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.
The high-speed rotor is the primary mixing and pelletizing tool in industrial high shear mixers and in many ways, it is the most utilized part of the machine. But rotor wear is also a good leading indicator of your machine’s overall operating condition as it is a direct result of material processing. Chances are, if the rotor is worn, there is other preventative maintenance to be done.
Industrial mixers are built to run and withstand a great deal of abuse, however, regular preventive maintenance efforts can help keep your mixer running like new. The two most critical components that can affect the life of your mixer are lubrication and inspection of working tools. Below is an overview of the in-depth information provided in our full maintenance schedule available for download below.
Lubrication: Proper lubrication can encompass multiple areas on your mixer, not just the shaft seals of the mixing tool. Lubrication of all seals as well as drive gears, discharge valves and other locations where bearings are utilized is the best way to extend the life of your mixer. Automated lubrication systems on larger production mixers help maintain proper lubrication intervals, but regular visual inspection should be scheduled to assure the system is working properly.