Sand

Sustainable production of crushed sands

Crushing technology for producing high-grade crushed sands

Our machines are ideally suited to producing crushed sands. Not all sand is the same, and the shape and composition of many naturally occurring sands is unsuitable for the construction materials industry. Discover an economical process for producing sand with consistent properties. Our process stands out thanks to its high quality and the responsible use of resources it unlocks.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Proven und forward-looking VSI impact crushing technology
  • High and efficient sand yield
  • Cubic particle shape and consistent sand grading curve
  • Low maintenance requirements
  • Large number of references across the globe

Impact crushing technology for producing crushed sands

Our rotor impact mill (type RPM) and rotor centrifugal crusher (type RSMX) crushing systems ensure best results in the production of crushed sand. Both machines operate based on the impact principle and have a rotor with a vertical shaft. This enables you to achieve high sand yields and the desired cubic particle shape. The adjustable speed furthermore allows you to configure the grading curve of the end product according to your requirements. With both machines you can rely on a constant grading curve of the output material over the entire service life of the crushing tools.

Rotor impact mill (RPM)

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

Rotor centrifugal crusher (RSMX)

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

Video

The rotor impact mill (RPM) for sand production

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The rotor impact mill (RPM) for sand production

Since the end of 2022 the Ernst Derfeser GmbH relies on a BHS rotor impact mill of type RPM 1513 for the production of sand at their quarry in Vomp (Tirol). The video shows a short overview of the plant with the BHS crusher.

Service & maintenance

Predictable maintenance costs thanks to service contract

Avoid unnecessary maintenance and machine downtimes and be able to accurately forecast maintenance costs you will incur: You are on the safe side with the LONG-LIFE contract we offer with our crushers.

Predictable maintenance costs thanks to service contract

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Tests give certainty

Which 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 test the material and develop a tailor-made solution for you.

Success stories

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.

BHS rotor impact mill at Eqiom: Two decades and going strong

June 2022
In a sand pit in the eastern French town of Arceau, half an hour's drive from Dijon, the building materials manufacturer EQIOM quarries stones for sand production. The company has been relying on crushing technology from BHS-Sonthofen for over 20 years. And due to the strong performance of the BHS rotor impact mill, there is no end in sight.

First choice for floorboards

February 2022
Components made of precast concrete have become an indispensable part of the building materials industry. The Dutch manufacturer Van Nieuwpoort Prefab has commissioned BHS-Sonthofen and Loke BV to equip an existing plant with a BHS twin-shaft batch mixer of type DKX 3,00 and to optimize the plant. Since then, optimum mixing results have been achieved for concrete used in the production of floorboards and the plant output has been significantly increased.

The first choice for very finely crushed sand

December 2021
Sticking and clumping in the machine are a thing of the past: Klaus Hoch- und Tiefbau GmbH relies on the BHS rotor impact mill for the production of high-quality crushed sand used in producing concrete. The fine-grained construction material is discharged smoothly thanks to design changes to the machine, which the crushing experts at BHS-Sonthofen specially adapted to the customer’s requirements after extensive testing.

BHS After-sales Service: Full-service Provider

December 2021
All it takes sometimes to bring a machine to a standstill is for a foreign object to be jammed in it. Even minor damage from wear and tear can lead to machine downtime, causing production to stop and delays afterward. Two customers of BHS-Sonthofen experienced first-hand how the damage can be kept to a minimum in the summer of 2021: In both cases, after-sales service support ensured that maintenance and repairs were carried out quickly and smoothly – and properly.

Technical articles in the media

Turning Hard Rock into Premium Sand

September 2020

BHS-Sonthofen RPM 1513 impact mill benefits Indian sand manufacturer, whilst two RSMX centrifugal crushers help Stevin Rock create high-quality concrete sands.

Quarry Management 09-2020

June 2016

The Production of Sand for Use in Specialised Mortar Varieties: The BHS rotor impact mills of type RPM are becoming more and more popular for the production of sand for dry mortar. In some countries they have become almost a standard for the production of extraordinarily fine sand.

bulk solids handling 05-2016

Customized solutions for a vast range of mixtures

August 2016

BHS-Sonthofen introduced its new rotor impact mill (type RMPF) at bauma 2016. The new RPMF machines produce even finer fractions as well as output material with a significantly higher proportion of fine sand. Given these properties, this machine brings added efficiency to producing crushed sand.

AT MINERAL PROCESSING Europe 4/2016

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Intermat Paris

04/24/2024 -04/27/2024 | Paris (France)
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05/14/2024 -05/16/2024 | Ulm (Germany)
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10/02/2024 -10/04/2024 | Dijon (France)

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