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CLOSE THIS BOOKConcrete Block Producing Equipment (GTZ, 1991, 22 p.)
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M. E.V. BM 636 F blockmaking machine

M.E.V. GmbH
Gottlieb-Daimler-Str. 19
D - 6900 Heidelberg
Federal Republic of Germany
Tel. [ . .49] 6221 - 162626 + 162961
Tlx. 461353
Fax. [ . . 49] 6221 - 21105


The BM 636 F is a static blockmaking machine, designed for the small and medium scale production of concrete elements (solid and hollow blocks and bricks, pavers, kerbstones, screen blocks, etc) of a large variety of shapes and sizes, the maximum and minimum block heights being 20 and 6 cm respectively.

It is a compact machine, which, compared to its high output rate, requires a relatively small floor space of 1.7 m².

A special feature of the machine, which is normally equipped with a 2 kW electric motor (220/380 V, 3 phase, 50 cycles) underneath the vibrating table (giving up to 750 kg of centrifugal force), is that it can also be operated manually (mechanically). Alternatively, the machine can be supplied with a diesel engine. The operation of the machine is easy to learn and requires no special skills.

Operating the BM 636 F

At the start of each production cycle, a wooden pallet (60 x 36 cm) is placed on the vibrating table and the mould box is lowered onto it.

Concrete is fed manually into the feed drawer and mould box. After releasing the press-head, the vibration and compaction of the blocks is started by push button control. As soon as the blocks have the correct height, the vibration stops and the block is demoulded. Through a pallet ejector, the pallet with the green blocks is pushed out of the machine so that it can be taken off comfortably.

The pallets with the green blocks can be stacked for curing side by side and also up to 4 layers, so that only a small area for curing and stacking is required.

Technical Details

M.E.V. BM 636 F

Size of machine (length x width x height)

131 x 132.5 x 245 cm (52x 52 x 96 in)

Weight of machine

850 kg

Size of crate for shipment

approx. 4.5 m³

Weight of packed machine

980 kg

Pallet size

60 x 36 cm (24 x 14 in)

Production area on pallet

50 x 30 cm (20 x 12 in)

Moulds for standard blocks (l x w x h)


1 block, 40 x 20 x 20 cm (16 x 8 x 8 in)

(Any other moulds


2 blocks, each 40 x 15 x 20 cm (16 x 6 x 8 in).

can be supplied on request)


3 blocks, each 40 x 10 x 20 cm (16 x 4 x 8 in)

Energy input

electric motor, diesel engine or manual operation

Production speed

1.5 - 2 cycles per minute

Manpower required (incl. mixing, carrying away blocks, etc)

2 - 3 men

Price (ex works)

M.E.V. BM 636 F

27 950 DM (»16 450 US$)

valid June 1991

(single version)

DM = Deutsche Mark