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Tecwill COBRA

concrete mixing plant

FINLAND

Tecwill COBRA
THE COBRA CONCRETE MIXING PLANT represents the newest
way of thinking in the entire concrete production process. A COBRA
operates like a stationary plant, yet it can be easily relocated due to its
patented special construction. The plant is quick to install and start-up
and therefore it can also be relocated in the most cost- effective way.
A COBRA concrete mixing plant runs at full production capacity even
in the harshest environmental conditions; it is designed to operate in
the coldest winters and hottest summers.
The COBRA series consists of the MINI COBRA, STANDARD
COBRA and SUPER COBRA concrete mixing plants.
Standard and super cobra concrete mixing plants are equipped with
an on-the-fly aggregate weighing system developed by Tecwill Oy.
Dosing, weighing and transporting aggregate to the intermediate
hopper on the top of the mixer occur simultaneously. Dosing and
transporting conveyors are inverter controlled, which enables
the optimum speed and accuracy of gross and fine dosing of the
aggregate. Thanks to on-the-fly aggregate weighing system the
plant erection and any subsequent relocation to another place is fast
and easy.
All COBRA models are winter equipped and can also be equipped
with an effective TURBO aggregate heating system which guarantees
concrete production even in the coldest conditions. A COBRA uses
either a planetary or a twin shaft mixer depending on the model.
The COBRA concrete mixing plants are ideal for construction
specialists in the production of ready-mixed concrete, concrete for
element or concrete product manufacturing and construction project
sites. Special models offer solutions also for ash and bentonite mixing.

MINI C40

Production capacity 40 m3/h


3 - 6 aggregate silos
Very quick installation and start-up
Ready-mixed concrete, element concrete, project building sites
Integrated control room and additive storage
Winter equipped
Aggregate heating / cooling
Production of hot concrete
Cost effective transportation
Foundations easy to make

STANDARD C80

Production capacity 80 m3/h


2 - 6 aggregate silos
Compact construction
Top of the class mobility
Ready-mixed concrete, element concrete, project building sites
Integrated control room and additive storage
Winter equipped
Aggregate heating / cooling
Production of hot concrete

SUPER C100, C120 ja C160

FEATURES AND BENEFITS:


Stable production with no surprises.
Flexible solution to adapt with future market changes.
Customers can focus on their core business.

Production capacity 100, 120 or 160 m3/h


3 - 6 aggregate silos
Heavy-duty production
Ready-mixed concrete, element concrete, project building sites
Integrated control room and additive storage
Winter equipped
Aggregate heating / cooling
Production of hot concrete

The COBRA
STANDART MODELS

Mobile COBRA

The WillControl

EQUIPMENT
Steel foundation

The MOBILE COBRA is a highly mobile concrete mixing


plant which can be installed onto a steel foundation.
Foundation is placed on adequate load-bearing
ground.
Thanks to the on-the-fly aggregate weighing system
the low profile aggregate silo needs only a very
low filling ramp and minimize the operating space.
Integrated aggregate silo ramp elements together with
the plants steel foundation guarantee a rapid and costeffective relocation and start-up of production.
If the installation site of the mixing plant does not have
a powerline network or sufficient energy supply, all
COBRA plants can also be equipped with an electric
generator. The generator can be installed into a
container and be used in all possible conditions.

COBRA C80

concrete mixing plant

The COBRA plants are equipped with a modern WillControl


production control system which automatizes the concrete
production process. The WillControl streamlines the routines of
concrete manufacturing for the company so that resources can
be directed to core business. Thanks to the real time monitoring
and reporting features the control system is also well suited for
management needs. The control system is composed of different
software modules according to the customers needs. The
interface uses the language desired. The WillControl system fills
all the requirements of the EN-206 standard.

WillConBet

WillConPros
COBRA C120

A MOBILE COBRA creates a true competitive edge


for concrete production. The features of the MOBILE
COBRA are superior to traditional mobile plants. The
patented COBRA special structure allows a complete
assembly of the plant already at the factory. At the
installation site the modules are just connected to each
other. Electrical and automation connections only
need plugging the connectors.

A control room software


Manual drives, alarms and the process scheme

WillConQuality

Concrete testing and quality control


Recipe management
Concrete families management
Sample records management
Quality control of aggregates
Proportioning and reporting

conveyor
COBRA C80 with VERTEC

Rapid production start-up.


After project completion easy to relocate to new destination.
Flexible financing options such as leasing.

