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Continuous Mixing update

A whole new meaning to Continuous

By Andie Rapid - May 19, 2017

So much activity is happening in the industry.  So much, that our twin-shaft continuous mixing plants never seem to make it back to the shop due to continously moving from jobsite to jobsite.  

Andale Construction has called upon Rapidmix for projects such as NIT North Gate improvement, Hampton, VA project (pictured below), as a Rapidmix fan, they recently rented a new Rapidmix 400C.  After great success Andale decided to purchase their rental and is heading off for an NCDOT project.

"We were able to run the plant continuously at 400-425 tn/hr with our pig/silo.  I have never been able to run that fast for a couple of hours much less than 8-9 hrs without stopping.  We averaged 1,800 cy/day with the (Rapidmix) 400 and even hit 2,500 one day.  The mix was very consistent out of our plant.  Everything set up in less than 2 hours, calibration took about that long excluding the wait time at the scales, and we were off and running.

We are getting ready to move it to an NCDOT job next week."
~Matt Munsick @ Andale Construction

Just prior to Andale, Branscome  was working in Norfolk, VA with a Competitors mixer.  They started shopping around for a replacement mixing plant, that is when they called upon the Rapidmix 400C rental to save the day.

Before the plant could hit the road home it was redirected to Houston, to add to Rollcon's Rapidmix lineup.  Last year, Rollcon purchased a Continuous Weigh 400CW plant (pictured below) and will now be adding a Volumetric 400C option to their fleet.

  • The other week Kris Schneider worked with Knife River on the commissioning and training of their rental in Cheyenne, WY.  
  • A Rapid team is in Canada, for Beton Provincial to train and commission their new Rapidmix purchase.
  • Our next brand new 400CW comes off the manufacturing floor in a few weeks!
There are many updates to come...

“…the production rate has left me with only the problem of keeping the reagent deliveries scheduled quickly enough.”
-Bill Haynes-Project Manager, AECOM, Glenn Allen, Virginia USA
"Once DIA recognized the product durability and the cost savings offered by RCC, it became their pavement of choice in this application."
-John L. Edwards- RCC Contractor, Interstate Highway Construction
 “With increased use of cementitious materials such as roller compacted concrete, Rapid International’s Rapidmix 400CW was the ideal choice for CEMEX UK. The machine offers the company benefits that include low operating costs, excellent mobility and high outputs to meet the challenging demands of today’s projects. The Rapidmix 400CW will undoubtedly help CEMEX deliver best value to all our clients”.
-James Playford -Business Development Manager, CEMEX Paving Solutions

We are proud to work with great Contractors and appreciate their passion for the industry-Thank You!

The Heartbeat of Rapid

Associated Equipment Distributors interview on Rapid

By Andie Rapid - April 26, 2017

We recently, joined AED, which has proven to be an outstanding organization.  They don't bedazzle their potential members, they believe in a good old fashioned handshakes.  Since joining this year they have provided us media exposure and a personal interview with me about what makes Rapid tick.  AED is an asset.

You can learn more about us here: https://issuu.com/cedmagazineaed/docs/april_final/48

We believe, partnerships enable projects!

Steel of a Deal on Continuous Mixing Plants

Steel of a deal

By Andie Rapid - April 3, 2017

Twin-shaft, continuous mixing plants for sale

Our customer's know, not just any plant meets the quality demand which Rapidmix can.  Our mobile, twin-shaft, continuous mixing plants are high-output, cost effective, and desgined to enhance your end-product from Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC), Cement Treated Base, to Soil Remediation.

We have two used plants, both around 4000 hrs:

Also, we have a 2008, she is being refurbished in the shop, be ready to roll in a few weeks-call for price.

Now if you like new or brand spaking new we also offer:

*2016 400C (Volumetric, continuous mix, twin-shaft mixing plant, around 800 hours-call for price!

*Finally, brand spaking new, 2017 400CW Continuous Weigh, continuous mixing, twin-shaft ready to roll.

Don't miss your Steel of a DEAL!

