Onboard or plant-based equipment automates slump, mix adjustments
- Published: Monday, 17 March 2014 16:38
- Written by CP Staff
Quebec-based SensoCrete has developed plant and onboard equipment solutions to automate water and admixture additions to ready mixed concrete loads following trucks’ departure from charging alleys. Anchoring the technology is the Concrete Optimizer, which SensoCrete developers call “drivers’ personal assistant,” as it measures mix slump, recommends adjustments to align mix properties with specifications, and controls liquid additions to the load. A drum-mounted gauge relays mix slump, volume, and uniformity readings to an onboard computer, along with drum revolution count. The screen shows drivers measured versus targeted mix properties, slump tracked within ½-in. accuracy.