MEC automated concrete splitting lines can handle the loading, moving, splitting, unloading and palletizing operations for concrete products without the need for operator intervention. The high-tech handling solutions with PLC controls make it possible to obtain high volume and constant output with high quality finished products. These lines may be equipped with automatic waste handling systems, automatic control from PC desktop and remote monitoring of the production operations, even with an app on your smartphone.

Within the range of Pitching Machines, we also included the MEC Beaver, an automatic machine that allows creation of split face on edge. Just like a beaver, in fact, this machine “eats”, i.e. peels/pitches the sides of slabs, covers or steps giving them a rustic effect, once laid. This is a specific work, which is still currently carried out by hand by the operators in most stone processing plants.

Mec wants to offer its customers an automatic and efficient system to increase the production of this specific product.

It’s enough that the operator loads the slabs with the edge to peel/pitch towards the splitting head, the feeding and the splitting operations are completely automatic. Then just remove the pitched piece and repeat the operation on the next edge to “eat”.

The open configuration of the C series of machines lends itself to high speed manual processing. With the operator directly in front of the work, manipulation of the stone for multiple splits is simplified and speed is increased. Manual production of everything from curbs and pavers to wall stone is a snap.

The C series machines are equipped with mechanically adjustable teeth which adjust to the contours of the surface of the stone to be split. This adjustment allows for even distribution of splitting power and clean breaks.

The mobile and adjustable working table drops from under the stone in order to give the cleanest of cuts.

The travel of the head is adjustable so that the cycle time of the machine is minimized. in high volume production, especially where the raw stone is the same size, this can reduce the processing time significantly.

The C frame machines are all completely configurable in size and power and can be integrated with other MEC machines and handling equipment to act as standalone processing centers, or part of a line of multiple machines.

The most obvious means of moving material is by using conveyors. Conveyors move stone quickly, reduce fatigue and injury as well as coming in different varieties and sizes. MEC builds conveyors to enable their customers to get the best performance from MEC equipment and systems. Whether sold as stand alone or as part of a system all conveyor belts can be operated manually or be automated.

Ideal for secondary crushing, the CRUNCH hammer mill is a horizontal axis machine provided with rotating hammers. It is characterised by the high degree of size reduction obtained in the fragmentation of natural stone, concrete and aggregates of low and medium hardness.

Unlike STARK jaw crushers, CRUNCH is appreciated for its ability to reduce the aggregate to a very finely ground product.

The hammers are made entirely of wear-resistant Hardox material and their position can be easily adjusted to optimize consumption.

The material is loaded through the upper feed opening (by hand or by conveyor). Hammer speed is such that the material is crushed until it is reduced to a size sufficient to pass through the grid below. The finished product falls through the hopper mounted on the lower part of the mill and is dispensed into a suitable collection container.

To increase productivity and to select different grains, MEC crushers can also be supplied as complete lines, generally composed of hopper conveyor belt, STARK crusher and/or a CRUNCH hammer mill, conveyor belt and vibrating screen.

The use of screens enables the sorting of up to four particulate sizes. The crushing line can be configured to the custom requirements of the application.

All the machines proposed by MEC are characterized by a sturdy structure, which allows the minimization of vibrations during the crushing process.

The Fast 1 is a thin veneer cutting machine for irregular stone shapes, equipped with one blade. This saw is ideal for the customers who are just getting into veneer production, or who only require minimum levels of production. Ease, speed and flexibility are the main features of this machine. Fast 1 is ideal for cutting river stones and rocks, which are mostly irregular with rounded surfaces, thanks to the presence of only one blade with single cutting step.

The presence of a pusher bar allows to the operator to load the pieces of stone with different thicknesses up to 4 ¾”. These different size stones can be loaded one after another, without having to do any thickness sorting. Feeding this machine is fast and simple.

The FAST 2 is a thin veneer cutting machine equipped with two diamond in-line blades, with the ability to accommodate blades of different diameter on the same spindle. Fast 2 is ideal for those who have continuous production requirements and for those who need to obtain multiple-products or process different materials.

