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The Challenge Working in the southern region in the ready mix business, Permian Basin Materials, LLC (PB Materials) found that a big problem was the abuse of water addition – which often resulted in wasted time and sometimes wasted materials. The Solution The visibility that Load Assurance provides was the answer to manage and document water addition to their mix designs. The system captures real-time and historical data on the properties of concrete from the time of loading through placement. 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. Sensor data provides visibility that ensures that job specifications are met while removing materials waste and saving time that would be wasted adjusting slump. This 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. The Result According to Brad Burke, Technical Services & LOCATION Texas PROJECT TYPE Multiple RESULTS Less Wasted Material Permian Basin Materials, LLC is located in Odessa, TX, managing 15 ready mix operations and over 20 aggregate locations. Permian Basin Materials, LLC LOAD ASSURANCE iStock Image

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