What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

William Shakespeare might be tempted to say a truck by any other name is still a truck, but in the ready mixed concrete (RMC) industry, a mixer truck is more than a truck. It’s a mobile manufacturing environment (MME). In this Tech Trends article, published by Concrete Products, BCMI’s Craig Yeack provides a brief history of RMC truck innovations and takes a look at recent developments that are driving the evolution of MMEs. For instance, CiDRA’s SMART hatch system. The sensor mounts inside the drum hatch to measure entrained air content to provide real-time entrained air content at any time–which leads to more efficient admixture usage. Based on recent innovations, Yeack makes predictions about what we will see next when it comes to sensors and communication platforms for RMCs. Read more.

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