AECT Impact 2001A Compressed Earth Block Machine
Advanced Earthen Construction Technologies
The AECT Impact 2001A Compressed Earth Block Machine is an automated machine which produces about 2,400 blocks per 8 hour day, powered by a 7 HP diesel engine.
U.S.A, Mexico, and 27 other countries (not specified). Interview with representative
AECT with dealers in South Africa, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and other nations.
$27,500 USD. ^Interview ^with ^representative
Goal 11: Aims to facilitate the construction of more affordable and durable buildings.
Builders, church groups, developers, homeowner or small contractors.
AECT individually produces products as they are ordered.
The machines are distributed mainly through aid organizations or through dealers in South Africa, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and other African countries. Interview with representative
71 units Interview with representative
The AECT Impact 2001A Compressed Earth Block Machine is a mobile unit, powered by a 7 HP 208cc OHV Power Horse Gasoline Engine (Yanmar) with 19.5 gallon capacity. Design specifications include:
• Unit Dimensions (LxWxH) (cm): 206 x 172.72 x 130, 15 cm road clearance.
• Weight (kg): 743.89
• Finished brick size (LxWxH) (cm): 30.5 x 15.0 x 5.0 – 11.5
• Finished brick weight (kg): 4.1 – 8.1
AECT requires 2 days of training in order to use the product. Failure to complete the training will result in a failure to validate the product warranty.
According to the manufacturer, almost every part is replaceable. Interview with representative
AECT has products manufactured in 1985 still in use. AECT representative states that if they are treated well, there is no reason for them to stop working. Most of the parts are replaceable, and the replaceable liners in the product prevent dirt to metal corrosion, the main reason for product deterioration. Since each user is required to be trained for the product, there is a 6 month warranty. No disposal information available.Interview with representative
Block production rate: Approximately 300 blocks per hour or 2400 per 8 hour day.
• Hopper capacity: 8 – 9 blocks
• Hydraulic system: 73.82 L capacity
Best Quality of block:
• Easy to Lay
• No variance in length and width
• Some moulds have adjustable thickness
AECT, New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources, FireLab.
AECT requires 2 days of training in order to use the product effectively and safely. Failure to complete the training will result in a failure to validate the product warranty.
Manual, Motor powered, Electric engine, other.
C.W. Graham et.al. Movement Coefficients of Compressed Earth Masonry Units 10th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Banff, Alberta, June I – 12, 2005. not peer reviewed
John J. Morony Logged Data For Heat Wave– A Preliminary Report, Del Rio, Texas 31 May – 2 June 2OO4. not peer reviewed
Charles W. Graham, Ph.D et.al. Soil Block Home Construction BTEC Sustainable Buildings III Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October I7-I8,200I. not peer reviewed
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