Building materials machinery – Mixing and crushing technology at its best

For the production of building materials we have been pioneers in mixing and crushing technology for more than a century. As the inventor of the industry-defining twin-shaft mixer and with developments such as our rotor impact mill, we set international standards. These machines are an essential success factor for many large projects worldwide. And we leave nothing to chance: In the BHS test center, our experts carefully test which solution is best suited for your project. Our in-depth process engineering know-how of the processes involved means that your investment into our products is always a good decision.

BHS mixing technology

A success across the globe! A broad product portfolio of batch and continuous mixers for building materials, mining and metallurgy combined with the entire process technology – driven by our know-how in the field of mixing.

BHS crushing technology

The targeted processing of minerals relies on a great deal of process engineering know-how and experience. We are experts for the final processing stage – the refinement of high-quality end products.

Achieving excellent homogeneity is all about the right mixer

Our mixers ensure the optimal mixing of solids in every case. This is true no matter if the final product is concrete, asphalt, dry mortar or mineral mixtures – no matter if it is dry or wet, hot or cold, large or small, light or heavy. In order to achieve maximum mixture homogeneity, we rely both on our many years of experience in various industries and on tests performed in the BHS testing center.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Over 130 years of industry know-how
  • Custom solutions for your project
  • Testing in our own test center
  • Three-dimensional mixing results in perfect homogeneity
  • Gentle processing of sensitive mixtures

Impressive projects – Satisfied customers

Mixers from BHS-Sonthofen are used in numerous large-scale projects across the globe. They are at the heart of any mixing system and ensure that building materials are always available at the required amount and quality during construction. In doing so, they significantly contribute to making projects profitable and successful.

Twin-shaft batch mixers (DKX) set the benchmark in mixing technology.

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Twin-shaft batch mixers (DKX) set the benchmark in mixing technology.

Twin-shaft mixing technology is suitable for all formulas and offers a wide range of benefits. The mixing procedure has a significant effect on the quality of the mixture produced and the economic efficiency of the production process. Watch the video and learn more about major projects from around the world where the twin-shaft batch mixer (DKX) has proven itself under the most difficult conditions.

BHS has the right mixer for any application

Twin-shaft batch mixer (DKX)

Invented by BHS – proven, reliable and innovative – providing top mixing results for complex applications for over 130 years

Planetary mixer (BPX)

Intensive mixing of complex building materials

Dry powder batch mixer (DMX)

Outstanding mixing results made possible thanks to our three-dimensional mixing process – optimized for dry materials

Twin-shaft continuous mixer (LFK)

High-performance solution for continuous operation

Combimix processes (DKXC)

The reliability of the twin-shaft batch mixer coupled with the advantages of continuous operation

Single-shaft continuous mixer (MFKG)

High-performance, maintenance-friendly solution for continuous mixing processes with finer grains

Laboratory mixer

Big things comes in small packages – this mixer is optimally suited for R&D in the concrete laboratory

Ring Layer Mixer (AVA HRM)

Large throughput rates despite a small installation size

Horizontal mixer (HTC/HTK)

Optimal mixing quality with short mixing times

Top-of-the-class final products: Bring precision to your finishing stage

We give your aggregates a final polish: Our impact crushers and mills break down your rock to exactly the right size and shape. This enables you to create high-quality sands, aggregates and building materials even from challenging materials.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Impact crushers and impact mills with vertical or horizontal shaft
  • Excellent end product know-how
  • Best-fit integration into the customer’s facility
  • High system availability
  • Preliminary tests in the crushing test center guarantee utility of the solution

Numerous impact crushing options

Rotor centrifugal crusher (RSMX)

High throughput rate and low wear – ideally suited for abrasive materials thanks to the patented twin-chamber rotor.

Rotor impact mill (RPM)

Our high-performance crusher for targeted crushing – ideally suited for the production of quality sand

Impact crushers and impact mills (PB/PM)

High crushing capacity combined with low wear and tear and easy maintenance

Tests give certainty

Which mixer or crusher is the right one for your application? Don’t leave anything to chance. Leave it to our team of process consultants. Working together with you, our specialists will carry out tests and develop a solution tailored to your specific needs.

