Concrete Products

MAR 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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62 • March 2018 INNOVATIONS MATERIALS The Aggre-Flo builds on the Sioux Corp. steam generating and curing equipment portfolio for concrete production, delivering what com- pany officials note is a promise of simple, reliable operation. With three models of 500,000 Btu/hour to 2,000,000 Btu/hour heat output, the Aggre-Flo aggregate bin heater uses forced air to eliminate ice and frozen chunks in coarse and fine aggregates. The equipment raises the entire aggregate bin to a target tempera- ture with dry heat, which does not introduce excess moisture into sand, gravel or stone. As with all Sioux equipment, the Aggre-Flo is engineered to last decades in the rugged environment of concrete production. "Sioux takes pride in engineering new, innovative equipment to meet customers' specific needs," notes Director of Engineering Mark Wegner. "The new Aggre-Flo heater allows concrete producers to make consistent batches of concrete efficiently during the winter months." — Sioux Corp., Beresford, S.D., 888/763-8833 or 605/763- 3333; Sioux fires up new aggregate bin heater Product engineers bill intelliRock III as the first concrete strength and temperature profiling system equipped with a built-in thermal imager. Powered by the company's Lepton thermal micro camera, the system pro- vides construction professionals with instant access to the data and alerts they need to continuously monitor projects—ensuring maximum concrete quality and adherence to project specifications and deadlines. The third generation intelliRock system is the only concrete monitoring tool fea- turing profiling technology to allow users to detect delamination, monitor insulation performance, and view curing box and spec- imen temperatures plus other temperature extremes. The device also delivers real-time information needed for safer and efficient management of concrete-related workflow. intelliRock III stores up to 999 images and features a wireless remote with 4G LTE wire- less communication and cloud software for Remotely monitored sensor gauges concrete strength, temperature convenient reporting, saving, and review- ing critical data from anywhere via mobile device. Users can schedule SMS or email alerts to their smartphones for strength, temperature, or differential changes from multiple loggers. The system's reader has Bluetooth connectivity to transfer data to the computer. It is also the only such device with uninterruptable and uneditable log- ging, always providing valid, reliable data. A sliding-scale logger comparison helps ensure differentials are accurate to prevent thermal cracking and potential structural defects. "intelliRock III delivers the industry's first concrete monitoring solution with a built-in thermal imager and cloud based connectivity, making it easier to collect and share data from the office or the field," says Flir International Sales and Operations Man- ager, Concrete Products Jim O'Daniel. "This flexibility will help construction profession- als expedite their schedules, ensure critical specifications are met, and avoid penalties associated with unmet deadlines." — Flir Systems, Wilsonville, Ore., 866/477-3687;

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