Cifa is the designer and manufacturer of the award-winning Coguaro4 truck mixer for mining operations.
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°.
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, 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.
Cifa staff travelled to Switzerland to Sigirino (canton of Ticino) in the Ceneri base tunnel, a part of the New Transalpine Railway (NFTA) to see the Energya truck mixer in operation.
Cifa's Coguaro has received the Red Dot Award for world-class product design.
CIFA has continued to widen its CARBOTECH range of truck-mounted pumps that feature new and performing materials for longer booms and weight limits.
CIFA will exhibit one of its historical products at Intermat 2015.
The MK25H truck mixer was first previewed at Bauma Munich in 2013, and is achieving resounding success all over Europe.
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.
Coguaro is the new and robust mixer from CIFA designed for transportation of concrete in demanding environments such as tunnels and mines, where vehicles undergo extreme challenges.
CIFA will introduce its new truck-mounted pump model UB504 at Intermat 2015.
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.
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.
CIFA inaugurated its testing European centre (TEC); a centre where experimental activities and tests are carried out on machine bodywork and components.
CIFA has had a facelift, as the office buildings and factory at the company headquarters in Senago now have a whole new look.
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.
Registration is open for this year's CIFA Academy courses. The course schedule has been set up and the dates are confirmed.
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.
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.
CIFA has reached the UK. In 2012 a new dealer was enrolled for mixer and batching plant products.
CIFA plans to launch a sales and service subsidiary in France to consolidate their various markets.
Zoomlion group has opened a production site in Brazil called Zoomlion CIFA Brazil.
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.
Everyone's welcome to study at CIFA! On October 15, 2013 school started for all operators and aspiring operators of concrete machinery.
A sensational innovation is about to take the world of concrete-making machinery by storm.
At Bauma 2013, which will take place 15-21 April in Munich, Cifa will be presenting on the German market the CST 8.20, a model that joins the company's well-known products in the shotcrete range: the CSS-3, the CSS-3 Crawler and the PCS 209.
The Spritz CSS-3 is the best-seller in Cifa's shotcrete product range. At the Bauma 2013 fair, the Spritz CSS-3 becomes the EVO, a more advanced version of the mobile model.
The PC 506 series 6 trailer-mounted pump, the best-selling model in Cifa's trailer-mounted range, will be exhibited at the Bauma 2013 show in Munich with some major innovations.