This is one of several innovations introduced by Midlands-based concrete mixer supplier, Hymix, working in partnership with building materials supplier, CEMEX. The first truck of its type was on display at the 2019 Concrete Show.
The latest innovations focus not only on driver safety but that of vulnerable road users and have been engineered to address the principal concerns of today’s Readymix concrete industry including accidents with falls from height and slips, trips and falls. Other innovations are designed to help reduce the environmental impact.
One of the new systems reduces emissions by managing the drum speed and engine condition during travelling and at the site. It is possible to make a saving of up to 90% whilst waiting to deliver on site. After delivery the Hymix system provides for self-sufficient wash down and has also introduced a method of neutralizing the pH of the wash water making it harmless and safe to dispose of into the waste water system.
For the driver these new developments will reduce their workload allowing them to concentrate on safe driving. Additional safety features help reduce the frequency of rollovers and unplanned incidents whilst the Hymix site light system (SLS) has been extended to improve visibility further in low light conditions and when maneuvering in tight spaces.
James Harper, General Manager at Hymix, said: “Improving safety and helping reduce both serious and minor accidents is a high priority in our vehicle development programme and we aim to work with the industry and key stakeholders to ensure the safety of all involved Our roads are getting busier and potential for danger is greater than ever, it is for everyone in the supply chain to contribute in mitigating risks to all.
Charlie Stanford – National Fleet Liaison Manager at Cemex UK said “We will one of the first in the industry to take a truck with the new features. The new safety concepts in development at Hymix could reach a global audience and have potential to set a new standard in safety within our Readymixed operations in the UK and beyond”.
“The first truck to benefit from these innovations plus the latest 360 degree camera system with dynamic views will be on the roads in April.”
Notes to Editors
Hymix’s new Safety Specification Vehicle includes:
- Improved stability
- Rollover mitigation aid
- Drum speed management with Mix Master controls
- High level stop tail and indicator lamps – Work lamps triggered on reverse
- Hymix Drum Hold (HDH) prevents unintended drum rotation when undertaking maintenance
- Charge Hopper Drop-Down – combined with the auto-wash facility the ability to lower the charge hopper gives the operator the best possible access for maintaining this area of the mixer unit. It also leaves the rear of the mixer open for cleaning with a high-pressure drum cleaning system.
- Auto Wash Cleaning System – Wash programmes to sequentially clean the drum mouth, blades and hoppers removing potential build-up with a series of pressure jets. The process is made easier as both the mouth cone and loading hopper are fabricated in plastic.
About CEMEX: For further CEMEX details contact Elizabeth Young; email: Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org t: 07920 245656. More news stories can be found on Twitter @CEMEX_UK and on our website www.cemex.co.uk
CEMEX is a global manufacturer of building materials and the biggest Mexican investor in the UK, with 3,000 people employed across 450 sites nationwide. In this country, we are a leading provider of aggregates, cement, ready-mixed concrete and rail sleepers with annual sales of around £1 billion.
About Hymix Ltd - For more information, contact Denise Taylor at Bridge on 02476 520025, or email email@example.com. www.hymix.com
Hymix is a market leader in concrete mixers. The private company was formed in 1988 to deliver quality engineered products to the heavy building material industry. Its concrete mixers are an established part of the industry and well known and respected brand. The business has a skilled workforce based in Telford. The workforce designs, engineers, manufactures and assembles all parts and service from the plant.