Lancaster Products AutoBrik Machine includes integrated pre-pug mill/feeder, adjustable hydraulic press and pushout, and an internal mold strike off.
A brick made in a Lancaster Products AutoBrik Machine is a soft-mud brick created individually in wooden molds with a light sanding as a coloring and release agent. Water can also be used as a release agent, producing “water-struck” brick. This individual molding, combined with the unique Lancaster mold bumping system, can produce a very distinctive brick in high demand by architects and builders alike.
THE MODEL 46H
The Model 24H Lancaster AutoBrik Machine was completely redesigned in early 2000 and has subsequently had several highly successful installations. This design reduces maintenance costs and improves total operating efficiencies while maintaining the molded brick style that brick markets have come to appreciate and that brick producers have found so profitable for over 150 years.
The complete Lancaster AutoBrik Machine (ABM) Production System is under the control of an Allen Bradley/Siemens PLC based Lancaster Control System. The system has PLC controlled linear hydraulic action for the press, the pushout, and the demolding system. Individual VFD motor action has replaced the single source mechanical power of previous designs.
THE MODEL 24H
The Model 24H Lancaster AutoBrik Machine comes standard with an integrated pre-pug mill/feeder, adjustable hydraulic press and pushout, and an internal mold strike off.
The Model 24H is a PLC controlled, hydraulic operation. The PLC and simple mechanical movements allow for quick and easy adjustments to change shapes and optimize quality and production. The Model 24H accommodates very large mold boxes and can use the PLC control to fill difficult shapes by performing multiple press box fills and multiple presses. The Model 24H can be offered as a completely automated system with mold handling, pallet insertion, and dryer car loading.
High Shear mixers are used in a wide variety of applications in many different industries. Finding the right blend and being able to produce the same mix consistently is the key to success at Highwater Clays, a clay and glaze supplier to the arts & crafts industry. The company has two locations with the main production center located in Ashville, North Carolina. Highwater Clays produces a wide range of clay bodies using fireclays, ball clays, kaolin, and stoneware clays. All the clay bodies consist of complex compositions and must be mixed into one reliable consistency.
We are excited to announce several recent improvements to the design of our low shear mixer product line. These mixers are often pushed beyond the limits of other mixers due to their widespread use in mixing dusty, abrasive, corrosive, highly viscous or explosive materials. The enhancements listed below were designed to improve the performance of our low shear mixers and to minimize maintenance and repair costs, which lowers the overall lifetime cost of ownership for our clients.
- Split drivetrain: pan and tooling on separate drives
The counter-rotating pan and tooling are now operating on separate drives allowing for individual control of tool and pan speeds. This simple split drive design provides increased flexibility to customize mixing recipes for different materials as compared to a single vertical shaft. Maintenance and trouble- shooting of issues relating to the pan or tooling also become easier.