Classification of Construction Equipment
The construction equipment is classified as follows:
- Intermittent type
- Continuous flow type
- Mixed type
Intermittent type Construction Equipment:
These types of construction equipment have intermittent cycles of work. They are operated on a series of work cycles and each cycle completes in itself. Examples of the intermittent type of equipment are Power shovels, draglines, scrapers, bulldozers, concrete mixers, etc.
Continuous type Construction Equipment:
This type of construction equipment has a continuous flow of work turned out. Examples of continuous flow type equipment are belt conveyors, pipelines, air compressors, etc.
Mixed type Construction Equipment:
This type of construction equipment has characteristics of both intermittent as well as continuous type equipment. They are continuously operated over a defined surface area and after the completion of a particular task the equipment needs to be readjusted to another area to resume production.
Examples of mixed-type construction equipment are motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, etc.