THE CETA-RAM BLOCK PRESS by Roberto Lou Ma, Civil Engineer, Centro de Experimentación en Tecnología Apropiada, Guatemala1. INTRODUCTION T. The CETA-RAM is a manually operated block press, developed by the author just after the February Guatemalan Earthquake, specifically. CETA. Centro de Experimentacion. en Tecnologia Apropiada. Apartado F. Guatemala C.A.. Description. The CETA-Ram Block Press was developed by.
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That means you could presss a larger house for yourself, several smaller buildings around your homestead and then sell it to a housing group that could go on to make another 70 houses or so for poor people.
A Cinva ram seems best for typical heavy soils unless you have lightweight additives. The block dimensions have been especially conceived for modular coordination on the basis of 50 or centimeters: Before filling in the soil a steel pallet is laid at the bottom of the mould and after the compacted block is ejected, a second pallet is placed on top of it.
Twenty four blocks lay up one square meter of wall. So CEBs would not be the best choice.
I am really happy to have found this press produced in Guatemala, I am looking for a CEB press for a social project in El Salvador and this is my perfect match. Some of these machines have produced more than 60, blocks apiece, without operational problems and without undue wear. Do you know if it is still being built and sold? Your email address will not be published. The hollow blocks are intended for use in reinforced masonry for low cost earthquake resistant housing.
To date, CETA has built more than 50 units, used in various rural habitational projects throughout the country and abroad.
These columns also serve as inserts to form the holes in the blocks. I just popped out my tape measure in curiosity. My ebook explains how to build earthbag retaining walls that would be much stronger and more durable.
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CETA Ram Block Press
Would be amazing, thanks! Thus the inserts can be removed to make solid blocks. Size of machine length x width x height 40 x 25 x 70 cm 16 x 10 x 28 in. Notify me of new posts by email. My ears perked up when I heard lighter, faster, easier.
Can you give me any contact? I really like the free plans.
The CETA-RAM is a manually operated block press, developed by the author just after the February Guatemalan Earthquake, specifically for the production of hollow soil-cement building blocks.
An alternative model of the machine has also been developed to produce both hollow and solid blocks. Not deducting for doors or windows for simplicity. This comes out to be convenient in the planning and execution prwss low cost housing projects, as it allows a modular coordination on the basis of 50 and centimeters, in both architectural and structural aspects.
I want to purchase 1pc of ceta ram were can I get it. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Soil block presses: CETA- Ram
In properly constructed masonry walls, the holes are aligned through the full height of the wall, so that steel reinforcing rods can be inserted at suitable intervals and cement mortar grout poured in from the top, to achieve earthquake resistance. A special insert with dividing plate for making two half-blocks at a time has also been developed, as well as Inserts for semi-hollow froggedchanneled and rabbeted blocks.
The length of three blocks, included the respective joints, add exactly one meter. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
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Just a little bigger and more efficient. Two 6cm diameter holes run through its full thickness. The dimensions of the block are I wonder how these types of block would cefa as a retaining wall against a hill?
Quick calculation for a small house measuring 6m square by 2.