia.

AAC Block and its application

  • AAC block is a thermal insulating concrete based material which is used for internal as well as external construction. AAC can be cut, sawn, drilled and thus, it is simply workable in all aspects.
  • AAC promotes quick and easy installation. It is appropriate for urban areas with high rise building and high temperature variations.
  • AAC is used for the construction of fireplace and kitchen as it is a heat and fire resistant.
  • AAC is an ideal material used in the construction of hospitals and offices situated in noisy areas as it is a sound resistant.

 
About AAC Block making machine


QGM designs and manufactures AAC block making plant to fulfill the demand of concrete industry. The manufacturing of AAC block making machine was assisted with the help of German technology.
A wide range of machines is available as per the customers’ demand. The varied machine comes with number of autoclaves, the autoclave provides heat and pressure to the raw materials to strengthen it.

The Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Production Lines consist:

Milling: Milling includes grinding of raw materials such as fly-ash, lime, OPC cement, Gypsum and aluminum powder. It is the basic process which assures the smooth production and production quality.

Demoulding: Demoulding is the critical process in the AAC blocks manufacture.  Once the desired mix is ready, it is lifted by crane or rolled on tracks for demoulding process. Foaming and hardening starts when the slurry is fed into moulds, consisting of gas-forming expansion and perform curing to achieve required strength for cutting process.

Cutting: Cutting process may be categorized as flat-cake and tilt cake based on how the cake is moulded and sent to cutting line. The tilt cake technology is on demand due to its speedy process. The tilt cake technology uses Horizontal cutting machine in the first stage and vertical cutting machine in the second stage. The automated cutting machine provides production efficiency and dimensional accuracy.

Curving: After cutting into desirable size and shapes, the blocks are transferred for curving into autoclaves. Autoclaves are used for steam curing. AAC must be procured and steam cured to achieve enough strength for prolonged usage. Thus, autoclaved curing imparts inherent properties and performance of AAC.

Advantages of using AAC Blocks

  • Easy workability

AAC can be cut, sawn, drilled into desired shapes

  • Environmental friendly

It reduces the solid waste at the time of installation.  Thus, it can be considered as environmental friendly.

  • Easy transportation

It is quite easy to transport ACC blocks as it does not suffer from high transit breakage.

  • Thermal insulation

AAC offers excellent thermal insulation. This reduces recurring cost of energy required for heating and cooling. This allows usage of smaller HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning) than required conventionally.

  • Prolonged usage

The air pockets in AAC blocks structure prevents progressive collapse of a building and maintains structural integrity.

Why Apollo Zenith?


Apollo Zenith is the new joint venture of Apollo Inffratech with Apollo QGM Zenith. This venture provides innovative and high quality concrete product solutions to India’s rapid growing building, constructions, road and cities at optimal prices. Zenith is a German based, world market leader for Concrete Block and Paver machine manufacturer, established in 1953. It designs world class produces and delivers Concrete Products plants on the highest quality standards plants which are characterized by innovative German Engineering, highly robust and very competitive. It is serving customer with non-pallet block and paver machine manufacturing machines across the globe, over last six decades.  The world recognized Zenith Quality and safety feature ensures low maintenance and uninterrupted process.

Types of Block Making Machine Manufactured by Apollo Zenith

About Apollo Zenith
Apollo Zenith is the new joint venture of Apollo Inffratech with Apollo QGM Zenith. It is spread across more than 42000 sq. mtarea and located near the city of Ahmedabad. This venture provides innovative and high quality concrete product solutions to India’s rapid growing building, constructions, road and cities at optimal prices.

Zenith is a German based, world market leader for Concrete Block and Paver machine manufacturer established in 1953. It designs world class produces and delivers Concrete Products plants on the highest quality standards plants which are characterized by innovative German Engineering, highly robust and very competitive.

Over last six decades, Zenith has been focusing on the research and development of non-pallet block producing technology, the perseverance paved them off as today Zenith has become the worldwide leader in non-pallet block and paver machine manufacturing industries.

Zenith is serving customer with non-pallet block and paver machine manufacturing machines across the globe, over last six decades.  The world recognized Zenith Quality and safety feature ensures low maintenance and uninterrupted process.

In July 2014, Zenith Maschinenfabrik GmbH was acquired by Quan Gong Machinery called QGM and become a member of QGM Group. This allows it to offer wide range of products to India’s block and paver producer market from Simple Automatic Production Line to Fully Automatic Production line.

Some of the classic creations by Apollo Zenith:


Machine manufactured By Apollo QGM Zenith in India


Block Making Machine Manufacturer

The types of Automatic Block Making Machine and its features are described here:

QT 4 Automatic Block Making Machine

  • The machine is quite adaptable.As only by amending its moulds, it can produce wide range of Blocks, Pavers, Kerbstone, Flyash bricks, Grass Bricks, etc with different size and textures.
  • It has auto-locking function which can avoid mechanical accidents caused by operational mistakes.
  • It has integrated structure of vibrating and moulding platforms which improves vibrating efficiency.
  • It is cost effective and ideal selection for startups.
  • It is energy saver as consumes less energy for production and less manpower required.

