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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CETA Ram Block Press

A Cinva ram seems best for typical heavy soils unless you have lightweight additives. Some of these machines have produced more than 60, blocks apiece, without operational problems and without undue blockk.

The block is then hand carried between the two pallets and carefully laid on its side on the ground, thereby freeing the pallets for immediate reuse. Please enable JavaScript on your browser to best view this blick. Would be amazing, thanks! This press makes larger blocks than prwss Cinva ram to make better use of lightweight volcanic soil.

I really like the free plans. The length of three blocks, included the respective joints, add exactly one meter. My ears perked up when I heard lighter, faster, easier. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

Twenty four blocks lay up one square meter of wall. Learn how your comment data is processed. Leave a Reply Rwm reply Your email address will not be published. Thus the inserts can be removed to make solid blocks. Labour force required incl. Notify me of new posts by email.


Soil block presses: CETA- Ram

Are they still building this way decades later? The hollow blocks are intended for use in reinforced masonry for low cost earthquake resistant housing.

The holes simplify the placement of vertical reinforcement in earthquake resistant wall constructions: Can you give me any contact? 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. So CEBs would not be the best choice. 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.

This comes out to be convenient in the planning and execution of low cost housing projects, as it allows a modular coordination on the basis of 50 and centimeters, in both architectural and structural aspects. My ebook explains how to build earthbag retaining walls that would be much stronger and more durable.

Quick calculation for a small house measuring 6m square by 2. Just a little bigger and more efficient. These columns also serve as inserts to form the holes in the blocks. Not deducting for doors or prfss for simplicity.

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Any ideas or is this just too much for this type of material? In properly constructed masonry walls, the holes are aligned through the full height of the wall, prese that steel reinforcing rods can be inserted at suitable intervals and cement mortar grout poured in from the top, to achieve earthquake resistance.

Do you know if it is still being built and sold? That means you could build 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.

Two 6cm diameter holes run through its full thickness. 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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I wonder how these types of block would work as a retaining wall against a hill?