Columbia Machine offers the Uno Evoluzione range of Concrete Roof Tile Machinery manufactured and supplied by Vortex Hydra srl, Italy with capacities ranging from 2,000 to 16,000 tiles per shift. Uno Evoluzione machinery range is the right solution to start the concrete roof tile manufacturing business with low initial investment and the possibility to easily increase the production capacity up to 4 times more without need of buying a new line. The process involves extruding a semi-dry concrete mix between a continuous flow of die-cast aluminium pallets which pass through an extrusion head in the machine. The concrete tile formed on the aluminium pallet is automatically cut to length and then passed through coloured slurry applicator and optional colour spray stations before being placed in racks for curing. Changing the shape of the die-cast aluminium pallets and tooling in the extrusion head allows production of many different profiles of the tiles.
Ideal solution for entrepreneurs who want to start a new project and test the market using minimal capital investment yet want the option to grow. The extrusion machine has a manual push button to start the production cycle that ends with the new tile being cut by a pneumatic knife. The concrete mixer is loaded with sand, cement and colour, and automatically feeds concrete to the extrusion machine via a mix feed conveyor. The production cycle is controlled by a PLC unit which operates at a speed of 10 tiles per min. The extruder machine can be easily upgraded to increase its output capacity by replacing the hydraulic cylinder with another type of pallet pushing mechanism.
Ideal sized plant for a market demand that is in excess of one million of tiles a year. Provided with automatic concrete batching and mixing plant, it is an 'on-line' automatic operation that includes a depalleter, pallet feeder, pallet oiler, transport conveyors and tile extrusion machine all this controlled by a dedicated PLC. The "heart" of the system is an UNO Evoluzione 500 machine that now incorporates an alternative higher speed automated hydraulic underside pallet pushing mechanism. The mixing system has the capacity to handle the increased concrete throughput and only needs to be re-set to accommodate the increased mixing speed. Aluminium pallets can be added to the system at any time to suit the increased production throughput.