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By Sophie Rhéaume • May 30, 2018

How Techo-Bloc Products Are Made – Part 2

Techo-Bloc

In part 1, we witnessed handling of raw materials, pigment addition and the mixing process. Now it's time to review block production, quality control measures, storage and packaging procedures.

 

 

Block production

A conveyor collects the color blends from the mixer.

The mixture is then incorporated into a mold cavity, forming the wall blocks.

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Quality control and assurance

Right when the blocks come out of the machine, precision-machined height gauges are applied to make sure our tolerances are well within the industry standards.

The blocks that don’t pass this evaluation are removed from the production line.

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After this step, the product is moved to an elevator.

Two layers at a time are brought up. The fully automated finger cart picks up these layers and inserts them into one of the curing chambers.

To acquire enough resistance, the curing duration should be 28 days. With our curing facility, we obtain the same level of resistance in only 9 hours.

finger cart

Once the product is fully cured, the finger cart will pick them up and bring them over to a lowerator.

The lowerator brings down 2 layers of product at a time to another quality assurance station.

Precision-machined height gauges will again be used to verify the quality of every piece has it comes across the line.

Packaging

A cuber grabs our G-Force wall blocks to transfer them from a production pallet to a wood pallet.

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The cuber builds a full pallet, one layer at a time.

Once the full pallet is prepared, it is moved to the packaging line.

Our team then installs a gusset bag and a top sheet to protect the material from the weather.

Finally, a machine shrink wraps the pallet, and it is sent out to the yard to be shipped out for your next great project.

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