The new Carmix Bagger from Metalgalante is a mini silo that can help speed up cement loading process and ensure high accuracy of the mix design. It is compatible with all Carmix machines, from large off-road mobile concrete batching plants such as Carmix 3500 TC, to small self-loading concrete mixers like the new Carmix 45FX.
With a capacity of 3 cu m, the Carmix Bagger incorporates a load-cell container that weighs the quantity of materials loaded. Thanks to this special construction, both normal-sized cement bags and big bags may be used. After loading, a feed screw transfers the content into a Carmix batching plant. The whole process is fully autonomous, said Metalgalante. Each operation is controlled by a hydraulic motor/actuator, fed by an engine. As a result, the Carmix Bagger can be used on jobsites where no electric power is available.
Some features of the Carmix Bagger are designed to simplify the operators’ work, leading to greater productivity and less costs. Metalgalante added that the silo can be easily carried by a forklift, and thanks to its compact size, it only takes up half a 20-box container, minimising shipping costs.
In addition, the use of cement big bags makes the work more environment-friendly reducing dust to a minimum, and it cuts the operating costs for bag disposal. Loading the big bags directly also contributes to reducing raw material costs and it raises productivity, as Carmix Bagger can contain up to three 1-cu-m big bags on each cycle.
Carmix 45FX self-loading concrete mixer