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What is the Difference Between Dry-mix Concrete Plant and Wet-mix Concrete Plant?

2024-03-29 14:04

In the construction industry, concrete preparation is a crucial aspect. Dry mix concrete plants and wet mix concrete plants are two common methods of concrete preparation that differ significantly in their production processes, equipment configurations, and the characteristics of the final product. Understanding these differences is critical to choosing the right concrete preparation solution.

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What is a dry concrete batching plant?

A dry concrete batching plant, also known as a dry mix concrete plant, handles dry raw materials such as cement, sand and gravel. These materials are measured via digital or manual scales, then unloaded into chutes and loaded into transport vehicles. Water is also measured and added through the same loading chute. Dry mix concrete plants are characterised by the fact that the concrete remains dry throughout the production process until it is transported to the construction site and mixed with water.

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What is a wet concrete batching plant?

Unlike a dry mix plant, a wet concrete batching plant, or central ready-mix concrete plant, pre-mixes all raw materials (including water and admixtures) in the plant. This type of mixing is suitable for large-scale projects and commercial concrete production. The central mixer in a wet mix plant is capable of producing a wide range of concrete based on pre-set ratios, and then the finished product is loaded into mixer trucks for transport to the job site. Wet mix concrete plants have a higher level of sophistication and are able to meet the needs of a more diverse range of concrete products.

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Key differences between dry mix and wet mix concrete plants

Product variety: Dry mix concrete plants produce dry materials with a variety of varieties, while wet mix concrete plants produce wet mixtures with relatively few varieties.

Sand treatment: The sand used in wet-mix concrete does not need to be dried, while the sand used in dry-mix concrete needs to be dried to ensure better grading and construction quality.

Production equipment: Wet mix concrete is usually produced in wet mix concrete mixing plants, while dry mix concrete is produced in specialised dry mix concrete mixing plants.

Transport equipment: Wet mix concrete requires the use of special concrete mixer trucks to prevent segregation, while dry mix concrete can be transported in regular cars or in bulk.

Condition and storage time: Wet-mix concrete is a wet mixture that needs to be used before setting and has a shorter storage time; dry-mix concrete is a dry mixture that has a longer shelf life, usually 3 to 6 months.

The choice of dry-mix concrete plant or wet-mix concrete plant should be considered on a case-by-case basis. In terms of application scope and effect, wet mix concrete plant is more suitable for large-scale projects and commercial concrete production due to its high productivity and stable product quality, while dry mix concrete plant is more suitable for small-scale projects and occasions requiring long time storage due to its flexibility and longer shelf life.

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Concrete Batching Plant Manufacturers

ZOOMJO is a concrete mixing plant manufacturer with many years of experience in providing high quality and high performance concrete mixing plants. With our professional R&D team and production team, we are able to design and manufacture various types of concrete mixing plants according to the specific needs of our customers.

Our product range includes.

✔️ Stationary Concrete Batching Plants: These plants are characterised by stable structure, high productivity and low operating costs, and are suitable for large-scale construction projects and ready-mixed concrete producers.

✔️ Mobile Concrete Batching Plants: These plants are characterised by flexible mobility, small footprint and easy operation, and are suitable for small construction projects and construction sites in remote areas.

✔️ Foundationless Concrete Batching Plant: This type of plant can be quickly installed and put into use without the need to build a foundation, and is suitable for projects with high requirements on site conditions.

✔️ Dry Mix Concrete Batching Plant: This type of plant adopts the dry mixing process and produces concrete with good fluidity, high strength and durability.

✔️ Wet Mix Concrete Batching Plant: This type of plant adopts the wet mixing process, and the concrete produced is easy to work and low cost.

We also provide the following services.

✔️ Customised Design: We are able to design and manufacture the plant according to the specific needs of our customers, to meet their individual requirements.

✔️ Installation and commissioning: We have a professional installation and commissioning team, which can provide customers with high-quality installation and commissioning services.

✔️ After-sales service: We provide perfect after-sales service system to ensure that customers can get timely and effective technical support.

ZOOMJO is committed to providing customers with professional concrete mixing plant solutions to help customers improve productivity, reduce costs and create greater value. If you are looking for a reliable Concrete Batching Plant manufacturer, please contact ZOOMJO now!

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