For precast concrete products, mould equipment is a crucial component of the process. This machinery allows for precast concrete products to be manufactured to specific tolerances, including dimensional accuracy and surface finish. Various moulds are available, and some of them offer features such as lift walls and special wall panels. The best moulds are designed for maximum productivity and ease of use.
A mould can be made from steel plates, C-channels, flat bars, or other forms. The moulds can be manufactured with a variety of materials and thicknesses. The moulds may be as small as one mm in diameter or as large as five metres, depending on the material used to make them. For large products, pre-stressed concrete moulds are needed. The moulds can be as long as 150 metres, and can be heated to accelerate the curing process. The wire stressing process is usually achieved with the use of a handheld hydraulic jack or by using a stressing/destressing head fitted to the mould’s ends. Various mould designs are used to produce various elements at once, including masonry, roof, and floor elements.
The most common moulds for precast concrete include beam and column moulds. They are commonly constructed of steel or heavy duty plastic and are easily cleaned. Some moulds can be positioned for a variety of elements. Some of these moulds can be adjusted by raising or lowering the base plate. Changing the base of the moulds allows you to cast a different width. A column is a very versatile construction product.
The Tilting mould is a type of precast concrete mould. It is used to cast wall panels horizontally. When the mould is tilted, the panels are handled vertically. This method is done by hydraulic jacks. This type of mould has a mould finish on one side, and needs to be finished by a skilled mason. This equipment is essential for making concrete products. It is vital for the smooth and efficient operation of a factory.