Simply put, Cement block making machines are machines that are used in making cement blocks. It comes in different sizes, types, and with different specifications.

With cement block making machines, you can produce different types, colours, and design within the shortest possible time.

What are the types of cement block making machines available for sale in Sri Lanka?

The types of cement block machines in Sri Lanka, can be divided based on different criteria which includes:

  • Degree of automation
  • Source of power
  • Mobility

If you're putting source of power in perspective, cement block making machines can be divided into 3 classes:

  • Diesel-powered cement block making machines

The diesel powered machines have a powerful engine that runs completely on diesel. It's a perfect fit for remote project sites or cement block making industries, located in regions where access to a stable power supply is impossible or non-existent. If you happen to reside in such an area or face power challenges, these machines will be a great fit.

Lontto cement block making machines that run on Diesel, are optimized to minimize diesel consumption and reduce your operating costs in the process.

An example of this machine is QCM4-30

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  • Electricity-powered cement block making machines

Just as the name implies, these cement block making machines run entirely on electricity. In case you have access to a stable electric power supply, then purchasing this machine shouldn't be a bad idea. You wouldn't use this machine in remote regions without a power supply.

Also, the voltage requirement for each electric-powered cement block machine differs. You should consult your engineer to get more details.

Examples of electricity-powered cement block making machines available in Sri Lanka includes LMT4-26, LMT4-40, LMT4-35, QMJ2-40, QMJ4-45, QMY6-25, QMY10A-25, QMY12A, QMY18A, QT3-20, QT4-15, QT4-15, QT5-15, QT4-18, QT4-25C, QT8-15, QT10-15, QT12-15 and QT6-15

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  • Diesel and electricity powered cement block making machines.

Some cement block making machines have a dual power option- diesel and electricity. Hence, if there's no electricity, you can use diesel instead. They are quite easy to operate too.

An example of such a machine is QCM4-30.

When it comes to mobility, there are two main types (just as you would expect):

  • Mobile cement block making machines
  • Stationary cement block making machines

The mobile ones have tyres and produce cement blocks directly to the concrete floor which eliminates the need for a pallet. The stationary ones possess pallets and are typically too large to be moved around.

Let's dive into the last criteria:

Manual cement block making machine for sale in Sri Lanka

Manual cement block making machines require a certain amount of human intervention. The operation of this machine - from mixing, material feeding, molding, demolding, and transportation of the finished blocks - are all humanly controlled to an extent.

These machines cost far less than other types but as one will expect, the running cost is higher due to the amount you'll need to spend on labor.

However, if you live in countries like Africa, Asia, etc,, where labor costs are not that high, then going for these machines could be a good idea after all. Small scale cement block making manufacturers and those starting out are a great fit for these machines.

A few examples of cement manual block making machines for sale in Sri Lanka include QMY4-30, LMT4-35, QCM4-30, LMT4-40, LMT4-26, QMJ2-40, and QMJ4-45.

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Semi-automatic cement block making machine for sale in Sri Lanka

These are a hybrid of manual and fully automatic cement block making machines. They need less labor than manual machines, are more effective, and cost more than manual cement block making machines. If you're a small or medium scale cement block manufacturer or one that wishes to scale up production, these machines are for you.

Example of semi-automatic cement block making machines for sale in Sri Lanka is LMT4-26.

Fully automatic cement block making machine for sale in Sri Lanka

Fully automatic cement block making machines are entirely controlled by PLC systems. With the click of a button, you can control mixing, material feeding, molding, and demolding of the machine.

These machines are characteristically large. High production capacity, efficiency, and limited human involvement in the production process are main features of fully automatic cement block making machines.

Their high cost is more than covered by their high production capacity. If you are a large scale cement block manufacturer, these machines will be great to buy.

Examples of fully automatic cement block making machines include QT10-15, QT4-15, QT8-15, QT5-15, and QT4-18. They are also very large. Hence, your industry must cover a large land area.

What are the advantages of buying a cement block making machine in Sri Lanka?

A cement block making machine can put a hole - either big or small - in your pockets. One might ask: since it costs so much, what are the advantages (if any) of buying one?

The advantages are numerous. I'll mention just a few of them.

  • Cuts running costs

The headache of every entrepreneur is always ways to cut costs and increase the bottom line. By using cement block making machines, you'll be reducing or eliminating spendings on labor. You can redirect such funds to growing your company, fixing stuff, etc. In essence, a machine bought equates to a cent saved.

  • More blocks In less time

The amount of blocks a machine can produce in a day, can take weeks or months to be produced manually. Especially if you have a huge customer base, this could be problematic.

  • Different types of cement blocks

These days, cement blocks come in different shapes, sizes, colors and designs. By simply changing the mould, you can produce a different block.

  • Accuracy/precision

Cement blocks made by cement block making machines, turn out in uniform sizes and shapes. This is very important because a slight variation in shape or size of a single cement block could be of disastrous consequences to an entire structure.

