Concrete pouring skip consist of a steel bucket that allows carry the concrete from the concrete mixer to the moulds to be filled. The movement of the concrete skip can be carried out both by forklift or by overhead crane or similar.
The concrete skip is opened on the upper part for filling, when in the lower part it has a gate to control the pouring. As standard, this gate is operated for opening and closing by oleo-hydraulic actuators (cylinders). The pouring control system is completed with an oleo-hydraulic unit and a remote control. That hydraulic unit is powered by an electrical battery system, even though it is possible to implement other solutions under client request.
With regard to capacity, the concrete skips vary in accordance with the precaster´s needs up to 4m³, being the standard 2m³.
The concrete skips can also account with vibration to fluidize the concrete at the moment of pouring, so that facilitating this operation. Other option for pouring is to incorporate a screw conveyor, by the time it is needed to fill the moulds by hose.