Concrete pumping equipment can function through hydraulically-powered valves or ball-checked valves. Hydraulic valves are capable of handling different cement mixtures and can pump up to 250 cubic yards of concrete per hour.
Ball-checked valves, on the other hand, use balls and mating seats to control cement transfer from the hopper to the cylinder and pipeline. These are ideal for pumping smaller volumes of cements through thinner pipelines. Depending on your needs, you can ask your hydraulic pump producer to custom make your equipment with the suitable valve.
One cylinder connects to a hopper, while the other dispenses to the pipeline.
The first designs were mechanical and have basic functions. Contractors pour cement into the hopper connected to the cylinders through a valve. The valve closes and a piston will push the cement into the pipeline. Hydraulic pumps, however, were later introduced and increased the efficiency of transferring liquid cement.
The pipeline must be robust and durable. It must also be light so contractors can easily carry it throughout the site. The pipeline consists of two parts: boom hose and discharge hose. The boom hose is made of steel alloy, while the discharge hose is made of lighter and flexible material.