NORMET UK LTD
UNIT 5 WHELER ROAD
SEVEN STARS INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
WEST MIDLANDS CV3 4LB
Tel: 0333 240 9966
Suppliers of: foam underpinning foundations injected grouts waterproofing concrete,
Normet are world leaders in global solutions to the construction and building industry supplying specialist chemicals and equipment for waterproofing, leak sealing, ground engineering and foam underpinning, tunnel repair along with pumps and accessories.
Normet brings a range of construction chemical products together with a world leading range of equipment for concrete spraying, explosive charging and underground logistics for the tunneling and mining industry.
Normet is a long established partner to global mining and tunnelling companies and contractors, providing a range of specialised underground equipment to the industry since 1962. Our range consists of underground logistics equipment, scalers, working platforms and mobile sprayed concrete machines.
Normet also provides a full package of solutions for modern ground support including construction chemicals for sprayed concrete, chemical and cement based injection systems for rock improvement and coal seam stabilisation, to reinforcement systems for high deformation conditions.
In keeping with advancements in sprayed concrete technologies Normet have developed state-of-the-art high performance water reducing admixture systems, hydration control admixtures, high performance alkali-free set accelerators and hyper plasticisers.
Our ground engineering products utilize innovative chemical resins and grouts offering solutions for underpinning, structural subsidence, concrete slab jacking, void filling and general ground improvement. We produce a full range of specialist resins and grouts including single and dual component polyurethane, acrylic, sodium silicates, colloidal silica and microfine and ultrafine cements.
The use of our high expansive and high compressive strength resin foams is now a worldwide accepted material for foam underpinning foundations and increasing ground bearing in suitable soil types.
Rehabilitation and Maintenance
Normet manufacture a broad range of specialist materials for the civil construction, underground construction and general building sectors. For over 35 years the TAM global brand has been prolonging the operational life of structures through the use of cement based repair mortars, epoxy mortars, epoxy injection resins and a full range of polyurethane and acrylic leak sealing resins.
Our TamPur polyurethane and TamAcryl acrylic resins include ultra-low to medium viscosity single and dual component systems for leak sealing repairs. Our resins are used extensively for water control in new build and existing tunnels, leak sealing of shafts, joints and cracks in basements, dams and reservoirs. Many of our resins are approved for use in potable water installations under WRAS.
To complement our materials, Normet provides a full range of injection equipment including single and twin piston pumps, packers, injection lances and accessories.
Our complete range of waterproofing products include both integral crystallization based concrete additives, along with brush and spray applied cement based waterproofing slurries for waterproofing walls and foundations. Our polymer range includes single component liquid based SBR and acrylic membranes for roofs, basements, wet rooms and decks.
We also supply an extensive range of sheet membrane systems. Our waterproof products have been extensively tested to local and international standard and many offer potable water certification.
Normet drives into a New Era – SmartDrive, SmartScan & SmartSpray
SmartDrive, SmartScan, SmartSpray will revolutionise Underground Operation
Normet, the fast-growing and highly innovative technology company from Finland is internationally renowned for its exceptional underground operation concepts. With the very first launch of the brand-new SmartDrive battery electric vehicle architecture at bauma in Munich, Normet is holding very steadily its position as a pioneer in tunnelling and mining equipment as well as underground expertise. Topping that, Normet presents the extraordinary SmartScan 3D laser scanning technology and SmartSpray, the next step towards automated concrete spraying technology. Unbelievable, but true, all that is to admire and to experience in one machine, the SPRAYMEC 8100 SD on stand 249 in hall C5.
The new SmartDrive fully electric battery operated machine is the sustainable, green and cost-saving technology developed by Normet since 2015 and presented at bauma 2019. The design is not only based on an exchange from diesel to electric operation. It is a sophisticated and fully engineered battery electric architecture operating underground totally emission-free and saving costs at the same time.
Sustainable, green and economic Electric Battery operated Machine
Normet SmartDrive is a fully new and modern technology using the latest long-life industrial grade Lithium-Ion battery technology with fast charging capability and electric motors specifically designed for harsh environments, which is available for all key machines of the mining and tunnelling portfolio. The batteries have a very long lifetime and a fast charging capability. With the onboard charging system, it needs only 2.5 hours to load the batteries from 0 to 80 %, the tunnelling machine needs only 1 hour. The machine can also be charged any time from any typical underground AC-socket or in the matter of minutes by fast chargers. There is no time consuming and expensive battery swapping necessary. The battery is split into modules: in the case of malfunction of a module, it will be isolated and the rest will continue operating, without forcing the machine down somewhere in the mine or tunnel. Also, a very special feature of the electric vehicle are the two electric motors, which are redundant as well.
