Shumaker Industries reloads automated truck wash station

One of past decade’s best examples of equipment uptake among North American ready mixed concrete producers is also a textbook case of user experience-driven continuous improvement.  Shumaker Industries piloted and initially deployed its Load and Go automated mixer truck wash station over a 2007-2012 window. Operators saw the 12- x 15-ft. aluminum frame device—outfitted with hoses and wands feeding nozzles…

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Shumaker ‘eyes’ efficiency, QC in wash system upgrades


Shumaker Industries has elevated technology underpinning the Load & GO, an automated ready mixed truck wash system installed in batch plant alleys across the country since its 2013 debut. Topping new features is Interactive Mixer Recognition, where a series of infrared electric eyes communicate truck position to a PLC by Siemens unit, which in turn a) directs the driver through wash stages via a red/yellow/green light alert; and, b), more importantly, activates three spray cycles per vehicle location.

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