Ready-Mix Concrete is a major part of any concrete construction project. It is a convenient and efficient tool for building. The concrete is delivered to the site mixed and ready to be cast which saves time and money.
There are two types of ready-mix plants :
A truck mixing plant places all unmixed dry materials into a truck mixer. Water is added and mixing is then done in the truck.
Many central mix plants have the ability to bypass the stationary mixer, thus making them a hybrid of the two types.
The process of producing concrete in measured batches is called batching. Every ready-mix concrete plant uses this process to produce their concrete. Weigh Batching uses a hopper and a scale to batch all of the dry materials. The scale gives a readout of the weight of material in the hopper. Due to its consistent nature, water can be batched by weigh batching or volumetric batching.