Rapid’s Planetary Concrete Mixer gives Lagan the edge
Rapid International Ltd based in Northern Ireland has recently supplied Lagan Tile with a new RP1000 Rapid Planetary Concrete Mixer. The mixer was chosen due to its high capacity and increased levels of energy efficiency.
Lagan Tile began producing concrete roof tiles in 1995 and has grown rapidly, supplying customers in all sectors of the building industry in the UK and Ireland.
From roads to runways, construction materials to civil engineering, Lagan Group operates worldwide in a diverse array of sectors. Lagan Tile, a division of Lagan Products manufactures a comprehensive range of high quality building products for the UK and Irish construction industry.
As a prior customer of Rapid, Lagan were confident in their decision to purchase the RP1000 Rapid Planetary Concrete Mixer as a solution to their requirements for higher capacities and increased levels of energy efficiency. The mixer was supplied in partnership with Concrete Batching Systems, who designed, manufactured and carried out the full mechanical installation and integration of the Rapid Mixer, providing Lagan Tile with their specified mixing plant upgrade.
Commenting on their concrete mixer purchase, Lagan stated that they are “…very happy with it in terms of reliability and production, it has integrated very well into our manufacturing processes.” They further added, “We found the service from Rapid to be excellent, when we have needed support there has always been someone to help us. We had the usual teething issues at the start of the project but Rapid helped us resolve them quickly.”
John Pickering, Sales Manager – Rapid, commented, “We were delighted that Andy and his team at Lagan chose to go with Rapid. Reliability was imperative to Lagan in order to support their 24 hour production schedule. Rapid became the clear choice for Lagan and we were happy to be able to provide a reliable solution that can meet the 24/7 production that they require.”
The Rapid RP1000 Planetary mixer is capable of producing output batches of 1.0m3 and is ideal for smaller outputs, precast products and semi-dry coloured concrete. The Rapid Planetary’s star mixing action comprises of up to three rotating mixing stars, with each star consisting of two rotating mixer paddles. This unique mixing action ensures fully homogenised concrete. The RP1000’s standard features include: durable chill cast tiles, wear sleeves, paddles and heavy duty discharge door mechanisms. Safety concerns are mitigated with spring tensioned mixing arms. The mixer is complete with an up-rated gearbox, supplied by a specialist gearbox manufacturer.
RAPID IS A GLOBAL LEADER IN THE MANUFACTURING OF:
- Pan, Planetary and Twin Shaft Concrete Mixers
- Mobile Continuous Mixing Plant/Pugmills
- Specialised Mobile Continuous Mixing Plant
- Mobile/Fixed/Bespoke/Compact Batching Plants
- High Pressure Mixer Washout Systems
- Spare Parts
Rapid’s vast experience over the last four decades ensures the highest quality design and manufacture of all equipment. Quality, reliability, efficiency and technological advancement are the greatest aims of Rapid’s workforce, based at its impressive 50,000 sq ft production facility and headquarters in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Always innovating, Rapid’s emphasis on product development is driven by the needs of its wide reaching customer base, and the company’s in-house technical team consistently strive to meet the demands of total quality while exceeding customers’ expectations.