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.

Mixing technology

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

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 (AVA HTC/HTK)

Optimal mixing quality with short mixing times

Crushing technology

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

Solutions

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.

Success stories

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.

Asphalt mixing: High demands on BHS twin-shaft batch mixer

November 2021
Indian civil engineering and road construction company Atlas Technologies aims to take road construction to a new level. For building two asphalt mixing plants in the states of Punjab and Rajasthan, the company decided to incorporate two twin-shaft batch mixers of type DKX 2,00 from BHS-Sonthofen.

More valuable fine sand from limestone

October 2021
No naturally formed rock is as versatile as limestone. Thanks to the high-performance crushing technology from BHS-Sonthofen, the French Colas-Group achieves high reduction ratio and excellent particle shape during sand mining.

Concrete mixer deployed underground

October 2021
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 as part of the ARGE ETS Konrad mine project in Salzgitter-Bleckenstedt, Germany, where BHS-Sonthofen designed a BHS twin-shaft batch mixer and delivered a custom-designed mixing plant.

More concrete paving blocks with less waste

September 2021
Excluton in the Netherlands expanded its capacity: Based on positive experience with the BHS twin-shaft batch mixer, one of the leading manufacturers of concrete paving stones again decided in favor of BHS-Sonthofen. Back in 2017, the company had already succeeded in producing significantly greater quantities of paving blocks within the same time while also reducing waste.

Complex concrete for dynamic projects in Paris

July 2021
The banks of the Seine river are home to Unibéton, an expert in liquid building materials. In Issy-les-Moulineaux, not far from the centre of Paris, the company produces a wide variety of concrete mixes on its 4,800 square meter site – from lightweight and high-performance to fibre concrete. In total, Unibéton manufactures around 2,000 formulations, especially for dynamic construction projects in Western Paris. Its machine park boasts some of the finest gear available – including a twin-shaft batch mixer of DKXS 4.50 from BHS-Sonthofen.

Mixing plants in use for concrete dams in Morocco and Cameroon

June 2021
International customers such as SGTM and the Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC) rely on mixing plants from BHS-Sonthofen for their concrete dam projects. The mixers used in Morocco and Cameroon continuously produce large quantities of RCC (Roller Compacted Concrete) to ensure completion of the infrastructure-relevant dam projects.

Events

SIM Marseille 2022

10-19-2022 - 10-21-2022

bauma 2022

10-24-2022 - 10-30-2022
Booth 449 in Hall B2

bauma CHINA 2022

11-22-2022 - 11-25-2022

News

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.

The right mix for the new Aberdeen South Harbour

May 15, 2020
Dragados UK & Ireland, 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. A total of approximately 9,000 accropodes are manufactured with the concrete and used as the outer armour for the north and south breakwaters. To this end, Industrias Leblan provided Dragados with a mixing unit including a BHS twin-shaft batch mixer.

Largest mixer in the corporate history of BHS

April 1, 2020
After winning an international tender, BHS-Sonthofen was commissioned with constructing the largest mixer in the company’s history. An Indian zinc mine operator required a mixer with a very large filling capacity. The proven Combimix system with overflow was custom-built by BHS-Sonthofen in this extraordinary size and shipped off to India. Ease of maintenance, implementation of all customer requirements and a local service office convinced the Indian customer to opt for BHS-Sonthofen.

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