New Dawn Engineering
Terrabric 2B is a soil-cement brick making machine.
New Dawn Engineering Terrabric Machine 2B is a soil-cement brick making machine made from steel sections with “axle steel” shafts. The Terrabric 2B is capable of producing about 1,200 bricks per day.
Angola, Mozambique, Botswana, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, other African countries. Interview with representative
542.84 USD (6800 ZA Rands) Interview with representative
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Low income self-built housing market: Small groups that want to earn a living making bricks for sale in the immediate area (wheelbarrow distance), and people building their own homes. Interview with representative
This picture shows the Terrabric 2B in mass production.
Products can be ordered via email and phone through the New Dawn Engineering website.
About 1500 Interview with representative
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Finished brick size (LxWxH) (cm3): 29 x 15.4 x 10.8
Bricks can be made of soil and cement, or subsoil only
Machine Weight (kg): 80
New Dawn Engineering offers training seminars in the design, buliding, maintenance, use, and economics of their products. A full list of instructions with pictures is available on their website.
3-month manufacturer warranty. Lifecycle is 400,000 to 600,000 bricks produced, if kept properly oiled and greased. Disposal information not specified. Interview with representative
Testing of soil cement bricks has been done using the SABS (South Africa Bureau of Standards) method for ordinary bricks. The products are usually made to order – i.e. to the customer’s requirements. That varies considerably. The normal routine is to take ten, crush them, toss the result for the highest and lowest, average the 8 remaining results, see if the weakest is more than 20% less than the mean, and if needed, de-rate the whole until the lowest is 20% below the rated number. Typical targets are 4 MPa, 7 MPa and ‘filler bricks’ which do not need any particular strength. 19 MPa bricks gave been made from soil using a bit less than 10% cement. Interview with representative
100 bricks per person per day, maximum 1200 bricks per day
Induced to 5 Mpa or pressure
30 bricks per square meter”
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.
New Dawn Engineering’s products are designed to international standards.
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