Concrete Products

DEC 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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30 • December 2018 NEWS SCOPE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Batch controls and concrete plant auto- mation developer Marcotte Systems has entered a technology-integrating partner- ship with Cortex Ltd., a fleet management program and Internet of Things (IoT) device specialist. The Marcotte Control platform adjusts the required quantity of each mix constituent during batch execution, while preserving key ratios and volumetric yield. All parameters such as local material prop- erties, density, absorption, granularity, moisture and temperature are used to smart-balance concrete mixes. The Cortex 360 solution encompasses a complete set of sensors specifically designed for ready mixed delivery and quality control—drum rotation, water-added measurement and pre- cise auto-statusing among them. "By combining Coretex's IoT platform with advanced tracking, integrated cam - eras, engine management and service data with [our] comprehensive process control and automation, dispatching software and batching systems, we have redefined the meaning of an end-to-end construction solution," says Marcotte Systems Global Vice Marcotte, Cortex exploit sensors' potential across mixer truck spectrum The integrated Marcotte and Cortex technology is scheduled for an early-2019 launch. President of Sales Alexandre Leblond. "The alliance will provide our mutual customers with efficiencies and consistent product quality that has never been seen before in the ready-mix industry," contends Cortex Executive Vice President, North America Dean Marris. — Marcotte Systems, Boucherville, Quebec, 450/652-6000, www.; Cortex Ltd., San Diego, ConBlock ª CDA 800.332.7325 An ISO 9001:2015 Company Concrete Waterproofing, Liquid Admixture Untreated Treated with ConBlock CDA What is ConBlock CDA? ConBlock CDA is a liquid concrete admixture that densifies concrete making it waterproof. When added to concrete, anticipate a faster set, earlier strength gain, and higher 28 day compressive strength, compared to reference concrete. The molecules are fast reacting, allowing enhanced performance almost immediately. Additionally, concrete bleeding is reduced, allowing finishing operations to occur sooner. In water pressure testing for over 28 days at 200 psi, no water was able to pass through the concrete (CRD-C48-92) . In addition to densification, ConBlock CDA is also a water repellent by creating molecular hydrophobicity (water repellency) throughout the concrete mix. Concrete Densifying Additive NEW Visit us at WoC Booths C7441 & S11507

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