Two BHS mixers in Europe's largest precast concrete plant

May 2024
In Mikkeli, Finland, the largest precast concrete plant in Europe relies on the innovative mixers from BHS-Sonthofen to produce prestressed concrete elements for industrial buildings and commercial premises. Thanks to the outstanding performance of the BHS twin-shaft batch mixers, high-quality concrete products can be produced on a large scale.

Four large BHS mixers for a land-reclamation project in Hong Kong

April 2024
Hong Kong is in the midst of a housing crisis. The megacity is bursting at the seams, with the government always on the lookout for new properties. Many residents also depend on living near the city center, in close proximity to its towering financial headquarters. To address this problem, Hong Kong has been working to reclaim land from adjacent bay areas for many years. The TKO project in the east of the city is part of this effort. For this prestigious project, BHS-Sonthofen has supplied four large twin-shaft batch mixers of type DKX 5.00 for the production of concrete.

BHS planetary mixers for one of the leading concrete producers in France

March 2024
As one of the leading concrete manufacturer, the Belgian group CCB Cementir relies on the proven mixing technology from BHS-Sonthofen. Together with the plant manufacturer Creus Concrete Solution, CCB opted on a BHS planetary mixer, which forms the heart of the plant in France and produces all types of concrete.

Three prestigious projects with BHS twin-shaft batch mixers in Australia

March 2024
Two major operations are not enough to push the twin-shaft batch mixer from BHS-Sonthofen to its limits. Since their first use over 12 years ago, two BHS twin-shaft batch mixers of type DKX 6.00 have proved to be indispensable heart of some Australia's most significant construction projects. Three prestigious projects stand as living examples of the efficiency, reliability and outstanding performance of BHS mixers.

BHS mixer with 28,000 liter capacity for mine backfilling in India

February 2024
An exciting event has taken place in the world of mining: A gigantic BHS twin-shaft mixer of type DKXC with a filling capacity of 28,000 liters has been successfully integrated into a mine backfilling plant in India. The size of this mixer is not only impressive, but also makes it a real eye-catcher in the plant.

National Museum of China displays sample of RCC mixed with BHS technology

February 2024
It is the largest sample of Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC) in the world! And it is the result of a big project. The Dagu Hydro Dam is located 3,700 meters above sea level, making it the most elevated site ever for employing BHS twin-shaft batch mixers. A core sample of the dam was extracted in 2021. Due of its size and excellent quality, the National Museum of China chose to include it in its collection for public display in 2023.

Ten BHS mixers for China's high-profile Pinglu Canal project

January 2024
China is a country of superlatives, not least in terms of population: With more than a billion people and huge agricultural areas, securing a continuous supply of water for the nation has become paramount. Reservoirs and dams help store water and regulate its distribution, especially in times of drought or water rationing. Over the past few decades, China has therefore embarked on a series of major construction projects. One of the currently most important projects is the Pinglu Canal Project, for which BHS-Sonthofen has supplied eight large BHS twin-shaft batch mixers of type DKX 7.00 and two additional DKX 4.00.

Express solution for mixing plant at Cemex Matériaux Ile-de-France

October 2023
What to do when time has taken its toll on a proven mixer, and a replacement is needed quickly? Cemex, an international manufacturer of building materials, needed a new BHS twin-shaft batch mixer for its plant in the Paris region at short notice. Thanks to high machine availability and precise construction plans, BHS-Sonthofen provided on-the-spot delivery and ensured the seamless integration of the new mixer into the concrete plant in record time.

BHS test center: Successful testing of building materials

January 2023
„Just do it“ occasionally proves to be an extremely efficient strategy. Especially when it comes to finding out more about the processing of various raw materials for building applications. BHS-Sonthofen offers an ideal environment with its test center, which opened in 2019. Upon customer request, the company conducts intensive field tests with various materials – with great success.

