Ready-Mix Concrete

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Details about Ready-Mix Concrete  , also known as Pre-Mix Cement

Ready-mix concrete, also known as Pre-mix cement, is a type of cement that is manufactured in a batch plant, then delivered to a work site in a ready-to-use form. This is particularly useful in large construction projects, as it saves time and labor compared to mixing cement manually on-site. The mixture is made according to specific proportions, ensuring consistent quality and properties.

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Introduction to Ready Mix Concrete;  

Ready mixed concrete is an ideal concrete that is manufactured in a factory or in a batching plant based on standard required specifications;

Ready-mixed concrete is a mixture of cement, water, and aggregates: sand, gravel, or crushed stone.

The finished concrete mixture is then transported to the worksheet within the transit mixer above the truck.
Learn more about ready mixed concrete, types of ready mix concrete & much more.

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Ready mixed concrete (RMC) is a ready to use materials with a prearranged combination of cement, sand, aggregates and water.
The idea of ​​Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) was first introduced by the architect Jurgen Heinrich Magens.
In 1907, he found that the time available for transport could be increased not only by cooling fresh concrete, but also by vibrating throughout transport.
Objective of ready mixed concrete:
  • Higher quality concrete is produced.
  • Elimination of space for storing for primary materials on site.
  • Dissipation of primary materials is prevented.
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Transit Composite Concrete:
Transit composite concrete is also called dry-batch concrete because all the essential components are immediately charged in the truck mixer.
The mixer drum is quickly rotated at the charging speed during the loading and after it is rotated at conventional mixing speed.
In such ready-mix concrete, three types of adjustments are also possible.
Shrink Mixed Concrete:
In shrink-mixed concrete, the concrete is partially mixed in the plant mixer and partially mixed in a truck-mounted drum mixer during transit time.
The amount of mixture within the transit mixer depends on the amount of mixture carried out at the central mixing plant.
Tests need to be performed to establish the need for mixing of drum mixers.
Central Mixed Concrete:
Central mixed concrete is also known as a central batching plant, where the concrete is added accurately before loading into a truck mixer, they are also called wet-batch or pre-mixed plants.
Sometimes, non-agitating units or dump trucks will also be used, when reasonableness is required or leads are low.

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Advantages of ready mixed concrete:

1. Quality concrete is obtained from a ready-mixed concrete mix plant that uses advanced equipment and stationary methods.

2. There is strict control over material testing process constraints and continuous monitoring are the key practices throughout the construction.

3. In the case of site mix concrete, poor management over the enter materials, batching, and mixing methods are resolved within the ready mix concrete methodology.

4. In the construction works to be adopted within the ready mix concrete plant, the speed after the mechanical operation is fixed.

5. The output from the site combines the concrete plant using an 8/12 mixer which is 30–60 metric cubes per hour to 4-5 metric cubes per hour within the ready mix concrete plant.

6. Better handling and proper mixing will help in reducing cement consumption by 10 – 12%.

7. Also, the use of admixture and various materials will help to reduce the amount of cement.

8. Concrete mixes are used with high versatility, these are the best concrete methods.

9. Cement is shielded and dust is minimized because the finished concrete uses a bulk mixture of concrete instead of a bag of cement.

10. Conservation of cement will conserve energy and resources: due to low consumption, cement production is low hence environmental pollution is low.

11. Thus an extra durable structure is obtained, which will increase service life and saves costs.

12. In the manufacture of ready-mix concrete, there may be much less dependence on human laborers, so the probabilities of human errors are lowered, dependence on intensive laborers also decreases.

13. Small or massive quantities of concrete are delivered on time as per specification.

14. There has been no delay due to site-based batching plant erection or dismantling; no equipment rental; no depreciation of value.

15. Consumption of petrol and diesel is low, hence noise and air pollution are reduced.

Disadvantages of Ready Mixed Concrete:
1. Transit time might from the time of preparation of concrete on the distribution site, might affect the performance.
2. There is a need to add extra water or penetration to maintain functionality according to the specification.
3. On-site, quality assurance (QA) / quality control (QC) has to test functionality through fatigue testing before being used for manufacture.
4. Traffic during the transit of concrete might result in the setting of concrete so the addition of entrances is required to delay the setting period.
5. Formwork and placing arrangements should be prepared in a big area in advance as concrete might be bought in large portions.

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Difference between Ready Mix Concrete & Site Mix Concrete:

READY-MIX CONCRETE

Ready Mix Concrete;

The standard is fixed quality of concrete made in high-tech batching plants in computerized environments.

Construction in double-quick time.

Raw materials are selected after strict high-quality checks.

Large quantities of concrete may be ordered, this lets you upgrade yourself and deal with various tasks.

There is no such thing as wastage of raw materials on your site, everything is pre-mixed in our plants, relying on your needs.

Safe work practice, no disruption to your schedule.

You don’t have to stock the materials and watch them, there is no worry about the pilgrimage.

SITE-MIX CONCRETE

Site Mix Concrete;

The standard is inconsistent as a result of the concrete is combined by hand.

Manual mixing is time-consuming, so tasks take longer time to finish.

The quality of raw materials is manually checked or not checked.

Repeated mixing must be finished in large quantities because the mixer can be too small to deal with the requirement.

Excessive wastage of raw supplies due to manual mixing.

Extremely unsafe, unskilled, and untrained labourers may work negligently leading to harmful working circumstances.

The danger of pilgrimage to raw materials is excessive.

SOLHAR’s state-of-the-art batch plant ensures the production of high-quality ready mix concrete, providing superior strength and efficiency for construction projects. With precise control over materials like cement and aggregates, our mechanized operations reduce errors and optimize performance, delivering reliable results every time. Trust SOLHAR for all your concrete needs.

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