Hydraform M9 Interlocking Block Making Machine produces up to 500 blocks per 8-hour shift.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Hydraform and nonprofits in social sector applications.
Pricing, exporting and terms of training and guarantees are outline here. For a quote, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Hydraform must be contacted for an individual quote. Email: email@example.com 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.
Distributions to Date Status
Raw materials used
Earth, sand, clay, and cement
Recommended water content (ratio)
Induced pressure (Mpa)
220 V electric motor
Finished unit dimensions
22 x 11.5 x 23 cm3
Rate of production (units/hour)
Curation duration (days)
Not suitable for cold climates unless necessary vapour barriers and insulation can be added. On their own ISSBs and CEBs do not hold up well to freeze/thaw cycles and have a low thermal insulation capacity.
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 [caption id="attachment_16279" align="alignnone" width="300"] Typical construction detail[/caption]
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The M7 E380 is capable of producing around 1,500 blocks per 8 hour shift which is equivalent 40-50 m² of wall per day.
Vetted Performance Status
Complementary Technical Systems
Recommend to be used with a 100 liter electric pan, Pan mixer, block cutter, block tester, 140 mm mold, 220 mm conduit mold, 220 mm capping mold and 3-phase power.
Academic Research and References
Patel, D.N., Pitroda, J.R., 2014, 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. Volume 2, Issue 4, 607-615.
Ipinge, I., 2012, Durability of compressed stabilised earth blocks, Johannesburg, SA: University of Witwatersrand.
Report from Wits University about the Hydraform product.
Compliance with regulations
Hydraform warns that there are multiple lower quality Hydraform products being produced by various Chinese manufacturers.