Assuring Peace of Mind in Concrete Quality

December 28, 2018 Karli Langner

Accepted practices to ensure concrete quality costs producers in both time and materials, and these practices fail to provide the information needed to ensure quality and avert risk. Enter COMMANDassurance, Command Alkon’s newest product offering. 

COMMANDassurance addresses a significant problem most all ready mix producers face; which is the lack of real-time visibility into the material properties of fresh concrete while in transit to a jobsite. Having this data assures quality and job specification requirements are met, while also providing significant safety improvement, material waste removal, and time savings opportunities.

Once the driver leaves the plant, data is transmitted to their tablet via the COMMANDassurance probe, a durable and reliable sensor system installed in the drum. Trucks are virtually a rolling lab, offering insights that help reduce out-of-specification issues. Slump, temperature, volume, drum rotation, homogeneity, water additions, and other data that summarizes the overall workability of the concrete in the drum is available in real-time to all stake holders in a ready mix operation.

Typical properties of the concrete mix can be analyzed and communicated for future orders. Visibility also allows for continuous improvement where the collected data brings meaningful information to the entire enterprise. The data collected from the probe is fed back into other Command Alkon systems for production, dispatch, quality control, and fleet management.

Will you be onsite on World of Concrete in Las Vegas? Stop by Command Alkon's Booth N1336 to see a live demo of COMMANDassurance. Don't forget to vote for this cutting-edge technology for Concrete Construction's Most Innovative Product in the Production & Delivery Equipment Category.

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