Apart from shape and size, the cement, water and aggregate composition is automatically controlled and therefore is uniform in all cement blocks made by the machine.

  • Quality

Cement block making machines produce blocks of high quality and density. Even with the increase in production capacity, the quality of the block is in no way reduced. Instead, it is significantly increased when compared to blocks produced manually.

What is the production capacity of different cement block making machines?

Each cement block making machine has its characteristic production capacity. The table below summarizes it.

LMT4-26 4500-5248 pieces/8 hours
LMT4-35 3360-3840 pieces/8hours
LMT4-40 2880-3296 pieces/8 hours
QCM4-30 3840 pieces/8 hours
QMJ2-40 1280 pieces/8 hours
QMJ4-45 2560 pieces/8 hours
QMY4-30 3840-4608 pieces/8 hours
QMY6-25 8640-11520 pieces/8 hours
QT4-15 86400 pieces/8 hours
QT5-15 92160 pieces/8 hours
QT6-15 92160 pieces/8 hours
QT8-15 120960 pieces/8 hours
QT4-18 49920 pieces/8 hours


What should I look out for when buying a cement block making machine in Sri Lanka?

  1. Manufacturer or supplier

The identity of the manufacturer or supplier, has a large bearing on the quality you should expect when buying a machine. Ensure you do a complete research of the manufacturer or supplier before you purchase. You should pay keen attention to:

  • Global presence

Do they have warehouses in different countries? What's their popularity like?

  • Brand integrity

What do past customers have to say about the company? What of users of their machines: what do they say about the machine quality?

  • Customer service

When you make a call to the customer service desk, pay attention to the way they respond. How a company relates with its customers, determines the attention it pays to quality.

Also, you wouldn't want to buy a machine and be stranded along the way. It's best to have a responsive customer service team that's on hand to help you in whatever way that's possible.

  • Years of experience

This is a no brainer. The longer a company has been manufacturing a machine, the greater the level of expertise and quality of the machine.

  • Workforce

Machines do not operate themselves. The success of any manufacturing industry hinges on the quality of the machines and the expertise of the workers themselves.

You should pay close attention to the workforce population. In addition, a company with a fantastic Rand D department with patents, just like Lontto, shows that they have a qualified workforce.

  • Certifications

There are several organisations which certify manufacturing industries and their products as an indication of their quality.

Lontto has CE and ISO 9001 certifications.

  • Company size

Now, I do not mean land area alone. Company size is best measured using metrics like machines available, size of workforce, number of deliveries outside their region, etc.

  1. Cost

You should have a business plan in place that stipulates how much you can spend on purchasing a machine based on the present economic outlook of your company. Whatever choice you make, the cost you spend in purchasing the machine should be covered by your present production capacity.

It's also wise to find the nexus between price and quality of the machine you wish to buy because high cost does not necessarily mean quality.

Fortunately, here at Lontto, we are able to combine quality with affordability. We’ve made our machines affordable without compromising their quality.

  1. Level of automation

There are manual, semi-automatic, and fully automatic machines. Manual machines are great for small scale industries, semi-automatic for small and medium scale industries and fully automatic cement block making machines for large scale industries.

  1. Specifications

Each cement block making machine has its specifications. You should decide on which specifications you want to give priority to and choose the machine that has it.

  1. Type of concrete block

Some cement concrete block making machines make different types of cement blocks while others are tailored for the production of a certain type/s of cement block/s. The specifications of the machine will give you insight into the types of cement block each machine is capable of producing.

  1. Size of your company

It may not be a good idea to go for a fully automatic machine when you’re just starting out. It's ideal and wise to start small, then grow from there. Ask yourself: what state I’m I? Small scale, medium scale, or large scale? Once you’ve decided, choose appropriately.

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Why should I buy a cement block making machine from LONTTO in Sri Lanka?

  1. Quality assurance

At lontto, we prioritize quality above any other thing. Hence, our engineers and workers do everything to ensure that our machines are the best without any competition.

In recognition of this, we have been certified by quality assurance organisations.

  1. Years of experience

For over 30 years and counting, Lontto has continued to surpass benchmarks of quality. We continue to deliver quality machines, day in and day out.

  1. Top-notch customer service

We have a dedicated and highly responsive customer service team on hand 24/7 to treat any problems you might have and offer assistance immediately. In addition to that, we offer free training for your staff and installation of our machine in your factory.

You should make your order now and you would never regret it.

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Author: Chao Zhang

I am Chao Zhang, I have been working in the brick making industry for over 10 years. I have a deep understanding and research on various models of block making machines, especially automatic brick machines, concrete block machines, compressed earth block machines, clay brick machines, cement brick machines. I have a special understanding of this industry. I can help my clients choose the suitable brick machine and assist them in designing and building a brick production factory. If you want to know everything about brick making machines, please contact me. I am happy to help you.