The Perfect Mix - Going Hybrid for High Strength
Producing high strength concrete takes a unique approach. Longer mixing times, performance enhancing admixture and variability in moisture content of aggregates; greatly increase the complexity of producing a consistent product. High Strength Concrete is hard, Jonel makes it simple.
Jonel’s Progressive Matrix
batch solution is designed specifically to meet the unique challenges of high volume, high strength production. By combining the best practices of central mixing with the control of conventional dry batching, Jonel’s Progressive Matrix hybrid batch solution transforms the pains of manufacturing high strength concrete into profits.
Our technique is simple. Take the three most important and volatile materials in concrete: cement, water, admix and fine aggregates and blend them at a high speed. Then transfer the pre mixed mortar through a progressive auguring process where it meets the pre-weighed course aggregate at the central intake point of the mixer truck.
Progressive Batching techniques consistently deliver results for:
- Better Slump Control
By dynamically adjusting and calculating free moisture of the sand at the time of mixing, producers have better control and reaction time to moisture variability. Further eliminating course aggregates from the mixing process, reduces the number of variables that can impact the dispersion of water as it reacts and binds with the cement.
- Higher Throughput
By using the twin shaft and staging course aggregate in a separate holding hopper, producers are able to weigh multiple batches simultaneously providing throughput of upto 400 Y³/306 M³ per hour.
- Increase Strength/Less Cement
Blending admix, water and cement without introducing the course aggregates enables a more uniform matrix of water and admixture dispersed throughout the cement when compared to traditional drum, tilt mixing. Materials reach 95% homogeneity within 15 seconds of mixing time. Improved strength gain using twin shaft technology results in up to 5% reduction in cement.
- Better Workability and Consistency
Pre blending the slurry and then coating the rock dramatically improves mixing consistency. For self consolidating applications, the process is improved further by reducing the initial mixing time as much as 70%.
- Reduce Drum Wear
Fully shearing the cement, admixture, water and sand during the mixing process creates a homogeneous consistency that eliminates balling and “caking” buildup in the mixer drum providing less wear and tear on the truck drum.
- Lower Emissions
Blending cement eliminates dust emissions and increases compliance with sustainability initiatives. Faster loading times, slump times and washout reduce the time the truck is idling, further eliminating diesel emissions.
Do you want to explore whether our Progressive Matrix Batch Solution can drop your material costs?
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Progressive Matrix is a patent pending technology