Automatic pipe and manhole machine

The machine type TORNADO is well-known in the professional word as exemplarly for manhole and similar precast concrete element production. Altogether the TORNADO line comprises of six different variations together with modular components. So every need can be fullfilled.

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Best suited is the TORNADO for production of

  • manholes
  • manhole base units
  • cones
  • palisades
  • small pipes
  • rectangular elements
  • road and street gullies

Capacity data

  • max. product dimensions from 150 - 2500 mm and length from 250 mm - 1450 mm
  • max. product weight from 50 kg - 2500 kg
  • cycle times between 2 and 4,5 minutes

Overall advantages

  • flexible, automatic machine for the production of pipes, manhole elements and special parts    
  • the wide range of use enables flexible production and adaption to market demands    
  • exact length by patented GEBA-process
  • hydraulic outer mould and mould core clamping
  • short mould exchange times enable an efficient production often with dimension changes
  • infinitely adjustable height automatic for a variable production of shaft pipes and manhole base units    
  • tamper vibration for exact forming of the spigot-end
  • system Optima for exact forming of the spigot-end
  • high capacity central vibrator, in normal case one vibrator for all inner diameters
  • automatic demoulding in the machine
  • less noise annoyance by below ground production
  • accessible from three sides, so optimal supplement possibilities for the modular PRINZING-automatization systems

The production is executed noise protected below ground. The demoulding is carried out in the machine, the transport with either electric transport car or automatically with a crane robot.

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Schematic view

  1. conveyor belt
  2. concrete hopper
  3. distributor
  4. pressing unit   
  5. presshead
  6. outer mould    
  7. mould core
  8. central vibrator
  9. finished product
  10. steel pallet

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Product gallery

manhole cover slab frames
slotted drain pipes
drainage pipes
street gullies Japan
street gullies
three chambre rings
tank cones
drainage rings
tank rings
cable distribution boxes
street gullies Netherlands
road gullies England
manhole cover slabs
seating rings
manhole base units
rocker pipes
rectangular manholes
rectangular cones
rectangular manhole base units
cover slabs square
street gullies
box culverts

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