Eliminate bagged fibers; save money with bulk
Imagine weighing bulk fiber into your batch, recorded in your batch reports.
Do you have a need for synthetic or metal fibers in your mix? Using bagged fibers and want to change, or just not sure how to do it? We have a solution. The Betonmec range of bulk fiber dispensers from Italy is a relatively inexpensive way to weigh fiber into your mix. You can add it as an extra scale in your batching controller. Enter the quantity of fiber as a weight per cu. yd. or cu. m. in your batch formula. It will be weighed in proportion to the batch size and added to your aggregate belt as the aggregates discharge from the scale.
How it works
The principle is well proven. Use of a vibrating bowl feeder untangles bunches of fibers and they travel smoothly up the spiral channel. Excess material drops back into the bottom of the bowl. The result is a continuous feed and a loss in weight as the material drops onto the aggregate belt. Many European plants use these dispensers. In North America, while admixture companies add the cost of dispensing equipment into the admixture price, they don’t include fiber dispensing equipment in the fiber price. This makes its purchase the responsibility of the user. As a result, however, you are free to shop around for lower fiber price whenever you want.
OEM and fiber producer inquiries welcomed.
Feed rate is dependent on bulk density of the fiber. It feeds the same volume of metal or synthetic fiber but because synthetic fiber is much lighter than metal fiber, it feeds much more slowly. Realistic feed rates are shown below:
|Capacity 300 lt (10.5 cu. ft.), 600 kg (1320 lb)||Metal: max feed rate 80 kg (176 lb)/min.
Synthetic: 3 – 10 kg (6 – 22 lb)/min.
|Capacity 400 lt (14 cu. ft.), 800 kg (1760 lb)||Metal: max feed rate 100 kg (220 lb)/min.
Synthetic: 3 – 12 kg (6 – 26 lb)/min.
|Capacity 750 lt (26 cu. ft.), 1500 kg (3310 lb)||Metal: max feed rate 120 kg (265 lb)/min.
Synthetic: 5 – 15 kg (11 – 33 lb)/min.
|Capacity 1200 lt (42 cu. ft.), 2400 kg (5290 lb)||Metal: max feed rate 150 kg (330 lb)/min.
Synthetic: 5 – 18 kg (11 – 40 lb)/min.
|Capacity 1500 lt (52 cu. ft.), 3000 kg (6615 lb)||Metal: max feed rate 200 kg (440 lb)/min.
Synthetic: 5 – 25 kg (11 – 55 lb)/min.