The RMC Cyclone-- the only automated daily washout system that cleans all uncured concrete from inside concrete mixer drums--putting an end to dead concrete.

Key advantages: 

  • Prevents buildup of hardened concrete and eliminates chipping and its costs, including damage to drums and fins

  • Uses only 60 gal of water instead of 300+ gal

  • Automatic, driver operated, 3 minute cleaning cycle

  • Cleans front and rear discharge mixer trucks and central mixers

  • Saves money

Contact us to learn how much the RMC Cyclone can save you!

Don't just take our word on what the RMC Cyclone can do. Read the article in Concrete Products,http://concrete.epubxp.com/i/747069-nov-2016/40, about Ernst Concrete Co.'s experience with the Cyclone!

The RMC Cyclone™ (U.S. Patent) is an automated driver operated machine that uses high pressure water to remove concrete residue that has not fully hardened from the inside of the mixer drum and the fins.  This is accomplished by means of a rotating nozzle on the end of a boom that is inserted into the open end of the mixer drum.  

The RMC Cyclone™ is controlled by an Electronic Machine Controller (EMC), so once the boom is properly positioned, all that remains for the driver to do is to push the “Start/Clean” button on the console. Three minutes later, the cleaning cycle is complete.

Other Important Benefits

     •   Reduction in fuel and maintenance costs;

     •   Elimination of build up on fins in the mixer drum;

  • Elimination of OSHA fines and liability when chipping contractors fail to follow  "confined space entry" requirements.  
  • Reduction in carbon dioxide emissions;

     •  Improvement in workers’ safety and health;

     •  Increase in the amount of concrete that can be hauled; and

     •  Improvement in mix and discharge quality of the concrete.

 

 

The RMC Cyclone™ is modular in design and build. As such, it provides flexibility that is unmatched in the industry and can be easily configured into the following variations:

 

1.  Cyclone I - The standard mixer truck automated daily washout machine;

 

2.  Cyclone II - This variation is designed for cleaning central mixers; and

 

3.  Cyclone III - This variation combines the Cyclone I and the Cyclone II on the same plant site to share the same pump and motor, hydraulic pump, and electronics.  The result is a substantial savings.

 

Another advantage of the modular construction is that the skid containing the pump and other components can be moved into an adjacent building or enclosure thereby eliminating the need to antifreeze the pump during the winter.

ABOUT US

The founders, Ronald Pitt (“Ron”), Gordon Short Sr. (“Gordon Sr.”) and Gordon Short Jr. (“Gordon Jr.”) have a combined 65 + years in the industrial services industry. During this time, they conducted or supervised more than 10,000 Permit Required Confined Space entries, not one of which ever resulted in an OSHA violation. Safety of their co-workers and employees was then and now, their primary focus.

In 2007, the Shorts purchased a specialized 20,000 psi concrete cutting machine, and cut hardened concrete from mixer drums for ready-mixed concrete companies in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois for several years. It was during this time, they concluded that a better way to deal with the accumulation of hardened concrete in mixer drums was not to let it accumulate in the first place. Having been colleagues in a past water blasting business, the Shorts brought their idea to Ron and Dorothy Pitt.

Four years ago, Ron, Gordon Sr. and Gordon Jr. met at a McDonald’s and began the process of designing a automatic machine that could be used daily, operated by the driver and would would prevent build up in the mixer drum.

That process is now complete with the introduction of the RMC Cyclone. 

Videos

Front Discharge Truck User Guide

 

Rear Discharge Truck User Guide