Concrete Pipe Making Machines
Drycast Mould Equipment
A concrete product can only ever be as good as the mould it was made in – words to live by and trust when it comes to mould equipment. ApolloHawkeyePedershaab’s vast experience coupled with our engineering and manufacturing abilities, enables the supply of precise, robust and long-lasting moulds like manhole mould, pipe mould, box mould, pipe pallet, pipe set rings, box pallet header with mould equipment, able to produce all types of precast concrete products like pipes, manholes and box culverts.
We supply high-quality pallets, headers and set rings, used to form the ever-important joints on the produced precast concrete products.
Pipe Making Machine Accessories
- Pallet is one of the important part in pipe making process. The joints in pipe are crucial for leak proof applications. Considering this importance, we offer pallets which will serve the dual purpose i.e. become the conductor of transferring the vibration and profile of the pipes is maintained as per IS458:2003 Standards.
- For the VIHY vibration Technology Pipe machines setrings are used.
- The setrings are used after green pipe is taken-out from the Mould. The technical reason is being to protect the pipe spigot end from any possible shrinkage.
- Set rings can be taken-off from the mould after 2-3 hours. This is most economical method of joint applications.
- The setrings are made of fibre glass material which is lighter in weight and easy for handling.
- Stay-In-Place Headers are used for
- Most precise joint dimensions
- Smooth, polished spigot surface
- No grinding of out-of-spec spigots
MBK Cage Welding Machines
With an objective of providing the best and the most innovative products to the Indian market, AHCT did a Technical Alliance with Germany based group MBK which is one of the best manufacturers of cage welding machine worldwide. Established in 1961, MBK Maschinenbau GmbH is today a global market leader for welding machines for the concrete industry.
The company’s conduct is characterized by fair and friendly working relationships between customers, employees and business partners. It’s quality management systems are according to DIN EN ISO 9001.
MBK – it not only means the highest level of expertise and experience, but also stands for individualisation and distinctive service performance, beginning with the first design sketch and going all the way to production, installation and finally, after sales service.
The short story …
HawkeyePedershaab from 1915-2018
HawkeyePedershaab is the world’s leading supplier of machines for concrete products.
The company holds a leading global market position and export its products to well over 90 countries around the world.
Hawkeye was found in 1949 by Hank Schmidgall to manufacture concrete pipes and blocks. The factory was located in Morning Sun, IA. Hank Schmidgall had previously worked at his father’s pipe factory in Hancock, MN along with eight other siblings. In 1959 Hawkeye moved to Mediapolis, IA.
The history of Pedershaab dates back to 1877 when Blacksmith Peder Nielsen started his first company in the Northern part of Denmark. Years later, in 1915 all activities regarding the production of concrete machines were consolidated in a separate company under the name of A/S Pedershaab Cementindustri Maskinfabrik.
In 2008 Hawkeye and Pedershaab merged and joined forces under the name HawkeyePedershaab. The company has headquarters in Mediapolis, Iowa, USA and Bronderslev, Denmark.
In 2010 HawkeyePedershaab did JV with India’s fastest growing concrete equipment maker Apollo Inffratech Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat and formed a JV company Apollo HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (India).
In 2018 HawkeyePedershaab annouced the formation of Afinitas, a new parent company, which also acquired BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH, based in Blaubeuren, Germany and New Hampton Metal Fabrication Corp., New Hampton, Iowa. The company has vision of creating a global, comprehensive, customer-oriented infrastructure equipment and service platform.
HawkeyePedershaab has acquired New Hampton Metal Fabrication Corp., based in New Hampton,Iowa (USA).
The company was founded in 1945 by John Wegner, which manufactures form / mould equipment for the Pipe & Precast concrete industry specializing in; manholes, boxes, safety ends, curb inlets, pouring tables, flared ends, and specialty form equipment.
Spillman, located in Columbus, Ohio joins with New Hampton Metal Fabrication Corp. (NHMF), an Afinitas company.
Spillman, founded in 1948, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom wet-cast concrete forms. The company is also a provider of precast accessories relating to plastic spacers, magnetic products and automation solutions.
HawkeyePedershaab has merged with BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH, based in Blaubeuren, Germany.
BFS develops, designs and produces machines for manufacturing high quality prefabricated concrete products to be used in sewage and waste water systems.
The main activities of BFS GmbH and its Italian branch office, BFS S.r.l., revolve around sophisticated machinery and equipment for production processes with flexible manufacturing capabilities.
The origin of BFS can be traced back to BaumgärtnerMaschinenfabrik GmbH, which was established in 1980 and was purchased by the Casagrande Group (Italy) in 2002. The “Impianti” department at Casagrande was assigned to BFS GmbH and it has since then operated as BFS S.r.l. The custom built equipment and machinery allow the production of a wide variety of concrete products and the company’s close cooperation with individual customers creates an efficient, demand-oriented production platform for high-quality products. BFS develops and delivers modular systems from semi-automated single machine units to fully
automated turnkey production plants.
State-of-the-art equipment and know-how has allowed BFS to establish itself in the national and international market as the innovation engine and technology leader for concrete pipe and manhole production as well as for other prefabricated concrete products for the professional construction of the civil engineering infrastructure.