Hollow Block Making Machine

 A hollow block making machine is a machine that uses pressure and vibration on the molds to shape the hollow blocks. The reason why we call it a hollow block machine is because the customers usually use it to produce hollow blocks.



These machines can produce hollow blocks, solid blocks, paving blocks, curbstones, styrofoam concrete blocks, and 400 different shapes by changing the mold. This means that you need one mold for each shape. To start your business you can buy the most popular molds and in the future, you can choose other molds as well. The mold changing process takes about 20 minutes for high-quality machines.




There is also another type of machine with double hoppers. It is called the paver block making machine.




Hollow Block Making Machine Capacity

 There are different hollow block machines with different capacities. To see what is the capacity of a hollow block machine you need to consider 2 factors:

1. the number of standard 20cm x 40cm  20cm hollow blocks that the machine can produce.

2. the time that a full cycle takes.


For example, if a machine produces 4 hollow blocks in one cycle it is called a size 4 machine. The full cycle takes between 20 seconds up to 1 minute depending on the quality of your machine.


Machine Name Capacity In One Press Cycle Time Capacity For An 8-hour Shift
PRS400 4 Standard Hollow blocks 25 to 35 seconds 4.000 Standard Hollow blocks
PRS600 6 Standard Hollow blocks 25 to 35 seconds 6.000 Standard Hollow blocks
PRS800 8 Standard Hollow blocks 25 to 35 seconds 8.000 Standard Hollow blocks
PRS1000 10 Standard Hollow blocks 25 to 35 seconds 10.000 Standard Hollow blocks



Hollow Block Making Machine Price List

 The hollow block making machine price depends on many factors. We have listed the most important factors below:

1. the capacity of the machine.

2. The automation level of the machine.

3. The number of molds you choose to come with the machine.

4. The brand of the equipment installed on the machine.




Bess has machines with a capacity between 4000 to 10.000 pieces of hollow blocks per shift, Bess also produces its machines with two different automation levels. They are called semi-automatic and automatic. They are explained in the following sections separately.

Bess company uses only German brand electrical and hydraulic equipment on the hollow block making machines that it produces.

Here is the price list for some of the hollow block machines that we have.

 Machine Name Automation Level Installation Price
 PRS 400 Semi-Automatic Included 46800 USD
 PRS 400 Automatic Included 65200 USD
 PRS 600 Semi-Automatic Included 66400 USD

If you wonder why they are more expensive than Chinese machines you can read the article below to understand the differences between the machines.

Comparison Between PRS400 Block Making Machine And Chinese Block Making Machines


How To Choose A High-Quality Hollow Block Making Machine

 To choose a high-quality hollow block making machine you need to check the technical details first, you need to check if the vibration system and hydraulic system are powerful enough to run for the long term without any issues.

Then you need to check the electrical and hydraulic equipment brands installed on the machine. some companies make the machine look really premium quality but when you check the technical specifications and details you see that only the view is good. If you need further details about the price you can check Hollow Block Machine Prices as well.




The next step is to check the metal quality and thickness. Since hollow block machines or generally speaking concrete block machines are heavy-duty machines and always dealing with corrosive materials like cement, they need to be sturdy.

After you check the metal quality you need to check the concrete mixer of the machine. There should be replaceable metal sheets all over the mixer so in the future.




The final step is to check the molds. The concrete molds should be durable metal like St52 metal sheets. They should be cut with laser or CNC machines to be accurate. Bess concrete molds are hardened twice to have the maximum life expectancy.




Semi-automatic Hollow Block Making Machine

 As Explained before, there are two automatic versions of the hollow block making machine.

The difference between semi-automatic and automatic hollow block machine is in their pallet carrying system.




In the semi-automatic hollow block machine, handcarts are used to deliver the pallets to the curing area. After the blocks are pressed on the surface of the pallets, the pallets are delivered to the output of the machine and delivered to the curing area by handcarts.

Here is the animation of the semi-automatic hollow block making machine to understand the whole process. For more videos, you can visit the Bess Youtube Channel.


 The advantage of the semi-automatic hollow block making machine is that it is cheaper and simpler to operate. The disadvantage is that it requires 2 extra workers in your plant.

The semi-automatic hollow block machines are suitable for countries where labor costs and land are cheap. Countries like Ghana, Gabon, Somalia, Djibouti, Togo, mail, Iraq, Iran, Ethiopia, and Ivory Coast.


Automatic Hollow Block Making Machine

 In the automatic hollow block making machines, the pallets are first stacked on top of each other and when they reached five pallets, the forklift transfers them to the curing area.




The advantage of the automatic hollow block machine is that it requires a smaller curing area and the number of workers is reduced. the disadvantage is that the loading and unloading robots are more expensive than the semi-automatic machine. 

The automatic hollow block machines are suitable for developed countries where plant owners prefer to have fewer workers and smaller land with high production capacity, countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, UAE, Egypt, France, Hungary, and other European and Arabic countries.



 If you need more details or you cant decide about the type of machine you need or the automation level, you can contact our English department. Our experienced sales team will help you choose the best machine based on your land, capacity, and budget.