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TITAN splitters for creating the texture of natural rock-face stone

TITAN 1SPL semi-automatic brick splitter is designed for splitting bricks, blocks, and tiles.

Brick splitters as well as block and tile splitters are designed to split standard bricks or different workpieces. As a result of splitting, there is a surface that looks just like the surface of natural stone. The painting with pigments and a broad range of different fillers allows you to receive many kinds of textures with beautiful intersperses from inert materials.

There are several options for splitting the standard solid brick (250*120*65 mm):

  • Brick can be split in half. As a result, you get two thin “half-bricks” 250*60*65 mm, which allows you to save on the house cladding.
  • Lateral chipping allows you to receive decorative brick that is a little bit smaller than the standard one – 250*100*65mm.
  • Chipping along the surface of 250*65 mm allows you to get a tile with a size of 250*120*32.5 mm.

Approximately the same principle is used when splitting other solid bricks.

Workpieces of a special shape should be used for the manufacturing of a broad range of split bricks. The most commonly used workpieces are with dimensions of 240*250*65 mm, which are split in half to get two standard bricks 250*120*65 with one chipped edge 250*65 mm. Recently, a  workpiece with dimensions of 250*50*65 mm gained popularity. It allows obtaining two facade tiles with dimensions of 250*25*65 mm. The workpiece is molded straight with bevels. The use of premolded bevels allows both to improve the appearance of the product and to receive more predictable chipping that will be located just on the surface bounded by the bevels.

Our brick splitters have a tried-and-tested design. The most important technical peculiarities of our splitters are:

  1. Using 4 knives. 4 knives operating on one surface provide clear chipping in this area and help to avoid manufacturing defects.
  2. Using a turn-around table. In our splitters, a brick or a workpiece for splitting can be placed either across or along the table. When placing the item across the table, 4 knives will be operating, so the chipping will be performed on the same surface, but you have to manually pick up both of the finished products. When turning 90 degrees, we get the opportunity to work “all way through” which significantly accelerates the operation of the equipment. In this case, two knives operate. It’s recommended to use this mode for products that have premolded bevels. When working “all way through”, one can split very long workpieces apart from performance increasing.
  3. Using an autonomous hydraulic system with remote valve control. Refusing the cheaper hand-operated hydraulic distribution valves allowed us to significantly increase system performance and implement the foot control pedal.
  4. Use of restraining devices to avoid hand injuries. Hands can be injured only if they are caught between the workpiece and the blade. In this case, the gap between the workpiece and the fingers can be adjusted. If adjusted correctly, one won’t have an opportunity to place his finger there. This ensures the safety of the machine operator and minimizes the likelihood of injuries.
  5. Use of safe voltage in the control system – 24 Volts.

Consumers consider such decoratively finished products to be of increased value. Along with this, the manufacturing cost of such products doesn’t increase much, which significantly increases the profitability of manufacturing.

Splitting machines for bricks, blocks, and tiles are the most popular type of rusting machines. Most of the brick factories based on hyper-presses are equipped with such machines.

Types of brick and block surface decoration

Bricks, blocks, and tiles splitters.

Bricks and blocks splitters of TITAN “SPL” and TITAN “SPA” series are designed to split bricks, blocks, or specially made workpieces to obtain the surface texture that is similar to the texture of the natural split stone. Splitting of artificial stone has been used for quite a long time and it remains a popular method of decorative finishing.

The basic items for splitting are the workpieces consisting of bricks which are coupled along the bevels. Besides, workpieces from paired blocks and other items can be split as well.

The splitters differ in the following parameters: the cylinder force, the height of the item to be split, the number of knives, and the degree of automation.

We manufacture a variety of splitters with two and four knives. Machines can be either automatic or semi-automatic.

Two knives are enough to split the item along a pre-formed bevel; to receive a smoother chip when splitting a workpiece without bevels, we recommend using four-sided splitters. Splitting the block requires a lot of the cylinders’ force which makes the knives move.

We manufacture splitters with turn-around tables and adjustable stops for splitting items products of completely different sizes.

The semi-automatic splitters are called TITAN SPL and the fully automatic splitters are called TITAN SPA.

Apart from mass-produced splitters, we can develop individual solutions with different degrees of automation.

TITAN splitters for giving bricks, blocks, and tiles a deep “rock” texture.

After splitting, the surface of items isn’t textured enough: you won’t even see chips if stand only several meters away from the brickwork.

In this case, one should use splitters. They can make the item surface or a special brick workpiece much more textured.

The highly-textured surface is often called a “rock” surface.

For such cases, we have developed a whole range of woodpecker splitters and piano splitters.