 

The presence of a pusher bar allows to the operator to load the pieces of stone with different thicknesses up to 4 ¾”. These different size stones can be loaded one after another, without having to do any thickness sorting. Feeding this machine is fast and simple. In addition to the version with complete electronic operation system, Mec also offers a model with electro-mechanical Handling.

The FAST 3 is a thin veneer cutting machine equipped with two diamond in-line blades, with the ability to accommodate blades of different diameter on the same spindle. It is ideal for those who have the continuous production requirement and for those who need to obtain multiple-products or process different materials. The throughput capacity of the Fast 3 is about 30% higher than on the Fast 2 with two blades.

The presence of a pusher bar allows to the operator to load the pieces of stone with different thicknesses up to 4 ¾”. These different size stones can be loaded one after another, without having to do any thickness sorting. Feeding this machine is fast and simple.

This saw is appropriate for those companies requiring the highest level of production output. 5 in-line blades, operating with adjustable step cut, guarantees a very high production yield. Like the other saws, the Fast 5 accommodates all kinds of stone and is highly customizable, depending on customer needs.

The presence of a pusher bar allows to the operator to load the pieces of stone with different thicknesses up to 4 ¾”. These different size stones can be loaded one after another, without having to do any thickness sorting. Feeding this machine is fast and simple.

The HALF is equipped with two horizontal blades, which provide splitting in automatic mode. The original concept was for recovery of thin waste strips from sawing operations. Built to order, this machine has been also been developed in customized versions with extended blades and adapted handling system for horizontal splitting of longer pieces, like strips or platters. It is ideal for processing of multilayer materials, like gneiss or even granite. By splitting of material in this way, it is possible to obtain two pieces with one natural side with split face on each piece and the other smooth side for cladding onto the wall.

The Horizontal T1 is a single head machine that, peels, i.e. pitches, natural stone pieces for the production of thin veneer and wall claddings with one face split side in view. The Horizontal T1 can pitch different kind of stones: starting from the softest, such as sandstone and marble, to the hardest ones, such as granite and quartzite and even concrete.

This small plant, with automatic feeding and splitting cycle, allows production of 13’ to 19’ per minute with the piece pitched on one side.

The machine can also be supplied complete with a return conveyor belt which brings back the piece pitched on one side to the operator. In this way it’s easier for him to load the same piece to process it on the other side.

The Horizontal T2, is a two head machine that pitches both sides of natural stone slabs in one single step, in order to obtain thin veneer products and wall claddings with one face split side in view.

This small plant, with automatic feeding and splitting cycle, allows to split different kind of stones, such as sandstone, marble, granite, quartzite and even concrete. Thanks to the presence of the two splitting heads you can reach a production of 16’ to 19’ per minute with the piece pitched on both sides.

A small automatic plant for processing laths or long-sliced materials, obtaining listels, small cladding slabs but also cubes. The Kubo has been designed as a stand-alone production unit to recover stone sawing waste, but it can also be used as the final part of automatic plants for the production of cubes: its speed makes it a highly productive machine.

The Kubo plant consists of a rubber belt on which the strips are loaded and a closed machine with a fixed and tilting blade, to adapt to the slight inclinations that the sawn materials may have. Mec offers three versions of KUBO, depending on the size of the machine. The dimensions of the strips vary according to the model of KUBO.

Manipulators are systems that take the stone, hold it and place it correctly under the splitting blades. The manipulators can operate manually or, in some cases, be automated. They can be customized according to customer’s needs or depending on the plant in which they are contained.

The Pitching One is a small automatic plant for finishing the edges of blocks. It is ideal for those who need high volume and consistent productivity. This small machine is equipped with 4 rotating heads, two with vertical action and two with horizontal action.

These specific rotating heads refine the edges of a split block, always obtaining a rounded effect.

The finishing cycle is continuous, in this way the pieces are processed one after the other. The features which distinguish the Pitching One to the Pitching Side is the complete automatic mode both in the movement and in the processing.

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