Why Choose Ready Mixed Concrete?

Nowadays, the choice of pre-mixed concretes is growing, due to the new technical requirements, higher resistance and the need to reduce work times. 


The history of ready-mix concrete begins in 1872 with engineer Deacon who said that "ready-mix concrete, prepared especially for direct use on the site, would be a great advantage for the construction industry." Thus the idea of ready-mixed concrete was born and that same year the first premixed concrete plant in the world was established in England.

Ready-mix concrete is a material that is delivered or manufactured at a specific site by means of plants with high-precision dosing systems that perform a highly homogeneous mixing by means of a central mixer that can be of the vertical or horizontal type with different configurations of propellers or pallets according to the desired concrete and its final application.

These high-tech plants not only provide accurate calculations, indicating the exact amount of each component, but also automatically control the machinery that makes the mix highly homogeneous ensuring high quality and consistency of the product in addition to compliance with technical regulations as a country.

The greatest advantage offered by the use of pre-mixed concrete for the consumer and contractor is the safety in the fulfillment of the desired technical characteristics thanks to the numerous quality controls carried out throughout the production process 

On the other hand, the producer benefits from the following aspects when producing ready-mix concrete:

Less wear of the mixer truck: While a premixing plant delivers a mixture of concrete homogeneous to the truck and this should only be ordered to keep it moving at low revs, the dosing plants leave all the mixing work to the truck which will generate medium term a high wear of the internal paddles of the top which translates into higher maintenance costs in the fleet.

Greater energetic efficiency: A premixing plant with a horizontal central mixer of 2 m 3 effective uses a motor of 100 Hp to realize a batch of concrete. When comparing the previous data with the dosing plants where it is evident that all the mixture is made by the mixer truck, about 350 HP are used from the engine of the vehicle which uses fuel that usually in Latin America (with the exception of some countries) has a higher cost compared to the electricity grid.

Less consumption of cement in the mixture:  When comparing the production of concrete by means of dosing plants, it is evident that the homogeneity of the mixture is lower so that the cement does not achieve a wide distribution in the mixture, resulting in a reduction of technical characteristics. This problem is commonly solved adding cement, but when contemplating the costs of the inputs for the production of concrete it is evident that the cement is the variable with greater cost over the aggregates, additives, fibers, etc. This is why pre-mixing means less cement for the same strength and therefore lowers production costs.

In conclusion, the use of ready-mixed concrete as well as being a guarantee of quality and compliance with technical specifications provides great benefits to the producer such as cost reduction and greater efficiency in raw materials, energy efficiency improvements and lower maintenance costs. Concrete Mixing Machine is the best option for you.