BHS mixing technology for prestressed spun piles in Vietnam

December 2022
The demand for higher construction quality, especially centrifugal concrete, challenge Vietnamese companies to use new technologies. Minh Duc Concrete and Construction Co., Ltd is one of the leading companies in the field of production, supply and construction of spun concrete piles in the Vietnamese market and relies on the proven BHS technology in many projects.

BHS crushing technology for Algeria's growing building materials market

November 2022
The city of Constantine is at the heart of Algeria's booming economy. Across the country, infrastructure construction is experiencing an enormous upswing – which in turn requires a high availability of building materials. Batinol Construction s.a.r.l., which is based in Constantine, produces limestone sand for cement and concrete applications. Since January 2022, the company relies on a rotor centrifugal crusher of type RSMX 1222 from BHS-Sonthofen for processing the delicate raw material.

BHS mixers in use at the ambitious "Pier 55" project in New York

July 2022
At the former Pier 55 along the Hudson River in New York, a bed of concrete tulips now rises out of the water: 132 of these precast tulip elements, mounted on 267 prestressed concrete piles, form a 2.4-ha artificial island and are the new eye-catcher of the waterfront. For the ambitious project, precast producer and supplier of the concrete flowers Fort Miller Co., Inc. used the proven mixing technology of BHS-Sonthofen – two BHS twin-shaft batch mixers of type DKXS 3,00 ensured concrete of the highest quality.

Technical articles in the media

BHS-Sonthofen optimizes crushing at Dachser Fertigbeton-Kieswerke

May 2024

Building materials supplier Dachser is currently expanding and optimizing its gravel plant in Türkheim by integrating a second rotor impact mill of type RPM 1113 from BHS-Sonthofen. In addition, BHS supplied the complete control system to ensure seamless coordination of the two machines. This makes the plant easier to operate and also increases productivity and efficiency.

AT MINERAL PROCESSING 05/2024 (online)

Optimising crushing at Dachser

April 2024

Building materials supplier Dachser is currently expanding and optimizing its gravel plant in Türkheim by integrating a second rotor impact mill of type RPM 1113 from BHS-Sonthofen.

EuroBulkSystems 04/2024 (online)

Contaminated materials transformed into value at ELG

January 2024

At the ELG quarry in Beauvilliers, in the Eure-et-Loir region of France, the primary treatment unit has been modified to improve the dosing of quicklime used in the treatment of contaminated materials called “steriles”. The multi-stage operation not only increased global materials production by making better use of the steriles, but also improved working conditions in the plant and, ultimately, reduced production costs per ton produced.

Mines & Carriére décembre 2023

Extensive tests with new material

February 2023

Harborlite Aegean in Turkey, a subsidiary of Imerys, now processes different types of perlite for the juice industry with an impact crusher of type PB 0806 from BHS-Sonthofen. This is the first time for the machine to be used for this purpose. Tests with original material in Sonthofen and previous experiences with the maintenance-friendly machines from BHS gave the customer the confidence to make this unusual choice.

AT MINERAL PROCESSING 01.-02./2023 Vol. 64

Impact crusher processes Turkish perlite for the juice industry

December 2022

Harborlite Aegean in Turkey, a subsidiary of Imerys, now processes different types of perlite for the juice industry with an impact crusher of type PB 0806 from BHSSonthofen – the first time for the machine to be used for this purpose. Performance minerals are key to many different industries, from plastics and paint production to batteries and filtration purposes. Imerys, a world leader for mineral-based specialties for industrial use, is an expert in producing a wide variety of performance materials.

12/2022

Prallbrecher von BHS-Sonthofen zerkleinert türkischen Perlit für die Saftindustrie

November 2022

Harborlite Aegean in der Türkei, eine Tochtergesellschaft von Imerys, verarbeitet verschiedene Sorten Perlit für die Saftherstellung mit einem Prallbrecher vom Typ PB 0806 von BHS-Sonthofen. Es ist das erste Mal, dass die Maschine für diese Art von Aufgabegut zum Einsatz kommt. Versuche mit Originalmaterial in Sonthofen und frühere Erfahrungen mit den wartungsfreundlichen Maschinen von BHS gaben dem Kunden das nötige Vertrauen für diese ungewöhnliche Wahl.

