COMMAND Center Named Best Product for Producers from The Precast Show
The Concrete Producer named COMMAND Center concrete temperature and maturity meters one of the best products for producers from The Precast Show. COMMAND Center can help precast manufacturers efficiently and safely track concrete temperature and strength during curing.
Specifications for precast elements are often the same or similar to those for cast-in-place elements. Specifications include minimum strength requirements prior to the removal of any forms, a maximum internal concrete temperature threshold, and limits to thermal differentials.
Failure to track the internal concrete temperature differentials or strength due to data loss can result in lower quality or rejected precast products at the precast manufacturer’s expense.
In precast environments, concrete temperatures are often measured using thermocouple wires which extend long distances to connect to data logging devices. These types of systems require constant connectivity to the datalogger so that all measured temperatures are recorded for later analysis, but the wires are potential safety hazards. Members of the construction team can trip over these wires, potentially causing jobsite injuries, disconnection, and data loss. These exposed wires could become corroded or severed by heavy machinery, further increasing the risk for data loss.
Using COMMAND Center Sensors instead of thermocouple wires can eliminate the need for long, hazardous wires crossing high trafficked areas and minimize the potential for data loss due to disconnected, severed, or corroded wires.
COMMAND Center Sensors are self-powered, self-contained, and do not require initialization in the field. Simply place the sensors, pour the concrete, and let the sensors automatically collect and store temperature data at predetermined intervals. The sensors will continue to collect data even when a reader is not connected and data collection will never turn off.
With COMMAND Center, users can retrieve their concrete data in three ways:
- Connecting the sensors to the Sensor Reader Module (SRM) to transmit data wirelessly to an iOS device, or store the data on the SRM for later transfer.
- Connecting sensors to the rugged and durable Trimble Nomad.
- Using a serial or USB download cable to connect the sensors to a Windows PC, laptop, or tablet.
Once sensor data is downloaded, you can view and analyze it using free COMMAND Center software. Data can be transferred seamlessly between devices.