Steel of a Deal

2013 Continuous Weigh Continuous Mix Plant for Sale

By Andie Rapid - February 21, 2017

We present a slightly used 2013 Rapidmix 400CW. This plant is additionally equipped with an admix system AND a mobile control cabin which is appointed with A/C!  All this with only 4030 hours.

Contact us for more information at 303-853-0068.

Twin-Shaft, Continuous Weigh, Continuous Mixing Plant - Pugmill

Rapidmix was designed and developed to be a cost effective method for mixing a wide range of materials in many forms of application as listed below:
* Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC), for pavement or dams.
* Cement Treated Base (CTB), or Cement Stabilized Base.
* Bentonite enriched soils for lagoons, waste landfills and protective cell linings.
* Sludge solidification for hazardous and non-hazardous waste.
* Contaminated soil stabilization. (Lead, Mercury, etc.)
* Flowable fill. (Materials loaded directly into mixer trucks and charged with water.)
* Soil Cement.
The Rapidmix is totally mobile and completely self-contained. It can be set-up, erected and calibrated usually in about 4 to 6 hours. The Rapidmix is completely self-sufficient with an on-board generator and diesel engine. The machine is electrically driven with the exception of the hydraulic system used for set-up and erection of the equipment.  ​The Rapidmix continuously monitors the in-feeds​ or weight​ of all materials in the mix recipe. ​The aggregate bin may host a removable divider.  A 48-ton silo is capable of up to 60 T.P.H.  ​The ​large ​mixing chamber ​boasts twin-shafts with ​72 Ni-Hard cast paddles which ​run at​ 110 R.P.M. ​that ​insure​​ a homogen​e​ous mix on a consistent basis of ​up to 400-​600 tons per hour.  ​Additionally, the chamber is equipped with Siemens flow meter for your water specs which is supplied by the on-board 1750-liter water tank.  ​The material is then transferred to the 1.5 cu. yd. gob hopper which allows the ability to "hold" material for the next truck to fill.

Continuous Weigh (CW)- Materials are continuously weighed from the aggregate hopper via load cells which weighs the material from the hopper to the mixing chamber.  On route, the material from the silo, is collected in weigh hoppers where the silo material is then delivered to the mixing chamber for an accurately weighed and mixed final product. 
Rapidmix Features:
•  Fully Self Contained
Rapidmix offers a complete plant powered by its owned power source, with on-board compressor and generator.
• Superb Production Rates Offering Increased Profit
Options of 400 or 600 tons per hour output depending on applications. Material feed rates are fully adjustable for the aggregate, cement and water systems.
• Complete Mobile Unit
Unit easily transported on-site as well as from project to project. On-Board hydraulic system changes plant from travel mode to full operational within 2-3 Hours.
• Reliability of Mix Consistency
Integral Operator Station with control panel providing ease of use as well as storing, editing, and retrieving of up to 100 recipes for the proportioning of different materials. In-built twin-shaft mixing chamber offers a consistent high grade of homogeneously mixed material.
Here is a ​Video ​of delivery and set-up


Annual and Task Force Meetings

ACPA 53rd Annual, RCC Pavement Council, and Task Force Meetings

By Andie Rapid - December 6, 2016

ACPA 53rd Annual Meeting

The theme: Pave it Forward, was justly titled.  While this was my first annual, in attendance, I was greatly impressed with the collaborative efforts of the various Task Force Meeting's.  Key topics were thoroughly covered by the trade's elite.  Sustainability and durability resonated through every session alongside quality assurance and quality control.  I won't spoil it for you but there are many wonderful things developing in the Pavement industry.  If you plan to make a concrete impression visit the ACPA, see who is paving the way as newly elected Board of Directors, discover what the near future holds in technology, and join!

Roller Compacted Concrete Pavement Council
and Task Force Meetings

The continued care and performance of the volunteers in the Council propel RCC Pavement into the future.  The Council combines their strengths of research and promotion to be the industry's leading resource for Roller Compacted Concrete Pavement.  Visit: www.rccpavementcouncil.org 

Concrete Pavement Roundup

Foremost, cheers to the Members and Board of Directors who have come but will never be gone.  For without those first concrete footprints we would not be nor have achieved all that we are today.