The Besser Superpac® is a large pallet, six-at-a-time concrete products machine that produces up to 3240 units (eight inch or 200 mm equivalents) per hour. Low height paving stone and slabs, retaining wall units, architectural units and standard block are just a few of the products that can be manufactured on the Superpac. These concrete products are consistent and precise even at speeds up to nine cycles per minute.
The Superpac is cam driven to provide consistent speeds and movements. Achieving uniform product quality is easy even at variable operating conditions.
A variable speed frequency drive replaces the standard variable speed pulley drive. The variable speed frequency drive is remotely controlled from the SLC 5/05 control panel, compared to manually adjusting the variable speed pulley.
An automatic lubrication system routinely performs an important maintenance function on the Superpac machine components subject to the most wear. Precisely measured amounts of lubricant are supplied to key bearings and pins.
Allen-Bradley Control Panel
Many of the operating functions of the Superpac can be easily adjusted by accessing the SLC 5/05 through the color graphics display unit. This control panel automatically pinpoints problems and displays information for making corrections fast, and improves quality control.
Rotary Position Sensor
The sensor provides cam position information to the controller. This allows adjustments to be made to the machine set points while the concrete products machine is operating. Adjustments are made through the color graphics display unit.
Standard Bescodyne vibration provides rapid engagement of vibrators to provide quick starts and stops, which results in a uniform product with high compressive strength.
Manually inserted pins align the mold with the mold throat which extends mold life.
AFC Smartpac® Vibration
By employing independent amplitude and frequency control, vibration is tunable to specific molds and requirements. The ability to control both amplitude and frequency results in more rapid compaction and quicker finish times than can be obtained with conventional vibrating systems. Vibration can be engaged or disengaged multiple times within a single machine cycle.
Posapac® Dual Vibration
Dual vibration utilizes a Bescodyne clutch/brake which allows the concrete products machine to use Posapac weights for short production orders. This is beneficial if several existing molds are owned with weights attached. AFC SmartPac can then be used for longer production orders or for manufacturing specialized products.
Mold Insertion Device
The time needed to change molds is shortened and simplified with the mold insertion device. This pneumatic powered mechanism lifts/lowers the entire mold assembly off/onto the mold throat. The mold assembly is manually rolled into/out of the mold throat area. The mold insertion device is available on Superpacs with 18-1/2″ (470 mm) pallets.
Allows particular segments of the machine cycle to be slowed down or sped up. This feature will allow you to slow down the stripping speed without sacrificing overall cycle speed. The variable speed frequency drive is remotely controlled from the SLC 5/05 control panel, compared to changing the motor sheave.
Vibrator Motor Air Bag Lift
The vibrator motor air bag lift is an easy and quick way to raise the vibrator motors for mold changes. A lever operated pneumatic valve is moved to the up position allowing air to flow into the air bags. When the bags inflate both vibrator motors rise. This allows the operator to remove the belts and begin the mold change procedure. A lockout device is included for safety during maintenance.
The use of air compaction reduces finish time, which improves overall cycle time. Air cylinders supplement the force on the mold exerted by the weight of the machine head. The addition of compressed air restrains the stripper head, bringing the height pins together sooner, compacting the unit faster and more effectively.
Pallet Receiver Cam Inserts
Pallet receiver cam inserts allow for rapid height changeovers for certain mold configurations between 2″ and 7-5/8″. 60mm, 3-5/8″, 5-5/8″ and 7-5/8″ flat top molds can be run from the 7-5/8″ position and do not require moving the inner frame. Other heights may also be able to be run from this position dependent upon the mold configuration.
Material build-up on pallets is automatically removed during each machine cycle. The tension forcing the scraper blade down on the pallet is fully adjustable to meet your cleaning needs.
After the mold is placed into the concrete products machine, the mold is manually locked in place. Note: pin guidance and mold locks are used separately.