Lab and testing firms
Why use concrete sensors in a concrete lab or testing firm?
How to work with concrete sensors as a testing firm?
We are working with concrete labs and material testing laboratories globally. Many of these labs are benefiting from the Maturix system either reselling them to their clients, thus creating added value and increasing trust, or using it internally to improve efficiency.
What Is the Maturix System?
The Maturix system is a solution for intelligent temperature and strength monitoring in concrete. The system enables you to see the temperature and strength development in real time from any device. This gives you the opportunity to know exactly what is happening inside your concrete in terms of temperature and also in strength development.
The Maturix system consists of one or multiple transmitters, sensor/s and the Maturix In-situ platform. Sometimes, a Sigfox gateway can be added to the system to improve the network coverage. We offer two different online platforms, Maturix In-situ, for in-situ castings and Maturix Precast, for precast factories. You can see a diagram of the full system below:
By using thermocouples that are cast directly in the structure or element and connected to a transmitter, the temperature inside the concrete is measured continuously. The data is sent wirelessly to the cloud platform. The software automatically calculates maturity and strength based on the history data and the concrete mix and the strength development process can be followed. The data is accessible from any device, thus smartphone, tablet or computer with internet connection via the web portal or app and provides real-time insights into the actual curing status inside the structure or element in several positions.
Reselling technical services
Reselling a wireless concrete sensor solution like Maturix is a good opportunity to expand the business offering to the same client. Moreover, the data that your clients gather might help you to answer some of the typical questions:
Maturix offers a solution with true remote data collection. This means as a lab you can keep track of concrete temperatures in real-time across all your projects in real-time. The sensors in the platform are easy to manage across various projects. People from the same company can access several projects using the same login if required.
When a project is over, then this can be archived and the devices will become available so you can allocate them to a new project. Furthermore, all devices are marked with a unique ID and you can assign them a specific name. This makes it very easy to track which sensor is which. Below, you can see an image of our Gaia 200 sensor with its ID.
Internal use in lab
Our Gaia 200 can enhance the day-to-day operations at your concrete laboratory or testing facility. Some examples of use cases on labs are:
Maturity monitoring on specimens
Sensors can help you keep track of your specimens. The Gaia 200 can measure temperature and transmit it in real-time. Then, the maturity will be calculated automatically. This means you always have the ability to know the maturity age and can create an alert when a certain maturity level is reached.
Water bath temperatures
You can use the Gaia 200 to keep control of the water bath temperatures. Placing a probe in the water bath will enable continuous monitoring with SMS alarms. If you want to keep the water bath temperature around 20°C, then alerts would usually be set at 18°C and 22°C.
Climate monitoring in labs
The Orbit 3 can monitor the ambient temperature and humidity. Documentation will always be available on the platform and you will be able to set up SMS alerts on both high and low levels of both temperature and humidity.
Do you want to try wireless sensors?
We are currently running a campaign offer for an easy and affordable trial of our concrete sensors. Our trial packages have no strings attached, this means you have fully purchased your hardware and don’t need to return it. After the first 3 months service, the subscription will automatically stop. If you want to continue, then you have the option to either opt in for a yearly or monthly subscription.