The Difference Between Dry and Wet Batch Concrete Plant

There are two types concrete batching plants: dry mix concrete batching plant and wet batch concrete plant. Both them are used to produce concrete, but wet concrete plant can produce concrete on its own, because it has twin shaft paddle mixer as the mixing console. However, dry type concrete batching plant needs to cooperate with concrete mixer truck, only this can it produce concrete for construction project. Do you want to know any other differences of them? This page will tell you from four aspects: appearance, configuration, application and advantage in detail.

Dry Mix Concrete Batching Plant VS Wet Mix Concrete Batch Plant

In appearance

Compared with wet batch plant, dry batch plant has simpler appearance and less equipment.

In configuration

The only difference is wet mix plant has mixing engine-twin shaft concrete mixer, while dry batch plant has no.

Components of Wet Mix Concrete Batching Plant

aggregate batching machine
aggregate batcher

twin shaft mixer
PLC control
PLC control

screw conveyor
As for dry mix concrete plant, it consists of concrete batching machine, belt conveyor, storage silos, frame, etc. It has compact structure.

Components of Dry Mix Concrete Batching Plant


belt conveyor

screw conveyor
silo
silos
batching machine
batching machine
There are two types wet concrete plants: skip hoist concrete plant and belt conveyor batch plant. They both have aggregate batching machine, twin shaft concrete mixer, weighing system, screw conveyor, cement silos, differences are, in skip hoist concrete batching plant, when the aggregate batcher dosed aggregates, the aggregates are lifted to twin shaft mixer directly by hopper; while in belt conveyor cement plant, the aggregates proportioned aggregates will be conveyed to waiting warehouse through belt conveyor, the most important thing is, there is a cover on belt conveyor, due to the cover and waiting warehouse, raw materials are much more environmental, therefore, belt conveyor concrete batching plant will produce high-quality concrete.

Skip Hoist Concrete Batching Plant: HZS25-HZS75

HZS25
HZS25
HZS35
HZS50
HZS50
HZS75

Specifications:

Type HZS25 HZS35 HZS50 HZS75
Theoretical production
capacity(m3/h)
25 35 50 75
Concrete
mixer
Type JS500 JS750 JS1000 JS1500
Discharging
capacity(L)
500 750 1000 1500
Aggregate size
(Pebble/Macadam)
(mm)
80/60 80/60 80/60 80/60
Matched Aggregate Batcher PLD800 PLD1200 PLD1600 PL2400
Weighing
Accuracy
Aggregate (KG) 1500Kg ±2% 2000Kg ±2% 3000Kg ±2% 4500Kg ±2%
Cement(KG) 300Kg ±1% 450Kg ±1% 900Kg ±1% 1500Kg ±1%
Fly ash(KG) 500Kg ±1% 600Kg ±1% 600Kg ±1% 600Kg ±1%
Water (KG) 200Kg ±1% 300Kg ±1% 600Kg ±1% 600Kg ±1%
Additive(KG) 20Kg ±1% 30Kg ±1% 100Kg ±1% 100Kg ±1%
Discharging height(M) 3.8 m 3.8 m 3.8 m 4.1m

But there is another thing you need to note, wet mix concrete batch plant includes stationary type and mobile type, we named stationary concrete plant as HZS25, HZS35, HZS50, HZS60, HZS75, HZS90, HZS120, HZS180 and HZS240, among them, HZS60, HZS90, HZS120, HZS180 and HZS240 are belt conveyor type concrete batching plants, the others belong to skip hoist concrete batch plants; we name mobile type wet batch plant as YHZS25, YHZS35, YHZS50, YHZS75 and YHZS90. The configuration of mobile type concrete plant is the same as stationary concrete batching plants, the only difference is that it can move freely, it is indeed on a semi-trailer unit, therefore, it is easy to install, disassemble and move from one place to another.

