Creteheads, Owen Blevins, Concreteanswers.tv. Today we’re going to be talking about the CON-E-CO Variable Frequency Tilt Mixer Drive. This thing is a must have for any producer that has a tilt mixer. It’s a retro fit on any existing tilt mixer, whether it’s CON-E-CO, Eerie, Rex, any competitor, no big deal. It goes on relatively easily, your electrician will need about a day to install, roughly. This unit will save you big bucks in maintenance and in clean up. Everybody knows what happens to the gob hopper during the day, with a tilt mixer, it gets messy, because that barrel is spinning at 10, 11 rpm and it’s just throwing concrete out, it’s making a mess splattering all over the place. Well, imagine being able to take that mixer and slow it down to three or five rpm. This is done automatically, its preset. Now, you can set your own times, but it comes set from the factory. At idle it’s at one rpm, at discharge it’s at five rpm and at mixing it’s at about 10-11 rpm. By lowering the rotational speed you’re increasing your bearing life, your gear teeth, all critical components are going to have extended life because of reduced wear. At the end of the day the gob hopper is going to be a heck of a lot cleaner, a lot less splatter, your maintenance personal are going to have fewer hours in cleaning up. People will get home earlier and you’ll save money on pay roll. This unit has a built in bypass in the event that you have a VFD failure. You can go back to normal operation with minimal or no loss in productivity. This unit has an extremely attractive ROI on it. Give us a call at Mid-Atlantic Concrete Equipment, at 888-378-6223 and we’ll give you additional details on CON-E-CO’s Variable Frequency Tilt Mixer Drive.
March 1st, 2012