Tunnel equipment supplier Normet announces expansion of its sprayed concrete offering.
The Alpha 1430 Kit is built on a self-supporting frame and fits a wide variety of commercially available truck chassis, enabling contractors to efficiently and economically configure a concrete sprayer for medium to large cross-section tunnels.
“The success story of the site-proven truck-based sprayer Alpha 1430P/PC continues, and now goes global,” said Marcelo Anabalon, Regional Vice President for Latin America. Sprayed Concrete Product Line Manager Ilpo Martikainen added: “The latest innovation from our Chilean R&D organisation enters the market with different versions that can be mounted to almost any commercially available truck chassis with suitable payload capacity.
“This unique piece of equipment is designed and well suited for those market areas and construction sites where the same concrete spraying units are used on different headings or on slopes with different cross-sectional dimensions. The possibility to drive this unit on normal roads widens the usage of Normet’s technologies to a totally new level.”
The Alpha 1430 Kit’s structure and modularity gives the flexibility to add features such as a compressor and electro-hydraulic power pack. Also, changing the kit from one chassis to another is made easy.
“We understand that contractors are spraying more and more concrete around the world as this ground support method continues to gain popularity,” said Mike Rispin, Senior Vice President for Global Sales and Marketing. “We continue to conceive of innovative and unique ways to enhance their efficiency and competitiveness, whether through our equipment technology, like this Alpha 1430 Kit, or with state-of-the-art construction chemicals, complemented by the expertise of our workforce.”
The Alpha 1430 Kit enables the spraying of cross-sections up to 12m in height and 20m in width. It can be fitted to new or used truck chassis and offers the well-known Normet NSP pump and XEP accelerator dosing system reliability. Normet produces the Alpha 1430 Kit at factories in both in Peltosalmi, Finland, and in Santiago, Chile.