Belt Conveyor Concrete Batching Plant: HZS25-HZS75

HZS60
HZS60
HZS90
HZS120
HZS120
HZS180
HZS180
HZS240
HZS240

Specifications:

Type HZS60 HZS90 HZS120 HZS180 HZS240
Theoretical production(m3/h) 60 90 120 180 240
Concrete mixer Type JS1000 JS1500 MAO3000/2000 MAO4500/3000 MAO6000/4000
Power(KW) 18.5 65.5 74 110 150
Discharging
capacity
(L)
1000 1500 2000 3000 4000
Aggregate size
(Pebble/
Macadam)
(mm)
80/60 80/60 80 150 150
Aggregate Bin volume(m3) 8.38 12 20 30 40
Belt conveying Capacity(t/h) 300 450 550 650 900
Weighing Accuracy Aggregate (KG) 3000Kg ±2% 3000Kg ±2% 2200Kg ±2% 3000Kg ±2% 4200Kg ±2%
Cement(KG) 1500Kg ±1% 1500Kg ±1% 1200Kg ±1% 1800Kg ±1% 2200Kg ±1%
Fly ash(KG) 600Kg ±1% 900Kg ±1% 400Kg ±1% 500Kg ±1% 800Kg ±1%
Water (KG) 600Kg ±1% 600Kg ±1% 500Kg ±1% 800Kg ±1% 1000Kg ±1%
Additive(KG) 50Kg ±1% 50Kg ±1% 50Kg ±1% 80Kg ±1% 80Kg ±1%
Total power(KW) 120Kw 165Kw 130Kw 170KW 220KW
Discharging height(M) 3.8 m 4.1 m 4.1m 4.1m 4.1m

In application

Dry batch concrete plant is more suitable for these construction projects where requires large amounts of concrete and general quality of concrete. Such as: water resource, electric power, highway, harbor, bridge, airport, large precast products plant and commercial concrete plants. It is actually used to batch aggregate, and it has no mixing engine, all aggregates after PLD batching machine will be conveyed to storage silo, then discharge into concrete mixer truck. Concrete mixer truck will transport concrete to the construction site. Actually, it’s function is indeed a concrete batching machine.

Wet batch plant has mixing engine, it is with wide range of application in medium-scale construction sites, prefabricated plants, commercial concrete production plants and other many concrete construction projects. Because the quality of concrete produced by wet concrete plant is very high.

Mobile Type Wet Mix Concrete Btatching Plant

YHZS25
YHZS25
YHZS35
YHZS35
YHZS50
YHZS75
YHZS75
YHZS90

Specifications

Type YHZS25 YHZS35 YHZS50 YHZS75
Theoretical production capacity(m³/h) 25 35 50 75
Concrete mixer Type JS500 JS750 JS1000 JS1500
Power(KW) 24.75 38.6 51 65.5
Discharging capacity(L) 500 750 1000 1500
Aggregate size(Pebble/Macadam)(mm) 80/60 80/60 80/60 80/60
Aggregate Bin volume(m³) 3.2 7.3 8.3 12
Weighing Accuracy Aggregate (KG)  ±2%  ±2%  ±2%  ±2%
Cement(KG) ±1% ±1% ±1% ±1%
Fly ash(KG) ±1% ±1%
Water (KG) ±1% ±1% ±1% ±1%
Additive(KG) ±1% ±1% ±1% ±1%
Total power(KW) 50Kw 64Kw 85Kw 110KW
Discharging height(M) 2.8 m 2.8 m 2.8 m 3.8m
Gross weight(T) 12 16 20 50

In advantage

Dry batch plant has the advantages of high efficiency, convenient operation and stability performance. In addition, dry batch plant can be customized according to different of users. It is always work with concrete mixer truck, when it finish the concrete dosing, it will discharge aggregate into feeding chute of concrete truck, then water supply system of concrete truck will add water into mixer tank, then mix aggregate while walking on the road. This will save some time to some extent.

Wet batch plant can produce good quality concrete, it usually uses twin shaft concrete mixer, planetary mixer, or SICOMA twin shaft compulsory concrete mixer as the mixing engine, so it has the advantages of high productivity and quality, reliable performance, low investment and long service life.

Now do you know the difference between dry and wet batch concrete  plant? We Aimix Group sincerely hope this news will help you. If you still have some problem, you can call us or email us. Glad to serve you.

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