Category Archives: Plaster Mixing Machine

Plastering Mixing Drills Save Time

Let’s talk about why you might need a plastering mixing drill? If you’re not one of our A plastering mixer against a white backgroundnewbies to plastering, you no doubt already know a lot about drills…Let me get started all the same.

The plastering mixing drill is manufactured to handle the mixing of any liquid media. It doesn’t have to be plaster, so it’s a flexible piece of kit. You might want to use it for paint, tile cement or even mortar and if you get the right one with a powerful motor and a good paddle, then it can handle mixing up to 40kg of material.

Let’s look at an example tool so that if you’re new to this area, you can see exactly what I’m talking about.

Take the Alfra Eibenstock EHR23/2.2S Two Speed Stirrer 240v.

This machine is not only the most popular mixing machine on the market, but it’s got the most power. Its sturdy workhorse motor can handle anything from prefab mortar to flooring sealing compounds which obviously includes Gypsum.

It will also mix prefab plaster, cement lime, granulates and concrete-quartz containing epoxy resin. This is a machine that is capable of being responsive to a number of project needs. It’s got the motor to handle high viscosity materials up to 80kg batches, so why not!

As a professional plasterer, you know how important it is to have the right tools. At the end of the day, it’s hard enough to do this job as it is, without being let down by the promises of tool manufacturers who commit to this and that but do not follow through with any of their statements.

Simply put, why pay more? You can work this one hard all day long and it won’t let you down.

A great piece of kit that can handle a lot of different tasks. It’s durable and capable, just like any professional plasterer’s tools should be.

First Class Plastering Mixers at No Frills Prices

If you’re not the owner of a plastering mixer then there is something that you should know.EZE Mix plastering machine against a white background In the few seconds that it took you to read this far, you could have enjoyed the progress that a plastering mixer could have made on mixing up a batch of plaster for your business. You could have saved the serious amount of energy that manually mixing up 80kg of plaster uses.

It takes more than talent to get the top; It also takes smarts. You could be the type of tradesperson who wants to become part of today’s well equipped plastering crowd who make more income in less time, and there’s no better way to start than with a plastering mixer.

Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • Mix up plaster in just a few minutes
  • Mix adhesives and reinforcing mortar
  • Can also mix up other soft materials and bagged materials

I’d like to call your attention to these two interesting but very different models. The M-tec M330 and the EZE Mix.

Let’s start with the M-tec M330 . As you know, Mtec are a well-respected design and manufacturing company based in Germany. Their products are popular and well tested in the plastering industry and they have been found to be consistently reliable and durable.

The M-tec M330 is a compact mixing pump that produces a particularly high quality mix. In fact, it can mix any machine mixable plaster whether for interior or exterior usage. It’s also been designed to be easy to clean no matter what mix you’ve used. Its PU mixing chamber cuts down on both cleaning and maintenance time.

Here are some of the most outstanding points about this machine that shouldn’t be overlooked:

  • It’s a popular and well tested model that has very limited maintenance needs
  • Available in 415 volt for construction site adaptability
  • A reliable and powerful machine that you can count on for high quality results
  • Large wheels for easy manoeuvrability
  • Easy to dismantle for movement around construction site

 

All this and more – I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s well worth a look at and you can find out more about the Mtec-M330 rendering machine here.

One thing is for sure, compared to the Mtec-M330 the EZE Mix has its work cut out. What the EZE Mix offers above and beyond the Mtec-M330 is that it’s easy on the budget. It is of German engineer design quality but it has been built to give maximum value at minimum cost.

But let’s take a closer look.

An EZE M-tec M330 plastering machine with its top openThe EZE Mix has been designed to work with the EZE 24 lightweight projection machine and has adjustable legs to enable it to sit on top. It is available in 110v and can also be used in its own right to mix plaster, pre-bagged sand and cement, hard wall, basecoats and scratch renders. It even comes complete with a water pump, water solenoid and a flow tube.

Capable of holding up to 50kg in its hopper, it will deal with particles up to a maximum of 3mm with no problems.

With a weight of just 140kg, it can be transported to construction sites without any bother. Its large wheels make it easy to move around.

The way I look at it is this: If you’re ready to commit to your business and to make an investment, then you should get one of these machines. It’s going to help you out beyond what you thought was possible in terms of getting your materials ready to render.

If you want to take advantage of this remarkable opportunity then just give us a call today. Alternatively if you’re in the Cheltenham area, then come in and visit us. One of our representatives will show you the machines and you can see for yourself the quality and what they are capable of achieving.