MINING REPORT Glückauf 16.11.2022 (online)

German mixing technology wins in US

August 2022

At the former Pier 55 along the Hudson River in New York, 132 precast tulip elements, mounted on 267 concrete piles, form a 2.4 acre artificial island. They are the new eye-catchers of the waterfront. For the ambitious project, precast producer and supplier of the concrete flowers Fort Miller Co. relied on the proven mixing technology from BHS-Sonthofen. Two BHS twin-shaft batch mixers of type DKXS 3,00 ensured concete of the highest quality.

08-2022

Concrete mixer deployed underground

June 2022

What is to be done when there is no empirical data for the production conditions of using a mixer in advance? And what to do furthermore if the construction site of the mixer is difficult to access? These were the initial conditions that BHS-Sonthofen GmbH, Sonthofen/Germany, had to contend with as part of the ARGE ETS Konrad mine
project in Salzgitter-Bleckenstedt/Germany. It had to design a BHS twin-shaft batch mixer and deliver a custom-designed mixing plant.

MINING REPORT Glückauf April 2022

Twin-shaft batch mixer deployed underground

February 2022

What is to be done when there is no empirical data for the production conditions of using a mixer in advance? And what to do furthermore if the construction site of the mixer is difficult to access? These were the initial conditions that BHS-Sonthofen had to contend with as part of the ARGE ETS Konrad mine project in Salzgitter-Bleckenstedt/Germany. It had to design a BHS twin-shaft batch mixer and deliver a custom-designed mixing plant.

ZKG INTERNATIONAL 1-2022

Accropodes for the new Aberdeen South Harbour

December 2021

Dragados UK & lreland, a construction branch of the Spanish ACS Group, is using mixing technology from BHS-Sonthofen to produce concrete in the £350 million expansion of Aberdeen Harbour in Scotland.

BFT INTERNATIONAL 12-2021

Flexible high performance sustainably aligned

November 2021

Near Lausanne in western Switzerland, the Upper Austrian specialist SBM Mineral Processing erected a high-performance stationary concrete mixing plant with two self-sufficient production lines and connected 6000 m³ high-silo storage for primary and secondary aggregates in an installation time of just under ten months.

BWI - BetonWerk International 06-2021

Flexible high performance sustainably aligned

November 2021

Near Lausanne in western Switzerland, the Upper Austrian specialist SBM Mineral Processing erected a high-performance stationary concrete mixing plant with two self-sufficient production lines and connected 6000 m³ high-silo storage for primary and secondary aggregates in an in-stallation time of just under ten months.

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News

BHS-Sonthofen increases efficiency of crushing plant at Dachser Fertigbeton-Kieswerke

April 24, 2024
Dachser J. GmbH & Co. KG is currently expanding and optimizing its gravel plant in Türkheim with the installation of a second rotor impact mill of type RPM 1113 from BHS-Sonthofen. In addition, BHS supplied the entire control system technology, which ensures optimum interaction between the two machines. This not only makes the plant easier to operate, but also increases productivity and efficiency.

Perfect perlite grain size: BHS impact crusher achieves success in Turkey

November 15, 2022
Volcanic minerals don’t necessarily come to mind when one thinks of juice. And yet they play a role in beverage production: especially perlite serves the juice industry as a filter medium. Harborlite Aegean mines this high-performance mineral in Dikili, Turkey. Perfect granulation is ensured by an impact crusher of type PB 0806 from BHS-Sonthofen – a first for this particular material.

Goodbye bauma 2022

November 11, 2022
It was a great and impressive week at bauma 2022: In total, around 3,200 exhibitors from 60 countries and more than 495,000 visitors from over 200 countries attended the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment in Munich from October 24 - 30, 2022.

