The difference between batch and continuous concrete mixer

What is a mixer? Well, a mixer is any machine that is used to mix different ingredients. There are usually two types. Continuous and batch mixer. In continuous concrete mixers, loading, mixing and unloading of materials is a continuous process and it continues indefinitely. Where as batch concrete mixer, loading, mixing and unloading can be done only for a certain amount and for a certain period of time.

However, the principle behind the mixing process remains the same for both continuous and batch mixers and is more or less like a long screw. In other words, the components are mixed with blades or pedals mounted on a rotating shaft. Based on the structure, the concrete mixer is divided into three types:

1. Gravity
2. Rotating
3. Pedal

However, efficiency and need will be taken into consideration when it comes to buying or renting concrete mixers. For example, if you are looking for a mixer that can be used indefinitely to mix large quantities, a continuous mixer is the best option. If the mixing volume is small or short-lived, the batch mixer will serve the purpose.

To better understand the difference between batch and continuous mixer, let’s compare D-10 batch and D-25 continuous mixer. Both D-10 and D-25 can mix all types of pre-blended mortar products but D-10 can mix products up to 2.25 CuFt batch where D-25 products can be mixed in any quantity.

Similarly, the capacity of D-10 batch mixer is 4.5CuFt while the capacity of D-25 is up to 80 CuFt per hour. The dimensions of the D-10 batch mixer are 45 “H x 36” L x 29 “W and the dimensions of the D-25 are 74” x 30 “x 47”. Therefore, the major differences between D-10 and D-25 mixers are only in terms of capacity, dimensions and operational times. In addition, both D-10 and D-25 have common advantages, such as:

1. Variable pump output
2. User friendly
3. Can be operated remotely
4. Compact and easy to use
5. Almost maintenance free due to the inclusion of high quality components
6. Versatile applications etc.

Therefore, the choice of concrete mixer depends on your business needs. If you have large projects in hand, choose consistent mixer whereas if you are looking for small project with minimal mixing operation then choose batch mixer.

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