The Promix electronic sensor mounts on the Carmix 3500 TC truck drum to gauge concrete parameters and provide a report on a load’s characteristics in real time. Combined with the Concrete-Mate weighing system, product engineers contend, Promix is the technological evolution that has made Carmix an authentic small mobile batching plant and construction site concrete laboratory.
The solar panel-powered stainless steel Promix is housed inside the drum. Information from the sensor is shown on a display in the cab, including data on slump, temperature and drum rotation speed, along with indicators that a batch is ready. Data is updated every 10 seconds and sent to a receiver and display. Measurements can be stored in an external computer or sent to other mobile devices through the GPS network.
The ability to accurately monitor mix properties provides direct control over the quality of the product and ensures it is maintained over time. Having instant data to evaluate durability, workability and strength offers producers a competitive advantage, Carmix officials note, as it eliminates time spent on analysis and enables production of concrete that fully complies with specifications and customer requirements. — www.carmix.com