Pre-Cast Concrete and Masonry

 

PRECAST CONCRETE – Aerofab supplies replacement moulds for concrete block and brick making purposes to many leading UK Pre-Cast concrete product manufacturing companies. We also design and fabricate moulds for the wet or semi-dry manufacture of concrete Lintels and fencing posts.

Our replacement equipment for block manufacturing can be supplied in the form of a new mould and tamper, or as a new mould with a refurbished matching tamper. We are able to provide suitable moulds for most  original equipment manufacturers’ machinery once we have existing mould mounting details and the required dimensions of your new blocks in our CAD system. Our moulds are of a slotted and fully welded design, with all the internal surfaces being manufactured in a grade of steel that is extremely resistant to abrasive wear, having been originally developed specifically for applications such as mining, quarrying, public works and agricultural applications. the use of this material allows us to produce moulds that are generally at least equivalent to O.E.M. equipment in terms of the number of drops achieved before tolerance limits are exceeded, at prices that are significantly less expensive.

MASONRY – Aerofab designs and manufactures bespoke Saws for the cutting of materials from Sandstone to Granite. Saws we design can be single or multi-bladed and manually or automatically operated. In applications such as the cutting of cast lintels to length, when the Saw is integrated within a dedicated conveyor system, it is possible to incorporate features such as automatically controlled measurement and stop/start controls for the in-feed and out-feed of the product. Our Saws have been used for many varied applications such as the removal of the faces of reclaimed Bricks, the cutting of large pieces of Stone into Slabs of equal thickness by means of electronic indexing and the trimming of  Stone for the renovation of historic buildings. Relevant images are shown in the application Gallery, including that of one our Saws working in the Crypt of Gloucester Cathedral.

In addition to our own designs we fabricate the frames, panels and guarding for a range of construction industry cutting equipment on a contract basis

Top right: An Aerofab Block Mould and Tamper in situ. This equipment was specially designed and manufactured for the limited production of particularly large blocks for a one-off architectural project. (photograph by kind permission of Lignacite Ltd). Further images of this project and various other Mould examples are shown in the gallery below .

Bottom right: A semi-automatic Brick Saw during assembly in our workshops. This saw is designed to cut thin slices from the faces of old recovered bricks to be used for internal decorative purposes. More example of Saws follow our Block Mould pictures in the gallery below.