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CIFA is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of concrete machinery and equipment. The company, acquired by Chinese industrial group Zoomlion since 2008, is strongly international, with sales and after-sales networks on all continents. In addition to its range of reliable, high-quality products, CIFA also offers customers financial support through Zoomlion Capital Financial Services.

Telescopic shotcrete machine for underground mining

CIFA, leader for over 20 years in the world of tunnels and underground works, presents the new CST 8.20 (CIFA Telescopic Shotcrete) designed specifically for applications in the mining sector. This model goes into the compact machine segment, suitable for tunnels of heights up to 10m. The solid build, compact size and versatility are the key features that allow the CST 8.20 to tackle the most demanding working conditions.

Shotcrete machines for small tunnel mining

We are proud to introduce a brand new boom, designed and manufactured by CIFA and especially developed for mining and for small tunnels. Robust and at the same time versatile and extremely precise on nozzle placement, it has a vertical reach of 10m. A unique feature of the boom is that it can be unfolded and positioned in driving mode and once the machine has reached the work site. The boom has a horizontal slewing ring that allows the operator to follow the entire profile of the tunnel, at every height, with only one joystick movement on the proportional radio remote control.

The articulated turning chassis has small-width dimensions and high maneuverability. High clearance on front and back allows it to face off-road surfaces and serious slopes with great agility. The driving seat can be turned 180°.

CIFA is one of the world's leading manufacturers of concrete machinery and equipment.
The CST 8.20 goes into the compact machine segment, suitable for tunnels of heights up to 10m.
The PCS 209 has a maximum production capacity of 20m³/hr of concrete.

The boom, the chassis, the pumping unit, and the additive dosing system UNIFLUX H1.0 are 100% designed, developed and manufactured by CIFA in order to ensure the best performance for our clients, on every site.

Concrete spraying machine

The PCS 209 machine represents the evolution of CIFA technology applied to manual spraying, fitted also for mining applications. The machine has a maximum production capacity of 20m³/hr of concrete, a large output for the manual Spritz category. The machine can run on electricity or diesel.

The structure is compact and all systems are integrated into the chassis. The single axle trolley is rigid and equipped with a front drawbar and two manual stabilisers.

The PCS 209 is equipped with the UNIFLUX H1.0 system, the new dosing unit for additives, which is suitable for all kind of liquid additives.

Crawler machine for concrete spraying in harsh environments

The CSS-3 Crawler, an evolution of the the mobile CSS-3, makes it possible to use the machinery on uneven surfaces and terrain. In our range of machines designed for tunnels and mines, this is the best for working on inclined surfaces.

The crawler can handle inclines of up to 75%. The pumping unit is transversal and is mounted on a tilting frame. With this device, the pumping unit remains horizontal even on extremely inclined surfaces, and this is advantageous in terms of quality and continuity of pumping performance.

Along with a pumping unit with variable displacement from 3m³/hr to 25m³/hr, the machine is equipped with a three-section distribution boom (with a 1.8m telescopic section). Crawler’s particular compactness makes the use of outriggers unnecessary, while the three-section boom (with the last section telescopic) has a double slewing rings turret (horizontal and vertical axes).

All movements of the boom are remote controlled. Operators are free to operate in an optimal position to understand the structure of the tunnel. All this results in greater safety and a more comfortable working environment.

The crawler (supplied by the Gemmo Group) runs on diesel, while the movements of the boom and all other operations related to pumping are electric.

The additive dosing system is called UNIFLUX EAS-2; a peristaltic pump, directly controlled by the main control panel, guarantees a continuous, precise additives flow. The display, housed in the machine’s electrical panel, not only controls the percentage of additive, but also monitors all of the machine’s other functions.

CIFA CST 8.20 (CIFA Telescopic Shotcrete)

CIFA, leader for over 20 years in the world of tunnels and underground works, presents the new CST 8.20 (CIFA Telescopic Shotcrete) designed specifically for applications for the mining sector.

Eco-Friendly Hybrid Truck Mixer

CIFA is exhibiting at Intermat Paris 2015 on 20 - 25 April, alongside operators and concrete field aficionados. The company will be showcasing ENERGYA E9, the hybrid truck mixer that cares for and respects the environment.

25 February 2015

Cifa Launches Coguaro4 at Underground Concrete Machinery Open House

On Tuesday 1 July at Cifa headquarters in Senago (MI) was held the Underground Concrete Machinery open house, dedicated to tunnelling machines; a field that has been present in Cifa for a long time and that now represents a real company flagship thanks to a complete range.

8 September 2014

CIFA Opens New Product Design Centre

For this reason, CIFA has set up an in-house design centre, working in close collaboration with the research and development department and the designers and engineers of the technical department.

16 March 2014

CIFA’s Record-Breaking Pump in Poland

Poland is a market that has been rapidly advancing in the construction sector, with increasingly important prospects for growth. The K80H carbotech pump, which CIFA recently sold to Pompbet in Warsaw, is a symbol of just how large the dynamic markets in Europe are.

13 February 2014

CIFA Celebrates 85 Years by Launching a Company Book

CIFA is celebrating its 85 years of company history. This marks a significant achievement for CIFA and the company has decided to celebrate by remembering all its events and personalities in a book.

27 January 2014

CIFA Delivers Europe’s Tallest Carbotech Pump

The new CIFA K80H Carbotech pump was delivered to the Pompbet company on 5 December 2013. A special event was held at the CIFA headquarters, in the presence of international trade press.

10 January 2014

Voilà Zoomlion CIFA France

CIFA plans to launch a sales and service subsidiary in France to consolidate their various markets.

19 December 2013

Inauguration of the CIFA Museum / Showroom

To celebrate 85 years of company history, CIFA has set up a museum / showroom , which has the hard task of condensing the company's history, products and innovations in the concrete constructions world into just a few square metres.

9 December 2013

In the Classroom with CIFA Academy

Everyone's welcome to study at CIFA! On October 15, 2013 school started for all operators and aspiring operators of concrete machinery.

10 November 2013


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