Airplaco Equipment is tried-and-true, built to perform.
Airplaco Equipment Company and its parent company, Mesa Industries, have been forerunners in dry-mix (Gunite) and wet-mix shotcrete equipment manufacturing since the invention of the process. For over 60 years, Airplaco wet- and dry-process equipment has been preferred by the industry. Airplaco combines industry-proven manufacturing techniques and engineering innovations to deliver reliable machinery suited for today’s demanding material placement applications.
Airplaco was originally founded in the 1940's as the Air Placement Equipment Company. The company began by manufacturing the “Bondactor® Gun,” one of the first pressure vessel dry-mix (Gunite) machines. Early on, the company found success by teaming with material suppliers to develop a product for Airplaco’s machines.
Shotcrete Trailer Pumps
Airplaco’s first positive displacement pumps were produced in 1959. An early model, known as the Uni-Cretor®, was the basis for Airplaco’s current Cobra® and Pro-Cretor® trailer pumps. Cobras feature a heavy-duty dual piston design with twin shifting cylinders, full-flow s-tube material valve, and a variable-speed hydraulic piston pump. Cobras also offer variable volume control and reversing capabilities. Cobra model 640, also known as the King Cobra, pumps concrete up to 40 yd3/h (30 m3/h), includes a 101 hp diesel engine, and pumps aggregate up to 1-1/2 in. (38 mm) minus. Airplaco’s Pro-Cretor trailer pump is designed to meet the needs of specific high-pressure applications. The Pro-Cretor includes a 3 in. (75 mm) diameter full-flow s-tube material valve with reversing capabilities, a variable-speed pump, and an all-hydraulic cycling system. It includes a 10 ft3 (0.28 m3) material mixer and pumps aggregates up to 3/4 in. (20 mm) minus. The Pro-Cretor is suited for pressure grouting, plastering, aggregate pool finishes, structural repair, and refractory applications.
Grout Pumps / Concrete Leveling / Block Fill Pumps
By scaling down the same technology used in its shotcrete pumps, Airplaco is able to offer a versatile line of grout pumps. Small hand grout pumps as well as air, hydraulic and engine-powered piston pumps are available for a range of applications. Airplaco began manufacturing a grout pump for concrete leveling in 1959 called the "Hydra-Jak." These "slabjack" pumps have been refined over the years resulting in the current innovations, including the preferred mudjack pump in the industry, the Airplaco PumpMaster PG-25. This pump is equally suited for masonry block fill applications, which gives contractors an efficient method to compete the block fill job at hand. Other all-in-One solutions are available, including self-contained trailer units and mobile batch plants for the slabjack/grout contactor.
Dry-Mix (Gunite) Machines
Today, Airplaco manufactures the classic Ridley C-10® and Cyclone® rotary bowl-type dry-mix (Gunite) machines, which have become industry standards. Airplaco developed its own design for the rotary gun, which was awarded a U.S. patent in 1972. The C-10 is available with either a 9 hp air motor/spur gear drive (model C-10SL) or a direct drive hydraulic motor (model C-10HD). Both C-10 models have production ratings up to 15 yd3/h (11.5 m3/h) and can convey aggregates up to 3/4 in. (20 mm) minus. The Cyclone includes a 5 hp air motor, spur gear drive, and features 12 yd3/h (9.2 m3/h) production capacity.
In late 1955, Airplaco began producing a batch plant known as the Mix-Elvator®. This machine is a continuous automatic proportioning mixer designed to feed a sand/cement mixture into a drymix shotcrete (Gunite) machine. The Mix-Elvators, manufactured in their current design, are still popular in the construction industry today. Airplaco’s batch plants are designed to replace concrete truck deliveries and allow contractors to mix their desired material consistency at the job site. Batch plants cut material costs, reduce labor hours, improve efficiency, and increase profit margins by giving contractors complete control of their dry-mix material—from batching to placement. Airplaco batch plants also include the 914 series Mobile Batch Plants®. The 914 series includes larger, higher-production batch plants featuring up to 20 yd3/h (15.4 m3/h) mixing capacity. The 914 is available as either a truck-mounted (914 MB) or trailer-mounted (914 MBT) unit.
Some specialty applications for Airplaco’s equipment line include pool building, tunnel construction, structural reinforcement, block filling, surface finishing, concrete and grout pumping, slabjacking, mudjacking, plaster/stucco spraying and finishing, pressure grouting, backfilling, concrete restoration, refractory applications, mining and decorative concrete.
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