The woodpecker splitter has a splitting surface, which literally repeats the shape of the chisel. Due to a large number of chiseling movements, the brick surface turns out to be very textured and resembles a rough chip of stonecutter. The woodpecker splitters are manufactured in different options and with different designs of chiseling elements and their drives.

The same effect of a rougher chip can be achieved by using more complex piano splitters. They have many chisels which move alternately. These are high-performance units that can be built-in into fully automatic slotting lines.

TITAN polishing and sizing machines for sizing and polishing bricks, blocks, and tiles.

TITAN polishing machines (polishing units) are designed to give the surfaces of products molded on hyper press (bricks, blocks, tiles) the effect of natural polished stone.

Polishing machines or polishing units have a linear design. In general, they are similar to natural stone polishing machines, however, there are some peculiarities. We use at least 7 polishing heads and one sizing head in our brick polishing units. More polishing heads can be used when working on harder types of raw materials or if there are higher requirements for the cleanliness of the product’s surface gloss. The brick polishing technology is quite new. If the bricks were polished using this technology, they are called moon marble, moon bricks, Brickhouse bricks, etc. We have developed and patented our technology for manufacturing such bricks.

Just like a brick, a block can be polished on polishing units too. Because of the larger size of the block, one will need larger polishing units with more powerful drives. That’s the only peculiarity of block polishing.

We have developed linear and turret polishing machines for polishing paving flags, as well as facade tiles and Venetian mosaic tiles. Turret polishing machines are more mobile and cheaper, but linear polishing lines usually provide better quality and higher productivity.

As expendable materials for polishing, we use standard diamond-tipped elements such as Frankfurt and others.

Tumbling machines for the aging of bricks, blocks, and tiles.

Tumbling machines (tumbling drums) are installations designed for finishing bricks, blocks, and tiles’ surfaces with the effect of aging. The simplest tumbling drum has a rubber coating. The products themselves are used as tumbling media. Products (bricks, blocks, tiles) are loaded inside the drum. After this, the tumbling drum starts to rotate. Collisions of products against each other and against teeth sticking out from the walls of the drum lead to the finishing of the edges and their irregular chipping.

A simpler option for finishing the brick surface (tumbling) is an installation with chains. Rapidly rotating chains hit the brick surface, thus, making the edges smoother and aging the whole product surface.

The aging of bricks, blocks, and tiles is a very popular finishing technique. Each brick turns out to be unique because tumbling provides random chipping of edges.

Units for washing the tile surface.

Our company manufactures installations for washing the surface of tiles using a high-pressure flush of water.

High-pressure washing of the tile surface is a process in which a flush of water washes off fine particles of aggregate from the product’s surface. Washing is performed on the recently formed tiles. As a result, the surface of the product becomes rough and looks appealing. The main advantage of this technology is the much better traction of shoes on the surface of such tiles.

In terms of technology, it’s very important to correctly select the granulometric composition of the mixture.

Units for painting and impregnating the bricks, blocks, and tiles’ surface.

In some cases, one needs to finish the surface of bricks, blocks, and tiles by impregnating them with chemical reagents (for example, a primer) or painting their surface.

We have developed painting lines for painting and the impregnation of bricks. As the products move in such lines, they are evenly sprayed with chemical agents and paint. Another option is a short-term dipping of products in a tank with reagent or paint.

Splitter appearance

The main advantages of our equipment for decorative processing of bricks, blocks, and tiles

TITAN SPL brick splitters have many advantages:

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  • Simplicity. The mechanical part of the TITAN SPL series brick and block splitters is pretty simple, which facilitates its maintenance and setup.
  • Reliability. The TITAN 1SPL splitter is designed with a big margin of safety.
  • Functionality. TITAN SPL splitters have an optimal design, which allows to flexibly adjust the splitter to work with various workpieces.
  • Safety. When designing the TITAN SPL series splitter, our top priority was operator safety. We have used many technical solutions that increase the safety of operation on this machine if it’s correctly adjusted and operated.
  • Automation. The brick splitters can be reequipped to a fully automatic line with a control system based on an industrial controller.
  • Energy efficiency. Our splitters are equipped with energy-efficient drives.
  • High performance. The use of an optimal design and high-quality components allowed us to achieve the high performance of these devices. Brick splitters stopped being a bottleneck of the production process.
  • High splitting pressure. TITAN SPL brick splitters have a very big drive gain margin which makes it possible to split high bricks and blocks.
  • Accuracy. TITAN SPL brick splitters have guides and a rather high accuracy in the manufacture of components and assemblies, which provides for repeatability during the operation of these machines.
  • Perfect quality of finished products. The use of innovations in the construction of brick and block splitters allowed us to receive a very precise and beautiful splitting.

Why do our customers choose splitters

Creating Unique Textures

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