Walter CleverSwitch to be introduced at Hillhead 2024

Walter CleverSwitch to be introduced at Hillhead 2024

Reduce fresh water usage during mixer cleaning with the latest development from Walter – the CleverSwitch.

Cleaning mixers. Keeping staff safe. Reducing environmental impact.

Automated mixer washout systems are widely acknowledged to be the most effective method of eliminating concrete build-up in mixers. Both the HSE and MPA have documented their effectiveness at keeping site staff out of mixers by reducing manual cleaning requirements. This decreases work in a confined space, and reduces operator exposure to Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), noise and dust whilst using breaker tools. It also has a positive impact of the wellbeing and work-life balance of site staff.

Walter Geratebau GmbH has been at the forefront of this specialist field for decades and they have supplied thousands of systems worldwide. In the UK, as sole distributor for over 20 years, ConSpare has supplied over 400 systems.

Walter continue to develop the market leading cleaning systems to provide even greater performance, efficiency and sustainability. The latest development contributes to efforts made by concrete producers to reduce environmental impact by reducing fresh water usage – the Walter CleverSwitch.

Walter CleverSwitch to be introduced at Hillhead 2024

Walter CleverSwitch – Reducing fresh water usage by up to 80%

Walter CleverSwitch opens the opportunity to use settled recycled (grey) water within the automated cleaning cycle of a Walter Mixer Washout System. The system can utilise the recycled water available on-site without comprising performance or service-life of the washout.

When used with a typical Walter Mixer Washout System on a standard automated wash cycle, the CleverSwitch will use 800 litres of recycled water and only 200 litres of fresh water – a fresh water saving of 80%. Over the course of a year, this could equate to a fresh water saving of up to 440,000 litres*.

How Walter CleverSwitch works

An intelligent control system uses recycled water in the initial phases of the cleaning cycle, and then automatically flushes the cleaning system with fresh water. This protects pumps, water lines and valves from damage associated with high pH water.

The use of recycled and fresh water is automated, but can also be switched to manual operation if required. Likewise, the availability of recycled and fresh water is constantly checked to prevent the pump from running dry.

Take a look at the system at Hillhead 2024

The Walter CleverSwitch will be introduced on ConSpare’s stand at Hillhead 2024. It will sit alongside a range of Walter cleaning equipment for both concrete mixers and truckmixers, and the new RD3maX cleaning head which is changing the cleaning of twinshaft mixers forever. If you’d like to find out more, why not arrange an appointment with Nick or Alex from the Capital Equipment Department.

As part of ConSpare’s drive to help make the concrete production process more sustainable, we will also have products on stand that can help reduce power usage and cement wastage. Stop by stand F6 for full details on this and our wider range of concrete batch plant equipment.

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* Saving calculation:
Walter Washout 4 Head DAB System. 2 wash cycles per day. 5 ½ days per week. 50 weeks per year.

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