The fully emission-free, electric motors provide instant torque and safe operation in all underground situations like downhill, level or uphill tramming. No hot gases are exhausted and that is influencing the general design for ventilation of the mine or the tunnel, resulting in much lower operating costs for the ventilation. The whole driveline is optimised and all low-efficiency parts like gearbox, dropbox and shafts of the machine are eliminated. The hydraulic circuit with all rotating parts is reduced to a minimum. Altogether a lot of components which require maintenance are eliminated. The optimised tuning of the electric machine´s control system reduces the need to use service braking because the braking force is provided by the electric motors. Most of the time, there is a recuperation of power: during downhill driving the braking energy will be stored back into the batteries. The machine is equipped with four-wheel drive, a feature to hold the brakes automatically when stopping in the hill, the possibility to use only one pedal for driving, and three selectable speed ranges. With all these optimised features, the new generation of Normet mining and tunnelling equipment is more sustainable, less maintenance and service is needed and much more economical than other engine versions.
Innovative 3D Laser for controlled Shotcrete Thickness
Spraying concrete now becomes more efficient and safer with the innovative 3D laser scanning technology SmartScan by combining the latest sensor technology with the successful shotcrete equipment and applications from Normet. SmartScan is designed for the dusty and harsh underground construction environment. Placed inside a robust stainless box mounted in front of the concrete spraying machine, the enclosure needs only to be opened for starting the scan via the touchscreen. The IP65 rated laser scans the face in 50 m maximum range, 0 to 180 degree horizontal and -60 to +140 degree vertical angle before spraying. With a second scan after spraying concrete, the software automatically compares both measurements and presents in real time the thickness of the applied shotcrete. This information is shown in easy to understand colours which directly gives an overview of the targeted thickness and the under- or overspray areas. Fast deployment and scan time help to operate without breaks and the results can be automatically generated for a concrete thickness report.
Improving the Spraying Result through Automation
Talented operators at the concrete spraying machine becoming more and more rare with the result of huge differences in the quality of the sprayed concrete. Due to this fact, Normet developed the process automation SmartSpray to minimize the operator effect and increase the productivity of spraying. SmartSpray is available in the three versions Lite, Pro and ProPlus.
SmartSpray Lite allows the operator to control only one spraying nozzle by using only one joystick to perform basic spraying movements instead of handling two or four joysticks. The nozzle position is maintained to align the concrete spray towards the surface. With this automation support of SmartSpray Lite, the operator achieves consistent and high-quality spraying results.
With SmartSpray Pro automatic movements are possible for regular spraying. The spraying nozzle moves from point-to-point and the spraying is automatic. The operator only needs to adjust the distance to the surface and to move to the next spraying segment. Large and smooth surfaces in tunnels are the result of the SmartSpray Pro.
SmartSpray ProPlus is designed to spray automatically a before defined area. The system automatically keeps the distance between the spraying nozzle and the wall profile, maintains the speed and achieves the demanded layer thickness. SmartSpray ProPlus automatically calculates the path for the nozzle movement and sprays the concrete, turning the sprayer operator from beginner to seasoned master.
Normet making history by doing underground explosives charging on batteries
Normet made history by demonstrating battery electric emulsion charging in production environment underground on June 4th in Pyhäsalmi mine, Finland, with their Charmec MC 605 VE SD, for the first time in Europe. Battery-based charging makes the explosives charging process safer and more efficient, as there is no need to plug in to the mine’s electric grid.
Charmec MC 605 VE SD presents the new era of charging in underground mines. Normet SmartDrive (SD) battery electric vehicle technology integrated to the state-of-art emulsion charging technology offers the highest value to customer in terms of safety, health, ergonomics and productivity, with zero local emissions. Charmec MC is globally well-known charger and its charging technology is proven in the hardest conditions. Charmec MC 605 VE SD has a full range of optional accessories to fulfill variety of customer needs and to improve modern underground development and production charging operations while increasing customer value.
Battery-based charging complements Normet’s market-leading underground charging offering. Normet’s charging equipment have been designed with safety and mechanization in mind, to fulfill even the most demanding customer needs all over the world.