BFS Atlantic machine

Afinitas’ BFS Atlantic offers highly efficient production of premium-quality concrete manholes and pipes. With its extremely short cycle times (starting from 45 seconds!), the two carriage system for direct demolding ensures high product output. Furthermore, the modular system, for single or double production,  requires a small footprint and can be customized to meet specific needs.

Concrete Products


The Atlantic machine is ideally suited to produce:


Depending on the machine model, a typical Atlantic plant offers an annual production capacity of up to 70,000 tons of product/year.


  • Atlantic 1500
  • Atlantic 2000
AtlanticAtlantic 1500Atlantic 2000
Product Diameters300mm to 1500mm (12" to 60")300mm to 2000mm (12" to 78")
Product Heights100mm to 2500 0mm (4" to 98")100mm to 2500 0mm (4" to 98")
Product Lengthsup to 2500m (8')up to 2500m (8')

BFS Atlantic Machine Key Advantages

BFS At;amtic Simple Operation

Simple to Operate

With the BFS Atlantic, the system does the work. Whether using single (Atlantic Mono) or double (Atlantic Duo) production, the machine does not require highly skilled labor and can be operated by one person. Here’s how it works:

  • From the base pallet magazine, the pusher system moves one pallet to the release agent spraying station and next into the concrete casting position.
  • The generously-dimensioned hydraulic aggregate with state-of-the-art proportional valve technology ensures output reserves, operational reliability, and fast cycle times. The clear structure of the modules enables simple, quick maintenance.
  • Concrete compaction is performed by a central vibrator with hydraulic mold core clamping. The frequency-controlled direct drive is powered by dynamic electric motors with a large RPM range. BFS technology ensures a maximum application of vibration forces to the mold equipment with minimum noise.
  • After demolding, the products are automatically transported out of the production machine for curing with a computer-operated BFS Robotrac system or by the agile BFS electric trolley.
  • During curing, the spigot-end ring remains on the concrete products, resulting in high dimensional accuracy and roundness of the spigot- end profile.


Afinitas helps you add more automation to your production flow:

Stepping Elements Insertion

BFS offers an option for concrete manhole risers and cones where stepping elements can be vibrated in during production. The mounting parts can be fed automatically by a robot or manually via simple stair access using a convenient insertion lift.


Turn-Over Mold Functionality

With the available BFS Atlantic Roto equipment, you can add automated form turnover functionality to your system that works with manhole base elements, cover slags, gutters, highway barriers and more.

Transport Insertion Options

Our proven BFS transport anchor insertion systems allow semi or fully automatic insertion and cast in of transport anchors, threaded sleeves, etc.


Fully Automated Crane

The BFS Robotrac automated crane robot simplifies the task of transporting fresh products, as well as installation and removal of the spigot-end set rings, and the evacuation of cured concrete products.


Reinforcement Insertion System

For automatic insertion of reinforcement rings or reinforcement cages, BFS offers insertion systems for both concrete pipe and manhole element production.


 Pallet Handling/Cleaning

The feeding and returning of base pallets from the storage area to the machine, the installation of seals on the base pallets and the application of release agent are all handled by the BFS Puma, an automated, CNC-controlled system that provides gentle and fast pallet cleaning.

Atlantic Resources

The BFS Atlantic offers premium quality, short cycle times.

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Find out how Galvin Concrete increased production and reduced labor with Atlantic.

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