Tecwill COBRA

A production software for concrete


A customer database, jobsites, orders, reporting
Recipes
Transportation data
Raw materials
Production of hot concrete and the heating of aggregates
Invoicing data management
Dosing queue automation

If the installation site of the mixing plant does not have


a water network, a cold water storage can be delivered
with the plant. It is possible to place it in an insulated
container or it can be a separate heat-insulated tank
equipped with heating element. Required water for the
concrete production will be pumped out from the tank.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

CONTROL
SYSTEM

WillConRem
A remote control software
Troubleshooting
Software updates

WillConInv
An invoicing interface
An order centre interface

FEATURES AND BENEFITS:


Rapid assistance in fault situations (Troubleshooting)
Stable production without unnecessary downtime
Use of the latest technology for efficient concrete production

The COBRA

PROPERTIES

Tecwill COBRA
concrete mixing plant

A PATENTED SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION


Thanks to a patented special construction a COBRA plant can be fully
assembled already at the factory. Structurally the plant is composed of
factory tested modules and the electric and automation connections
between the modules are made with rapid plugin connectors. After
the factory preparations the on-site installation and production startup are quick. The result is a highly efficient and compact concrete
mixing plant which can produce high quality concrete in all environmental conditions and can yet be quickly and easily relocated when
needed.
ON-THE-FLY WEIGHING
On-the-fly weighing system developed by Tecwill Oy provides great
benefits compared to any traditional way of weighing the aggregate.
Aggregate batching is proceeded by belt feeders, which can be
controlled by a frequency converter. Aggregate dosing will about 50%
more accurate than the standard dosing.
Aggregates horizontal conveyor is about 1 - 2 meters lower than the
conventional belt weigher and therefore the aggregate silo is also 1- 2
meters lower. This will minimize the operating space at the production
site and lowers the filling ramp. On-the-fly weighing system functions
without a skip conveyor which takes much space, extra electricity and
reduce the capacity of the plant.
MIXERS
The COBRA plants can be equipped with a planetary or twin shaft
mixer according to the needed production capacity and needed types
of concrete. A planetary mixer is well suited for concrete element
and product factories but also for ready-mixed concrete plants. When
extensive production volume is needed the twin shaft mixer is the
correct choice. Both mixers are available in a wide range of equipment
options.
FOUNDATIONS
The foundations of a COBRA plant are quite simple and cost effective
to make. A COBRA is well suited for flat ground. Underground pits
or bumps is not needed, such as e.g. mixing plant with skip. As an
alternative for a concrete foundation there is a steel foundation. Steel
foundation is quick to assemble and after the completion of the project it can be relocated together with the plant. The Cobra structure
and On-the-fly weighing system enables low aggregate filling ramp.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS:


High-precision weighing.
Lower electricity consumption.
Easy foundation works and low filling ramp.

PALNT CAN BE
INSTALLED IN JUST
A FEW DAYS,
EVEN IN THE WINTER.

WINTER EQUIPMENT
A COBRA plant operates reliably even in the winter. The
plant is fully thermally insulated including roofs and floors.
All indoor production premises are equipped with heating
and lighting. All winter equipment is factory installed, which
enables the plant to be installed in just few days even in the
winter.
The aggregate silos are equipped with racks and thermally
insulated covers, which can be opened with the control panel.
AGGREGATE HEATING
The effective TURBO aggregate heating system guarantees
concrete production also during the coldest winter. The
heating system heats the aggregate in the silos by using dry
TURBO steam at 300 C. At the same time the system also
heats the hot water needed in the production and takes care
of heating the production premises.
HOT CONCRETE PRODUCTION
In order to produce high quality hot concrete the system uses
the WillConHot program. After defining the goal temperature
of concrete in the control system, the program take into account the temperatures of the raw materials and calculates
the required amount of hot water so that the desired target
temperature is achieved. The concrete temperature is measured in the mixer and the value for example, can be printed
on consignment note.

