The Hydraform M7E380 Interlocking Block Making Machine is manufactured in South Africa and used in “more than 50 countries, on 6 continents, though no specific countries are listed. Additional Hydraform offices are located in Angola, the DRC, Nigeria, Tanzania and Tunisia.
Hydraform and nonprofits in social sector applications.
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Goal 11: Aims to facilitate the construction of more affordable and durable buildings.
Various users include: Government builders throughout Africa, Mines, NGO’s and Aid Organizations, Builders and Developers, Entrepreneurs.
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Hydraform must be contacted for an individual quote.
Phone: +27 11 913 1449 (South Africa)
Distributors are also located in Angola, DRC, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Tunisia, with it’s East African office located in Uganda.
The M7 E380 is stationary and ideal for small size projects especially where 3-phase power is easily available. It is capable of producing around 1500 blocks per day (equivalent 40-50m² of wall). Mixing can be done by hand especially if labour cost is low and community involvement is key to the project. Design specifications follow:
Finished brick size (LxWxH) (cm): 22 x 22 x 14
380V, 7.5 kW electric motor
Requires 7 to 9 staff for operating efficiency
Dimensions (LxWxH) (cm): 170 x 160 x 160
Weight (kg): 800
Hydraform provides full training for all of its machines,) either through in-country training or at Hydraform’s academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. During the courses all elements of production, maintenance and construction techniques are covered. Please contact the training department for further assistance and information, trainingathydraformdotcom
Hydraform offers a one year spares pack which includes 3x wear plates.
6 month manufacturer warranty. Wearplates require replacement after 30,000 to 60,000 blocks.
The M7 E380 is capable of producing around 1,500 blocks per 8 hour shift which is equivalent 40-50m² of wall per day.
Recommend to be used with a 100 liter electric pan, Pan mixer, block cutter, block tester, 140mm mold, 220mm conduit mold, 220mm capping mold and 3-phase power.
Patel, D.N., Pitroda, J.R., Techno economical development of low-cost interlocking paverblock by partially replacement of Portland pozzolana cement with used foundry sand waste. Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary. 2014 May;2(4):607-615.
Ipinge, I., Durability of compressed stabilised earth blocks. Johannesburg, SA: University of Witwatersrand; 2012 July
Report from Wits University about the Hydraform product.
Unknown. No known applicable international standards have been cited.
Manufacturer performance testing.
Hydraform warns that there are multiple lower quality Hydraform products being produced by various Chinese manufacturers.
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