Blastcrete RMX-5000 Features Efficient, Rugged Design

Mon September 16, 2013 - National Edition
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With its 2,200-psi piston pump, the RMX-5000 produces up to 5 cu. yds. (3.8 cu m) per hour and can achieve vertical pumping distances up to 450 ft. (137 m).
With its 2,200-psi piston pump, the RMX-5000 produces up to 5 cu. yds. (3.8 cu m) per hour and can achieve vertical pumping distances up to 450 ft. (137 m).

Blastcrete Equipment Company’s RMX-5000 mixer/pump, one of five mixer/pumps in Blastcrete’s lineup for refractory, shotcrete and concrete repair, is user-friendly, safe and rugged enough to handle demanding installations. The mixer/pump is available with either a spiral mixer or a paddle mixer with a planetary gearbox. The spiral mixer is designed for conventional shotcrete in applications such as bridge repair projects. The paddle mixer provides the torque necessary for more demanding applications such as refractory, where materials are much more difficult to mix, according to the manufacturer.

With its 2,200-psi piston pump, the RMX-5000 produces up to 5 cu. yds. (3.8 cu m) per hour and can achieve vertical pumping distances up to 450 ft. (137 m). An optional automatic lubrication system greases wear components hourly, as is necessary during operation. It also features a 1,000-lb. (454 kg) mixer capacity and a 1,200-lb. (544 kg) hopper capacity.

The RMX-5000 is available with a Kubota V3600 66-hp (49 kW) water-cooled diesel engine or a 50-hp (37 kW) electric motor. Blastcrete positions the engine safely away from the mixer and receiving hopper to prevent thermal transfer of heat to materials, which can accelerate setting. The placement of the engine also prevents airborne fiber from entering and clogging the air intake on the engine.

Blastcrete recommends thorough cleaning after each use to prevent material buildup and hardening, as well as possible damage to the unit. The RMX-5000 is designed for quick and simple cleanup with a hydraulic receiving hopper lift that provides easy access to the swing tube. The 3 by 18-in. (7.6 by 45.7 cm) swing tube is designed for fast cleaning and maintenance. An optional 2,000-psi hydraulic pressure washer can further ease cleanup.

The RMX-5000 is customizable for a range of applications and is available in trailer- or skid-mounted versions. The machine is CE Certified, meets European Union safety standards for equipment operation and is backed worldwide by Blastcrete’s customer service and support.

Blastcrete also offers free training seminars for customers at its Anniston, Ala., location. In addition to teaching customers how to properly operate and maintain the machine, the company’s experts demonstrate various installation and nozzling techniques.

For more information, call 800/235-4867 or visit www.blastcrete.com.