SOFT MUD BRICK MOULDING MACHINE
‘ISHTIKA’ Mixerpress (Model IMP-MC9/8/7/5)
This machine is based on Mould Chain (MC) principle which makes continuous and high speed production of green (raw) bricks possible. With every stroke, green bricks are ejected out of a mould on a metal pallet.
It consists of a mixer, a mould chain, a press block, a mould washing station and an all-side sander (including exhaust box). Final adjustment of water content in the raw-mix can be done by adding 5 to 7 % water in the mixer.
Loaded pallets coming out of the machine are carried to drying sheds and bricks remain on pallets till they achieve leather-hardness. Empty pallets are returned back to the machine.
At present, ‘Ishtika’ Mixerpress has 4 Models – Model MC9, MC8, MC7 and MC5 – all based on mould chain principle and differing only in the number of cavities per mould.
‘ISHTIKA’ Mixerpress – Model LM4 (Under Development)
This machine is based on Loose Mould (LM) principle and does not require metal pallets for supporting green bricks. Instead, with every stroke, a 4-cavity mould gets filled with prepared clay.
The machine consists of a mould pusher, mould stacker, mould turner,
press hopper, a press block, a mould washing station and an all-side sander (including exhaust box). Filled moulds coming out of the machine are carried to drying yard and bricks are ejected out of mould cavities by turning them upside down on ground.
For ease of manual handling and de-moulding, the 4-cavity mould can be separated into 2 parts – each with 2 cavities, before de-moulding. Empty moulds are then returned back to the machine for subsequent washing, exhausting, sanding and filling operations.