Capital Equipment News April 2019
Liebherr Africa has locally developed its DBP 60-M, a fully automated mobile dry batching plant that sets new mobility standards.
Setting new concrete mobility standards
With its newly-launched DBP 60-M dry batch plant – locally developed to meet the needs of the African market – Liebherr Africa is offering new possibilities for customers looking to produce concrete for short to medium-term projects, writes Munesu Shoko.
H aving listened to its customers, Liebherr Africa has locally developed its DBP 60-M, a fully automated mobile dry batching plant that is said to set new mobility standards. It is a trailer-mounted plant that is road legal. The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) allows for such equipment to be registered as platform equipment, which avoids registration costs associated with a goods-carrying trailer. Martin Greyling, service manager – LMT at Liebherr Africa, explains that the new plant is a result of customer feedback and is designed to meet the operational needs of the local market. However, the plant will soon be available for export markets. Sean van der Merwe, area sales manager – Concrete Technology at Liebherr Africa, explains that the DBP 60-M was developed with a specific focus on addressing local customers’ operational concerns. He mentions that the key requirements demanded by the market are
low maintenance costs, cost-effective transportation, assured concrete quality to the end customer and reduced installation time (cost). “The plant is ideally suited to customers who wish to produce concrete for short to medium-term projects, such as housing developments and road construction, to mention a few. Deep rural grassroots projects can also benefit from the DBP 60-M as it offers a quick solution for consistent production of concrete in remote environments,” says Van der Merwe. Plant in detail The DBP 60-M is a fully-automated mobile dry batching plant. It features a four-compartment aggregate storage system of up to 50 m³, with a weighing conveyor belt, cement and admixture scales, as well as a water dosing mechanism to accurately batch the material for concrete. “It is automated so that there is consistency in batching, according to mix designs which are pre-
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