This year Liebherr have added two new mixing plants – the Compactmix 1.0 and Easymix 1.0 – to their extensive range of concrete batching systems. The former, which made its UK debut at Hillhead 2007, is a small mobile plant featuring the most up-to-date and space-saving design, with a maximum set concrete output of 60m3/h. The system is equipped with the tried-and-tested 1m3 Liebherr RIM 1.0 ring-pan mixer, available with either a mechanical or hydraulic ‘whirler’ system, and benefits from a flexible 180° truckmixer approach angle to the discharge chute, which allows the system to be erected in a relatively small area. The Compactmix 1.0 is quick and simple to install, say Liebherr, with easily demountable sub-assemblies and an optional steel anchoring system. Most of the plant’s steel parts are zinc-coated, which helps prolong its working life. A Liebherr spokesman said: ‘The mixer is suitable when there is a need for high-quality concrete specification or if additives and colouring agents are part of the mix. This is why the Compactmix 1.0 is ideally suited to the prefabricated concrete industry.’ The plant can be combined with in-line, pocket or star silos. The...