BHS-Sonthofen: Looking forward to a reunion with the industry at bauma 2022

July 28, 2022
After two difficult and long years with corona, BHS-Sonthofen is pleased to meet its customers, distributors and partners in person again. At the new edition of the world's leading trade show this October (October 24 - 30 in Munich), technology leader BHS-Sonthofen will be exhibiting the twin-shaft batch mixer, which is considered the benchmark in mixing technology, as well as a single-shaft continuous mixer. In addition, BHS will be showing a rotor impact mill and a rotor centrifugal crusher in the crushing technology area at its 391 m² booth 449 in Hall B2.

BHS-Sonthofen acquires Eurostar Concrete Technology

May 19, 2022
The Italian manufacturer of planetary mixers Eurostar Concrete Technology S.p.A. and BHS-Sonthofen have joined forces as of March 18, 2022. With the sale to a highly recognized partner, Eurostar’s Managing Director Mario Zaccaron is strengthening the company’s position and ensuring its further development. At the same time, BHS-Sonthofen is expanding its own portfolio of twin-shaft batch concrete mixers to include high-quality planetary mixers for building materials applications for batch sizes up to 6,000 liters. The added solutions will offer customers of both companies additional equipment and service flexibility.

The BHS twin-shaft batch mixer of type DKXK in use for sand-lime blocks production

March 28, 2022
It is all a matter of the technology when it comes to sand-lime blocks: Baustoffwerke Havelland GmbH & Co. KG was looking for a new mixer to replace its old one at its plant in Oranienburg. The company aims to reduce wear and tear in sand-lime blocks production, so it now relies on BHS-Sonthofen technology and has ordered a modern BHS twin-shaft batch mixer of type DKXK 2600 S.

SBM relies on BHS technology for its new concrete plant

February 10, 2022
SBM Mineral Processing is equipping a modern concrete mixing plant with two production lines near Lake Geneva. The focus is on two twin-shaft batch mixers from BHS-Sonthofen, which will be used to produce over two hundred different types of concrete.

BHS twin-shaft batch mixer for the world’s longest immersed tunnel

November 15, 2021
SBM Mineral Processing GmbH in Oberweis, Austria outfitted two of its plants with BHS twin-shaft batch mixers of type DKX 4.5 to produce concrete for tunnel components. 3,000,000 m³ of concrete is required to construct the world’s longest immersed tunnel.

Six twin-shaft batch mixers for the world's largest dam project in Pakistan

August 12, 2021
At the Chinese site in Tianjin, BHS-Sonthofen has received an order for the delivery of six twin-shaft batch mixers to Pakistan. The Diamer-Basha Dam, the world's largest dam made of RCC (Roller Compacted Concrete), is currently being built there.

Automix has been a reliable partner in Belgium for 50 years

March 10, 2021
Mixers from BHS-Sonthofen produce high-quality concrete all over the world - this is ensured, among other things, by reliable and long-standing partners who support and advise customers on site. One of these partners is Automix. Automix has been BHS' partner in Belgium for 50 years.

BHS-Sonthofen’s mixing technology used to modernize the Afsluitdijk in the Netherlands

September 1, 2020
The Netherlands is protected from flooding by a 32 km long dam: the Afsluitsdijk. This impressive structure – the total area of which is around 700,000 square meters – is in the process of being completely modernized and expanded. For this purpose, innovative concrete blocks from Holcim Coastal B.V. are being used. To ensure the blocks are of an equally high quality, they opted for strong partners in terms of mixing technology and plant engineering: BHS-Sonthofen and Loke BV. BHS is delivering the mixer for the expansion of the production facility in Alphen aan den Rijn, where the concrete for the project is to be mixed. Loke BV took over the construction of the plant.

Concrete for Europe’s biggest wind farm

June 16, 2020
Mixing concrete for more than 1100 windmills of Europe’s biggest wind farm is no small task. Which is why Tecwill Oy, a Finnish expert for concrete batching plants, puts his trust in a twin-shaft batch mixer from BHS-Sonthofen. The mixer produces four cubic meters of fiber concrete per batch and allows for casting up to three windmill bases per day. Tecwill and his customer particularly praise the mixer for its reliability and the efficiency of the time- and cost-saving mixing principle.

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