CEB Press v17.08 Specifications

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Specifications of High Performance Model

  • Block is plain block, not interlocking. Please see discussion on Interlocking_bricks
  • See CEB Press Genealogy for past versions.
  • Open source hardware, controller, and software (CC-BY-SA, GPL)
  • Controller includes automatic pressing and manual mode. Manual mode does not use microcontroller - but only physical connections.
  • Powered by a hydraulic power source, such as Power Cube or a tractor hydraulic take-off.
  • Full size bricks are 4"x6"x12", plain flat-faced bricks
  • Brick height is adjustable from 1"-4"
  • Brick dimensional variations: +/- 1/16". This assumes uniform soil. Soil uniformity will determine height uniformity of brick.
  • 6 full-sized bricks per minute at a 10.6 gallon per minute hydraulic flow. Brick pressing rate will increase with a higher hydraulic flow, up to the maximum rated flow of the hydraulic solenoid. See CEB Press v17.08 Calculations
  • Hydraulic solenoid valve is rated for a maximum of 28 gpm fluid flow at 3000PSI
  • Fuel consumption with Power Cube v17.08 running at 10.6 gpm fluid flow - under 1 gallon per hour
  • System hydraulic pressure - 2300 psi. Adjustable up to 3000 PSI.
  • Pressure bypass preset - 2500. Adjustable up to 3000 PSI
  • Comes with hydraulic quick couplers ready to be connected to a power source
  • Weight - 1700 lb
  • Moving: brick press is moved with forks. Footprint (with legs in the inner position) allows machine to be placed in the bed of a 3/4 ton pickup. It has adjustable legs for uneven terrain. Machine can be moved around on a trailer (not included)
  • Material cost: see CEB v17.08 BOM
  • 3'x6' grate for tractor loading. Includes soil deflectors