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APPRO-TECHNO Tegulamatic

Roof Tile Plant

Manufacturer
APPRO-TECHNO
24 Rue de la Rieze
B-5660 Couvin (Cul-des-Sarts)
Belgium
Tel. [ . . 32] 60 - 37 76 71
Tlx. 51622 ap tec b
Fax. [ . . 321 60 - 37 78 87

Description

The Tegulamatic is a roof tile screeding machine that produces 2 tiles at a time. It is supplied with a complete production plant, which, in addition to the screeding machine, comprises 3 frames:
· 1 for 2 overlapping pantiles 49 x 23.5 cm,
· 1 for 1 overlapping under-ridge tile and 1 overlapping edge tile (each 49 x 23.5 cm),
· 1 for 2 49 cm long ridge tiles, a concrete mixer,
a roll of plastic sheeting to be cut locally into 1000 interface sheets, a measuring scoop for mortar, a rubber box to hold fresh mortar, afloat, a balance, a 10 1itre bucket, a jig
samples of fibres and colourants. The main bulk of the plant is the set of double tile moulds, supplied in sets of 100 to 400 moulds, depending on the desired production rates (between 190 and 700 tiles per day).

The screeding table is an especially robust steel construction, designed for intensive use over long periods. The electric vibrator has the following characteristics: 3000 rpm, 0.095 kW 220 V monophase, 220/380 V triphase, 50/60 Herz (tropicalization on request), 24 or 12 V direct or alternating current (also available on request).

The standard thikness of the screeding frames is 8 mm, but frames of 10 mm thickness are also available to produce more resistant tiles.

The self-stacking double moulds are made of galvanized steel. There are 2 different types one for pantiles and one for ridge tiles. tech double mould is 108 cm long and weighs 4 kg. The following table shows the different sets available for different output rates:

Type moulds

pantile moulds

ridge tile tiles/day

No of roof/day

m² of

AP 100

95

5

190

15

AP 150

145

5

290

23

AP 200

190


380

30

AP 250

235

15

470

37

AP 300

280

20

560

44

AP 350

325

25

650

52

AP 400

375

25

700

56

In each case, the nominal output is slightly less than the number of moulds provided, so that the operator can already begin the day's work with the unused moulds of the previous day' while the rest are being demoulded and cleaned.

Training

Professional training courses (covering both the technology and management aspects) are conducted by APPRO-TECHNO in Belgium or in Abidjan / Ivory Coast, or elsewhere at the customer's request.

Operating the Tegulamatic

A variety of design details have been incorporated in the Tegulamatic screeding table to simplify the operator's work. These are, for instance:
· a tray extending on the side of the table to hold the rubber mortar box at working height
· a foot pedal to clamp down and release the screeding frame, leaving the hands free to do other things, eg hold down the nibs when lifting off the frame (a hand operated lever can also be used instead of the foot pedal, if necessary)
· adjustable screws at the 3 clamping points to ensure a tight fit of the frame on the screeding surface
· 4 bolts to adjust the level of the table, indicated by 2 water gauges fixed at visible points on the table;
· 3 standardized hinges to facilitate the changing of frames;
· a second foot pedal to switch the vibrator on and off
· 2 adjustable and retractable brackets to hold the mould and permit the plastic interface sheets and screeded mortar to slip smoothly over the mould.
The production of FCR or MCR tiles on the Tegulamatic is essentially the same as on other screeding machines: clamping down a plastic sheet with the screeding frame, placing measured amounts of mortar on the screeding surfaces, spreading it out under vibration and smoothing the surface, filling the nib construction boxes, lifting the screeding frame, removing the plastic sheets with the screeded mortar and placing them on a the mould for setting. The main difference is that a part of the work is done by means of foot pedals, leaving the operator's hands free to carry out the work more efficiently. Furthermore, the output rate is higher, since two tiles are made per cycle.

After demoulding the tiles the next day, the recommended duration for curing under water is 5 days and subsequent dry curing in a shaded place is 15 to 20 days, after which the tiles are ready for use.

Other APPRO-TECHNO Equipment

APPRO-TECHNO has a long experience record in the manufacture of high standard equipment for the production of building materials. Apart from the Tegulamatic Roof Tile Plant, these are:

1. TERSTARAM, a manually operated mobile soil block press with interchangeable moulds, which can also be used to mould clay bricks and roof tiles;

2. SEMI-TERSTAMATIQUE, a motorized (electric or diesel powered) soil block press with interchangeable moulds, functioning in much the same way as the TERSTARAM, but with a much higher output.

3. TERSTARAM Ground Breaker, a mobile (electric or diesel powered) earth pulverizer with which the dry clay lumps in the raw material are disintegrated to produce a homogenious soil for brick production.

4. TERSTAMIX (also available under the trade name TETRAMIX), a mobile (electric or diesel powered) two-paddle planetary mixer, required to prepare the soil for block production, but also to prepare mortars and renderings.

Technical Details

Tegulamatic AP 100


Size of screeding table (I x w x h)

110 x 50 x I 00 cm (43 x 20 x 39 in)

Weight of screeding table

148 kg

Sizes of crates for shipment

a.Machine & accessories

177 x 135 x 112 cm (70 x 53 x 44 in)


b. 100 moulds

120 x 120 x 50 cm (47 x 47 x 20 in)

Weight of the two crates

a + b (450 + 600 kg)

1050 kg

Standard tile size /weight

49 x 23.5 x 0.8 cm (19.3 x 9.3 x 0.31 in)/2.1 kg

Energy input

electrical (95 watts)

No. of tiles per cycle/output rate

2/60 tiles per hour

Labour force required (incl. mixing and stacking)

4 men

Price (ex works)

Tegulamatic AP 100

145000 FB (~ 4200 US$)

valid June 1991

Tegulamatic AP 400

325000 FB (~ 9300 US$)

FB = Belgian Francs



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