The previous generation Extruder introduced automatic compaction, which remains a groundbreaking feature. In the new E9 this idea is taken even further.
”The machine is able to measure several things such as the quality of the concrete, the pressure in the concrete. It automatically adjusts the casting process accordingly,” Eilola says.
Thanks to the added intelligence, the new E9 has fixed one common problem: the unwanted vibration at the top of the slabs. This is the only machine in the market that prevents this vibration with no need for any mechanical procedures.
”The vibration is traditionally removed by digging holes in the slabs. The E9 is able to prevent the formation of vibration in the first place and eliminates the need for excessive work.”
The possibility to save multiple parameters for the same nozzle module is another handy feature. Previously the parameters have been the same for each module.
”Factories use different concrete recipes depending on the time of the year, for example. Now it’s easy to choose the right recipe from the saved parameters.”
The amount of concrete inside the machine is vital data. The user can now see the amount directly on the screen and doesn’t need to look physically inside the Extruder. It is always a serious safety hazard to climb on the machine and safety is Elematic’s most important guideline.
”We get questions like why it’s so difficult to climb on our machines. It is because we don’t want our customers to climb on them. It’s a safety issue, first and foremost. We want to minimise the need for climbing.”
For example, the attachment and deattachment of the lifting hook can be done without climbing. Both sides of the machine are sleek, without any hooks or ladders that can cause danger. There is an alarm when the machine is turned on. All the chain drives as well as the cable drums are protected to prevent hands or fingers getting caught. Also the wheels have blockers to keep the operator’s feet away. Safety is the priority in every detail.