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Concrete Batching Plants: The Utranazz Guide

Concrete Batching Plants: The Utranazz Guide

No one understands concrete equipment quite like Utranazz, the UK’s concrete equipment specialists. With over 50 years of experience, we are the first choice for advice on anything to do with concrete, including concrete batching plants. With many different concrete batching plants to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. Thankfully, Utranazz are here to help, with our ultimate guide to concrete batching plants.


What are Concrete Batching Plants? 

A batching plant is a piece of construction equipment that enables the combination of various materials including sand, cement powder, aggregates and water to create concrete. Outputs on batching plants can vary, any batching plant supplied by Utranazz can start from 15m3 per hour, and some models can reach up to 200m3 per hour.


What types of concrete batching plants are available?

There are a few different concrete batching plants to choose from. It is important to be aware of the different varieties on offer and the benefits they provide. There are three variants of batching plants; dry batching plants, wet batching plants and self-loading concrete batching plants. Each has benefits and drawbacks, which can be dependent on the circumstances and requirements on the construction site.


Wet Concrete Batching Plants

Wet batching plants are an all-in-one solution, as they come installed with an integrated mixer as part of the mixing console. This enables the aggregates, cement, additives and water to be mixed by the plant and then dispatched directly into the concrete truck mixer. Providing an all-in-one batching and mixing product may come at a higher price in terms of initial investment, and maintenance costs, when compared to dry batching plants. However, this can be offset and justified by the quality of the concrete produced. Wet batching plants are able to provide a higher level of homogeneity and quality of concrete compared to their dry batching plant counterparts.


Dry Concrete Batching Plants

Taking the more traditional route, a dry batching plant can be the ideal option for start-up manufacturers, as these plants tend to be cheaper than wet plants. As the concrete is not mixed until it is inside the truck mixer drum, dry mobiles plants are also ideal for concrete production on construction sites that are in isolated areas, where concrete ready-mix plants are not easily accessible.

A dry batching plant needs to work in tandem with a multitude of different construction elements, including cement storage silos, a conveyor belt and concrete truck mixers. A dry plant measures precise amounts of the aggregates and then dispatches them into the back of a concrete truck mixer, where water is added. The product is mixed into the final concrete product in the back of the concrete mixer drum.

Every dry batching plant from Utranazz is custom made to suit customer specifications, available in a choice of one, two, three or four bins with output capacities from 25–100m³ per hour.


Self-Loading Concrete Batching Plants

We stock a range of self-loading concrete batching plants. While they are ideal for pre-cast applications, the versatility of the plant makes its perfect for building and construction sites as it offers concrete production 24/7.

The plant is fitted with a radial scraper that loads the aggregates into a weigh hopper via a 12 recipe programmable computer. It then discharges the aggregates from the weigh hopper into either a pan mixer, drum mixer or dry belt conveyor.

Self-loading batching plants are semi-mobile and can be supplied with or without cement silos or bag splitters. The concrete batching plants can be electrically powered or diesel driven with computer weighing systems having a capacity of up to 36 different programmable settings, manual, semi/fully-automatic control panels, water systems and the option of ad-mixture plants.


What concrete batching plant models are available?

Here at Utranazz we stock a variety of different models, including the Hydromix / SBM DYNAMIX® 2500 and the Hydromix/SBM Euromix 1600 cm. Why not explore the full range available?

The Semix Mobile 70 S4 wet concrete batching plants are fully mobile and can be up and running within 48 hours of arrival on site. The plant is designed to be a “plug-and-play” unit and arrives completely pre-assembled including an integrated batch control cabin. The plant is capable of producing up to 70m³ of wet concrete per hour.

The Hydromix/SBM Euromix 1600 cm is the perfect choice for longer term projects requiring a mobile batching plant. Boasting contemporary design features, this concrete batching plant is part of our premium range and is built to endure 24/7 365 year-around production.

The Hydromix/Semix static 130 range of concrete batching plants are affordable, offering low transportation, operation and maintenance costs. These stationary wet concrete batching plants have a 750-litre single shaft mixer and a maximum theoretical output of 130m³ per hour.

Utranazz dry concrete batching plants are available in four sizes: 1, 2, 3 or 4 bin with output capacities from 25 - 100m3/hour. These fully mobile plants have their own hydraulic off-loading legs, to allow for loading / unloading from a truck without the need for a crane. They are compact and user friendly, with a conveyor belt for the aggregates that folds away for ease of transportation. They can be up and running within just an hour of arrival on site!


What role does concrete batching plants play in construction?

Concrete batching plants, also known as concrete plants or mixing plants, play a crucial role in the construction industry. These plants are responsible for producing the concrete used in various construction projects, including buildings, bridges, roads, and other major infrastructure. The process of producing concrete involves combining various materials, including cement, water, sand, and aggregate, in a specific ratio. Batching plants are designed to automate this process and ensure that the concrete mix is consistent and of the highest quality.

Batching plants come in different types, including stationary plants, mobile plants, and mini plants. The choice of the plant depends on the project's size and location, as well as the contractor's budget and preferences. The role of batching plants in construction truly cannot be overstated. They provide several benefits that make construction projects more efficient and cost-effective.


What are the benefits of concrete batching plants?


Consistent quality

Concrete produced is of consistent quality. This is because the mixing process is automated and closely monitored, ensuring that the exact amount of each material is used in the mix. Concrete batching plants from Utranazz can also store recipes to produce different types of concrete mixes, depending on the project's requirements.


Time and cost savings

Batching plants are designed to produce concrete quickly and efficiently, reducing the time needed for concrete production, making construction projects faster and more cost-effective.



Mobile and semi-mobile concrete batching plants can easily be moved and set up in different locations, making them ideal for short term construction projects or remote areas.


Complete range

Utranazz offers a complete range of batching plants to suit every budget and requirement, from small mobile plants with outputs of just 12m³ per hour up to large static batching plants with outputs of over 200m³ per hour. We can also supply custom plants to any customer requirements.


Why Utranazz concrete batching plants make efficient on-site solutions


1. Tailored to your project

When it comes to large projects, flexibility is key. Our range of batching plants can suit any project length, making short or long-term projects as productive as possible. For example, mobile batching plants, can be decommissioned by construction managers quickly before moving onto the next site– making projects as efficient as possible.


2. Adapt to your space

A major advantage of our range of concrete batching plants is that they can be bespoke designed to suit a variety of spaces, no matter how obscure the layout. Available in a range of sizes, our batching plants are ideal for when you are limited by size- they can occupy just the amount of space you need. Our containerized, mobile, semi-mobile and static batching plants can be configured to a variety of layouts such as T-shape and in-line configuration.


3. Cost saving 

Utranazz concrete batching plants can suit a wide range of budgets, alongside helping you save money in the long run. They are built to endure, our plants offer exceptional performance 24/7 under all kinds of weather conditions, giving you peace of mind in your investment. Here at Utranazz, we have a variety of finance options for our new and used concrete batching plants. If you’re looking for concrete batching plant for hire, Utranazz can help. We offer competitive hire rates, a hire-with-option-to-purchase scheme, allowing you to try before you buy. We also offer part-exchange deals on new batching plants, and can help if you're interested in upgrading your existing plant.


Utranazz are proud to offer an extensive range of batching plants, from dry and wet, to mobile, semi-mobile and static concrete plants. To discuss how we can best help you, get in contact with us by filling out our online enquiry form, calling 01280 820 770, or emailing [email protected] and a member of our helpful sales team will get back to you.

Concrete Batching Plants: The Utranazz Guide

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