When working on significant construction projects, a concrete pump is a necessity. For moving liquid-based concrete to a construction site, it is the best option. In some construction projects, using a pump to lay the concrete is the only acceptable way to lay the firm foundation. The pump is also the most economical choice due to how quickly and simply it operates. The specialized, stationary, or truck mounted pump is one of three main categories that this piece of equipment falls under.
Here is an overview of the three main types of concrete pumps:
A robotic arm controlled by a remote control places the concrete using the truck mounted system, which has the pump mounted to the back of the truck. Large-scale construction projects prefer using this system because it can pump a lot of concrete in a short amount of time. Additionally, the robotic arm’s articulation makes it simpler to direct the pouring of liquid concrete with accuracy. For use in a variety of environments, trucks are equipped with a range of accessories and the capacity to store up to 100 meters of pipeline.
The stationary pump is a separate unit with a trailer-like setup that requires a vehicle to tow it to the construction site. The liquid concrete is applied using steel or rubber hoses to the desired location. The hose system is manually attached to the pump and is capable of accepting hose extensions to guarantee that the length of the hose is sufficient to reach the precise area of deployment. Since the flow rate is much slower than the truck mounted setup, it is a preferred system for applications on small sites. For example, it works well for concrete slabs, sidewalks, or swimming pools.
The purpose of the specialized usage pump is to facilitate work in the most challenging environments, such as those found in mines or tunnels. The rail mounted and skid mounted pumps are other specialized equipment, but they are less common due to the high operating costs.
In general, the concrete pump is used on large-scale projects and offers the quickest application of concrete while reducing overhead costs, energy use, and labor requirements. Due to its speed and efficiency, concrete can be quickly and easily placed in difficult or inaccessible locations without being affected by the weather.