Sources: Forney LP, Pittsburgh; CP staff
The ForneyVault integrated construction materials testing platform has recently added Command Alkon to an expanding list of software integration partners, enabling mutual customer Titan Virginia Ready-Mix, LLC to link compressive strength testing machines directly to the quality control process.
The Norfolk-based producer uses Command Alkon COMMANDqc software to validate ready mixed concrete quality. COMMANDqc tools manage materials, mixes, tolerances, documentation, plus testing and analysis in one location. “As any ready-mix producer would agree, the industry is behind in technological implementation, for many reasons,” says Titan America Quality Manager Brandon Horton. “The benefits of technology to improve efficiency and accuracy are critical now more than ever. ForneyVault is a great tool to accelerate these improvements—reducing admin work when capturing data and allowing personnel to focus on real-time issues. Importantly, the system also safeguards against reporting errors when entering information, which, if not corrected, can lead to more wasted time behind a computer.”
“Forney’s decision to place their data in the cloud makes it easy to interface with COMMANDqc,” adds Command Alkon’s Jay Shilstone. “Sharing data between the two programs eliminates the need for double entry and makes the test results available to the QC manager more quickly.”
ForneyVault integrates third-party software, concrete cylinder testing machines, and ancillary equipment via a private cloud database. Data flows seamlessly throughout the process, reducing the risk of errors and driving more positive QC outcomes. Laboratories at more than 100 sites in five countries have logged one million-plus tests with ForneyVault.
“Integration with Command Alkon software allows Titan’s technician to lose the clipboard and pencil,” affirms Forney LP Vice President, Platform Development Scott Grumski. “The partnership reduces risk and advances compliance for Titan’s quality assurance program.”
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