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.
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This is the third video in our lab and testing series. The Lancaster Products Lab is equipped with a production-sized K4 mixer to test and optimize mix recipes at full scale. In this video, we are testing a clay type of material for pelletization.
The K4 mixer introduces a third tool, the low-speed plow, which, along with the rotating pan, transports material to the high-speed rotor. You can see how the high shear counter-current movement creates a rolling action which agglomerates the materials into pellets. The K4 mixer has a bottom discharge; the plow allows for the rapid and complete evacuation of the mixing cavity. After the mixer is fully evacuated, the bottom discharge closes, and reseals ready for the next batch.
This is the second video in our lab and testing series. The Lancaster Products lab is equipped with a small production-sized K3 mixer to test and optimize mix recipes at a prototyping scale. In this video, we are testing a clay type of material for pelletization.
Looking inside of the mixing cavity, you see the counter-current mixing action. The pan rotates clockwise, and the high shear mixing tool spins counterclockwise. The mixing pan actively transports material to the primary mixing tool. Slowing the action down gives us a good view of how the Lancaster mixing action creates a tumbling that promotes agglomeration by rolling the particles much the same way as a snowball growing larger by rolling down a hill.