Auram Press 3000
The Auram 3000 Earth Block Press, though manually-operated, achieves a very high compression ratio of up to 1.83 with 15 tons available force.
The high compression ratio achieved by the mud brick press produces exceptionally strong compressed earth blocks, allowing multi-storey buildings and large spans to be constructed, utilizing earth architecture and earth construction techniques.
The micro adjustment of the lid ensures very accurate compressed earth blocks (mud bricks), with less than 1mm difference in height. This precision manufacture leads to significant savings in mortar. Plain and hollow earth blocks need only 1 cm of stabilized earth mortar; interlocking locking earth blocks require only 5mm of stabilized earth glue and the dry interlocking earth blocks do not need any mortar at all but a grout cast in the holes.
The desired height of the Auram Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks (CSEBs) can be adjusted. Plain earth blocks are normally 9 cm high, but can be made any height from 5 to 10 cm in increments of 5 mm. The Auram 3000 Earth Block Press can also be used to make tiles 2.5 cm thick.
The earth block (mud brick) modules have been created to ease the design work for architects and engineers, who utilize earth architecture and earth construction: private households, institutional buildings, straight shapes or arches, vaults and domes…
- A versatile system: various molds available for special architectural features
- Independent: no power source needed to run the machine, can be used in remote areas
- A manual, yet powerful machine: very high compression of up to 1.83 with 15 tons force
- Adjustable block height: the machine adapts to your design, and not the opposite
- Plain and interlocking block molds in full, 3/4 and 1/2 sizes, for a cleaner, more cost-effective work.
The Auram 3000 is a highly versatile system offering a wide range of accessories and moulds to fit all your needs in terms of Earth Construction, from round to hollow blocks over special blocks to accommodate particular architectural attributes like composite lintels and beams, as well as plinth and ring beams.
|Available force||150 KN (15 tons)|
|Compression ratio||1.60 or 1.83|
|Earth Block||20 and 50,then up to100 in 5 mm|
|Theoretical output||125 strokes per hour|
|Practical daily output||1600 plain half blocks (2 blocks per stroke), 1000 plain blocks (1 block per stroke)|
|Manpower needed||3 men on machine, plus 4 more mixing and handling|
|Net Weight||365 to 415 kg|
|Package weight||485 kg to 535 kg|
|Working encumbrance||4.0 x 1.5 x 2.9 m (l x w x h)|
|Transportation encumbrance||0.8 x 0.7 x 1.4 m (l x w x h)|