COBRA

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

system
The aggregate silo filling

AN AGGREGATE SILO FILLING SYSTEM


The system consists of a receiving hopper, a lifting conveyor and
aggregate dividing equipment. The aggregate can be transported to
the silos by a belt conveyor or a VERTEC vertical conveyance system
developed by Tecwill Oy. The VERTEC fits into an extremely small area
and can also be connected with the MOBILE COBRA plants.
A CAMERA SYSTEM
The COBRA plants can be equipped with a camera control system.
The operator can monitor the different stages of the production
process in real time from the screen in the control room
AGGREGATE MOISTURE MEASUREMENT
The moisture of the fine grain aggregate can be measured with sensors which are continuously sending real time moisture data to the
control system. The control system automatically takes into account
the data when calculating the water amounts needed in the batch.

filling
A VERTEC aggregate silo

system

sensor
Moisture measurement

tray

concrete mixing plant

AN ELECTRIC GENERATOR
If the installation site of the mixing plant does not have sufficient
energy supply or the costs of energy are too high, all COBRA plants
can also be equipped with an electric generator. The generator can
be installed into a container and used in all possible conditions.
RECYCLING WATER DOSING AND
CONCRETE RECLAIMING SYSTEMS
The washing waters of the mixer and truck mixers can be recycled
back to the concrete manufacturing process. Concrete waste is
processed with handling equipment which separates the coarse
aggregate and recycling water from each other. Coarse aggregate
can be taken back to the manufacturing process or to use for other
purpose.

On-the-fly aggregate weighing system enables all the aggregates


moisture measurement with a single sensor tray, which is installed
on aggregate flow. A cylinder drops the sensor at the flow point of
selected aggregate. For coarse aggregate the sensor is on the top.

Recycled water is poured into settling pool 1- 3 pcs, which is


dosed back to the manufacturing process by a pump according
to the given parameters in the control system. Recycled water
can be further treated with filter press in which fine aggregate are
separated from the water. The end result is a clear water that can
be used without restrictions for concrete production instead of
pure water.

STEEL FIBER DOSING


The plant can be equipped with a fully automated system for dosing
steel and/or plastic fiber. The on-the-fly aggregate weighing system
enables fiber dosing to aggregate flow in which case it is mixed better and the quality of the concrete is homogeneous.

A WASHING WATER CHANNEL


A washing water channel can be installed to a COBRA if there is a
need to empty the mixer washing waters directly to the recycling
water system. The channel can be easily turned under the mixer
when needed.

A MIXER FLUSHING AND WASHING SYSTEM


In order to wash the mixer a low or high pressure flushing system
can be used. In low-pressure system water is pumped from the water
scale through nozzles into the mixer. The high pressure washing system uses a separate washing unit. The washing water is flushed with
rotating nozzle system.

CONCRETE LABORATORY AND


LABORATORY EQUIPMENT
Tecwill can also deliver a complete concrete laboratory with all
needed laboratory equipment.

A SEPARATE CONTROL, ADDITIVE OR


STORAGE CONTAINER
If there is a need for extra office or storage space, COBRA plants
can be equipped with a separate control, additive or storage room
containers.
Concrete consistency measuring
and adjusting
Mixer can be equipped with system for measuring and adjusting water amount. System can be used for example for earth dry concrete.
rement
Aggregate moisture measu

Tecwill COBRA

The mixer high pressure

washing system

Steel fiber dosing

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additive or storage contai
A separate control room,

QUICK TARRING OF THE SCALES


A quick tarring system for checking the scales and helping to
calibrate the scales can be installed to the plants scales. The scale
reading is checked with tested proof weights which are lifted with
pneumatic cylinders.
A DOSING SYSTEM FOR COLORS OR DRY ADDITIVES
The system is suitable for dosing dry additives or color additives.
According to the customers needs the dry additive, for example
silica, can be dosed out of 40kg bigbag sacks or from the silos. Dry
or liquid color additives can also be dosed if needed for example
to produce colorized concrete products.

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Concrete recycling equipm

The COBRA

CONCRETE MIXING PLANT LINE


ALL MODELS ARE
EQUIPPED WITH
The WillControl
CONTROL SYSTEM.

The COBRA standard models offer a reliable solution for different


production needs. The aggregate silo can be a standard model or
specially tailored to customer needs. Aggregate silo quantity and
volume can be modified according to customer requirement.

COBRA
The COBRA two mixer plant
A COBRA plant can also be made with two mixers. In
addition to the ready-mix usage, the plant can, for example,
deliver concrete for an element or concrete product factory.
It is also possible to separate the production of concrete
and mortar into their own mixers.

The table below presents the standard COBRA plants with the mixer
and aggregate silo options.

Cobra models and characteristics


Aggregate silo

MINI
COBRA
C40

STANDARD
COBRA
C80

SUPER
COBRA
C100

C120

C160

Quantity

pcs.

