AquaControl your Concrete Mixer Moisture

Imagine your mixer with precise moisture control, because you are using AquaMix 2270D sensor with your BatchTron controller.  Or use Aquacontrol 1540 as a stand-alone concrete moisture controller.

  • With AquaControl 1540 touch-screen concrete mixer moisture controller, together with rugged and accurate AquaMix 2270D microwave moisture sensor in the mixer, you get a choice of three different water dosing control methods.
  • As a result you can choose the best, most accurate method for your plant and product.
  • Because of this versatility, you will get at least 30% improvement in speed compared with older resistance-based methods.  It uses the same PLC software as in BatchTron; fast and reliable.
  • AquaMix 2270D sensor uses the hardest ceramic, silicon nitride, 1/2″ thick, making it the most rugged sensor for the concrete mixer with 10 year life.

AQUACONTROL BROCHURE

 

  • With AquaControl 1540’s full color 7 inch touch screen, everything is easy for you to see and understand.
  • The display gives you a ‘Window’ into your mixer’s operation; it’s intuitive.
  • Uses the rugged AquaMix 2270D mixer moisture sensor for best accuracy and longest life in concrete moisture correction.
  • Water measurement by volumetric meter or weight.
  • Two-speed water valves give high dosing speed as well as high accuracy.
  • We base the water calculation on the actual material weights and the water/cement ratio, which gives you unequaled accuracy as a result.
  • You can run it stand-alone but it can also communicate with batching computer.  Therefore you get better automation while giving you better concrete moisture correction.

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Concrete mixer moisture is controlled using AquaMix sensor and Aquacontrol system

Features & benefits
  • Can control two mixers from the single AquaControl 1540-2 controller which gives you a major saving.  You can connect the single controller to a separate moisture sensor in each mixer and a separate set of water valves and meter for each mixer.  You can customize each mixer’s operation and tune it as if it were a separate controller because they each have their own screen pages, menus and data memory.
  • AquaControl 1540’s screen shows the mixer moisture graphically throughout the mixing cycle.  This allows you to monitor each stage.  For the first time, the operator is able to see the concrete moisture correction in action.  As a result, the  operator knows when mixing is complete and also how to adjust the mixing parameters properly.
  • New 7 inch touch screen is much bigger than previous mode.  As a result it is clearer and easier to use.

AquaControl controls add water to give precise concrete moisture control

  • You can see mixer blade wear and adjustment clearly.
  • PLC and touch screen are fully industrialized components in a sealed wall mounting cabinet.  Consequently, we eliminate problems created by fine dust in the filtered outside air.
  • AquaControl 1540 can emulate Franz Ludwig, Hydronix or Lesueur mixer moisture controllers, giving you full compatibility with your batch controller.
  • All parts are standard off-the-shelf items at electrical distributors.
  • Three software programs to suit your operation and budget:
  • MasterMix gives you the highest water dosing speed and greatest mixer output when the mixer is running batches back to back.
  • MicroMix gives you lower cost because it does not require a water meter or scale.
  • Fast MicroMix  gives the same short mixing cycles as MasterMix and is easier to set up; see Mixing Cycles page for details.

Better concrete mixer moisture using the AquaControl moisture controller

 

Customers & Applications
  • Twin Valleys Precast, near Edmonton Alberta, installed an AquaMix 2270D sensor with their BatchTron controls in 2014.  It has been correcting their concrete mixer moisture since then.  Their AquaSense 2280D sensors in the sand bins compensate the weight of dry sand while the AquaMix 2270D sensor corrects the concrete moisture in the mixer, hence giving them consistent batches of SCC.
  • Produits de Beton Préfabriqué Saramac, near Montreal, installed two AquaSense 2280D for sand moisture measurement and one AquaMix 2270D sensor for concrete moisture correction with their BatchTron control system in 2017.  It is in daily in production of architectural concrete where the mix design, moisture and color are critical.
  • MS Concrete, Pakistan, have used MixTron, the predecessor to AquaControl 1540 since 2006 and replaced the sensor plus water valves and meter in 2017.  In conclusion, the life of the typical mixer moisture sensor is at least 11 years.