Power required , land area, man power and lifetime of mould


Simple production Line: approximately 110kW

Per hourly power usage: approximately 80kW/hr

Fully-automated production line: approximately 300kW

Per hourly power usage: approximately 200kW/hr


For a Simple production Line, around 7,000 – 9,000m2is required whereby approximately 800m2 is the shaded area for workshop.

A fully-automated production line requires 10,000 – 12,000m2 of space with approximately 1,000m2 of shaded area for workshop.

Note: Land Area mentioned includes the area for raw material assembly, workshop, office and assembly yard for complete products.


A simple block making production line requires approximately 12 – 15 manual labors and 2 supervisors (to operate the machine needs 5-6 employee) whereas a fully-automatic production line requires about 6-7 supervisors (preferably someone experienced in the filed of construction machineries).


A mould could last approximately 80,000 – 100,000 cycles. However, this totally depends on the

  1. 1.                   Raw Material (Hardness and Shape)

- If raw material used are gentle to the mould (i.e. round river sand and pebbles such as round stones), mould lifespan will increase. Crush granite/ stones with hard edges will cause abrasion to the mould, thereby decreasing its lifespan. Hard raw material will also decrease its lifespan.

  1. 2.                   Vibration Time & Pressure

- Some products require a higher vibration time (to achieve higher strength of products). An increase of vibration time increases the abrasion to the moulds causing the decrease in its lifespan.

3.    Precision

- Some products required high precision (i.e. pavers). Thereby the mould might not be useable within a short period of time. However, if precision of products are not important (i.e. Hollow Blocks), a deviation of 2mm on the moulds will still enable the mould to be usable.

Post time: Jan-14-2022