Marcotte applies AI to optimize mix production, reduce material waste

Sources: Marcotte Systems, Montreal; CP staff Marcotte Systems bills MIntelligent Feed as the world’s first artificial intelligence-powered solution designed to optimize the concrete production process, reduce material waste, and improve overall mix quality. Users of the platform set three parameters—target deviation, maximum average jogs, maximum out-of-tolerance—based on their optimization objectives. An AI model developed with Sherbrook University and a Ph.D.…

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Interoperability: The Digital Mindset

Application programming interfaces and the API ecosystem explained. What if you could reconfigure your business processes to be faster and less costly by easily offering new products and services from emerging providers … and offloading your non-core competencies to outside providers? What if, in the competitive market you are in, you could bind your customer to your products and services…

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The Future of Batching

Producers must decide between sticking with batching systems that do a good enough job and upgrading to one that runs masterfully with improved accuracies and uptime. Many of us grew up with the idioms “use it up, wear it out” and “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” These words of wisdom are essential for survival in a world of…

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Marcotte Systems weighs the future of centralized batching

As information technology and batch plant improvements continue to usher concrete producers to new efficiency thresholds, control panel and dispatch software provider Marcotte Systems challenges the industry to imagine a ready mixed operation in which robust, high-performance programs enable each workpiece to direct itself through the appropriate production stations. Further, a concrete plant that instructs various autonomous materials handling carriers…

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Marcotte harnesses sensor, IoT capabilities in Coretex partnership

Sources: Coretex Ltd., San Diego; Marcotte Systems, Montreal; CP staff

Batch controls and concrete plant automation developer Marcotte Systems has entered a partnership with fleet technology and Internet of Things (IoT) device specialist Coretex, whose 360 solution encompasses a complete set of sensors specifically designed for ready mixed delivery and quality control—drum rotation, water-added measurement and precise integrated statusing among them. The integrated Marcotte and Coretex system is on field trial and scheduled for early-2019 launch. 

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