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BR 46DP Brick Press.

The Model 46DP Brick Press is a self-contained, portable and stand-a-lone brick making plant for the production of high quality unfired (green) bricks of various forms, as well as face bricks and paving tiles. It is the only installation on the market, where all units of the production process are mounted on the same platform. Bricks, tiles and pavers are formed by mechanical compression of the dry mix in the die box.

A BR 46DP standard double press system has an output of 20,000 dry press bricks in an 8-hour shift (44 bricks per minute). A BR 46DP single press installation has an output of 10 000 bricks per shift (22 bricks per minute) is also available. Should greater capacity be required, the plants are modular and can be linked together for any required volume of production.

The BR 46DP dry press brick plant is capable of making bricks, tiles and paving blocks from a variety of raw materials ranging from clean clay to coal mining waste. The model 46DP has undergone extensive field trials over a number of years and been developed to operate in the most difficult of working environments.

A range of material can be used in this Press to make bricks, such as;
• Clay
• Shale
• Soil and cement
• Coal mining waste
Many additional materials are currently under reviews for production.

Approximately 4 tonnes of material is required to manufacture 1000 bricks of dimensions 230 x 110 x 76 mm (standard brick).

The dry press method of making bricks is a very simple process which produces uniform high quality bricks which are robust enough to be handled and fired immediately after pressing. Dry Press Process The BR 46DP Dry Press converts raw material in to a dry pressed brick using the fully automated process. Raw material fed in to the Pan Mill converts to a brick ready to be fired in a kiln without any manual operation in between.

After Pressing the Bricks Typically bricks are stacked in a kiln and the temperature is raised to between 950°C and 1150°C. The bricks are ‘fired’ for a period of 3 to 7 days (depending on the type of fuel used). The kiln is then opened and the bricks (or pavers) cooled before being stacked in the yard ready for transporting to brick merchants or building sites.