Land Unlocked

By Don Marsh Rising property values and light rail system build out, coupled with municipal planning measures promoting conversion of industrial to mixed use zoning and transit-oriented development, have spurred a pattern in and around the Colorado capital: A manufactured-concrete operator vacates a legacy site within or bordering the Mile High City in favor of a greenfield parcel on the…

Read More

Fixed, portable aggregate moisture sensors suit batch plants, field testing


The SonoVario-Xtrem sensor measures on-line moisture of aggregates up to 1-1/4-in. with accuracy, repeatability and reliability. Cable Radar technology, positioning the sensor in direct contact with material being measured, allows installation under hopper gates to log each batch’s sand and stone moisture. Sono-Vario-Xtrem sensors are delivered with 15 pre-installed, linear material calibrations for all standard construction materials. Free interface software supports calibration and simulation of the analog interface integration, plus setting and parameter adjustment. An auto-zero function keeps moisture readings accurate over the long term, even with highly abrasive limestone.

Read More