QT 6 Automatic Block Making Machine

  • The machine is versatile. It can produce wide range of Blocks, Pavers, Kerbstone, Flyash bricks, Grass Bricks, etc with different size and textures.
  • It has PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) control system which ensures efficiency of the production with no or minimal defects.     
  • It is made of super strong steel and special welding technology and there is an airbag cylinder in it. Thus, it is a strong vibration resistant.
  • It is made by advanced technology. The operation process is simple and speedy. Thus, it is user friendly and cost effective.

Machine Germany design manufactured by QGM
The types of Automatic Block Making Machine and its features are described here:

Block Making Machine

T10 Automatic Concrete Block Making Machine

  • The T series models are designed by Germany Engineers at R&D Centre in Emden.
  • It uses Germany Siemens PLC control system for the stability and reliability of the machine and Siemens Touch screen for easy operation.
  • High-efficient Hydraulic System adjust the oil speed and pressure, which leads to high stability and energy saving.
  • Frequency conversional technology helps to adjust the frequency convertor, protect the product from transfiguration and maintains the motor for prolonged time.

T15 Automatic Concrete Block Making Machine

  • This resourceful machine comprises of some systems such as a vibration system, Fully-automatic control system, electronic system and hydraulic system. It is capable of producing diversified blocks.
  • The vibration system improves vibration efficiency, ensures the high quality of concrete products.
  • The fully-automatic control ensures easy operation and low risk of failure.

Champions Made In Germany- Zenith
The types of Automatic Block Making Machine and its features are described here:

Zenith 844

  • Zenith delivers State-of-the-art Concrete Product plants, plants are characterized by innovative German Engineering.
  • Zenith 844 is anautomatic, stationary and multilayer concrete block making machine.
  • The production sequence can be fully automated; as a result final cubes are obtained which is ready for transport.

Zenith 913

  • It is the ideal machine for mass production with less energy and less manpower.
  • It performance is excellent in open areas.
  • It is adaptable, easy to handle and proven design that results into efficient operation.

 Zenith 940

  • This flexible machine offers the widest production of all concrete block.
  • It is used to produce non standard products or niche products.
  • Multilayer production ispossible due to segmental units such as pavers and insulating blocks.
  • The product prepared by multilayer production needs to be cured and packaged. Thus, it saves time which is utilized for internal transportation.

 Zenith 1500

  • The newly designed Zenith 1500 ensures a low-maintenance and hassle free production process.
  • An automatic and quick change of moulds and tamper head cleaning devices helps to complete the delivery procedure.

AAC Blocks Making Machine – China

  • QGM manufactures AAC block making machine fulfills the needs of concrete industry. With the help of German technology, manufacture of lightweight ACC blocks’ is possible.
  • AAC block is highly thermally insulating concrete, well suited for urban areas with high rise building.
  • AAC can be cut, sawn, drilled and thus, it is simply workable in all aspects. It is environmental friendly.

SAUDI ARABIA – 1 no. T-10 Block Making machine will be soon installed

The client company is located in Riyadh – Saudi Arabia – and deals with various corporate projects across the Country as well as with the Local Government. The company has purchased 2 nos. Heavy Duty T-10 block making machines featured with top-ranking German Frequency Converter Technology, Dynamic and Static Vibration Systems, Highly Efficient Hydraulic Systems and High Quality Production necessary to meet and exceed the minimum requirements for producing blocks aimed at erecting a new industrial park. Before finalizing the deal, the customer visited the T-10 Semi-Automatic Production Line supplied by QGM in Jizan, the seaport city in Saudi Arabia.

Successful completion and commissioning of 1 no. model 940 ZENITH pallet-free Block making machine in ANHUI PROVINCE (China) took place last May 2015. ZENITH is the leading German manufacturing facility recently acquired by QGM.

Installation and commissioning of 1 no. model 940 ZENITH Fully Automatic Multilayer Block Making Machine, has been successfully completed in Anhui Province on May 7th this year. The model 940 pallet free ZENITH machine can produce almost all kinds of hollow blocks, pavers, Kerbstones with high production capacity. The model 940 unit can precast a wide range of non standard products economically and guaranteeing the best quality and mechanical performance. The customer is in use of further 2 nos. QGM T-15 block making machines.

Completion of a T-15 Fully Automatic Production Line – the first in BAHRAIN

Saudi Arabia QGM Representative Office has recently announced with great pleasure that the first T-15 Fully Automatic Production Line in Bahrain has been successfully completed ahead of the scheduled time supported by the customer’s cooperation. The customer is based in Manama (Bahrain’s Capital) and is involved in Government Projects since the last 20 years. Due to the strict requirements in terms of quality and mechanical strength the blocks are to undergo, the customer preferred the T-series block making machine designed by the German Engineers in ZENITH, following the fruitful visit paid to the QGM running plant in Shandong. The choice fell on the T-15 model since the T-series machines are well known for their high production capacity and dependable performance.