3-6

2-6

4-6

4-6

4-6

Total volume

30 - 150

30 - 150

40 - 180

40 - 180

40 - 180

Aggregate weighing

Weighing belt

On-the-fly
weighing

On-the-fly
weighing

On-the-fly
weighing

On-the-fly
weighing

Aggregate lifting to mixer

Skip hoist

Pocket conveyor

Belt conveyor

Belt conveyor

Belt conveyor

Cement silos

pcs.

1-2

1-4

1-4

1-4

1-4

Cement scale

kg

500

1 100

1 500

1 700

2 200

Water scale

kg

400

600

900

900

900

Hot water dosing

Valve

Valve

Valve

Valve

Valve

Mixer

L-1000

L-2000

T-2,5

T-3,0

T-4,0

Electric motor

kW

30

3 x 22

75

2 x 55

2 x 65

Maximum batch size

1,0

2,0

2,5

3,0

4,0

Max production capacity

m/h

40

80

100

120

160

Additives

pcs.

1-3

1-3

1-3

1-3

1-3

Additive room

integrated

integrated

integrated

integrated

integrated

Control system

WillControl

WillControl

WillControl

WillControl

WillControl

Remote control

WillConRem

WillConRem

WillConRem

WillConRem

WillConRem

Hot concrete production

WillConHot

WillConHot

WillConHot

WillConHot

WillConHot

Control room

integrated

integrated

integrated

integrated

integrated

Hydraulic

Hydraulic

Hydraulic

Hydraulic

Hydraulic

Winter equipment
Aggregate bin covers
Aggregate silo thermal insulation

installed

installed

installed

installed

installed

Control room thermal insulation

installed

installed

installed

installed

installed

Mixer room thermal insulation

installed

installed

installed

installed

installed

Additive room thermal insulation

installed

installed

installed

installed

installed

Aggregate heating

TurboCobra

TurboCobra

TurboCobra

TurboCobra

TurboCobra

Heating pipeline

installed

installed

installed

installed

installed

Cold water pipeline

installed

installed

installed

installed

installed

L= Compulsory planetary mixer | T= Twin shaft mixer | R= Inline aggregate silo

A COBRA plant for a concrete element


or product factory
A COBRA plant specially designed for concrete product factories
produces concrete for manufacturing of concrete or lightweight
aggregate products. The plant can be equipped with a color
dosing system to manufacture colorized products. It is also
possible to include the transportation of the concrete from the
mixing plant to the product production machine into the delivery.

The COBRA stabilization plant


Tecwill has also developed a special COBRA model for ash
stabilization. An ash stabilization plant can process hazardous ashes
by using applicable binder materials in such a way that for example
the heavy metal in the ash will not dissolve and transfer back to the
environment. The stabilized ash can be used for example in ground
engineering. It is also possible to granulate the stabilized ash with
a separate granulating unit. The granulating unit can transform the
ash into different size granules depending on the planned use.

The COBRA bentonite plant


A COBRA bentonite mixing plant is designed for effective
and high quality mixing of bentonite clay. Thanks to the
unique weighing and mixing system of the COBRA plant the
bentonite clay, soil, possible water and additives can be mixed
homogenously. A MOBILE COBRA bentonite model can be easily
moved from a jobsite to another.

SPECIAL
MODELS

TECWILL Is the worlds leading


manufacturer of high quality mobile
concrete mixing plants and control
systems. We offer our customers
reliable and modern solutions for
concrete manufacturing.
Our business is based on long term practical
experience as well as open-minded and
continuous product development. Our product
range includes the mobile COBRA concrete
mixing plant, the modularized TOWER concrete
mixing plant and the easy-to-use WillControl
production control system for mixing plants.
Continuous product development, new technical
solutions and our uncompromising will to
think about the customers best are important
guidelines for our activity. The Tecwill concrete
mixing plants are in their own category in respect
to mobility, reliability and speed of installation.

Export sales:
Tel +358 10 830 2911
Fax. +358 10 830 2919
info@tecwill.com

Tecwill Oy is also distinguished in reliable and


right-on-time deliveries and quick spare part
deliveries. These are just a few reasons why many
leading construction companies and ready-mixed
concrete manufacturers have chosen COBRA
plants for manufacturing their concrete.
Tecwill Oy headquarters is in Joensuu, Finland.
Our export offices serve customers
in several countries.

Tecwill Oy, Rahtikatu 3 B, 80100 Joensuu, FINLAND


Puh. +358 10 830 2900 | Fax. +358 10 830 2901 | info@tecwill.com