Contiga

The Largest Precast Factory in the Nordics

Contiga Precast Factory
Contiga Precast Factory

“The Maturix system makes sure to keep me updated. I can follow the process and don’t have to calculate again and again!”

	 Jakob Rune Jacobsen
Jakob Rune JacobsenLaboratory Manager, Contiga A/S
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Contiga has been a total supplier of consulting, drawing, statics, production and assembly of concrete elements for more than 30 years and provides complete solutions focusing on quality and flexibility.

Contiga uses Orbit K sensors for temperature and strength monitoring their precast elements and Orbit 3 sensors to monitor the ambient climate.

Challenges

Contiga monitoring each precast concrete element’s temperature, strength and maturity development has been a manual and time-consuming task before using Maturix. They had to enter, read and process the data manually, and the insights were only available after they finished the calculations. Pre-tensioned concrete elements are a challenge in a precast factory: If an element has not reached the required strength and is processed, wire slippage occurs, and the element is ruined. If the element cures for too long, unnecessary waiting time reduces efficiency.

Key Challenges

Solution

Using Maturix daily enables Contiga to get real-time insights into each precast element or bed. Integrating the Maturix sensors allows a basis for data-driven decisions.
Maturix transmitters measure and monitor the concrete temperature with all the surrounding influences and external effects.
In contrast to the traditional method of using data loggers and manual data collection together with several break tests, Contiga gets exact data from our sensors to always know the predicted strength of their concrete elements.
As they measure temperature with the cables directly inside the structure, they gain reliable data about the internal curing process in real-time, which has not been possible before.
To ensure excellent coverage throughout the entire factory and all of Contiga’s production halls, one Sigfox gateway has been installed outdoors on their mixing tower. This allows the system to work anywhere in their plant, giving flexibility and ensuring connectivity.
The Maturix software provides Contiga with insights to improve their productivity while reducing the risk of slippage. Most importantly, the insights are based on facts. With real-time insight and knowledge about the curing process and strength development of the produced concrete elements, Contiga can act accordingly and proactively.

Key Benefits

Precast Factory

Results​

Contiga uses Maturix daily. Since they have started monitoring the strength development of their precast elements, they have drastically reduced their risk of damage and the resulting waste from slippage while increasing their capacity. Gaining insights into the curing process in real-time enabled them to optimize their concrete mix and reduce their break tests simultaneously. The available dashboards and automatic documentation make Maturix further a valuable digitalization tool.
They have reduced the average production time for each element by more than 15%. For each monitored element, they cut down the curing time: the curing time of a hollow core element was reduced on average from 10 hours to 7,9 hours, and the curing time of a wall element was shortened from 12 hours to 9,5 hours.
Further, waste due to slippage errors caused by insufficient curing is eliminated.
Based on the continuous measurements, Contiga could further optimize its energy costs by integrating its heating system.

Key Results

Contiga Precast Factory
Contiga Precast Factory

“The Maturix system is extremely flexible and user-friendly!”

	 Klaus Haugsted
Klaus HaugstedConcrete Specialist, Contiga A/S
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About Contiga A/S

Contiga, based in Tinglev, Denmark, is a precast factory with the largest total production capacity in one factory in the Nordic region with more than 35,000 m² of production halls. They produce and deliver weekly 10,000 m² wall elements, 10,000 m² hollow slabs, 400-600 m beams, 400-600 m columns and they are driven by high-quality standards and thus strongly emphasize quality assurance. Contiga is a total supplier of consulting, drawing, statics, production and assembly of concrete elements for more than 30 years and provides total solutions with a focus on quality and flexibility.

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