M-tec Mono-mix Mixing Pump Plastering Tool

It might be small, but this plastering tool from mono-mix certainly packs a punch. This An M-tec monomix plastering machine against a white background
mixing pump is renowned for being reliable due to its powerful drive and probably the fact that it’s brought to us by M-tec who have a very good reputation in our field.

Available in two power versions, the 230 volt and the 400 volt – this machine will work even if you’re based on a site with only a 230V power supply. It will still perform optimally and once you try it, you won’t be surprised that this little workhorse has enjoyed years of being the top dog in the plastering tools world.

Easy to use, but very compact, this plaster mixing machine will set you up for business whether you’re working on interior or exterior plaster work. It can even handle adhesives and won’t complain when you give it a reinforcing mortar mix to do.

Our clients know that materials that are bagged or soft will both get given the same high quality mixing treatment by the mono-mix. It’s four output settings means that it’s versatile and will become one of your favourites due to its reliability. If you need it for those hard to mix materials, it’s possible to opt for an after mixer that is available.

The layout of the controls make it easy to use and you won’t get waylaid by switches that are totally unnecessary and confusing. Its simple operation will get you going right away.

Portability is another plus for this model. The large wheels can handle most building site terrain challenges. If it needs to be carried up scaffolding then it can be dismantled quickly and easily into just 3 pieces to make it easy to move.

Again, this excellent mixing machine has been built with the easy values of m-tec. Easy to use, easy to work and easy to clean. You’ll be mixing up your plasters in a jiffy and pumping them out! Even those floor screeds and your insulating and restoration plasters. We did say it’s a versatile machine!

To find out more click here or call us for a no obligation chat.

The History Of Mixing Plaster: What Did We Do Before Plastering Mixers?

In a previous blog post, we wrote an article about the history of plastering. Those that read A bucket of plaster with a mixing stick in it.it will be aware that plastering has been around since the caveman but, obviously plastering has advanced significantly since its inception.

The way that plasterers mix materials has also advanced over the decades too, but sometimes it has advanced at a much slower pace. However, I’m sure every plasterer out there is glad that progression has been made, as initially plasterers would simply use a stick to stir their materials. As you know, we now we have some high tech plastering mixers that make the job of a plasterer a little bit easier.

In this post, we share with you the evolution of plastering mixers. How did people mix plaster decades ago and how have the tools evolved since? We like to think the history of mixing plaster is just as interesting as the history of plastering itself and if you enjoyed our previous post, then you are bound to enjoy this one too.

As previously mentioned, the first known way to mix plaster was with a simple stick. Using a bucket, plasterers would mix the plaster with the stick which often left quite a lumpy material to work with. As you can imagine this was also incredibly labour intensive so would leave you aching before you even got to work on the walls.

As people were becoming more concerned with the finish, plasterers had to find a way to make the material more lump free. So, plasterers began attaching a bike wheel or pram wheel to the end of the stick to help mix the materials. This innovation was a huge success and helped remove a large majority of the lumps. However, there was a downside to this method. There was often a layer of compacted plaster left on the base of the bucket.

As you can imagine, manufacturers across the globe jumped on this plastering mixing invention and started to produce the plasterer’s wheel. This was basically the same as attaching a wheel to the stick but, it seemed a lot more professional to buy a purpose built plastering wheel instead.

Then in the eighties, the electric whisk was invented. This allowed plasterers to mix their materials in a much quicker amount of time. It also gave the plasterer a much smoother material to work with and was less labour intensive. Like the stick and wheel, the whisk An electric plaster whisk in a bucket of plaster.does have a downside too. The whisk can be damaged and is a bit more expensive to replace than previous tools.

Now, a new product has been introduced called mix m8. We have yet to try mix m8 but, it has apparently been designed to overcome the problems that plasterers find when using the whisk. The team at mix m8 have called it the blade and this is quite possibly the next revolutionary plaster mixing tool.

From research, we can see that the blade creates a vortex in the bucket of water. This then sucks all the powdered material into the water and leaves the plasterer with a thoroughly mixed and consistent material. Mix m8 also claim that they can mix a 25kg bag in twenty one seconds. Pretty impressive.

The blade is also made of plastic. Previously, the majority of plastering mixers are made of metal instead. Mix m8 claim that plaster does not stick to plastic so apparently it is much easier to clean.

Only time will tell how plastering mixers will change in the future, but what is clear from this article is that mixing plaster has come a phenomenally long way and whether you use a whisk or a blade, I am sure there is not a plasterer out there today that would choose to give it up in favour of the stick.