Your Slump Test Sucks – Need a Better Way to Assure a Quality Product?

July 22, 2019 Karli Langner

There are three critical parameters for quality control testing of ready mix concrete, which include taking a sample of the fresh mix to test:

  • Slump, ensuring batch consistency is correct
  • Temperature
  • Yield – calculating total weight of the batch by the unit weight or bulk density

It’s difficult to get an idea of the properties of the materials while in transit. Slump is often adjusted visually during the loading and delivery process, which makes you susceptible for many risks – and quite frankly, that sucks.

As a ready mix concrete producer, you understand that powerless feeling of having zero control over what goes on once your fresh concrete leaves the production facility.

“Resorting to overdesigning mixes, or the time intensive and somewhat risky processes of adjusting slump by eye throughout the delivery process, no longer has to be a reality. It’s exciting to know this pervasive guessing game is over.” -Dale Brownbridge, Product Owner of COMMANDassurance

Command Alkon’s COMMANDassurance solution helps ready mix producers and other members of the Heavy Work community  gain visibility in real-time into the fresh concrete while in transit. A stainless-steel probe goes into the drum of the truck and integrates the data collected into other Command Alkon systems from Batch, to Dispatch, to Quality Control.

Having this data assures quality and job specification requirements are met, while also providing significant safety improvement, material waste removal, and time savings opportunities.

“COMMANDassurance allows for visibility between plant and pour, and with that,more than pays for itself by removing the costs of unnecessary truck time in yard and at the jobsite, mix overdesign, and material waste. Innovators in our customer base are finding COMMANDassurance a win-win across many dimensions.” – Monty Newport, Senior Vice President of Customer Success and Account Services

Need more information on how COMMANDassurance can change your life?! Check out the COMMANDassurance stream on our Resource Hub, Mastery by Command Alkon. There's several articles, blog posts, and videos to getcha up to speed.

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